Friday, December 16, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, December 16, 2022 -- "The Years Don't Matter"

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"So teams now have the strongest incentives in a long time to minimize AAV. There was a time they did so to keep short-term expenditures down, a time before massive national and local television deals made next year’s cash flow a non-issue. Now, they want to keep AAV down as a means of keeping the payroll from interfering with their ability to operate in the amateur talent markets."