Can you imagine the the NFL could go on sale?
Would you like to wake one day to find that some media giant has bought the NFL?
I am not talking about a team being for sale I am talking about the whole damn league up for sale…..can you imagine that?
Step back for a moment…….
I am a huge fan of Formula One racing and have been since 1959 when I watched the French Gran Prix at Reims…..
The other day I saw where Formula One had been sold….WTF?
It’s not every day you switch on your TV or open your web browser, to discover one of the world’s biggest sporting series has been taken over by new owners. This week, such an occasion took place as Liberty Media bought Formula 1, for just over six billion pounds. It had been well rumoured among F1 regulars before the official confirmation came through late on Wednesday night. The deal itself is very interesting and exciting for the future of the sport.
Now owned by a media corporation, Formula 1 will finally move in line with the times. It will be embracing new mediums such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the many other social media platforms out there. Chase Carey the new chairman of the Formula 1 has said positive changes will be made, allowing the sport to grow. He said in a statement on the evening of the announcement, “I greatly admire Formula 1 as a unique global sports entertainment franchise attracting hundreds of millions of fans each season from all around the world. I see great opportunity to help Formula 1 continue to develop and prosper for the benefit of the sport, fans, teams and investors alike.”
It is like if you woke up to find the ComCast now owns the NFL lock, stock and barrel…..
To say I was shocked would be an understatement……now I am having some thoughts about this sale…..like will they turn this great sport into the entertainment crap as say…Wrestle-mania……
This could be a good thing but only if they hold true to the spirit of Formula One….I will have to wait and see if there are any changes to the format or the way it is broadcast. I smell pay per view or something similar…..
Enjoy your Saturday and I will be back tomorrow…peace out!