no network worth their salt would sign a short term deal worth anything to the league. even at the "$17MM/year" rate, i hope most people realize we'll only see ~$13MM in year 1 but will see ~$23MM in year 15. it's not actually $17MM year from year 1. and that's not just our deal, that's ALL TV rights deals signed to long term contracts.
But 15 is a VERY LONG deal. And we signed it in a collectively historic slump.
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