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TV money inflates sports bubble

Updated: March 14, 2013, 2:05 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

It has often been said that God has a sense of humor, and the great Biblical irony today is at a time when the sports industry sometimes appears to have reached its saturation point, the bubble is being sustained by elements of the very entity the players, coaches, executives and many fans say they despise: the media.

Passion always keeps the bubble from bursting completely. Sport is still at its core a passion purchase, the industry having perfected the illusion that it ...

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