Last week I taped a podcast with ESPN's super-talented sports writer Howard Bryant discussing the "TV sports bubble" and whether it would one day burst the way the housing market collapsed in 2007.
Bryant had written a provocative column detailing the fresh onslaught of television money that is inflating the value of sports franchises. The column never flatly stated it, but it begged a simple question: When would the in$anity end, if ever?
When I interviewed Bryant for my podcast, I was of the mindset the TV sports bubble would soon suffer the fate my home in Overland Park, Kansas, endured in the late 2000s. Since then, as I've given the issue more thought, I'm not so sure. What changed my thinking?
Tiger Woods and LeBron James.
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