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NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year 15 Times ...
SHOWBIZ411.COM ^ | January 21, 2014 12:30 pm | Roger Friedman

Posted on 01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST by FreeAtlanta

As the Super Bowl approaches New York much like a blizzard, here are some things to think about: in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.5 million to run the organization. And that's n...

Article Link: NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx | Showbiz411 (http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/21/nfl-commish-makes-29-5-mil-a-year-15-times-more-than-tax-free-org-gives-to-charity-more-than-ceos-of-ford-heinz-fedex)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; nonprofit; taxes; taxfree; tea
I don't mind the tax break for the NFL. I just think the rest of us should get the same tax break. Make it a level playing field and all that jazz.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta
Examining NFL's tax-exempt status (espn)
2 posted on 01/22/2014 2:34:42 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: FreeAtlanta
I don't mind the tax break for the NFL.

The NFL is tax-free because it is a trade association formed by the teams. The teams give the league office (or the league office takes from the top of broadcast contracts and merchandising before distribution to the teams) only enough to run the office. It is an expense for the teams rather than a profit making organization on its own. This is unlike most other franchised companies where both the parent company and the franchises make money. The teams (with the possible exception of the Packers and their odd public stock ownership) are profit making companies subject to taxes.

3 posted on 01/22/2014 2:35:08 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: SpaceBar

“Nice tax-exempt status you’ve got there, hate to see anything happen to it.”

Explains a lot of the reason the NFL has gone so PC.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 2:36:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Explains a lot of the reason the NFL has gone so PC.

Excellent point.
5 posted on 01/22/2014 2:40:25 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: FreeAtlanta

Jane Skinners husband!


6 posted on 01/22/2014 2:42:21 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: dfwgator

No, it’s because most corporations and wealthy people went left.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 2:44:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: FreeAtlanta

It is also a state enforce monopoly...


8 posted on 01/22/2014 2:55:05 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I don't know what this guy does, but that seems like a lot of money for whatever it is.

It's a game and it's a game I don't even follow or care anything about.

The last football game I saw was in 1969 in High School.

That is a lot of money.

9 posted on 01/22/2014 2:57:19 PM PST by elkfersupper
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He steers the league, the over arching direction decider behind a machine that makes 11 billion dollars a years. Pretty cheap really.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 3:01:43 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

The NFL is the circuses part of the Bread and Circuses™ policy that FedGov™ started 4 years ago. Of course they get a tax break.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 3:09:00 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Rules! Jane Skinner, ex-FOX reporterette, is Goodell's wife.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 3:12:35 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Nice money for supervising grown men playing a boys game.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 3:17:54 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: discostu
He steers the league, the over arching direction decider behind a machine that makes 11 billion dollars a years. Pretty cheap really.

So, it's the entertainment business.

I still don't get it and have never seen a game.

14 posted on 01/22/2014 3:18:44 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: discostu

Well, maybe the league office really did make a profit of $14.75 million, and the true value of Goodell’s labor is only $14.75 million, and the commissioner simply took the profits.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 3:46:41 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: discostu
Nice trick for a nonprofit 501(c).

makes 11 billion dollars a years.

16 posted on 01/22/2014 3:52:24 PM PST by DManA
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I want them to pay for their own stadiums using their money instead of us all the time with “temporary” tax increases that are never temporary and higher and higher ticket prices and cable bills to watch way overpaid guys play football/baseball/basketball.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 5:29:22 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: FreeAtlanta

No wonder Condi Rice wanted the job.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 5:32:04 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: minnesota_bound

And every 20 years they demand a new one.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 5:41:54 PM PST by DManA
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To: FreeAtlanta
Doubtful urban Dems and Chamber of Communists will build a choo choo with station stops at your/i> "non profit" using public tax dollars.
20 posted on 01/22/2014 6:30:07 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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Doubtful urban Dems and Chamber of Communists will build a choo choo with station stops at your/i> "non profit" using public tax dollars.
21 posted on 01/22/2014 6:30:08 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: DManA

But look at all that development that came with the Metrodome...lol

Ziggyworld won’t make $ after the whole concussion lawsuits and rules changes play out-but at least taxpayers will get to pay off the bonding for newest monster truck venue.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 6:44:06 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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I know. They used the same arguments they used with the metrodome. The Metrodome will lead to a renaissance in the neighborhood. Now we find out that in order to get this renaissance we need to tear down the Metrodome and build something 10X as fancy.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 6:46:47 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

“It’ for the (adult) children.”


24 posted on 01/22/2014 7:27:23 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: elkfersupper

It’s a PROFITABLE business (the league regularly makes more money than the domestic box office of the ENTIRE movie industry), and in the end that is what they pay CEOs for.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 6:51:38 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: scrabblehack

The league office isn’t supposed to make money, the TEAMS make the money, the league office gets money from them for league activity but it’s supposed to come pretty close to breaking even. Even money the league brings in fairly directly (like the TV contracts) gets divied among the teams and technically they pay some back to the league to fund its operations.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 6:55:58 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: DManA

The league is a nonprofit, the teams (where the revenue actually happens) are not.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 6:57:11 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu
It’s a PROFITABLE business (the league regularly makes more money than the domestic box office of the ENTIRE movie industry), and in the end that is what they pay CEOs for.

Bread and circuses. Just like in the old Roman Empire.

28 posted on 01/24/2014 10:39:07 AM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

Everybody’s got an entertainment industry, even dirt poor countries. Which means every place and every time is is “just like the Roman Empire” which shows exactly how useful and interesting the “bread and circuses” declaration is.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 11:10:57 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu

Enjoy.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 4:31:02 PM PST by elkfersupper
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