Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban says the NFL is greedy and will implode in 10 years. Reuters

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has always been very outspoken when it comes to his ideas and opinions. So lately, the NFL has been on his mind and he didn’t keep his thoughts to himself. He predicts a drastic decline in the NFL’s popularity over the next decade due to the league’s greed. He said "I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. I'm just telling you: Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they're getting hoggy.”

He also went on to say "Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way. I'm just telling you, when you've got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns on you. That's rule No. 1 of business."

The NFL recently expanded its television package and that’s what Cuban was referring to specifically. He considers it to be a poor business decision for the league which already dominates TV ratings.

The league announced a one year deal with CBS and NFL Network back in February to televise Thursday night games. The games on CBS will be aired during the first eight weeks of the season, simulcasted with the NFL Network. NFL Network showed 13 Thursday night games last season.

"They're trying to take over every night of TV. Initially, it'll be, 'Yeah, they're the biggest-rating thing that there is.' OK, Thursday, that's great, regardless of whether it impacts the NBA during that period when we cross over. Then if it gets Saturday, now you're impacting colleges. Now it's on four days a week. It's all football. At some point, the people get sick of it," he said.

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