The NFL plays their games in publicly funded stadiums, broadcast images over public airwaves, and then the owners get to keep all the money they receive as a result. Then they have the nerve to say regarding their images that “without the NFL’s consent” use is prohibited. So entertainment created in publicly funded stadiums is now private property.
The NFL takes advantage of the public. They provide the circus to the "bread and circus" from govt today.
Free-market my ass.