Super Bowl by the numbers

Published: Sunday, Feb. 2 2014 9:54 p.m. MST

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Associated Press
The average cost of a 30-second TV spot is now $4 million. In 1980 it cost, on average, $500,000, which could only buy you three seconds of airtime today.

Source: Business Week
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South Jordan, UT

Considering all the economic problems this country faces, spending problems, welfare handouts, accumulated debt, loss of jobs, and bleak outlook for the future for many Americans, these numbers are absolutely absurd and rediculous!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Believe it or not, the NFL is registered as a non-profit and the head honcho has a salary of $29.9 million.

Man, I wish I was a non-profit.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Absurd and ridiculous"? Is it? It's not a tax. It's not welfare. It's not even governmental. The money is spent because a market exists: millions of sports fans who are willing to pay for some entertainment.

Yes, we have economic problems, but that won't stop the private sector from capitalizing on an opportunity.

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