I see Sam's reasoning, but I'm not sure the facts back him up. San
Antonio could hardly be called a large market, while Houston would be one of the
larger ones. OK City hasn't won a title, but their market is smaller than
what they used to have (Seattle). Miami certainly has no more than a
middle-sized market, while Dallas" is large. The NHL is locked out, so that
isn't much of an example, while NFL players seem to be easily replaced, and
see the lion's share of the league's vast income going to the owners,
who share revenue.