LIV Golf has certainly shaken up the sports world as they have signed a number of top golfers from the PGA Tour.
This sudden change combined with a ton of money at their disposal is giving way to speculation that a football league will be the next Saudi-funded endeavor.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk recently brought light to the situation with this hypothetical article.
“On one hand, it’s a lot easier to set up a series of golf events to compete with the PGA. Golfers are one-man teams. It’s a sport driven largely by TV, and it doesn’t take much infrastructure to drop players onto a course with cameras covering the action and a few broadcasters talking into microphones.
On the other hand, the nation has an overwhelming appetite for football, especially during football season. While the NFL, thanks iconic franchises throughout the nation and a massive fan base that follows the sport intensely and passionately, has the money and the power to beat back challengers (no one has even tried since the original USFL in the 1980s), the ongoing growth of legalized gambling will create an appetite for things on which to wager.”
A rival league to the NFL has fans fans talking on Twitter:
The Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour has received blowback because of Saudi Arabia’s connections to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudis’ poor record on human rights.
Last week, TNT’s Charles Barkley said he was set to have talks with LIV Golf to be a part of its broadcasts.
They have infiltrated golf, basketball, and football might be next.