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Bubble? What bubble?

Ranked by their total value, nine of the 10 biggest media rights deals in sports are earmarked for football or basketball
1. NFL (ESPN) Total value: $15.2B; No. of years: 8; Annual value: $1.9B; Expires: 2021
2. NBA (ESPN) Total value: $12.6B; No. of years: 9; Annual value: $1.4B; Expires: 2024-25
3 (tie). NBA (Turner) Total value: $10.8B; No. of years: 9; Annual value: $1.2B; Expires: 2024-25
3 (tie). NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (CBS, Turner) Total value: $10.8B; No. of years: 14; Annual value: $771.43M; Expires: 2024
5. NFL (Fox) Total value: $9.9B; No. of years: 9; Annual value: $1.1B; Expires: 2022
6. NFL (CBS) Total value: $9B; No. of years: 9; Annual value: $1B; Expires: 2022
7. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament* (CBS, Turner) Total value: $8.8B; No. of years: 8; Annual value: $1.1B; Expires: 2032
8. NFL (NBC) Total value: $8.55B; No. of years: 9; Annual value: $950M; Expires: 2022
9. Olympics* (NBC) Total value: $7.65B; No. of years: 12; Annual value: $637.5M; Expires: 2032
10. College Football Playoff ** (ESPN) Total value: $7.3B; No. of years: 12; Annual value: $608.33M; Expires: 2025
11. SEC (ESPN) Total value: $6B; No. of years: 20; Annual value: $300M; Expires: 2033-34
12. MLB (ESPN) Total value: $5.6B; No. of years: 8; Annual value: $700M; Expires: 2021
13. NASCAR (NBC) Total value: $4.4B; No. of years: 10; Annual value: $440M; Expires: 2024
14. Olympics (NBC) Total value: $4.38B; No. of years: 8; Annual value: $547.5M; Expires: 2020
15. MLB (Fox) Total value: $4.2B; No. of years: 8; Annual value: $525M; Expires: 2021
16. NASCAR (Fox) Total value: $3.8B; No. of years: 10; Annual value: $380M; Expires: 2024
17. Pac-12 Conference (ESPN, Fox) Total value: $3B; No. of years: 12; Annual value: $250M; Expires: 2023-24
18. Big Ten Conference (Big Ten Network) Total value: $2.8B; No. of years: 25; Annual value: $112M; Expires: 2031-32
19. NFL (Thursday) (Fox) Total value: $2.75B; No. of years: 5; Annual value: $550M; Expires: 2022
20. MLB (Turner) Total value: $2.6B; No. of years: 8; Annual value: $325M; Expires: 2021