This year’s Super Bowl was the most watched show in television history, with ads selling for $150,000 a second. The Super Bowl is just one of the endeavours the National Football League (NFL for fans) has to its credit. NFL brings in over $9.5 billion in revenue a year, but, unlike you and me, it is somehow considered a non-profit organization” and hasnt paid a penny in taxes since 1966, a year before I was born, and probably your parents.
But if neither you nor I can become billionaires, maybe we can become tax exempt. Here are a few ideas:
- Get yourself a TV show and run hilarious commercials about Viagra, beer and cars every few minutes.
- Use cheerleaders whereever you go and do and make sure you take selfies or have others post your pictures on Instagram. Then, run a reality show with them. The cheerleaders.
Stay away from yucky stuff Americans don’t like, like medicine, unless it is Viagra or something equally useful.
- Call yourself NFL or at least name your child NFL and make the event into a reality TV show.
If nothing works, file for 501(c)(3) status anyway and tell us how it felt waiting for the results.
DANA NEACSU: NFL Is Tax Exempt and You Can Be too