With the announcement that Forbes released their listing of franchise value and finances for Major League Soccer, writers the continent over rushed to the website to find the data points they need to cherry pick in order to make a salient argument in the article they are writing about league finances.
"I'm writing a column about how the league is healthy," stated Des Moines Times Picayune writer Larry Elder. "So I need these numbers to show my theory."
"I'm writing a column about how the league is unhealthy and a sham," stated Boston Times Picayune writer Paige Henderson. "So I need these numbers to back up my hypotheses."
Sports journalists and editors are reportedly considering every angle in an effort to get paid while hoping to escape the grim reaper of layoffs that have hit every section of sports journalism over the past 10 years.
"I just need the Forbes numbers to illuminate my article on franchise value fluctuation and whether teams make any money in Major League Soccer," stated Denver Picayune Times reporter Paul Leonard. "Dear god in heaven, I can't get fired. I have two kids and I'm not going back to working at Westword."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as more articles are launched off the Forbes data.