As we all know, the Premier League's new TV deal kicks in next season, and with it comes a whole lot of money. We knew the generalities prior to this - the deal was worth £5.5 billion over three seasons - but now we get some inkling of the specifics of the deal: The last-place team in the Premier League next season - the team that finishes 17th and doesn't get relegated - will earn more in TV revenue (£63 million) than Manchester United did this year for winning the league (£60.8 million).
My only hope is that clubs don't merely inflate every player's wages with this money, and that some of this newly minted money ends up at the academy and youth level; I'm probably naive about that, but it seems like every time there's a bump in revenue, there's a corresponding bump in the salaries of the top players, and it could be argued those don't really need bumping at this point.
As annoying as these comparisons are, I had to do one - £5.5 billion over three years is £1.83 billion a year. Which is more than the GDP of the Faroe Islands (£1.46 billion). That, friends, is a lot of money for a game.