I just can't sympathize with you though. Professional sports aren't so much sports as they are entertainment. They're voyeuristic. They're businesses. Nothing more. I've lost all respect for them. Their primary goal is to suck as much money out of their fans as possible. Wow. Nice. It's an industry that has spun far out of control.
But you know what? I think the cities should be suing the professional sporting teams. And they should be suing ESPN as well. (hehehe -- I do have a little demonic logic for this one here.
e.g. The "Denver" Broncos.
WHAT!?! They've misappropriated the name of the city and are using it for profit! If they're going to use the good name of the city, they should return a portion to its public.
Seriously. Cities should trademark their names and charge teams to use them. It happens everywhere else. These guys are getting a free ride!!!
(I would SOOOOO laugh to see that happen~!)