Several of you have sent to us a link to a CNBC video regarding the sale of sports franchises, and it contains an intriguing nugget of news.
One of the financial talking heads (the only one we recognized was Darren Rovell) said that a 30-percent stake in an NFL team will be available in September.
The motivation apparently is estate planning — along with the reality that NFL franchises currently have significant value. So if a piece of the pie can be dumped and a ton of money can be raised in its place, it will become even easier to pay the estate taxes at the appropriate time.
If, of course, the “estate event” occurs before the end of the current year, there will be no estate taxes. That reality surely is prompting plenty of extremely wealthy men and women to sleep with one or more eyes open through the final day of 2010.