That's a good way to put it, and I think there's an extension on to that which is, how much do those lines matter? Titles and relegation in open systems are life-and-death serious, and in Europe that Champions League line is not too far off, and even the Europa League line is an interest-generator for certain clubs. MLS Cup has that gravitas. Making the playoffs is probably most comparable to the Europa League thing. And then there's the USOC and CCL hanging out there, unseen and largely unloved. Is that good enough in a 30-something team league? One where, unlike the Big Four, the local broadcast inventory for a lot of teams is basically worthless? I can't see how the math adds up there. That answer has been obvious for years IMO. The MINIMUM number is however many serious, high-quality, deep pocketed ownership groups they can find. They will never say no.