For TV networks missing sports, there’s one unthinkable scenario: Losing the NFL season

“Throughout the spring and into the summer — without the NBA playoffs and baseball’s opening weeks — the sports world has continued to feel the steady drumbeat of the . The league opened free agency as usual, providing news-making moments such as Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then its draft went off without a hitch in April, delivering boffo ratings for ESPN,” The Post reports.