ESPN appears to be on the verge of paying the NFL a huge sum to extend its contract to televise “Monday Night Football,” Broadcasting & Cable reports. The amount will be as much as $1.9 billion annually, the story says. The current agreement between the sports network and the NFL--an eight-year deal for a total of about $8.8 billion--expires after the 2013 season. The new deal would reportedly add nine or 10 years to the current contract. Too bad the NFL & their players aren't making any money. They should try living on my salary instead of thinking about striking.