Originally Posted by Grayland
I agree with you about the commodity event, but it's scary how much football kills baseball. On Monday, Oct. 3rd, 2011, the Yankees-Tigers playoff game
got a 2.1 TV rating; the regular season Colts-Bucs game got a 4.5 TV rating...without Peyton Manning playing. Hell, the NFL draft is an event that got a 5.47 on a Thursday night in April.
Chris Carter should be in the HOF.
Baseball is also an absolutely fucking awful sport. It's only fun to watch if you're there in person drinking and hanging out with people. Otherwise it's six hours of guys scratching their asses and strikes/balls. 9 innings, play until 3 outs, an out is 3 strikes or a billion foul balls, ... Do you see a problem/pattern here? In football you know "hey, this play sucked, but in 30s they'll run another one" and there's a bit more strategy to down/distance/point. Plus, even a "bad" play has some action to it where everybody is involved. For 90% of a baseball game you could have the entire infield and outfield sitting on the bench and just have the pitcher play.
I dont' understand people who watch the draft. I get the day-after coverage from NFL.com or similar sites.
We're in complete agreement on your last line.