Madison wrote:Parents don't need to be locked up for letting their kids play video games. Parents who don't teach their kids that video games are fake and not the way the world works, need to be locked up. Parents also need to make sure that kids go outside and play occasionally, not just sit in front of the games all day.
I also noticed that you managed to leave out what a Cubs/Sox World Series would have done as far as ratings go. I guarantee that the ratings would have been tremendous. They would have made the ratings for this World Series look like a bad joke.
Um, can you go back and re-read what I said?
I didnt say video games were bad or that parents should be locked up for letting kids play video games. First, I listed them as one of my hobbies (I'm 30, I've been playing since the Atari 2600).
Second, I specified parents being locked up for letting their kids play soccer or skateboard but didnt add a comment after video games. And obviously, the locking up comments are jokes that just show my distaste for soccer and skateboarding. there isnt actually anything WRONG with them.
my point was that many kids in the past 20 years have spent their time playing soccer, skateboarding, and playing video games RATHER than play/watch baseball. They just never got into baseball the way we did. And thats not the Yankees fault. Just society changing.
As for Cubs-Sox, I did mention that Yanks-Cubs would have done just as well, if not better than cubs-sox. because nyc it bigger than boston and with the exception of the city of boston, the rest of the country would have watched for the Cubs.
I clearly said that the Red Sox wouldnt have had a huge impact on the ratings of a world series against either NL team.
But the difference between the Marlins and the Cubs is HUGE.
on a scale of 1-10 just to illustrate:
red sox-marlins 2 or MAYBE a 3
redsox-cubs 10 or MAYBE a 9.5
the problem with the ratings is THE MARLINS NOT THE YANKEES.