Skin Blues wrote:There was more excitement in my cheerios this morning than there is in any NFL game. Not everybody has ADHD. Can't wait for game 7 tonight. Whoever goes through will make for a very exciting World Series. Tigers are looking like a powerhouse and the Giants actually seem to be scoring runs somehow. Cardinals have a lot of firepower though.
That's weird, cause almost three times the amount of people tuned into Jets/Texans two weeks ago than to Game 1 of the ALDS, which had the playoffs' biggest draw in the Yankees playing. Nobody outside of St. Louis, San Francisco, and the few die hard baseball fans that exist give a rat's ass about tonight's game. Reality. I'm as big a baseball fan as there is, and there's zero chance I watch an inning of baseball tonight over watching the Lions play the Bears; two teams I couldn't care less about. There's arguments every year that this simply isn't the case, but the reality is that it is. You can call it ADHD or justify it any way you want to in your head, but it's all but a foregone fact that regardless of preference, the 15 cumulative minutes or whatever it is that guys are actually playing football over the course of a game is far more exciting than just about anything baseball has to offer. Baseball can be a much more beautiful and enjoyable game, but let's stop trying to pretend it's anything other than football's little brother. I wonder how it's ratings pale in comparison to the NBA, even. Wouldn't shock me if they were lower. Of course the schedules, etc. are going to play a role in that, but when two or three times as many people tune in to a random MNF game than Game 1 of the ALDS featuring the league's biggest draw and a guy who just won the Triple Crown for the first time in half a century, it's pretty much game, set, and match. I'm sure tonight's game will be great, as will the World Series. There just won't be a ton of people watching, because even the average baseball fan just doesn't care, and as I said in previous posts, I can't really blame them.