Monday, April 28, 2014

Is the NFL challenging the World Series right?

In case you don't already know, the Packers Week 8 Sunday night game in New Orleans has come with some controversy, as it happens to be scheduled on the same night as the World Series' fourth game. Before 2010, interestingly, the NFL refrained from this kind of stuff, respecting that people shouldn't have to pick between Baseball's biggest moment and a can't-miss Football primetime contest, but now, obviously, ratings and money have taken over, reminding us again that sports aren't actually about the games itself but rather the profits. 

I mean really, what would be wrong with the league just scheduling a Sunday afternoon contest in these situations? It'd allow just as many people to watch, while also giving baseball, a sport undoubtedly losing ground in the Football/Baseball war, its special night. 

Not to mention, the NFL gets everything, doesn't it? It's the most popular league, basically has a holiday on the day its champion's decided, and even has a tax-exempt league office. So with that, can't they just be nice and leave MLB alone during their postseason? It'd allow fans of both leagues to, you know, watch both, while also maintaining that the games being played do somewhat matter.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Just too much money at stake for the NFL to leave any Sunday night game on the table. It'll probably get better ratings too.