Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/27/11
Each season in the NFL as the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers take to the gridiron baseball tries to intervene and take over the spot light. Television ratings prove that sports spectators are not as interested in baseball as they once were and continue to show that we live in a fast-paced nation that is moving away from the sport of baseball. Sure, fans can get excited due to the 2011 World Series has beating the NFL ratings on back to back nights but for that to happen it took a 60 point blow out  and a game that didn’t see a first down by the Baltimore Ravens until the second half. Once the national pastime, the television ratings for baseball have been abysmal for the last few years, while the NFL numbers and popularity continue to climb. 25 years ago tonight, the World Series Game 7 averaged 38.9% of U.S. households, an astounding figure that never will be approached again. At least by a baseball game. The baseball season has become so blah that fans turn to the playoffs to spark some excitement, but even this seasons’ playoff numbers don’t favor America’s pastime as they continue [...]
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