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Football Is King

By: Bruce Wilson
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Right now the only thing anyone is talking about it football. The NFL and NCAA currently have no equals in the world of sports. Everyday of our week is filled with football:

  • Thursdays have the ESPN Thursday night college football game
  • Fridays have a college football game (recently it seems like Boise State owns Friday nights)
  • Saturdays are chalked fill of collegiate action
  • Sundays have the NFL covered with 1pm games on both coasts and the NBC Sunday Night game of the week
  • Mondays give us the classic Monday Night Football game
  • Tuesdays give us a chance to discuss our fantasy football failures and successes along with deeper looks at the college football rankings
  • Wednesdays are always a big practice day in the NFL. It is also a day where a lot of coaches and players addressing the media regarding injuries and the upcoming games.

Just because football is on our TVs seven days a week isn’t the only reason. The biggest problem is the other sports are not competing. The NBA is in a lockout, which is something that always will alienate fans of any sport, and is already canceling regular season games. The NHL just started last week and lets face it, practically no one in America cares about the NHL. College basketball is still 4 weeks away, leaving Major League Baseball as the only formidable foe.

The baseball playoffs usually draw good numbers with diehard fans and casual fans. However this season saw popular teams like the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies lose on the last day of play and in the first round of the playoffs, respectively. Is anyone watching the ALCS or the NLCS, which is just a NL Central series between Milwaukee and St. Louis?

Football is sitting on the throne right now, resting comfortably until after the Super Bowl, and even then we have the NFL draft, free agency, and before we know it we’ll be back at training camp!

Follow me on Twitter @BruceRWilson

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