MLB vs. NFL: Why Football Will Never Become Our National Pastime

October 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Football may be more popular, but baseball will always be our national pastime. 
We have only a couple hours before Tim Lincecum unleashes the first pitch of the 2010 World Series as the San Francisco Giants take on the Texas Rangers. But more than a trophy at the end of the year, The World Series is an annual show case as to why Baseball will always be America's national past time, and why, by comparison, the NFL will never challenge for that supreme title.
It's not a question of team revenues, television contracts, or merchandising (where the NFL has succeeded over all others.)  No matter how many business categories you might beat the other guy at,you cannot win the emotional attachment of an American sports fan, no matter how many Tim Tebow jerseys you sell.
There is a visceral, tingling essence inherent to the game of baseball that the NFL game simply lacks. You feel history when you walk into a stadium, and that feeling is baseball's ultimate trump card a...

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