- Over the course of a 162-game season, you really find out who the best teams are.
- When a runner is on third base, you just say he's "on third base." You don't say he's "in the red zone."
- No penalties.
- Mascots, not cheerleaders.
- People care when baseball players use performance-enhancing drugs. (Rodney Harrison is an NBC commentator? Seriously?)
- No instant replay (almost).
- Less awful music.
- In baseball, a little guy like Tim Lincecum can routinely make a big guy like Wily Mo Pena look silly.
- Fewer shots of wives in skyboxes.
- Fewer shots of owners in skyboxes.
- You rarely, if ever, hear a baseball manager described as a "genius."
- No wristbands around biceps.
- No war metaphors (blitz, shotgun, bomb...).
- You can see the players' faces.
- No Terry Bradshaw or Boomer Esiason.
- You can't run out the clock in baseball.
- On almost every play in the NFL, someone celebrates in a way that makes K-Rod seem restrained.
- Brett Favre's never retired from baseball.
- And, of course, baseball has much, much better stats.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Just a few things that occurred to me watching the Packers-Bears game last night.
Posted by Steven at 2:24 PM