America has made it official ... we would rather watch bad football rather than watching another sad, Yankees vs. Red Sox game. The Cowboys and Bengals had the highest rated preseason game in six years, even going up against the greatest baseball rivalry in the history of civilization.
Part of the reason has to be that the football game was really only a handful of meaningful series which only seemed as long as a Derek Jeter at-bat.
And it is just so great to have football back. Kind of like when spring training games come on, I cannot avoid watching them.
I bet when the NFL has a lockout next year, that will likely get higher ratings than the Yankees and Red Sox, too.