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02-04-2013, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Melrose Munch View Post
Football won't disappear. But let's get something straight, you can claim whant ever time period, but for most the MLB screwed itself in 1994. And with the steroids that is still ongoing, the Selig era has been a massive joke and will not be remembered fondly other than teams make money on a bubble as my friend KINGS17 so eloquently put it. But despite all that what Mayor Bee says rings true: Baseball only needs minor adjustments. Football does not have that The concussions are a big deal, and if the don't deal with the we could see Baseball become number one again. Why put your kids in Football soccer and baseball are much safer and much more healthier for the brain.
I agree that football will not die the death predicted here. I doubt that steroids has as much of a negative effect on MLB as the media claims though. Baseball is dying it's because it's too slow to resonate with our modern distracted brains. MLB is the NPR of pro sports. It's dry and boring. (actually that's kind of an insult to NPR but I digress) Kids do not have the attention span to sit and watch a 3 hour baseball game with very little action. The core fan base is still holding on but it's an aging demographic that is slowly dwindling. Football is just a more entertaining sport.

I don't think there much correlation between participation in a sport and the health of the pro game either. If that were the case soccer would be number one in the USA but it's not. As others have mentioned football isn't played by a lot of kids in the North but it's extremely popular as a spectator sport.

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