On the occasions when NFL football has found itself pitted against World Series baseball in the past, baseball’s championship round always has won.
Until Sunday night.
Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that the overnight ratings for Sunday night reflect a victory by football over baseball.
The Saints-Steelers game on NBC generated an 11.8. The pivotal fourth game of the Fall Classic managed a 10.4.
We’ll explain what the numbers mean once the final numbers are out. Bottom line? If the pinnacle of the baseball season can’t beat a run-of-the-mill midseason football game, there can be no doubt that football is the new American pastime.