Football is more popular than ever in a post-lockout world, according to the folks at the Harris Poll.
Harris Interactive comes out with this poll every year, and this year’s results indicate that pro football has broadened its lead over baseball as the country’s most popular sport.
The lead has jumped quite a bit over the last year. Pro football is the favorite sport of 36% of Americans according to the poll, while only 13% went with pro baseball. The gap was much smaller last year: 31%-17%.
Perhaps the uncertainty over the lockout hurt the NFL’s popularity at this time last year. The work stoppage during the summer clearly didn’t have any lasting negative impact on the sport.
I’m beginning to think I made the right choice to work for PFT instead of GolfTalkCentral.com.