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Packers-Saints provide this year’s World Series alternative

Before 2010, the NFL avoided scheduling Sunday night games on the days reserved for the World Series.  That year, the league decided to challenge baseball directly.

In every year since then, the NFL has scheduled a Sunday night game against the World Series.  This year, the Packers visit the Saints for the Sunday night of Week Eight, against what likely will be Game Four of the World Series.

Then, the next night, the Redskins face the Cowboys in Dallas on Monday Night Football.  The game will be played against what likely will be Game Five of the Fall Classic, which has in recent years taken a back seat to the Boys of Fall.

It’s too bad Mark Cuban never bought a baseball team.

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18 Responses to “Packers-Saints provide this year’s World Series alternative”
  1. usdcoyotesfan says: Apr 23, 2014 10:56 PM

    The last Packers-Saints game in 2012 is the one where a crew of referees should’ve been fired after only one game back from the ref lockout. The Packers beat both the Saints and the refs that day, straight up.

  2. jamarcusgabbert says: Apr 23, 2014 10:57 PM

    I don’t care if it is the Packers or not, i’m not watching the most boring sport in the world.

    Go Lions!

  3. barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking says: Apr 23, 2014 10:58 PM

    I’d rather watch a World Series game then a football game in a dome with fake grass.

  4. Stiller43 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:00 PM

    Both these games will destroy baseball ratings

  5. groundhog211 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:03 PM

    I would rather watch paint dry than watch baseball. Thank you NFL.

  6. dmvtransplant says: Apr 23, 2014 11:04 PM

    Baseball is still on TV?

  7. filthymcfunny1 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:08 PM

    Easy win go hawks go!!!

  8. wheels579 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:10 PM

    And you wonder why the Orioles didn’t simply give way for last year’s season opener?

  9. sharksfan754 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:12 PM

    It doesn’t help baseballs viewership numbers with Joe Buck doing the play by play

  10. luvbrew says: Apr 23, 2014 11:14 PM

    Not good for WI! Packers and Brewers playing the same night!! :/

  11. packerswin96 says: Apr 23, 2014 11:26 PM

    Regular season NHL, NFL >>> World Series

  12. djshnooks says: Apr 23, 2014 11:50 PM

    I love football, but nothing can beat the Stanley cup playoffs…

    Nor can any trophy beat the Stanley cup.

  13. gerard33 says: Apr 24, 2014 12:36 AM

    Baseball is dull only to dull minds

  14. pack13queens0 says: Apr 24, 2014 12:47 AM

    Baseball is boring. America will be watching the Packers on their quest to 19-0.

  15. judsonjr says: Apr 24, 2014 3:04 AM

    I used to watch probably 200 to 250 baseball games a year when I was a kid with a ton free time. Mostly Cubs and Braves since they were on the early cable plans.

    Now it’s just too much of a time sink. With the NFL I can watch an afternoon of football a week, and an occasional evening game and pretty much know all that went on in the NFL. With that same time investment in baseball, I’d barely know what was going on with my team.

  16. rajbais says: Apr 24, 2014 10:44 AM

    Baseball is dying.

    Why take away the sport that makes America love being what it is?

  17. cnola23 says: Apr 24, 2014 10:26 PM

    Baseball has turned into a sport where only rich kids play. Little League is pretty much gave way to these select teams that travel all over the place and play all year. Baseball sucks and is for people that can’t play real sports. Big fat kids that have no coordination. i would rather watch an episode of wipeout.

  18. jpspear says: Apr 26, 2014 6:23 AM

    “I’d rather watch a World Series game then a football game in a dome with fake grass.”
    I’d rather watch a football game than a baseball game with players with fake muscles.
    I thought the NHL was still on strike. Who knew?

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