As I watched part of the Lions/Bears debacle yesterday that some would call a “football game,” I reflected on why baseball is better than football.
Seeing the refs have to pile on to break up numerous fights in this game (which the typical Bears fan will now rage about the nastiness of the Lions, and the Lions fan in turn will predictably rage about, “HEY! That’s how you play the game!”), I am even more a fan of baseball. Refs in football need to train in the WWF to handle the pile ups on the football field these days. Plus, even in baseball they give the homeplate umpire protection.
But my favorite all time quote of why baseball is better than football comes from the great George Will:
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.