Really, don’t you have anything better to do? How about reading a book? Or listen to an audio version of a book? I listened to Tina Fey’s Bossypants during a drive to Indiana University last weekend. Very entertaining.
No, it looks like a significant majority of you tuned into NBC’s coverage of the Pro Bowl last night. According to NBC, the game did a 7.7 overnight rating, which means more than 12 million viewers tuned into the dullest and most worthless sporting event on TV.
To make matters worse, it appears as if the game won the night for NBC. A Sunday night in primetime in January, no less.
That rating will just encourage the NFL and the networks to continue playing this charade of a football game. Dare I say it, maybe they’ll even add a second Pro Bowl, much like baseball did when they used to play two All-Star games.
Speaking of baseball, you can’t be happy that the 7.7 rating for the Pro Bowl was higher than the 7.6 average rating for the four games of the World Series. Perhaps, Joe Buck should do next year’s series with Troy Aikman. Might trick a few football fans into watching.
Yes, we love football. Yes, we do.