Baseball trumps football in competitive balance

by Gary Shelton on January 15, 2016 · 0 comments

in Baseball, general, NFL

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When I was a young boy growing up in the 50’s (the 1950’s, not the

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1850’s), there were 16 MLB teams and 12 NFL teams. It was reasonable for all of us young fans to assume that our favorite teams in each sport would win it all, or at least get to the World Series or NFL championship game, once or more in our lifetimes. Well, maybe not for Cubs fans.

Today there are 30 MLB teams and 32 NFL teams. So when you factor in dynasties like the New York Yankees, SF Giants of late, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, etc., it could very well turn out that a fan may not ever see his/her team get to the big

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