I have to admit that football is my game. Sure, I’ve enjoyed my share of MLB tickets but I always thought the excitement of the NFL topped baseball. This year I’m not so sure. I can’t remember the last time the NFL offered the same competitiveness that baseball is showing this year.
When I last checked in the Boston Red Sox had a double digit lead over the Yankees. That’s been cut in half and the boys in pinstripes are rolling. Could Beantown fade down the stretch? It’s happened before.
In the Al Central the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians are neck and neck. In the West the Angels and the Mariners are less than a handful of games apart. Switching over to the National League, the Mets, Phillies, and Braves are locked in a three-way battle that has everyone still in the hunt. The National League Central features an epic battle beween the Brewers and the Cubs. In the NL West there are three teams that can’t be counted out in the Diamondbacks, Padres, and Rockies.
When was the last time the NFL offered a year in which every division was still esentially up for grabs this late in the season? It’s been awhile. As we head down the stretch and start thinking World Series tickets, over half the league is still contending for a playoff spot. It doesn’t get much better than that.