How much do Americans love football? Enough that more of them will tune in to a meaningless exhibition game in August than viewed the Stanley Cup finals. As the Chicago Sun Times reports, last week's
… Steelers vs. Vikings Hall of Fame game averaged 9.7 million viewers, up from the 8.5 million the Giants-Bills drew last season.
To put the NFL’s popularity in perspective, the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup Final series topped out at 8 million viewers for Game 6 and averaged 5.6 million.
But even the NFL cannot match the numbers for that debate among Republican presidential candidates, the most conspicuous of whom was, of course, the Donald. That drew a remarkable 24 million viewers.
When you are bigger that the NFL ...