The National Football League vs. Major League Baseball: Which Is Better?

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The National Football League vs. Major League Baseball: Which Is Better?
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Bo knows.  So does Deion.  George Carlin knew it, too.

Football and baseball are different. 

I'm well aware that being a two-sport athlete or a comedic icon are not prerequisites for understanding the obvious; even indigenous people from the remote areas of Mozambique, isolated from the modern world, would be able to see the differences immediately.

Yes, football and baseball are unique in the dimensions of their playing fields, the scoring of each game and the time regulations. 

The elite professional leagues of each sport, the National Football League and Major League Baseball, have a flavor and a personality unique unto themselves though.  These contrasts beg the question, which league is better?

By noting the differences in the folks who own, coach, play and watch the two games, I hoped to find an answer. To accomplish this, I deconstructed and psychoanalyzed each league's style, persona and idiosyncrasies in a manner that would make Sigmund Freud envious.

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