The St. Louis Rams have had a tough season so far. First, they loss their franchise quarterback, Sam Bradford, who was loss for the season with a torn ACL last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Next, desperate for help at the quarterback position, they reportedly called retired and 44 year old Brett Favre to come play for them. Favre said thanks, but no.
Just when you think things could not get any worse for the Rams, guess what? Tonight’s Monday Night Football game versus the division rival (and first place) Seattle Seahawks came to town. Now, you might think, the Rams will have support from their strong and loyal fans, right? One thing, the game is being played on the same night that the World Series is being played between the Boston Red Sox and the hometown St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis has long been a great baseball city for many years, so no surprise that the game tonight in the Edward James Dome, home for the Rams, was not at capacity tonight.
When you think about it, this makes perfect sense. The Rams’ season might be over without their franchise quarterback. They are in last place in the tough NFC West division. Oh, and this is the World Series. While the NFL has dominated ratings over the years, the World Series made last night’s TV ratings battle over Sunday Night Football very close. Growing up, this was what is expected and it’s something to take notice. It does not hurt that Boston has a great following and a strong media market to help out. Nor does it hurt that this year’s World Series has been very interesting.
As for the Rams game tonight, well at least they have something in common with their baseball brethren, they both lost.