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The real NFL truth is out there

Before we once again anoint the NFL as the king of sports, Jim Caple has a few myths to clear up.

Updated: January 25, 2006, 1:06 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

I was sitting in a bar watching the NFL playoff highlights last week when I overheard a guy tell his wife, "The NFL has parity, so everyone has a chance to make the Super Bowl. That's not the way it is in baseball."

Not again, I groaned. The old "The NFL has parity and baseball doesn't" myth. I wished there were a New Orleans Saints fan sitting at the bar so the guy could explain to him just well how this NFL parity thing works. And after that, maybe he could explain why nearly half the ...

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