The World Series vs. the Super Bowl

The Fall Classic just hasn't been measuring up lately. But here's a plan to fix it!

Originally Published: January 23, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Once upon a time, back when stirrup socks were still visible, the Super Bowl annually was the most disappointing sporting event of the year. The World Series, meanwhile, was the most exciting.

From the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s, the average spread of the Super Bowl's final score was nearly four touchdowns, with only two games decided by fewer than 13 points (San Francisco over Cincinnati 20-16 in SB XXIII and the Giants over Buffalo 20-19 in SB XXV). Fans often turned away from their TVs ...

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