FRIDAY FACT CHECK: CHICAGO CUBS WORLD SERIES WINNING OVERSHADOWS PALTRY KANSAS CITY ROYALS TV RATINGS!!!
Once again the minor achievements of the Kansas City Royals have been diminished by history.
While the local media is producing nothing but a string of hype dedicated to their corporate advertising masters . . . Here's a bit of news that offers more perspective on sports glory in flyover country.
To wit . . .
THE CHICAGO CUBS WORLD SERIES WIN SCORED EPIC TV RATINGS AND REVEALS THAT THE NATION REALLY DIDN'T CARE ABOUT KANSAS CITY'S PUNY COMEBACK!!!
Deadline: Cubs' Historic World Series Victory Hits 15-Year Ratings High For Fox
Hollywood Reporter: World Series Climax Tops 40 Million Viewers, Biggest Game in 25 Years
CBS Sports: Cubs-Indians World Series ratings: Game 7 is the most-watched MLB game in 25 years
To be fair, they did find a way to resurrect Harry Caray from the dead and the 108 year dry spell was far more dramatic than any moneyball drama that Kansas City could manufacture.
However . . .
The reality is that the story of the Cubs gripped the nation . . . Bill Murray is far more interesting than Paul Rudd . . . KC historians remember that 1980s World Series victory for the Royals was also mostly dismissed by the rest of the nation and once again Kansas City glory has been eclipsed by a far more beloved American team.
You decide . . .