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NFL still rules the ratings roost

Meaningless preseason football continues to be even more attractive to the best that baseball’s regular season has to offer.

Or, to put it in current Internet lingo, NFL >>>>>>>> baseball.

Here’s the proof, from USA Today. Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees game on ESPN FOX drew 2.4 million viewers. The next night, baseball’s titans had an audience of 2.8 million.

At the same time on Sunday night, the Hall of Fame game on NBC drew 4.5 million.

That’s a 7.4 percent increase over last year.

And that’s good news for us, since the broadcast included an on-air PFT plug from Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, who said that he visits the site every day.

Man, we sure hope Cris doesn’t say something like “blowed up” this year. . . .