Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is chasing home run history, and it’s cutting into college football time. Fans aren’t thrilled about the broadcast diverting from the NCAA game.
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is chasing home run history, just one homer away from tying the franchise and AL single-season home run record of 61. It’s a big deal but it’s spilling into other sports now, including college football. College football fans aren’t particularly thrilled about having to see baseball coverage during their games.
Stewart Mandel of The Athletic Tweeted an example of a cut-in and wrote, “Brutal. People who care about baseball will watch baseball.”
The disappointment is understandable. Though it’s a huge deal in MLB and one of the most historic moments possibly in our lifetime, considering the previous records were set 61 years ago, not everyone cares about baseball.
Quite frankly, not everyone needs to care about baseball. People tune into a college football game to watch college football, so it’s a bit unfair to start streaming baseball to a group of the wrong fanbase.
The NCAA fans, analysts and experts watching are expressing their annoyance as well.
College football analysts, experts and fans react to Aaron Judge cut-ins during games
NCAA fans aren’t holding back their thoughts on the shared baseball broadcast. The Transfer Portal CFB Tweeted, “We go live to Yankee Stadium as Aaron Judge…” with a clip of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin saying, “We don’t care.”
Tomlin wasn’t referring directly to the situation, as the clip was from a previous press conference, but the fan found it as the perfect description of the scenario.
RedditCFB also took a jab at the situation and Tweeted, “Ok but what’s his completion rate during Aaron Judge at-bats?”
They quote Tweeted a post by David Hale of ESPN that shared Sam Hartman’s stats.
Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports Tweeted, “I don’t know who needs to hear this but the people who want to see Aaron Judge’s at bats can choose to watch the Yankees game. They have that option.”
This is valid. There are, in fact, channels to stream the Yankees game if fans choose.
One fan Tweeted a humorous gif of Elmo looking distressed, a comparison they found fit for Clemson and Wake Forest fans trying to watch the game.
Brandon Chubb, former Wake Forest and current Detroit Lions linebacker, had a message for ABC. He Tweeted, “.@ABC if I wanted to see Aaron judge hit a home run I would turn to the Yankees game.”
The frustration is understandable, and it’s unfair for college football fans to have to watch a sport they may not be interested in.