Originally Posted by 10xWSChamps
I'm not trying to brag or anything, I'm just saying the Cardinals were a more popular team and got more national media exposure.. that was even more important back then then it is these days with the internet, ESPN and the MLB network where you can see more then just the select national coverage.
Seriously, the more I read the more I wonder where you are coming from. What was different in the 80's vs. the 70's? Nintendo?
The Big Red Machine of the 70's had as much if not more exposure nationally than the Cardinals in the 80's.
If you want to make any kind of comparison you could say the Cardinals did not have the star power of a Bench, Rose, or Morgan and therefore did not overshadow Ozzie like the stars of the Reds overshadowed Concepcion.
Seriously, how can you compare exposure of the Reds of the 70's vs. the Cardinals of the 80's? The Reds of the 70's are compared to the greatest teams of all time. The Cardinals of the 80's? Also rans.