Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
NFL is kinda the same way. You always see players wearing their jerseys in commercials because a lot of fans wouldn't recognize them without the jersey. Except for players like Manning or Brady
No not even close. Everybody can recognize the top superstars in the NFL. Half the country watches the Superbowl.
Baseball stars just simply aren't as marketable, except for rare icons like Jeter.
But not since Ken Griffey Jr. has a baseball star been truly transcendent in America while simultaneously being the best player at his sport.
[ Edited by crzy on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:47 PM ]