One man who I often talk baseball with, Rick Postl, brought up a very interesting idea that prompted me to relay the debatable question onto here for any readers to make their decision in the comments section.
Rick argued that it is arrogant for MLB, NFL, and NBA teams to use the title “World Champions” when they really are American.
I couldn’t agree more, and the reason is quite obvious. For example, when a team wins their division, such as the NL East for the Mets in 2006, it means that they beat out each team in that division.
When you are “World Champions,” you are not beating out any other nations, you are simply beating out your own nation. This completely erases any meaning of “World” to the championship puzzle. That is why these sports need to change their championship titles to the same way college has it, “National Champions.”
What is your opinion? Should the title stay the same or should it be changed? If so, what should it be changed to? Comment away.