What did you watch?

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  • Tigers vs. Presidential Debate: What did you watch?
  • Tigers vs. Presidential Debate: What did you watch?

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -  It was the future of America versus America's favorite pastime, as the Tigers and the presidential candidates went head to head Tuesday night.

In our Facebook poll, 76 percent said they would watch the Tigers game, 17 percent said the debate.

About seven percent said they would have the game on and watch the debate online.

To find out just how interested Tigers fans were in the debate, we headed to a watch party at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Inside the clubhouse, about 75 fans were gathered around six TVs.

We asked, "If we turned one of the channels to WZZM 13 to watch the debate, just for 10 minutes in between innings, would you scoot over to watch?"

A few in the crowd said they would watch a little bit of the debate, only in between innings, but there wasn't enough interest that a group of people would let us change one of the channels.

Most people said they already had their minds made up, and that the debate wasn't going to change anything.
Others said the Tigers took priority, and they would read about the debate in the newspaper Wednesday morning.

One man said he would watch bits and pieces of Mitt Romney and President Obama, if it was on one of the TVs.

"A little bit of comedy relief would be ok. The Tigers are really serious," said Doug Carson of Zeeland.

"I saw everything I needed to see in the first debate," said Brian Molag of Grand Rapids.

"I'm watching the Tigers because I like the fun, the enjoyment, the excitement of it. There's political business on all the time, and I don't want to listen to that right now, I want to enjoy the game," said Mary Cook of Grand Rapids.

"I could, usually I do. If I had three remotes, I would be watching three channels right now," said Tom Evans of Middleville.

Evans' wife was multi-tasking. She watched the debate on her smartphone while watching the Tigers, but admitted it was tough to concentrate.

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