DETROIT (WWJ) – Which will you watch on TV Thursday night? The vice-presidential debate or the Tigers game?

As Democratic Vice President Joe Biden faces off against GOP VP hopeful Paul Ryan, the Tigs will take on the Oakland Athletics in game 5 of the American League Division Series.  Both battles are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST.

Among Metro Detroiters talking to WWJ’s Ron Dewey, the Tigers win the popular vote.

Some responses:

“The Tigers, for sure. I can’t watch the debates; they’re too boring.”

“Yeah, the game … I think it’s a lot more exciting than watching the debate … (Politicians) are a bunch of crooks.”

“I’m hoping that the Tigers win this game — that was a heart crush last night. Politics, I try to stay away from … right now anyway.”

One man said he won’t be tuning in to either.

“(Tigers Manager Jim) Leland has to go, take Papa Grande (pitcher José Valverde) with him — the guy can’t even hold water in a cup, let alone a game,” he said, adding that he isn’t interested in the debate either. “This county’s gone well past the two-party system. It doesn’t matter who gets in there.”

You can hear the Tigers on 97.1 The Ticket or the debate on WWJ Newsradio 950 and here at


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