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PostSubject: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:52 pm

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WOW!

The last game in a series [unless there is only 1 game] always has the most viewers. Even in a sweep. So I was curious and wanted to see how many viewers each championship game had.

Superbowl 2010 Colts Vs. Saints- 106 million viewers. Most ever for any show on TV in US history.

NBA finals 2010 game 7 Lakers Vs. Celtics- 28.2 million viewers. Most since 1998.

Stanley Cup 2010 game 6 Flyers Vs. BLACKHAWKS- 8.2 million viewers. Most viewers the NHL has had in 36 years.

BCS National Championship 2010 Alabama Vs. TEXAS- 30.8 million viewers. Most since 2006 and second most since 1991.

2010 Final Four Butler Vs. Duke- At least 48 million viewers tuned in. Most in 5 years.

2009 World Series Game 6 Yankees Vs. Phillies- 22.3 Million viewers. Most since 2004.


So what we got from that is Americans love football...a lot, the great Celtics/Lakers Rivalry that went 7 games couldn't get more viewers than 2 Alabama/Texas and Duke/Butler, baseball is a dying sport, and Americans really don't like hockey.

I'm just shocked that the next closest to the superbowl in terms of viewers is the Butler/Duke game... and it's by 60 million viewers..
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:30 am

are those just american views or worldwide views?


because the super bowl is actually pretty popular around the whole world. hockey gets a lot of views from canada

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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:34 am

Superskunk wrote:
No..I mean the reals man game..I find soccer extremly boring.

I don't care if it's the World Cup, I find soccer to be the most boring sport to watch. I'd rather watch golf...or billiards.
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:24 pm

Football... both of them... just don't do anything for me.

I'd rather watch American football instead of the sport that actually requires you to use a foot and a ball.

I even sat through two whole games to see if I could get into it. I don't get the exciting part of it.

I think the reason for the ratings difference is because the NFL football playoffs/NCAA playoffs/WORLD CUP (I might be mistaken) are kinda one and done deals or close to (again I don't know soccer well enough). So the tension is built up as it can go either way. Every game is a deciding game.

In NBA basketball, hockey and baseball, a team has multiple chances to change a series. People can waver one way other the other or like me have work mess up your chance to watch a game live. I think it dilutes the impact of a single game.

I think with the above mentioned sports you can tune in or miss a game or two and still be alright. Whereas it's the opposite for the world cup, Superbowl and so on...


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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:37 pm

Grown men cracking each other upside the head hundreds of times isn't exciting?
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:54 pm

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Grown men cracking each other upside the head hundreds of times isn't exciting?

No... I like it. I just fell out of football a long time ago. Now I'm so behind with players and teams that I don't really have any interest.

There are parts of both sports that are cool in highlights. Who doesn't like seeing a receiver nailed by the safety and drop the ball from impact? ... or a kickoff return for a touchdown? ... or a footballer going through a bunch of players and scoring a goal in soccer?. but it's always highlights I'll watch and not the whole game.

But overall it doesn't make me want to watch the Superbowl or many NFL games.
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:35 pm

Soccer is boring to me. Can't really explain, it just bores me. Occasionally I can watch a good game of men's soccer, but most of the time I lose interest very quickly. American football is good, though. But I'm in the minority there; I like college football much more than the NFL. In the NFL, I don't really have a team I root for, I just check up on my favorite players from college and see how they're doing. Or there'll be a player I really like (i.e. Peyton Manning) and I root for his team if I'm flipping around and see the Colts playing. Other than that, though...meh. I imagine I'll like college football even more when when some sort of playoff system is finally enacted.
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:36 pm

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Soccer is boring to me. Can't really explain, it just bores me. Occasionally I can watch a good game of men's soccer, but most of the time I lose interest very quickly. American football is good, though. But I'm in the minority there; I like college football much more than the NFL. In the NFL, I don't really have a team I root for, I just check up on my favorite players from college and see how they're doing. Or there'll be a player I really like (i.e. Peyton Manning) and I root for his team if I'm flipping around and see the Colts playing. Other than that, though...meh. I imagine I'll like college football even more when when some sort of playoff system is finally enacted.

hahahahahhaa. LA doesn't have a football (American) team. hahahahaha

LOOOOOOOOSERS

or should I say...

LASERS

no no...that was bad. But still. hahahahha
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:52 pm

Don't worry Ben, we'll have the Jaguars soon. But even then, I'll just root for them out of tradition, not because I follow the NFL.

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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:54 pm

Well, same for me..American Football is boring..I cant stand watching it for more than 5secs.
That doesnt meean it isnt interesting or w/e.

Still, Soccer is the best sport ever.
Im not the one who says it cuz i like Basketball more and i find it 5 times more exciting than Soccer.
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PostSubject: Re: Obviously Football is America's fav. sport but...   Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:24 pm

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