Originally Posted by UK2K
How many fans of NBA teams actually played for the NBA team?
No shit, people in Kentucky will pull for Kentucky, even if they didn't go to school at Kentucky. Just like people who live in Chicago will pull for the Bulls even if they never played for the Bulls. And people who DON'T live in Chicago will pull for the Bulls, which makes even less sense.
The argument was that half its viewership are people looking to see how accurately they pegged their million dollar bracket (the same thrill as playing the lottery) or trying to best their coworkers in their work pool. Not because they give a shit about basketball.
You don't see that type of nonsense in the NBA...it's for people who care about seeing the game played at its highest level.