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Old 12-01-2007, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Why is the NFL more popular than the NBA?

I feel that objectively the NBA provides more entertainment, but I realize this is my own interpretation. Prehaps a 16-game season limits saturation and makes each NFL game a big event?
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
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Greatest sport ever invented, hands down...end of story. Nothing beats football...nothing.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Why is the NFL more popular than the NBA?

I don't know. I never was a fan of football, too much dead time to me.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Why is the NFL more popular than the NBA?

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I feel that objectively the NBA provides more entertainment, but I realize this is my own interpretation. Prehaps a 16-game season limits saturation and makes each NFL game a big event?

You have 22 massive bodies pounding each other at the same time. That's good stuff.

Big field, hard hits, each play has tremendous movement and excitement.

Basketball? If I watch the last two minutes, I'm good....
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:50 AM   #5
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Greatest sport ever invented, hands down...end of story. Nothing beats football...nothing.
I don't know about greatest. If it was so great, they'd play it across the world instead of little ol' US of A.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:52 AM   #6
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Greatest sport ever invented, hands down...end of story. Nothing beats football...nothing.

Yup, nothing beats real football, you know, the real world's greatest game since it is the ONLY sport donned the World's Game.

As far as American Football, all together, there's only about 15-20 minutes of action, not 60. All that deadtime is boring, you make a nice 30 yard run, congrats, you get two minutes of resting time! Don't see the real excitement in that.

Edit: Rugby > American Football as well if you want a sport that is actual hard hitting without the resting time.

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Old 12-01-2007, 01:55 AM   #7
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I don't know about greatest. If it was so great, they'd play it across the world instead of little ol' US of A.

Not really, most of the world does not possess the resources to make football a popular sport across nationwide academia.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:02 AM   #8
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Not really, most of the world does not possess the resources to make football a popular sport across nationwide academia.
What resources a helmet and a ball?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:05 AM   #9
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I'm going to be extremely blunt here.

middle class white people like it more than basketball.

basketball has become a "black" sport. white people are scared away from the game from a very early age. all the athletic white kids who would have been basketball players in the 70s take up lacrosse or soccer or football.

basketball is really the only sport I can think of where black people are way more talented than white people are. so all the black people gravitate to it, urbanize the game, and alienate white people, make them feel awkward in comparison, and as a result, they play basketball less, and as a result, they like basketball less.

and since only like 10% of the population is black... that spells bad news for popularity.

and yes I know not EVERY white person is scared away, I'm talking trends. it's why NASCAR is more popular. the reason it it's because it's a Southern White sport, and there are more southern whites than there are blacks.

ok now that I've offended just about every sensible person here, feel free to blast me into the ground but try to include rational analysis of my points in there somewhere. I don't really feel like dressing up my writing to make it PC. anyway it would triple the length of this post.
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**** you, whitey.
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What resources a helmet and a ball?

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:10 AM   #12
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Default Re: Why is the NFL more popular than the NBA?

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I'm going to be extremely blunt here.

middle class white people like it more than basketball.

basketball has become a "black" sport. white people are scared away from the game from a very early age. all the athletic white kids who would have been basketball players in the 70s take up lacrosse or soccer or football.

basketball is really the only sport I can think of where black people are way more talented than white people are. so all the black people gravitate to it, urbanize the game, and alienate white people, make them feel awkward in comparison, and as a result, they play basketball less, and as a result, they like basketball less.

and since only like 10% of the population is black... that spells bad news for popularity.

and yes I know not EVERY white person is scared away, I'm talking trends. it's why NASCAR is more popular. the reason it it's because it's a Southern White sport, and there are more southern whites than there are blacks.

ok now that I've offended just about every sensible person here, feel free to blast me into the ground but try to include rational analysis of my points in there somewhere. I don't really feel like dressing up my writing to make it PC. anyway it would triple the length of this post.

What percentage of the NFL is black?

Blacks are, on a general scale, better athletes.

*sparks racism debate*
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: Why is the NFL more popular than the NBA?

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What resources a helmet and a ball?

Does your average school in the world have $500+ to spend on protective gear for each athlete, plus the enormous amount of insurance it costs for an injury prone sport? Not to mention trainers, refs, statisticians, marker crews etc.

I'll answer for you. No they don't. They few that do, are so full of wimpified people that would never expose the children to the violence of football in academia.

But it's all relative. The USA has the most resources in the world and we choose football among all sports. So we are in a better position to decide what the best sport in the world is. That's all there is to it. Too bad, so sad, goodbye...

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:25 AM   #14
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Does your average school in the world have $500+ to spend on protective gear for each athlete, plus the enormous amount of insurance it costs for an injury prone sport? Not to mention trainers, refs, statisticians, marker crews etc.

I'll answer for you. No they don't. They few that do, are so full of wimpified people that would never expose the children to the violence of football in academia.

Does NFL Europe still exist?

Yes, these countries can't afford this, yet they have Hockey where you also need the workers you mentioned, along with SKATES, sturdy goal posts, sticks, etc. oh yeah, and you need an ice rink with generators.


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But it's all relative. The USA has the most resources in the world and we choose football among all sports. So we are in a better position to decide what the best sport in the world is. That's all there is to it. Too bad, so sad, goodbye...

So again, tell me why REAL Football is donned the World's Greatest Game and the World's Sport and not American Football? If it's so "great" and the "best", but it's not in the most treasured competition ever[Olympics]?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:32 AM   #15
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Yes, these countries can't afford this, yet they have Hockey where you also need the workers you mentioned, along with SKATES, sturdy goal posts, sticks, etc. oh yeah, and you need an ice rink with generators.

Every school in Europe has the funds for a hockey ice rink?
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