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    [quote user="Morehead State"]

    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"]And there are more 'hockeytowns' than 'basketballtowns'
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    That is debatable but no way to get a real answer.
    [/quote]Well Im happy you asked, I judged it by the amount of cities that sellout their home games and in the NHL there were 12 teams that sold out 100% of their games and 4 more that sold out 99% of their games, while the NBA had 6 teams that sold out 100% of their home games and 3 teams that sold out 99% of their games


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    You subtract Canada?


    [/quote]Why subtract Canadia, they have teams in both sports.

    But even without Canadia NHL has 11 teams that sellout 99% or better and the NBA has 9 that sellout 99% or better
    [/quote]
    So it's almost even. lol

    Your case is getting weaker and weaker by the minute...
    [/quote]Almost doesnt mean tish, the pats ALMOST won the super bowl, the Bills were ALMOST 4x SB champions



    [/quote]

    its almost even PERCENTAGE wise

    hard numbers of tickets sold its not - Basketball sells more tickets
    [/quote]</p>


    Thast like saying that baseball is more popular than football because in hard numbers, baseball sold more tickets. (I guess we should ignore that there are only 16 games in football and 162 in baseball OR that there are more NBA teams than NHL teams.)</p>[/quote]

    thats a pretty ridiculous statement.

    Hockey and basketball aren't only ON at the same period of time pretty much BUT THEY HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF GAMES


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    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="Morehead State"]

    And think about this.</p>


    The Boston fans were far more excited about the Bruins Stanley Cup championship than the Celtics championship.</p>


    AND</p>


    One of the greatest sports days in New York history was the Stanley Cup championship of the Rangers in 1994. I doubt any of the recent Yankee championship energized the city like the Rangers did.</p>[/quote]Ive experienced Yankee and Giants parades, I was too young to attend the parade in 94 and Im DIEING to attend a Rangers parade down the canyon of heroes, I would imagine it to be TREMENDOUS!!!!
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    lol i'll tell u right now - <u>it won't top the Rangers parade in 94</u>, Giants parade in 07, or Yankees in 96
    [/quote]and if it happened, it wont be because hockey became more "boring"
    [/quote]

    i've made my argument pretty clear, but yet u guys still try to change what i say

    Hockey has definitly gotten MORE popular but it is still widely seen as a boring sport. Only hockey towns support hockey (and canada).

    **** man go to your local modells. Go see how much ranger **** there is compared to Knicks, Giants, Jets, Mets, and Yankees

    Hockey's popularity is actually on a small decline since 3 years ago (facts are facts)

    Maybe not in NEW YORK, but around the country all the numbers suggest it.
    [/quote]its marketing. if tbs or tnt put on hockey games instead of basketball, ratings and everything else hockey related would go up.

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    [quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"]I can't even name 5 hockey players that play today and I am constantly on ESPN, watching SportsCenter, Sports Illustrated all the above. It never gets talked about or shown anywhere. Even Linda Cohn complains all the time on SC, "When are we going to do hockey highlights?" Uhhhh later Linda, no one gives a **** about hockey. Maybe after they talk about Peytons neck the second time. Only time I ever see hockey is in the top 10.
    [/quote]Cmon we all know ESPN sucks, especially when their network doesnt have an NHL contract like they (ABC Networks) do with Baseball, Basketball, and Football

    Why do I know that you CAN name 5 hockey players
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    dude honestly, i knew more hockey players in like 93-96

    I really don't think i could name 10
    [/quote]so whats that say? it supports what kase is saying. its not on mainstream channel. the only time i see a hockey highlight on espn is if it makes the top 10 plays, which is bull****. soccer has more coverage than hockey, its a joke. every major league should have some air time. everything is so commercialized its sickening.
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    THAT GOES AGAINST WHAT KASE IS SAYING!!!

    My point is that the game isn't NATIONALLY accepted. MY point is that hte average sports fan could care less about hockey and outside of the top 3 players couldn't name 10.

    How in the hell out of everything kase has tried saying are u suggesting that?!

    ITS NOT MAINSTREAM FOR A REASON!!

    I mean i don't get it, are u suggesting that people want it and some networks aren't picking it up and giving it the attention that the country is calling for?

    What are you on? I want a double dose for this weekend
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    [quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Morehead State"]

    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"]And there are more 'hockeytowns' than 'basketballtowns'
    [/quote]
    That is debatable but no way to get a real answer.
    [/quote]Well Im happy you asked, I judged it by the amount of cities that sellout their home games and in the NHL there were 12 teams that sold out 100% of their games and 4 more that sold out 99% of their games, while the NBA had 6 teams that sold out 100% of their home games and 3 teams that sold out 99% of their games


    [/quote]
    You subtract Canada?


    [/quote]Why subtract Canadia, they have teams in both sports.

    But even without Canadia NHL has 11 teams that sellout 99% or better and the NBA has 9 that sellout 99% or better
    [/quote]
    So it's almost even. lol

    Your case is getting weaker and weaker by the minute...
    [/quote]Almost doesnt mean tish, the pats ALMOST won the super bowl, the Bills were ALMOST 4x SB champions



    [/quote]

    its almost even PERCENTAGE wise

    hard numbers of tickets sold its not - Basketball sells more tickets
    [/quote]</p>


    Thast like saying that baseball is more popular than football because in hard numbers, baseball sold more tickets. (I guess we should ignore that there are only 16 games in football and 162 in baseball OR that there are more NBA teams than NHL teams.)</p>[/quote]
    Same arena sizes, same number of games. Don't be a poo in the pants.
    [/quote]

    Same arenas, but NBA obviously can fit more seats in those arenas...

    but not by a DRAMATIC difference to where mentioning that NBA sells more tickets is due to larger arenas....theres plenty of tickets to be bough in both leagues
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    [quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"]And now that Crosby is looking like he may never be what he was suppose to be - theres no doubt that general attendance and TV ratings have been down since he was on top of the game...
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    That is another thing he won't accept. Sid is the face of the NHL and it's hurting it with him out. If the Rangers weren't doing so good then we would really never hear about it. Almost every time there was a nationally televised game guess who was playing in it...The Penguins. Sid or Ovechkin every time.
    [/quote]

    HEs actually quietly conceded that argument

    he tried yesterday then he looked at the numbers from 08-09 (preinjury) and that was the peak

    THE GREAT WINTER GAME had an all time low in ratings this year...


    [/quote]I dont know one single person that likes crosby and i know quite a few hockey fans.
    [/quote]
    Liking him is irrelevant. If you walked up to people on the road in Louisiana and asked them to name a hockey player they would say him if they even knew one.

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    [quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"]And now that Crosby is looking like he may never be what he was suppose to be - theres no doubt that general attendance and TV ratings have been down since he was on top of the game...
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    That is another thing he won't accept. Sid is the face of the NHL and it's hurting it with him out. If the Rangers weren't doing so good then we would really never hear about it. Almost every time there was a nationally televised game guess who was playing in it...The Penguins. Sid or Ovechkin every time.
    [/quote]

    HEs actually quietly conceded that argument

    he tried yesterday then he looked at the numbers from 08-09 (preinjury) and that was the peak

    THE GREAT WINTER GAME had an all time low in ratings this year...


    [/quote]I dont know one single person that likes crosby and i know quite a few hockey fans.
    [/quote]

    and im sure they were hockey fans before...

    i swear its like talking to a wall with u hockey fans. NOBODY IS ARGUING U DONT HAVE A BASE CORE OF FANS

    This conversation is about how hockey is perceived nationally. Like ANY sport throughout history, it needs a posterboy. When NHL had one, there was a major jump in national attention and interest... since hes been gone its been on a decline...

    And just curious, what teams do these friends of yours like?
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    Re: THEE NYG SWAG THREAD

    [quote user="Morehead State"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Morehead State"]


    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"][quote user="Kase-1"]And there are more 'hockeytowns' than 'basketballtowns'
    [/quote]
    That is debatable but no way to get a real answer.
    [/quote]Well Im happy you asked, I judged it by the amount of cities that sellout their home games and in the NHL there were 12 teams that sold out 100% of their games and 4 more that sold out 99% of their games, while the NBA had 6 teams that sold out 100% of their home games and 3 teams that sold out 99% of their games


    [/quote]
    You subtract Canada?


    [/quote]Why subtract Canadia, they have teams in both sports.

    But even without Canadia NHL has 11 teams that sellout 99% or better and the NBA has 9 that sellout 99% or better
    [/quote]
    So it's almost even. lol

    Your case is getting weaker and weaker by the minute...
    [/quote]Almost doesnt mean tish, the pats ALMOST won the super bowl, the Bills were ALMOST 4x SB champions



    [/quote]

    its almost even PERCENTAGE wise

    hard numbers of tickets sold its not - Basketball sells more tickets
    [/quote]</p>


    Thast like saying that baseball is more popular than football because in hard numbers, baseball sold more tickets. (I guess we should ignore that there are only 16 games in football and 162 in baseball OR that there are more NBA teams than NHL teams.)</p>


    [/quote]
    Same arena sizes, same number of games. Don't be a poo in the pants.
    [/quote]</p>


    Bottom line is that the premise of Matts argument is nonsense. He contended that hockey is "boring" because it doesn't rank in revenues as highly as the other three major sports.</p>


    Its anmoronic argument that no one believes but him and "ice soccer" Daven. Another case of Meyerbud and Scrappy alone against the world. And thats affirming to the rest of the world.</p>[/quote]

    it is boring...

    if theres one thing about THE MASSES, they will watch whatever is entertaining to them (SEE MMA)

    Hockey has enough exposure that if America liked it, they would follow it. Nobody likes it, just like nobody likes soccer in this country....

    welcome to reality
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    Re: THEE NYG SWAG THREAD

    [quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Morehead State"]

    And think about this.</p>


    The Boston fans were far more excited about the Bruins Stanley Cup championship than the Celtics championship.</p>


    AND</p>


    One of the greatest sports days in New York history was the Stanley Cup championship of the Rangers in 1994. I doubt any of the recent Yankee championship energized the city like the Rangers did.</p>[/quote]

    You think the 94 Rangers trumped the 96 yankees?

    Thats the Red Sock in you
    [/quote] i agree with mh, rangers hadnt won the cup since 1940. i was young but i remember it being pretty crazy when they won.
    [/quote]

    just googled it...

    just over a million at the Rangers parade

    ovber 3.5 million at the 96 yankees parade

    that was ****ing madness and not even close to comparable
    [/quote]sooo because more people showed up at a parade, it trumped 94? give me a break.
    thats so z100 of you
    [/quote]

    define what "it being crazy" meant then?
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    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="bigblue4417"]I can't even name 5 hockey players that play today and I am constantly on ESPN, watching SportsCenter, Sports Illustrated all the above. It never gets talked about or shown anywhere. Even Linda Cohn complains all the time on SC, "When are we going to do hockey highlights?" Uhhhh later Linda, no one gives a **** about hockey. Maybe after they talk about Peytons neck the second time. Only time I ever see hockey is in the top 10.
    [/quote]Cmon we all know ESPN sucks, especially when their network doesnt have an NHL contract like they (ABC Networks) do with Baseball, Basketball, and Football

    Why do I know that you CAN name 5 hockey players
    [/quote]

    dude honestly, i knew more hockey players in like 93-96

    I really don't think i could name 10
    [/quote]so whats that say? it supports what kase is saying. its not on mainstream channel. the only time i see a hockey highlight on espn is if it makes the top 10 plays, which is bull****. soccer has more coverage than hockey, its a joke. every major league should have some air time. everything is so commercialized its sickening.
    [/quote]

    THAT GOES AGAINST WHAT KASE IS SAYING!!!

    My point is that the game isn't NATIONALLY accepted. MY point is that hte average sports fan could care less about hockey and outside of the top 3 players couldn't name 10.

    How in the hell out of everything kase has tried saying are u suggesting that?!

    ITS NOT MAINSTREAM FOR A REASON!!

    I mean i don't get it, are u suggesting that people want it and some networks aren't picking it up and giving it the attention that the country is calling for?

    What are you on? I want a double dose for this weekend
    [/quote]
    Charlie Sheen. He makes<span class="body"> Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them look like droopy-eyed armless children.


    I thought the same thing to. He proves our point. lol
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    [quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="Kase-1"][quote user="Morehead State"]

    And think about this.</p>


    The Boston fans were far more excited about the Bruins Stanley Cup championship than the Celtics championship.</p>


    AND</p>


    One of the greatest sports days in New York history was the Stanley Cup championship of the Rangers in 1994. I doubt any of the recent Yankee championship energized the city like the Rangers did.</p>[/quote]Ive experienced Yankee and Giants parades, I was too young to attend the parade in 94 and Im DIEING to attend a Rangers parade down the canyon of heroes, I would imagine it to be TREMENDOUS!!!!
    [/quote]

    lol i'll tell u right now - <u>it won't top the Rangers parade in 94</u>, Giants parade in 07, or Yankees in 96
    [/quote]and if it happened, it wont be because hockey became more "boring"
    [/quote]

    i've made my argument pretty clear, but yet u guys still try to change what i say

    Hockey has definitly gotten MORE popular but it is still widely seen as a boring sport. Only hockey towns support hockey (and canada).

    **** man go to your local modells. Go see how much ranger **** there is compared to Knicks, Giants, Jets, Mets, and Yankees

    Hockey's popularity is actually on a small decline since 3 years ago (facts are facts)

    Maybe not in NEW YORK, but around the country all the numbers suggest it.
    [/quote]its marketing. if tbs or tnt put on hockey games instead of basketball, ratings and everything else hockey related would go up.
    [/quote]

    dude ur ****in crazy...

    MMA had NO marketing but still captured americas heart. Hockey has been around long enough and has enough time on ESPN's highlight to get attention...

    if people like the sport they would watch it....

    TBS n TNT put it on, BECAUSE THERES A MARKET FOR IT

    the hockey interest isn't big enough for them to do that. They'll get more people watching reruns of Law and ORder and Family Guy
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