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    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="JPizzack"]lol....you just brought MLS into the conversation!!
    im surprised MLS teams still exist. Sad really that the world's most popular sport cant make a splash in the U.S. until every time the world cup rolls around[/quote]

    i was actually very surprised that they were drawing even that many people
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    well i think its funny that they play in football stadiums with much larger capacities than arenas, yet still somehow compete with nhl games? madness!</P>


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    [quote user="JPizzack"]

    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"][quote user="JPizzack"]lol....you just brought MLS into the conversation!!
    im surprised MLS teams still exist. Sad really that the world's most popular sport cant make a splash in the U.S. until every time the world cup rolls around[/quote]

    i was actually very surprised that they were drawing even that many people
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    well i think its funny that they play in football stadiums with much larger capacities than arenas, yet still somehow compete with nhl games? madness!</p>


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    haha they play in stadiums 4 times the size and can't even draw double with less than half games a year
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    i don't get what the first poll is even suppose to show
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    I dont want people to get all butthurt over this debate. It's not like im saying hockey is an inferior sport by any means. I just kinda thought it was all obvious, and factual: It's not nearly as popular a sport as the rest.
    I follow that trend too unfortunately. No particular reason. I liked hockey as a kid. I played until I was 17, but always thought the NHL was 'meh'...I was always much more into football, baseball, and basketball(albeit the 90s specifically). I always try to get into hockey...but to me its just easily forgettable.</P>


    If you wanna go even further, you can say that Nascar DESTROYS anything any other sport can try to compete with. The largest spectator sport by far, and it probably has the best ratings too.
    I dont even consider nascar a real sport personally lol....there's no ball! there's not even a game! its just driving and making the same turn over and over! lol</P>
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    and what months is the MLS season in... lol i couldn't tell you
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    [quote user="JPizzack"]

    I dont want people to get all butthurt over this debate. It's not like im saying hockey is an inferior sport by any means. I just kinda thought it was all obvious, and factual: It's not nearly as popular a sport as the rest.
    I follow that trend too unfortunately. No particular reason. I liked hockey as a kid. I played until I was 17, but always thought the NHL was 'meh'...I was always much more into football, baseball, and basketball(albeit the 90s specifically). I always try to get into hockey...but to me its just easily forgettable.</p>


    If you wanna go even further, you can say that Nascar DESTROYS anything any other sport can try to compete with. The largest spectator sport by far, and it probably has the best ratings too.
    I dont even consider nascar a real sport personally lol....there's no ball! there's not even a game! its just driving and making the same turn over and over! lol</p>[/quote]

    we actually had this debate a few years ago and I didn't realize how big Nascar actually was

    and your right.... that is if u consider Nascar a sport- which i dont
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    The
    NBA is on ESPN Wednesdays and Fridays, TNT on Thursdays, and on ABC
    every Sunday beginning in January. Oh, and the late stages of the
    playoffs and Finals are also nationally televised on ABC. The NHL? They
    have that big network contract with ... Versus, which can be found on
    channel five-hundred-and-something on your local cable or satellite
    provider. Maybe.

    To summarize: More people go to NHL
    games than NBA games because basketball has better national television
    deals than hockey does.
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    20 NHL teams play to 90% capacity, compared to 17 for the NBA.</p>


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    Another great point that no one thought of...
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    It's ok Wayne, maybe one day your sport will be as cool as mine, but I doubt it.

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    NBA/NHL attendance since 2002.

    2007-8: NBA 17,396, NHL 17,268 (difference of 1%)

    2006-7: NBA 17,767, NHL 16,964 (difference of 5%)

    2005-6: NBA 17,548, NHL 16,955 (difference of 3%)

    2004-5: NBA 17,314, NHL (no season)

    2003-4: NBA 17,130, NHL 16,538 (difference of 4%)

    2002-3: NBA 16,883, NHL 16,592 (difference of 2%)

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    [quote user="MattMeyerBud"]i don't get what the first poll is even suppose to show
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    We measured the number of times the words ‘basketball,’ ‘soccer’ and
    ‘hockey’ appeared online since November 2009. The trend chart above
    shows that basketball generated the most mentions overall throughout the
    two year time period.

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