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11-06-2010, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRFAN218 View Post
While a lot of people do care about Basketball, it seems like there are nowhere near the amount of diehard fans there are in Hockey. Anybody that I talked to that's liked Basketball always likes the big teams such as the Heat, Lakers, etc. It's just now that it seems like the Knicks are gaining steam again after the offseason. Meanwhile I talk to a decent amount of people that are Hockey fans and watch the Rangers though it's nowhere near the level that we follow the team.

While the media doesn't cover it much and it seems like in afterthought in the paper, Hockey and the Rangers are a lot more popular in the city than people give it credit for.
Exactly. I live in Florida where it's 90 freaking degrees everyday, and not counting the Lightning, you see more support of hockey teams than basketball. Compared to seeing somebody wear a shirt of a team from the NHL compared to the NBA, it's basically 5 to 1. If not more than that. Again, not counting the Lightning.

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