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01-05-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
How popular was football in the 60's and 70's?

The packers have built a very large following for a small market team because of their great success, not because they got a salary cap.
There was no need for a cap in the '60s and '70s, because there were no free agents. Football was extremely popular in the late '60s and early '70s.

It has been mentioned here that as soon as the Super Bowl started to be played that the NFL's popularity surged until it became the #1 sport in America. Again, how did that happen without big market teams dominating the sport?

That was one of your contentions, right? That a sport can't become popular unless the big market teams are winning championships, was it not?

Just admit you were wrong on that point. It's obvious why you want it to be true, but it just isn't.

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