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02-27-2013, 05:45 PM
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The thing about baseball is that it doesn't lend itself for someone to be able to follow the entire majors closely without making a huge time investment. Your team plays almost every single day, so unless you want to watch baseball every single day you are probably just going to watch the games your team plays. Not only that but because of such limited interleague play, one doesn't become very familiar with the opposite league if you only watch your team.

I'm a Jays fan and I enjoy watching the playoffs. But a lot of times I'm watching the NL and I don't know half of the lineups.

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02-27-2013, 07:41 PM
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Game time. That's the biggest thing that's killing baseball in my opinion. The NHL did a great thing when they cut out a lot of the crap and got the games to almost a uniform 2 1/2 hours. Basketball games last 2 hours. Football...well they're an exception that's able to get away with it because they only have one game a week (and the simultaneous nature and constant downtime allows things like NFL RedZone to thrive...you can't do a RedZone-type thing for any of the other sports).

But baseball games can take anywhere from under 2 hours to...well 20+ inning games can take ~6 hours, but the big issue for me is the fact that the Yankees and Red Sox are on TV all the ****ing time...and their games take forever. I read a stat last year somewhere that said that Yankees-Red Sox games lasted a full hour longer than the average game in the National League. Games like that are a 4 hour time investment with less than 10 minutes of actual action involved.

Shave that down to 2 1/2 hours and I'm loving it, but the games just last too long. When you have 30-40 seconds between pitches watching the sport on TV just becomes a chore. I love baseball, it's in my blood and if being a Pirates fan since 1993 hasn't killed my love of the sport then nothing will...but I can't watch games that don't involve my favorite team and I have to be doing something else when watching Pirates games to be entertained. When I watch a Penguins game I'm watching the Penguins game. When I watch a Pirates game I'm watching it on one screen while I play MLB [Insert Year Here]: The Show on another screen.

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An NBA game is way longer then 2 hours. College, yes.

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Game time. That's the biggest thing that's killing baseball in my opinion. The NHL did a great thing when they cut out a lot of the crap and got the games to almost a uniform 2 1/2 hours. Basketball games last 2 hours. Football...well they're an exception that's able to get away with it because they only have one game a week (and the simultaneous nature and constant downtime allows things like NFL RedZone to thrive...you can't do a RedZone-type thing for any of the other sports).

But baseball games can take anywhere from under 2 hours to...well 20+ inning games can take ~6 hours, but the big issue for me is the fact that the Yankees and Red Sox are on TV all the ****ing time...and their games take forever. I read a stat last year somewhere that said that Yankees-Red Sox games lasted a full hour longer than the average game in the National League. Games like that are a 4 hour time investment with less than 10 minutes of actual action involved.

Shave that down to 2 1/2 hours and I'm loving it, but the games just last too long. When you have 30-40 seconds between pitches watching the sport on TV just becomes a chore. I love baseball, it's in my blood and if being a Pirates fan since 1993 hasn't killed my love of the sport then nothing will...but I can't watch games that don't involve my favorite team and I have to be doing something else when watching Pirates games to be entertained. When I watch a Penguins game I'm watching the Penguins game. When I watch a Pirates game I'm watching it on one screen while I play MLB [Insert Year Here]: The Show on another screen.
Do scorecards. I pay attention to games much more when I do them because I keep track of pitch counts as well.

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02-28-2013, 01:31 AM
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I love baseball too.


I watched almost every single Cards game from 94-2010. Then I couldn't do it.

I can barely watch a whole playoff game now. It's just so much less entertaining than watching a blues game.

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Copied from the Phoenix thread:

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/coyo...ome-games.html

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The spike in interest also seems to have translated to the TV audience.

According to Fox Sports Arizona, 45,065 people on average watched the first 10 games on the network, a 150 percent increase over last year’s average.

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Wow that's a low number.

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02-28-2013, 11:11 PM
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Wow that's a low number.
Seriously, 45 000 would be bad numbers for any show in Québec... on the Radio! Nevermind TV!

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The Bruins attendance and fandom was outstanding until the mid 90's. A perfect storm of events drove the fans away...the team went down the standings after the Neely cheapshot/retirement, the Boston Garden closed and that sterile new building opened, Fred Cusick retired, and JJ/Sinden got really really cheap leading to holdouts and free agents leaving. All of a sudden, those Bruins weren't the same Bruins of old. For many the final straw was the Ray Bourque trade. Add to that the Sox getting really good in the late 90's into the 2000's and the Pats finally getting recognized once Brady/Bellichik came around, and the Celtics were pretty good at the turn of the millennium with Walker/Pierce, and the Bruins are taking up the rear. Then you get the Lockout and the NHL becomes a total joke around here. But things changed in the 2007-2008 season, new coach, new GM, new team identity and all of a sudden the Bruins of old are back. Team started selling out the building again during the 2008-2009 season and I believe have sold out every game since then.
I don't have time now, but I am going to address this in great detail later on. You are very biased. And wrong.

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Chicago comparison for last night

Hawks/Blues on CSN: 7.5/13 peaking at a 9.4/15 from 9:15-9:30

Bulls/Sixers on TNT: 3.2/5 peaking at 4.5/8 from 8-8:15

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I don't have time now, but I am going to address this in great detail later on. You are very biased. And wrong.
Of course you will.

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03-02-2013, 01:24 PM
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Hawks game got a 6.0/10 last night, peaking at 7.2/12 at 9:30. However, due to the length of the game, the OT is coming up as the postgame show. So the OT effectively got an 8.2/14.

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Hawks game got a 6.0/10 last night, peaking at 7.2/12 at 9:30. However, due to the length of the game, the OT is coming up as the postgame show. So the OT effectively got an 8.2/14.
The Ratings seem too steady so does that mean the Hawks and their streak still can't supplant the excitement of the Cubs in Spring Training?

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I'm not from Chicago but I think it's safe to say the Fire wouldn't be getting those ratings.

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Its my understanding that there were more people supporting the Wolves than Hawks at one point, definitely boycotting how the Hawks were being run, and telling of where they were locally.

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10.3/17 for the Pens last night.


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According to my calculations:

The NHL is beating the NBA in: Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit, Washington, Minnesota.

The NBA is beating the NHL in: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Colorado, Dallas, Poenix.

Too close to call: Carolina (can never find anything on them), Golden State/San Jose

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Actually I read that Coyotes are tied with the Suns.

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Raleigh and Charlotte are nearly 200 miles apart. You can't compare the Bobcats and Canes as if it was 1 TV market.

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Raleigh and Charlotte are nearly 200 miles apart. You can't compare the Bobcats and Canes as if it was 1 TV market.
I understand that, but they're both on the same regional network so I thought maybe some comparison could be made.

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The Bobcats are drawing a little over 7,000 households in the Charlotte viewing area. I'd be shocked if the Canes aren't doing better, even in a smaller market.

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03-03-2013, 05:03 PM
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I understand that, but they're both on the same regional network so I thought maybe some comparison could be made.
I guess we could add both totals. I'll do some digging later tonight.

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I understand that, but they're both on the same regional network so I thought maybe some comparison could be made.
Maybe, but the Bobcats have virtually no presence in Raleigh and the likewise the Canes have virtually no presence in Charlotte. The cities are far apart in sporting culture as a whole (collegiate bball/fball/NHL vs NASCAR/NFL/NBA) and the Panthers are the only pro team that has a statewide presence.

As a local, the most I'd say is that the Canes are more popular in their own market than the Bobcats are in theirs.

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