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08-23-2012, 12:15 AM
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New sports survey: B's more popular than Celtics?

Here is the findings of the New England Sports Survey:

http://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com...rts-survey.ppt

When asked if you could follow 1 sports team, who would you follow?:

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New England Patriots: 44%
Boston Red Sox: 28%
Boston Bruins: 13%
Boston Celtics: 12%
New England Revolution: 3%
When asked what is your favorite sports team (they could only choose one)

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New England Patriots: 42%
Boston Red Sox: 32%
Boston Bruins: 11%
Boston Celtics: 10%
New England Revolution: 5%
When asked which owner has done the best job over the last 5 years:

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Robert Kraft (New England Patriots): 42%
Wyc Grousbek, Steve Paglicua, and Boston Basketball Partners (Boston Celtics): 23%
Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins) : 19%
Larry Luchinno, Tom Werner, and John Henry (Boston Red Sox): 12%
Robert Kraft (New England Revolution): 4%
When asked what ownership do you most admire

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Robert Kraft (New England Patriots) : 38%
Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins): 22%
Wyc Grousbeck, Steve Pagluca, Boston Basketball Partners (Boston Celtics): 19%
John Henry, Larry Luchinno, and Tom Werner (Boston Red Sox) : 12%
Robert Kraft (New Englad Revolution): 4%
Click the link for alot more. I would post more but I know I can't post the whole article.

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Survey is crap as Jack Edwards isn't even in the top 5 tv announcers.

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Good seems bruins finally overtaking the celtics. Pats will always be top dogs

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I can't even remember the last time I watched a Celtics game or a Red Sox game for that matter. Football I've lost a lot of interest in over the past several years and will only watch a couple games a year, if that. With the Bruins I never miss a game.

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Funny what winning a cup will do to bring in new fans.

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I'm still amazed at how low the Red Sox ownership is.

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Funny what winning a cup will do to bring in new fans.
It really is amazing. While i enjoy the increased popularity in some ways, i really do miss the days where you could get a last minute bruins ticket for 20 bucks, and that was even when they were decent. Bandwagon will happen too, and i won't be mad at it, but there are the bandwagon fans that absolutely drive me nuts, the "been a fan for a year, act like i've been one for 40"

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I'm guessing that number will begin to slip when the season gets postponed.

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The Celtics are old and the Bruins are young... The Celtics' window to win is just about over and the Bruins' window hasn't even started yet, and they've already won one.

No matter what, The Pats and Sox will always be the kings of this town. Bruins will be highly respected for a long time, though. That's 500% more attention than they got ~5 years ago. They'll sell out for a long time.

I agree, the stats will slip when the lockout announces a 1-2 month shortage... Hopefully not.

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Amusing to see Jacobs rated ahead of the Sox ownership group. I mean sure, the Sox ownership has been exposed a great deal with the recent fiasco of a season while Jacobs just put a Cup winner together (and the owner always has a large say in how these things go down, so he does catch some credit) but still, this is JJ we're talking about here.

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Can someone explain to me how you can be entertained by baseball? This question has been bothering me for years.

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Can someone explain to me how you can be entertained by baseball? This question has been bothering me for years.
My best answer would be that it's a lot easier to be entertained by it if you understand the nuances of the game, such as will a hitter get the green light on a 3-0 count, will the guy steal or get picked off, will they try the suicide squeeze, etc.

But I'm guessing you just don't like it so whatever. Different strokes for different folks.

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Can someone explain to me how you can be entertained by baseball? This question has been bothering me for years.
People like golf, nascar, equestrian crap and soccer, all of which I do not terribly care for. I think understanding the game helps. Understanding how hard it is to throw a 100 mph fast ball withing an inch of your target, or how hard it is to hit that pitch. Don't let it bother you too much, I'm sure you like things other people don't and leave them wondering, how can someone be entertained by that?

on topic, this is good, the Bruins are a fun, likable team while the Celts seem like a group of over aged, miserable spoiled sports with too big of egos. Even Ray Allen has lost my interest now.

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Can someone explain to me how you can be entertained by baseball? This question has been bothering me for years.
It depends.

Do you read books or watch movies? If you're a book reader, you have a shot to enjoy baseball. if you have to passively take in information and have flash and spectacle to be entertained, you won't find a lot of that in baseball.

The thrill of baseball is the situation. Understanding what's at stake in the situation, and waiting to see what happens, that's where it's at. If you understand how the game is unfolding, have a guess at strategy and try and anticipate the outcomes, there's usually a story that tells itself by the end.

if you can't watch a game proactively like that, and have to see the game only through the announcer's comments and the white ball going past the hitter most of the time, it's not going to work for you.

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My best answer would be that it's a lot easier to be entertained by it if you understand the nuances of the game, such as will a hitter get the green light on a 3-0 count, will the guy steal or get picked off, will they try the suicide squeeze, etc.

But I'm guessing you just don't like it so whatever. Different strokes for different folks.
I played through high school and followed the stats and box score like a hawk. As soon as I stopped playing I took a step back and realized how slow and boring the game is.

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To be fair, baseball really isn't the most watchable sport when you're sitting watching alone. Good to watch in a group though. And it's the best sport in the world for radio.

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Even Ray Allen has lost my interest now.
You'll really be disinterested when he's knocking down 3s for the Heat next season I guess.

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Bruins More Popular than Celtics?

Of course they are. This has always been a hockey town with a rabid following, even in the darkest days.

The Celtics have a storied franchise, obviously, but their fan base, and popularity with New England sports fans, does not compare in any way.

Fairly or unfairly for us hockey nuts, the Sox will always own Boston in terms of overall popularity and the media coverage that drives it.

And if the Patriots will always be top dogs, as someone noted, take a trip in the Way Back Machine to the 80s, when they were the joke of the league. The only time they made it to the Superbowl was '85, when they were hammered by Da Bears.

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And if the Patriots will always be top dogs, as someone noted, take a trip in the Way Back Machine to the 80s, when they were the joke of the league. The only time they made it to the Superbowl was '85, when they were hammered by Da Bears.
It's true. As someone who grew up in the 80's this is pretty funny. They were fourth, and it wasn't even close.

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It's true. As someone who grew up in the 80's this is pretty funny. They were fourth, and it wasn't even close.
Hail Pat Sullivan! Remember when they went, like, 1-12?

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You'll really be disinterested when he's knocking down 3s for the Heat next season I guess.
you think?

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If you go to a lot of games to both you'll see the Celtics fans are more casual walking in and stuff.

Basically Bruins are closer to the Atmosphere at Fenway in 2002 and Celtics are like the atmosphere last couple years.

Kraft is a joke though for not paying Welker or Moss and refusing to expand Foxboro or sell standing room seats. I really don't like him and the Liverpool owners are creeps as well.

Celtics have best owners followed by Mr Jacobs.

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Good seems bruins finally overtaking the celtics. Pats will always be top dogs
saw this and went to your profile to check your age. didn't find it there but i'm guessing early 20's based on the bolded comment. (but i did find out we share the same favorite food).

Like someone else said, they used to be 4th and it wasn't even close. Fanbase will drop off significantly when Brady hangs em up, and plummet when BB calls it quits.

Where will they go? Same place they came from in the early/mid 90's when Parcells and Bledsoe turned things around. It's more than a coincidence that the pickup in fans and ratings happened the same time as the B's dropping off the cliff in the same early/mid 90's timeframe.

Whenever I was asked during our lean years where all the Bruins fans were I would always answer "down in Foxboro".

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It depends.

Do you read books or watch movies? If you're a book reader, you have a shot to enjoy baseball. if you have to passively take in information and have flash and spectacle to be entertained, you won't find a lot of that in baseball.

The thrill of baseball is the situation. Understanding what's at stake in the situation, and waiting to see what happens, that's where it's at. If you understand how the game is unfolding, have a guess at strategy and try and anticipate the outcomes, there's usually a story that tells itself by the end.

if you can't watch a game proactively like that, and have to see the game only through the announcer's comments and the white ball going past the hitter most of the time, it's not going to work for you.
Which makes it unique in the sports world because no other sports have any situations. On a less sarcastic note, there is nothing more exciting than the "strike em out, throw em out" double play.

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