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ironcitychef 01-28-2005 12:19 AM

Ranking the major sports
Sports Rankings(only the big ones, don't bust my chops about golf, or Nascar, etc)

NFL - Clearly the leader. Meaningful games, level playing field, serious drug policy, and their big dance is the number one event worldwide come Jan/Feb. Concern on the watch, is underclassmen. Clearly the most physical of all sports what happens if sophs/juniors keep coming out and get crushed without certain contract money? It won't stop the sport, but could change fan interest.

MLB - Even with black eyes a plenty, they let the Sox win and outdue the NBA for 2nd. Come on, you can't tell me you would rather watch Ben Wallace block shots then watch almost 100 years of history be erased. Plus it is a better game. One great pitch, one great hit, one great catch means something. The games are too many to keep our interest, but there is no such thing as a safe lead when you don't get the ball back when the other team scores.

NBA - Is great because players are more marketable than any other sports. They don't wear as much so we can relate. Look at Jordan. Made millions on the court and off. The problem is we appreciate the water cooler talk. Especially the real fans. We don't talk about the touchdown run on monday night or tuesday, we talk about how that 2nd year OT we weren't sure on is coming into his game by making a great pulling block to free up the RB for the TD run. Not so in the NBA. I always liked Detlepf Schrempf(sp?) for being the best 6th man in the league and being an all star cause of it. I couldn't name the last 10 6th man winners.

NHL - was never our game to begin with. We just saw a way to market it better than anyone else. The players are not ours. Olympic hockey? Sure we couldn't lose that, we have tradition. NHL okay take it away. NAmes we can't say. Faces we never see. Ask non fans why they watch anyway, cause of the fights. It got too big and greedy and needs to resize and play to its niche markets.

But it could just be my opinion

ironcitychef 02-08-2005 11:41 AM

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Well with hockey done, and baseball dealing with steroids, can we get to the start of next football season soon enough?

BlitzburghRockCity 02-09-2005 11:31 AM

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the NHL just digusts me.. i cant believe these people cant get over this hump of a salary cap. It obviously works if you work at !!!

get over it people..the fans wanna see you play..but at this point..they dont even care anymore.. :boxing:

ironcitychef 02-09-2005 02:35 PM

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I know! Which would you have? Salary cap or no salary at all?

ironcitychef 02-21-2005 11:45 AM

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I think they are leaning towards a cap of around 45 million, but they can't agree. Since they would only play about a quarter of a season if they came back does that make the cap 11 million?

clevestinks 02-26-2005 12:08 PM

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4 Badmitton
173. NHL

NFL rules, I`d rather have MLB 2, but here in Cleve, its LeBron mania, so it looks as if NBA is 2 at least here, And I love the Penguins, but come on already guys play hockey or get a 9 to 5

ironcitychef 03-01-2005 01:40 AM

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Surprisingly, I don't miss having a basketball team in Pittsburgh. What is it like to have a team in your town. I just don't see tailgating or "we are family" atmosphere at a basketball game. As for me, I am a celtic fan because of east coast bias and they were always on when I was growing up. Sorry, LA I can't stand you because of this. Amazing how television creates fans like me.

ironcitychef 03-01-2005 01:42 AM

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Hey speaking in and around badmitton, has anyone seen the table tennis coverage on ESPN? Crazy stuff. You know I can onlt handle poker and table tennis in small doses, but it is great to break the average routine. Guys hitting return shots from 3 rows deep in the audience. Now that is great action.

JerseySTEEL 03-08-2005 08:37 PM

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lol u guys want like this rankign but here it goes

1.NFL- best ever to short if u ask me hehe
2.NHL- fun fighting is also long as hell but is more dem anding then the othier 2 below it.
2.MBL- nothing is real in baseball, either people cheat"roids" and its borign as hell
4.NBA- theres no def in any games its a shame of a former game

BlitzburghRockCity 03-08-2005 11:28 PM

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There's the NFL, then there's everything else. :cool:

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