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How would you rank your interest in various spectator sports?
« on: July 28, 2007, 02:44:52 PM »

I was thinking about all the controversies in sports in the past week (vick in the nfl, nba ref, steroids in baseball, doping in cycling).

I used to love watching the Tour de France and pro tennis as a kid, but now I couldn't care less about them.  I used to follow the NHL much more closely until the 1994 lockout coincided with my moving to the west coast.  I can see the NBA dropping off my radar in the next few years.

Doing a quick assessment of my current mindset, here's the sports that I would say I have at least some interest in these days, and their relative ranks. (spectating, not playing)

1. NFL Football
2. NCAA Football
3. MLB Baseball
4. PGA Golf
5. NHL Hockey
6. NBA Hoops

(no interest in x-games, arena football, champions tour, mls, wnba, wwe, etc)

**EDIT [I didn't phrase this well]**
What does your list/ranking look like?
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 03:22:26 PM »

I was thinking about all the controversies in sports in the past week (vick in the nfl, nba ref, steroids in baseball, doping in cycling).

I used to love watching the Tour de France and pro tennis as a kid, but now I couldn't care less about them.  I used to follow the NHL much more closely until the 1994 lockout coincided with my moving to the west coast.  I can see the NBA dropping off my radar in the next few years.

Doing a quick assessment of my current mindset, here's the sports that I would say I have at least some interest in these days, and their relative ranks. (spectating, not playing)

1. NFL Football
2. NCAA Football
3. MLB Baseball
4. PGA Golf
5. NHL Hockey
6. NBA Hoops

(no interest in x-games, arena football, champions tour, mls, wnba, wwe, etc)

How about you?
1. Watch a ton of NFL.
2. I will usually try and catch the Notre Dame game.
3. Watch all the Red Sox games, and if I am mood I will watch whatever game happens to be on.
4. Rarely watch golf unless I am drinking in the clubhouse.
5. Never, because the Bruins suck.
6. Never, absolutely no interest anymore. 

Other than that, I follow boxing pretty close, I love the X-Games, and when I was heavy into cycling, I followed the TDF. 
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Re: How would you rank your interest in various spectator sports?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007, 03:22:57 PM »

That's a tough one depending on if we break sports down by leagues or just pro v. college.

T1.  EPL
T1.  NFL
3.  PGA Tour
4.  Intl. Soccer
5.  European PGA Tour
6.  Rugby Union
7.  La Liga
8.  NCAA Football

I'd put GAA at the top of the list if I could see it more than once in a blue moon.  I've caught one hurling final and one football semi-final since 2003.

Used to be huge into tennis 'til Pete Sampras killed the sport via acute lack of personality. Devil
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Re: How would you rank your interest in various spectator sports?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007, 03:35:07 PM »

At the risk of eliciting various emoticons I would have to list motor sports #1.

1-NASCAR/Indy/F-1
2-NFL
3-PGA/LPGA/Amateur Golf
4-NCAA Football
5-Int'l Soccer
6-I'll watch Mariner games but usually not an entire game (unless I'm at the park).
7-I'll usually watch the "majors" of any sport, my name is Gregg and I'm an addict.

We don't have an NHL franchise so I have no interest.
Never got into X-games or arena football.

My interest is waning on almost all professional athletics though, especially after the recent news.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007, 04:02:27 PM »


1. NFL Football      Definitely #1 for me.  My favorite sport, and bleed Purple.
2. NCAA Football    I never went to collidge, so NCAA FB never captured my interest.  Having said that, we got a new "Sheriff" in town, so we may just be able to compete in the Big Ten(11).  I'll most likely watch.
3. MLB Baseball I grew up playing baseball.  I do follow the Twins a fair amount, but a small market team that won't spend any money..........and a 7 inning pticher's duel..........I've got paint that won't dry if I'm not on it.
4. PGA Golf Funny.  I used to watch every tournament, every weekend.  Now, I'm lucky if I tune into the final round of a major.  I dunno.....I still like it, just busy I guess.
5. NHL Hockey   Disgusted
6. NBA Hoops   I don't watch many games, but follow the team a fair amount.  It's a huge "Soap Opera" here.  The T-Wolves suck, and the future isn't bright.  I hope the ref. scandal blows the thing wide open.

(no interest in x-games, arena football, champions tour, mls, wnba, wwe, etc)  Boy, howdy.  Sorry Aske, et al.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007, 04:18:35 PM »

Oops, I screwed up my original post.  I was looking for YOUR list/ranking even if it's completely empty or only has one sport.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007, 04:37:54 PM »

Oops, I screwed up my original post.  I was looking for YOUR list/ranking even if it's completely empty or only has one sport.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 05:22:29 PM »

1. MotoGP -- I have trouble finding coverage of every race, but I catch every one that's televised and read about them all.

2. NFL -- I usually watch at least one game each weekend, and more likely 2-3.

3. PGA/USGA -- I watch most of the coverage of the majors, but pretty much NOTHING else of the Tour.

After that, the list stops completely.  (I watch the Olympics, if that counts.  But I don't follow the athletes or the particular sports at all.)
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 05:35:58 PM »

1) Cardinals Baseball  Grin
2) Intl Soccer
3) EPL / La Liga
4) PGA Tour
5) MLS
6) NFL
7) NCAA Mens BB Tourney (until my Salukis are eliminated)

Thats about it - don't watch the NBA and gave up on the NHL after the recent strike.

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 07:30:52 PM »

NFL Football - the Steelers are religion in this town
NCAA Football - love a good Saturday night game.
NHL Hockey - Sid Crosby has interest peaking again
International Soccer
Auto Racing - prefer IRL, but can watch NASCAR
MLB - was may favorite as a kid.  The uncompetitive balance of the league has really turned me sour.

That's about it for pro sports form me.  Basketball has no allure at all, unless it's Pitt in the tourney, which usually doesn't last long.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007, 09:16:03 PM »

Local OW short track racing. (By 'Local' I mean everything West Coast, from USAC/CRA in SoCal all the up through WILROC pavement sprinters in BC)

I pay MORE attention to this than I do NASCAR and MLB in the summer. The beauty of ThE iNtErweb is it's a virtual clearing house of information, and you can get pretty much 'Real Time' results and video from some venues pops up every few weeks.

NASCAR/IRL/Road Racing in just about that order, although haven't watched much NASCAR this year, mostly due to atrocious seasons by anybody I give a crap about.

Local 'Minor League' Hockey (actually, it's top tier Junior Hockey for you Canuckies, a distinction lost on us Yanks) I watched several TOP NHL draft picks play this last season

MLB.

Everything else.
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Re: How would you rank your interest in various spectator sports?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2007, 07:23:06 AM »

1.  NCAA Football (Boomer Sooner)
2.  PGA Tour
3.  NFL Football
4.  MLB Baseball
5.  NCAA Basketball
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2007, 08:36:52 AM »

1. NFL/NCAA (tie)
2. WWE
3. PGA
4. SOCCER
5. POKER
6. NBA/NHL (tie)
7. NCAA (B)  (used to be way higher)
8. TENNIS
9. everything else
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007, 10:03:07 AM »

1. NFL/NCAA (tie)
2. WWE Your numbering system is screwed up, but this isn't a sport anyway. Call it serendipity.
3. PGA
4. SOCCER
5. POKER Not a sport.
5. NBA/NHL (tie) renumbered
7. NCAA (B)  (used to be way higher)
8. TENNIS
9. everything else (tie)
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2007, 10:29:39 AM »

(1)  College Football
(2)  PGA/LPGA/any golf.
(3)  College Basketball
(4)  MLB Baseball
(5)  NFL Football
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