Re: Biggest NFL Disgrace I've seen in some time
posted at 10/24/2011 1:32 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Biggest NFL Disgrace I've seen in some time
The Lions? The Lions have been arguably the worst franchise in the NFL. FAIL! Michigan, almost 10 million. Take out half of Connecticut west of Hartford, and NE is about 12-13 million. It's not much different and this doesn't even count older Lions fans in northern Indiana or Ohio. Boston is a top rate sports town and has been for over 100 years, dumbo. That's why it's like that. FIrst successfull MLB franchise, first successful NHL American franchise and Auerbach basically built the NBA here out of this market. New England isn't this mass populace. SF/SJ has more people in Northern Cali than NE does, for example. It has nothing to do with population density, etc, it has to do with the passionate fan support for pro sports. Atlanta/Georgia, Dallas, Houston, etc, are much marger populations, Einstein. They're also AWFUL sports towns. That list you have combines population and franchise support. LA blows, but they clearly pull from a larger population. NY is a strong market for fan support and has the population. So, NY is the leader and always will be. Philly is like Boston, but there is likely less to pull from even based on density based on the proximity of Philly to NY. Chicago is huge and has good fans. Get it? YOU are the one who has been slapped on this topic. You act like Boston and NE is over-populated and by population alone puts them in the top category, and it isn't. Boston is the best sports town on the planet, not just int he country. It's somewhat isolated, pulling from a region, yes, but the longstanding tradition of the franchises, espeially Sox, B's and Celts allow for an entrenched base to take shape over decades. Top 5 sports towns: Boston NY Philly Chicago Detroit Boston is a boon for the media due to demand of the fanbases' support, not just population totals. You live in a mickey mouse market, so you don't get this concept.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing
I had you pegged as a deflector but you've proven that you are just a dum bass. Stay on topic, Russ. Here are your comments:
"Boston isn't a bigger market than NY or Philly or even Detroit."
This is what I responded to. I wasn't responding to a topic about "best sports" towns that didn't exist at the time.
Oh - and your SJ/SF comment above is also wrong based on the CSA info that I provided and that you obviously didn't look. SJ/SF ranked 6th. Boston 5th.
And one last thing - SJ/SF/Oak - split fan bases due to 2 franchises whereas the Boston area only has one.