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Old 03-24-2012, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Because it is boring.

Close topic please. Question answered.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:40 AM
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Because it is boring.

Close topic please. Question answered.
How is it boring?
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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How is it boring?
Because nothing happens. Once contact is made you can tell if its a foul, single, double, triple, or home. There's no other actions.
No surprises.

There is a large amount of waiting.
More then half the time everything is still.
There's probably like 30 minutes or less of actual movement all pplayers combined.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I think the fact that there's no salary cap and the fact that before the season starts, most people who have any understanding of the MLB can already predict whose going to be in the playoffs come October. The NBA usually has a good mixtures of teams that can be good and make a run in the playoffs, possibly going to the Finals, and all not necessarily in big market cities (OKC for example). The NFL has two different teams in the Super Bowl every year. You never see a Super Bowl repeat year to year. But, with the MLB, I think people are just so tired of the same old story of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Cardinals making a run for the World Series.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Because nothing happens. Once contact is made you can tell if its a foul, single, double, triple, or home. There's no other actions.
No surprises.

There is a large amount of waiting.
More then half the time everything is still.
There's probably like 30 minutes or less of actual movement all pplayers combined.
I know what you mean. Chess is a great game.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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in my area, Montreal, baseball died with the '90s strike. used to have kids leagues from 7-8 yo old and up...no more , they switched to soccer.

we had baseball pools at school and then later at work, I knew most of the ML players and their stats...now I couldnt even name one frikking player. I dont know anyone who still follows the game or watch an occasionnal game on tv.

locally soccer is on the rise, football too but to a lesser degree. hockey is at a standstill. basketball never caught on. baseball which once was nearly as popular as hockey is defunct.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I know what you mean. Chess is a great game.
But it's not a sport.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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But it's not a sport.
Yeah, I know. But you seemed to be describing it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Because nothing happens. Once contact is made you can tell if its a foul, single, double, triple, or home. There's no other actions.
No surprises.

There is a large amount of waiting.
More then half the time everything is still.
There's probably like 30 minutes or less of actual movement all pplayers combined.
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The total 14 minutes of action [in a baseball game] was about three minutes more action than one might see in a football game, according to our previous study.
How Much Action is in a Baseball Broadcast? - WSJ.com

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According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.
Football Games Have 11 Minutes of Action - WSJ.com
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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...Although that doesn't explain why the National Hockey League is never ranked higher than fourth among the Big Four of professional sports in this country.
Because people who don't know hockey don't understand it and also have a hard time following the puck.
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