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Old 09-30-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: south central
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2013 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN

The Dodgers led MLB in attendance throughout this year, even when they were in last place in the standings. Considering LA's NFL's attendance is exactly zero, I think the answer to this question is pretty obvious.
Just cause they don't have a football team doesn't mean they don't love football or attend football games. There are lots of Raiders fans here, plus it's a big college football town, and people pack in to see UCLA and USC play. In LA, I'd say football over baseball.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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2013 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN

The Dodgers led MLB in attendance throughout this year, even when they were in last place in the standings. Considering LA's NFL's attendance is exactly zero, I think the answer to this question is pretty obvious.
How would you personally rank L.A. teams in popularity?
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Just cause they don't have a football team doesn't mean they don't love football or attend football games. There are lots of Raiders fans here, plus it's a big college football town, and people pack in to see UCLA and USC play. In LA, I'd say football over baseball.

And Los Angeles is so rabid about football, two NFL teams left in the same month. Since then, there has been little popular groundswell for its return, while the Angels draw three million fans despite finishing 16 game under 500.

I think the NFL can and eventually will succeed here. But until then, the LA market drew 6,750,000 paying MLB customers, which is 1.5 and 2.4 million more than the respective combined counts of NY and CHI. That by itself is eye-popping.

Anecdotal evidence aside, the NFL number remains 0. Unless you were to look at TV ratings only (which would also show the NFL eating MLB's lunch in every market by a huge margin), there's really no other evidence to go on.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: LBC
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How would you personally rank L.A. teams in popularity?

Whatever team is wining at the moment.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Totally wrong about Chicago. Chicago is a BEARS town first and foremost. Baseball while very important also takes a backseat when the Bulls are really good and the Blackhawks as well.

For Chicago:

1. Bears
2. Usually baseball but if the Bulls or Blackhawks are doing better during that time period baseball slides to 3rd place.

For example, no one cares about baseball in Chicago for right now. Everyone is paying attention to the Beards, and and waiting for D Rose's return and also the return of the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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I wasn't aware that the Dodgers were in last place this season?
I wonder who the Braves really are playing in the first round of the playoffs?
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I wasn't aware that the Dodgers were in last place this season?
I wonder who the Braves really are playing in the first round of the playoffs?
Yep, last place on July 1. Your guess is a good as mine. Kemp is out for the duration.

The Braves' low profile scares me.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Cincinnati
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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How would you personally rank L.A. teams in popularity?
In my view its Lakers>Dodgers>USC Football>Whoevers winning.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I wasn't aware that the Dodgers were in last place this season?
I wonder who the Braves really are playing in the first round of the playoffs?
The Dodgers, lol.
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