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Old 06-26-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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You can disagree all you want out of spite, but you are wrong.

I'm going to break this down for you...

You are using the wrong word... Manderly tried to explain this to you a few posts ago. Maybe the NHL playoffs are more "compelling" or "dramatic". But "interest" is based on popularity.

Interest - something that concerns, involves, draws the attention of, or arouses the curiosity of a person:

Popular - appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired

TV Ratings and Attendance are how the "draw" of sports are measured. Meaning, whatever people tune into, is what they find more interesting. The reason the NBA is more popular is because more people find it interesting. Simple and plain.

That's not a knock on the NHL. And certainly isn't a knock on Hockey. Basketball is just more popular and more interesting to the majority of people.

Now... if you wanna say the NHL playoffs are more compelling. Are more dramatic. Have more parody. Or are not as predictable... that may be a better assertion. But clearly the NBA playoffs are more interesting to the masses.


And wouldnt this statement make you, not qualified to know which playoffs are more "interesting" since you dont watch the NBA to actually compare them?

Whatever you say. Popularity does not equal interesting. Too many people follow the crowd and never find out how interesting something is.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:46 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Whatever you say. Popularity does not equal interesting. Too many people follow the crowd and never find out how interesting something is.
And to back up your point, this guy below is VERY popular. But does that mean he's one of the all time greats....?

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Whatever you say. Popularity does not equal interesting. Too many people follow the crowd and never find out how interesting something is.
I didn't say popularity equals interesting... Smh

enjoy your fallacy that Hockey is the most interesting sport.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Hockey IS the most interesting... and the most fast-paced, and the most exciting. I also think hockey players are the most well rounded athletes.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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I do not have any interest in pro basketball.

Hockey is my favorite sport.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Saw an article that the NBA's Phil Jackson says the NHL playoffs are more interesting than NBA's. Didn't read article, so not sure if he meant in general or this year in particular. And I think he did in fact watch some of the playoffs this year.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I didn't say popularity equals interesting... Smh

enjoy your fallacy that Hockey is the most interesting sport.
I didn't say that. It's the most interesting to me.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Hockey IS the most interesting... and the most fast-paced, and the most exciting. I also think hockey players are the most well rounded athletes.
Hockey is not my favorite sport to follow out of the 4 major sports but LIVE it is by far the best, hands down.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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That's what's always believed, the NBA fans don't follow the NHL and vice versa. It would be hard, anyway, due to the overlapping seasons and number of games in a long season.

Now that hockey is over, are some hockey fans tuning in? I don't follow the NBA, but it's so in-your-face that one must take notice.

I'm jealous that their playoffs have been more entertaining than hockey's, esp. these later sounds. Agree?
I've never been a BB fan. The only BB I ever watched was High School Tournament BB. The players play as a team and don't showboat.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Phil Jackson prefers NHL playoffs to NBA: 'More fun, much more action' - CBSSports.com
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