U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Labor Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-19-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
2,705 posts, read 4,646,804 times
Reputation: 1126
NY is a baseball town, but there are lots of football fans in the suburbs - NJ, LI, and Westchester. So, metro-NY-wise, I think football is just as big as baseball. Remember, there are TWO football teams here...no other city has that (although San Francisco and Oakland are extremely close).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-19-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
9 posts, read 17,263 times
Reputation: 20
Traditionally, Baseball, but currently, it's a real "what have you done for me lately" city when it comes to sports.

Football is a very close #2 behind baseball right now because the Giants won it all two years back, and the Jets are poised for a Super Bowl berth. Basketball is hanging in there because of die-hard fans, and hockey, at least where I am, is kinda just "there".

Last edited by Dynamowolf; 01-19-2010 at 01:37 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: all over NJ-currently in Totowa
316 posts, read 480,357 times
Reputation: 123
Count Buffalo -and the state has 3 Football teams(I know thats a stretch) but - 2 in NJ & really only 1 in NY- -
But your right- - more fans are baseball fans- than those 3 teams together- -(I think??)- maybe from the old Brooklyn days- and Polo ground days- - Even though those old timers are fading away, baseball carries its History like no other * *

I guess the Rangers have a loyal group that that will always be there- -but I dont see the fan base growing too much- -and the Islanders- I think its only a matter of time before they pack up and head out of Long Island
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2010, 08:08 PM
 
50 posts, read 59,358 times
Reputation: 33
This is an outsiders view but I certainly hear my NY friends talk baseball more than gridiron. The Yankees are namechecked far more than the jets and Giants combined. As I say that is an outsiders view based on limited conversation but there it is for what its worth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top