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Old 01-19-2010, 01:22 PM
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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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).
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Location: Brooklyn
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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".

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Old 01-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Location: all over NJ-currently in Totowa
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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
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:08 PM
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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.
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