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Old 03-27-2018, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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This is just something I've been curious about for a long time. It seems to me that the national media hates that when teams that aren't based in NYC, L.A. Boston or Chicago don't win titles or they try to diminish the smaller market team's title and overpraise the bigger market team's title. For example, the 2016 NBA Finals when the Cavs won the NBA Championship everyone still diminishes the Cavs' title: "Draymond Green got suspended", "Steph was injured." But, they didn't diminish the Warriors' 2015 title when the Cavs had no Kyrie or Kevin Love, it was a huge love affair with the Warriors. So, does the national media hate it when teams outside of the big market cities win championships? Am I looking at this whole thing wrong?
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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The cities mentioned are all old original teams that have won many titles. People want to see news towns and faces.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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The cities mentioned are all old original teams that have won many titles. People want to see news towns and faces.
Care to elaborate on the last part.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Well GS is outside that big market as well. I don't buy into it anyway. When Miami won the media loved that and the same with Cleveland. That's all that was talked about. Cavs this Cavs that, yadda yadda. That said, when the 3 largest markets win that's more eyeballs than the rest of the country so naturally that makes more monies which is the goal in the end.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:52 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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The US media especially hates it when a team from Canada, like the Blue Jays and Raptors, threatens to win a championship. Our TV numbers don't register with the Almighty Media God Nielsen, hence we don't exist and are routinely ignored - unless, Nielsen forbid - they go deep into playoffs.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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The US media especially hates it when a team from Canada, like the Blue Jays and Raptors, threatens to win a championship. Our TV numbers don't register with the Almighty Media God Nielsen, hence we don't exist and are routinely ignored - unless, Nielsen forbid - they go deep into playoffs.
Generally, what's your take on how Canada/Canadian media treats USA/US sports?
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:13 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Generally, what's your take on how Canada/Canadian media treats USA/US sports?
They cover everything. And the national media are reasonably dispassionate and neutral when reporting on sports. May the best team win and all that.

Except hockey in the playoffs or the Olympics.

Local, urban media are homers, of course. Toronto sports stations focus on the Leafs, Raptors, Jays, TFC and the Argos. Ditto with the other Canuck cities with professional sports franchises. That's only natural.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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They seem to care an awful lot about the Penguins.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:18 AM
 
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Makes sense that the media would favor the cities with the most people/largest viewership.

A legit rivalry or a Cinderella story always gets a lot of media attention tho'.
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