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Old 08-08-2009, 11:28 AM
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1) I do not see why the Red Sox would have any sizeable base since Boston is not in state, not close by, and you do not get their games on the air.

2) Could you rank in order and percent the splits for
-MLB/NFL/NHL/NBA?
Actually, Boston is only about 4 hours from Syracuse. So, it's almost as close as NYC is to the area.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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Actually, Boston is only about 4 hours from Syracuse. So, it's almost as close as NYC is to the area.

And back when I was growing up (born in 75) they showed alot of Sox games on cable--I might even say as many as Yankee games. Today not so much but back then yes. And remember Syracuse hasn't been a Yankee farm team in a long long time, so its not like the Yankees are the traditional "home", if anything up until recently the home team could have been considered the Blue Jays
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Cicero, NY
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1) I do not see why the Red Sox would have any sizeable base since Boston is not in state, not close by, and you do not get their games on the air.

2) Could you rank in order and percent the splits for
-MLB/NFL/NHL/NBA?

See my post above for #1

as far as number 2 I would say

MLB:
Yankees 50%
Red Sox 40%
Mets 10%

NFL:
Giants 55%
Bills 20%
Patriots 20%
Jets 5%

NHL:
Rangers 40%
others: 60%

NBA:
couldn't guess since not a fan
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:20 PM
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And back when I was growing up (born in 75) they showed alot of Sox games on cable--I might even say as many as Yankee games. Today not so much but back then yes. And remember Syracuse hasn't been a Yankee farm team in a long long time, so its not like the Yankees are the traditional "home", if anything up until recently the home team could have been considered the Blue Jays
Yup...I mentioned how I would watch Red Sox games from WSBK TV38 in Boston when Newchannels Cable used to carry the station. Heck, I remember watching Montreal Expos games from CKWS 11 from Kingston, ON too. If you had a TV without cable and a decent antenna, you could get some of those games on this French speaking station I could get sometimes. I would watch CFL games from that station too.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:35 AM
 
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I can't see Syracuse or anywhere in NY being FOURTY percent Red Sox fans.
This is New York State...NOT MA.

New York is the closer market, the bigger market, and it's in the same state.
You are WAY more tied to NY economically, culturally, and politically...why would some smaller town out of the state have close to the same amount of influence in sports fanabses?

Makes NO sense.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:52 AM
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I can't see Syracuse or anywhere in NY being FOURTY percent Red Sox fans.
This is New York State...NOT MA.

New York is the closer market, the bigger market, and it's in the same state.
You are WAY more tied to NY economically, culturally, and politically...why would some smaller town out of the state have close to the same amount of influence in sports fanabses?

Makes NO sense.
Actually, places like Albany and Syracuse are the same distance from Boston and NYC. So, it's not impossible for that to happen.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Cicero, NY
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I can't see Syracuse or anywhere in NY being FOURTY percent Red Sox fans.
This is New York State...NOT MA.

New York is the closer market, the bigger market, and it's in the same state.
You are WAY more tied to NY economically, culturally, and politically...why would some smaller town out of the state have close to the same amount of influence in sports fanabses?

Makes NO sense.

When has anything in CNY or Syracuse made sense?
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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I can't see Syracuse or anywhere in NY being FOURTY percent Red Sox fans.
This is New York State...NOT MA.

New York is the closer market, the bigger market, and it's in the same state.
You are WAY more tied to NY economically, culturally, and politically...why would some smaller town out of the state have close to the same amount of influence in sports fanabses?

Makes NO sense.
You also need to remember that there has always been a lot of issues that divide Upstate and downstate. They are very different areas when it comes to economics, city vs rural, and more.

Downstater's don't really support upstate teams such as the Buffalo Bills or college teams. Why should Upstate support downstate teams?
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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You also need to remember that there has always been a lot of issues that divide Upstate and downstate. They are very different areas when it comes to economics, city vs rural, and more.

Downstater's don't really support upstate teams such as the Buffalo Bills or college teams. Why should Upstate support downstate teams?
Why would upstaters support Boston teams?
MA'ers don't support upstate NY teams...they also don't share the same state and aren't tied economically, poltically, and culturally as a CNY would be to the nation's biggest market and one that is closer IN state.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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can't see Syracuse or anywhere in NY being FOURTY percent Red Sox fans.
This is New York State...NOT MA.

New York is the closer market, the bigger market, and it's in the same state.
You are WAY more tied to NY economically, culturally, and politically...why would some smaller town out of the state have close to the same amount of influence in sports fanabses?

Makes NO sense.
It wasn't necessarily supposed to make sense, it was just one person's observation. I don't know about 40%, but if you spend some time here you will notice that there are a good number of Boston/New England fans. The Ugly Duckling in Manlius is an all Boston bar, with all Boston memorabilia on the walls. That's just an example, I'm sure there are others.
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