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Old 11-28-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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People on the West Coast in general seek out other forms of entertainment than professional sports. There are certain exceptions, like with the Raiders or Giants, but for the most part the passion isn't there like in the Midwest or Northeast.
Part of it has to do with the liberal-minded population, but I think moreso with all the transplants from other countries and parts of the U.S. For instance, A's and Angels games get packed with Yankee and Red Sox fans whenever those teams are in town.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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Two points one the 76er do draw poorly, will see what happens with the new ownership. College Hoops actually draws very well in Philly

On College Football PSU fans are pretty rabid in the NE though they are in the middle of the state
I think new ownership was the best move for the Sixers. As great of an NHL owner Ed Snider is, he was a horrible NBA owner and had no business owning an NBA team. Good riddance!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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the west has a more Trasiet Population so people don't grow as affilated with there teams.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Ducks and Angles both have very good fan bases (even when they are losing). Dodgers were driven into the ground by bad management and ownership. Although I am personally a Mets fan, I am hoping to see the Dodgers pull it back together.

Although I do expect a Football team to be in the LA area for the 2014 season (Rams, Jacksonville or San Diego), but most people around here have better things to do than watching a football on weekends, Most people rather participate in a sport than observe. There is a reason that Southern California produces the bulk of the US Olympic Team.
And at a rate disproportionate to (2-3x) its large population.

Likewise MLB, both in volume and percentage

And the most NFL and NBA players. Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, all overly represented by CA historically.

The "LA has apathetic fans" take is weash. So very tired.

The Dodgers had been 1, 2 or 3 in league attendance virtually forever before last year's overdue fan boycott. They had set the 3 mil mark as standard long before anybody else. The Angels attendance is consistently top 3 AL as well. The 2 NFL teams NEEDED to GTFO of town. Kings fans are too loyal to the crap product fed to them.

If you win, they will come. See: Lakers & USC Football.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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And at a rate disproportionate to (2-3x) its large population.

Likewise MLB, both in volume and percentage

And the most NFL and NBA players. Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, all overly represented by CA historically.

The "LA has apathetic fans" take is weash. So very tired.

The Dodgers had been 1, 2 or 3 in league attendance virtually forever before last year's overdue fan boycott. They had set the 3 mil mark as standard long before anybody else. The Angels attendance is consistently top 3 AL as well. The 2 NFL teams NEEDED to GTFO of town. Kings fans are too loyal to the crap product fed to them.

If you win, they will come. See: Lakers & USC Football.
Those staduims are among the Biggest in Baseball Vs Boston with one of the smallest.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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I think the initial point is false, just a stereotype perpetuated ad infinitum.

Lowest average attendance this year of four major professional sports:
NFL
32. Cincinatti 49,619 (MIDWEST)
31. Tampa Bay 54,973 (SOUTHEAST)
30. St. Louis 56,455 (MIDWEST)

MLB
30. Oakland 18,232 (WEST)
29. Tampa Bay 18,878 (SOUTHEAST)
28. Florida 19,007 (SOUTHEAST)

NBA
30. Pacers 13,538 (MIDWEST)
29. Kings 13,890 (WEST)
28. Nets 14,179 (NORTHEAST)

NHL
30. Phoenix 10,671 (WEST)
29. Dallas 11,305 (SOUTH)
28. NY Islanders 13,039 (NORTHEAST)

The West is not represented in the bottom attendance rankings any more than any other region. The simple fact of the matter is that fans will come when the product is good, and stay away when the product is bad.

It is also a complete fallacy to say that people in places like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, or wherever support a losing team no matter what.

If you don't believe me, take a look at the Pirates attendance, or the Twins attendance when they weren't doing that great. Or the Tigers.

It's complete B.S.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Those staduims are among the Biggest in Baseball Vs Boston with one of the smallest.
Its probably more accurate to say both those stadia have average capacities while Fenway is below. But you point is well taken w/r/t Boston, although it specifically wasn't at issue.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Cities like Chicago, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Buffao, Atlanta, and Boston ( until recently) all turn out in droves to support thier losing teams.
Wait, what?
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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If so, which cities and what are the teams that they are passionate about? Are there teams out West that have a big following? This can be for college or pro teams. In some cases, you could include whole states if you want to.

Probably because people out west can do more outdoor activities close to home. I.E. Ski, surf, rock climb, hike etc.

In my experience people out east tend to stay in doors more often. Mainly because they do not have easy access to real life sports outside. Therefore they live vicariously through sports teams.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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Wait, what?
Well, those guys who came out to bid farewell to the Thrashers looked really sad... all 20 of them
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