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(Awful Announcing)   How much higher up in the food chain is the NFL? Well, the Hall of Fame game had higher ratings than any Stanley Cup game, most non-finals NBA playoffs, every NASCAR race not Daytona, and all golf tournaments that don't have "Master" in the name   (awfulannouncing.com) divider line 81
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2013-08-06 08:19:56 AM  
An even better comparison:

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/07/the-most-watched-sporting-ev en ts-of-2013-so-far/

The 6.7 overnight should put the Hall of Fame game around the low-mid 30's on this list.   And you wonder why the NFL doesn't want to "kill" the Pro Bowl, when it is easily in the Top 50 most watched sports programs in the first 8 months of the year (Once NFL season starts this list will basically just get topped out with SNF & MNF and late window NFL games).
 
2013-08-06 08:50:24 AM  
Hmmm, forgot all about it.
 
2013-08-06 09:10:51 AM  
They're gonna need the money when the head injury lawsuits start up in earnest
 
2013-08-06 09:11:27 AM  
Not surprising. America does love its violent conflicts, even in sports.
 
2013-08-06 09:17:29 AM  
I watched 5 minutes of the game. 5 actual minutes, not 5 minutes on the clock.
 
2013-08-06 09:24:24 AM  
And McDonalds sells more burgers than anyone else, so they are the best burgers QED
 
2013-08-06 09:31:03 AM  
If the choice is a preseason football game or some "reality" garbage like Honey Boo Boo, football is the lesser of two evils here.
 
2013-08-06 09:48:42 AM  
To be fair, it IS the first football game we've seen in six months, so it's no wonder people tune in, even if it's a bunch a second- and third-string spares.
 
2013-08-06 09:58:43 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Not surprising. America does love its violent conflicts, even in sports.


While the rest of the world prefers to have their violent conflicts among the fans of the alleged sport of soccer. Lack of action on the field means they have to create their own out of boredom:

newsimg.bbc.co.uk


www.chemistryland.com

static.guim.co.uk

img.src.ca
 
2013-08-06 09:59:43 AM  
Guelph35


If the choice is a preseason football game or some "reality" garbage like Honey Boo Boo, football is the lesser of two evils here.

This is a very good point. Up against the game was Pawn-Bar-Redneck-Ice Road Renovations, Sponge Bob or Cops.
 
2013-08-06 10:12:03 AM  

hasty ambush: The Crepes of Wrath: Not surprising. America does love its violent conflicts, even in sports.

While the rest of the world prefers to have their violent conflicts among the fans of the alleged sport of soccer. Lack of action on the field means they have to create their own out of boredom:

[newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x300]


[www.chemistryland.com image 512x256]

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

[img.src.ca image 635x357]


Just a few weeks back there was a story from South America about a pickup game referee that shanked a player that later died.  The crowd rampaged, quartered the ref, and put his head on a pike at midfield.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/brazilian-referee- qu artered-beheaded-spectators-fatally-stabs-player-203601025.html
 
2013-08-06 10:14:48 AM  
Suck it, inferior sports.
 
2013-08-06 10:17:18 AM  
Don't let Vince McMahon see this article.  He'll rewrite the entire RAW script to be "The John Cena 3-hour Spectacular", sponsored by Fruity Pebbles and JimfromSaintPaul.
 
2013-08-06 10:18:27 AM  

dletter: And you wonder why the NFL doesn't want to "kill" the Pro Bowl, when it is easily in the Top 50 most watched sports programs in the first 8 months of the year


exactly.  hey, i heard that the pro bowl is going to be selected by a "draft" this year...what's that all about?

Aarontology: Suck it, inferior sports.


heh.
 
2013-08-06 10:24:17 AM  

Aarontology: Suck it, inferior sports advertising vehicles.

 
2013-08-06 10:37:59 AM  

stir22: dletter: And you wonder why the NFL doesn't want to "kill" the Pro Bowl, when it is easily in the Top 50 most watched sports programs in the first 8 months of the year

exactly.  hey, i heard that the pro bowl is going to be selected by a "draft" this year...what's that all about?



I believe it will be similar to what the NHL has done in recent years with the ASG game... assign two captains (although I heard it might be retired players, like Rice & Sanders) and they will "draft" from the "Pro Bowl" players on both conferences to be on their teams.
 
2013-08-06 10:41:00 AM  
Having a game featuring " 'Murica's Team!!!! " helped the ratings a bit too.
Panthers vs Jags would not have had as much success.
 
2013-08-06 10:41:06 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: They're gonna need the money when the head injury lawsuits start up in earnest


The lawsuits will get dropped or a quick settlement once its realized the NFLPA fought every attempt at regulating contact. Now if college can fall in line and limit contact.
 
2013-08-06 10:41:35 AM  
NASCAR sucks. I cannot imagine sitting in front of a TV watching cars go around a track for up to 3+ hours.
 
2013-08-06 10:49:27 AM  

monoski: NASCAR sucks. I cannot imagine sitting in front of a TV watching cars go around a track for up to 3+ hours.


Weird, that's how most of us feel about the organized kickball game people call soccer.

/oval racing is boring though
//still not as boring as soccer
 
2013-08-06 11:01:31 AM  
You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?
 
2013-08-06 11:14:12 AM  

Leonard Washington: You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?


EURO SCORING
Year Avg.
1980 1.93
1984 2.73
1988 2.27
1992 2.13
------------
1996 2.06
2000 2.74
2004 2.48
2008 2.48
2012 2.38

When most soccer games actually average 6 goals per game between the teams, you let us know.

/not saying soccer sucks, just your argument.
 
2013-08-06 11:16:17 AM  

Leonard Washington: You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?


To you maybe to us it just means two kickballers tripped enough guys to get lucky in the net.
 
2013-08-06 11:22:18 AM  

Leonard Washington: You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?


First, 4-2 is not a typical soccer score.

Second, it's not the same as there are methods of scoring 1, 2 and 3 point in addition to 6. Maybe if soccer gave more free kicks but they were worth half a point.
Third, the play stoppage is a critical and unique element in football that increases the direct effect of coaching (play-calling) as well as making every play essentially a set-piece.

So it's totally different.
 
2013-08-06 11:26:04 AM  

steamingpile: monoski: NASCAR sucks. I cannot imagine sitting in front of a TV watching cars go around a track for up to 3+ hours.

Weird, that's how most of us feel about the organized kickball game people call soccer.

/oval racing is boring though
//still not as boring as soccer


Soccer.  High kicks.  Low scoring.  And ties?  YOU BET!
 
2013-08-06 11:28:10 AM  

Leonard Washington: You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?


You do realize that a soccer score is far more likely to be 0-0 (or nil-nil as the BBC puts it) than ever be 4-2
 
2013-08-06 11:35:12 AM  

Leonard Washington: You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?


And in Rugby League it's 24-12, what's your point?
 
2013-08-06 11:38:05 AM  

nekom: steamingpile: monoski: NASCAR sucks. I cannot imagine sitting in front of a TV watching cars go around a track for up to 3+ hours.

Weird, that's how most of us feel about the organized kickball game people call soccer.

/oval racing is boring though
//still not as boring as soccer

Soccer.  High kicks.  Low scoring.   And ties? YOU BET!


Ties, and no playoffs.
Why do y'all even do this?
 
2013-08-06 11:42:56 AM  
Well, the Hall of Fame game had higher ratings than...  etc


And yet, it's still not as popular as an average CFL game.


/At least in my household
 
2013-08-06 11:45:57 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Guelph35


If the choice is a preseason football game or some "reality" garbage like Honey Boo Boo, football is the lesser of two evils here.

This is a very good point. Up against the game was Pawn-Bar-Redneck-Ice Road Renovations, Sponge Bob or Cops.


Awww hell, cops was on?  Damn, wasted my night...

/Bad Boys, Bad Boys
//Just kidding didn't watch HoF Game
 
2013-08-06 11:47:42 AM  

Whiskey Dickens: Well, the Hall of Fame game had higher ratings than...  etc


And yet, it's still not as popular as an average CFL game.


/At least in my household


Please tell me about the 3 people who have never been in your kitchen as well.
 
2013-08-06 11:51:02 AM  

dletter: Whiskey Dickens: Well, the Hall of Fame game had higher ratings than...  etc


And yet, it's still not as popular as an average CFL game.


/At least in my household

Please tell me about the 3 people who have never been in your kitchen as well.


Nice try Trebek, but your mother is still a whore!
 
2013-08-06 12:12:49 PM  
I really cant watch preseason football, never really got excited by it. Even less so in recent years because I just havent been watching as much football
 
2013-08-06 12:16:26 PM  
I'm a Dolphins fan and even that came was painful to watch.  Couldn't figure out who was playing, why they were playing, strategies...etc.

Preseason is just a total waste of time for the fan except to get their juices going for when the real games start.
 
2013-08-06 12:25:07 PM  

groppet: I really cant watch preseason football, never really got excited by it. Even less so in recent years because I just havent been watching as much football


Preseason is, in my mind, only interesting if you are following a team or player(s) closely.

The score is irrelevant, but HOW the scores are made aren't. A fluke play or broken coverage isn't that big a deal in preseason - a missed assignment is a good teaching tool for the D and an indicator that the O can at least get on the same page enough to take advantage of them.

Regularly being pushed around or passed over is sign of an issue with scheme or players and is more important. Unlike in a regular game poor CB play that is just missed by the QB or dropped by the WR is more important than a crazy catch by a WR for evaluating the CB.

Poor or exceptional play is a good indicator of player talent - better than practice.

But if you don't follow the team enough to care or even know about who's likely to breakout or to watch it in that way, it's useless.
 
2013-08-06 12:33:38 PM  
I could tell last night how starved for football people were when last night at the bar five people watched a CFL game with me.
 
2013-08-06 12:34:03 PM  
I only watched it because I knew it would put me to sleep
 
2013-08-06 12:38:46 PM  

Calehedron: hasty ambush: The Crepes of Wrath: Not surprising. America does love its violent conflicts, even in sports.

While the rest of the world prefers to have their violent conflicts among the fans of the alleged sport of soccer. Lack of action on the field means they have to create their own out of boredom:

[newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x300]


[www.chemistryland.com image 512x256]

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

[img.src.ca image 635x357]

Just a few weeks back there was a story from South America about a pickup game referee that shanked a player that later died.  The crowd rampaged, quartered the ref, and put his head on a pike at midfield.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/brazilian-referee- qu artered-beheaded-spectators-fatally-stabs-player-203601025.html


And there is also the racism..
iuwest.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-06 12:44:31 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: nekom: steamingpile: monoski: NASCAR sucks. I cannot imagine sitting in front of a TV watching cars go around a track for up to 3+ hours.

Weird, that's how most of us feel about the organized kickball game people call soccer.

/oval racing is boring though
//still not as boring as soccer

Soccer.  High kicks.  Low scoring.   And ties? YOU BET!

Ties, and no playoffs.
Why do y'all even do this?



While not a soccer fan, at least it's more exciting to watch than baseball.
 
2013-08-06 12:44:46 PM  
Fantasy draft is August 28th!  WHOOT!
 
2013-08-06 12:49:10 PM  
Success. Just got done listening to a BBC radio broadcast . The UK reporter mentioned football then said "that is football-soccer ", talking care to specify it was soccer he was talking about.. Slowly but surely the rest of the world is coming around.
 
kab
2013-08-06 12:49:36 PM  
Oh noes, what I watch on teevee isn't as popular as football.

www.troll.me
 
2013-08-06 12:58:18 PM  
Soccer games take less than two hours to play and don't have commercials, how is Joe Sixpack supposed to stuff his face and get drunk during that
 
2013-08-06 12:58:35 PM  

dletter: An even better comparison:

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/07/the-most-watched-sporting-ev en ts-of-2013-so-far/

The 6.7 overnight should put the Hall of Fame game around the low-mid 30's on this list.   And you wonder why the NFL doesn't want to "kill" the Pro Bowl, when it is easily in the Top 50 most watched sports programs in the first 8 months of the year (Once NFL season starts this list will basically just get topped out with SNF & MNF and late window NFL games).


I'm happy that nothing will be able to push "Power Outage" from the #2 spot.
 
2013-08-06 01:02:17 PM  

hasty ambush: Success. Just got done listening to a BBC radio broadcast . The UK reporter mentioned football then said "that is football-soccer ", talking care to specify it was soccer he was talking about.. Slowly but surely the rest of the world is coming around.


The Brits invented the word soccer.
I don't get why some of them get their knickers in a twist when an American uses it.
But then I remember the world is a silly place filled with the easily outraged and get on with my life.
 
2013-08-06 01:05:27 PM  
My nephew in Ireland is playing in a newly formed American football league. We'll see.
 
2013-08-06 01:18:22 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Leonard Washington: You realize a football score of 4-2 is the same amount of scoring as a handegg score of 28-14 right?

And in Rugby League it's 24-12, what's your point?


In basketball, it's probably about 8-4.
 
2013-08-06 01:30:58 PM  
NFL Sunday ticket is bundled with Madden 25th Anniversary NFL for 100 bucks. (Streaming for PC's tablets and phones only) but it's what I wanted.  I'll just stream it to my Chromecast and to my big TV FTW!
Suck it CBS and TWC.  Suck it HARD.
 
2013-08-06 01:35:04 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: hasty ambush: Success. Just got done listening to a BBC radio broadcast . The UK reporter mentioned football then said "that is football-soccer ", talking care to specify it was soccer he was talking about.. Slowly but surely the rest of the world is coming around.

The Brits invented the word soccer.
I don't get why some of them get their knickers in a twist when an American uses it.
But then I remember the world is a silly place filled with the easily outraged and get on with my life.

img829.imageshack.us
It's only a model.
 
2013-08-06 01:52:15 PM  

kab: Oh noes, what I watch on teevee isn't as popular as football.

[www.troll.me image 551x325]


Better way to state that:

One does not simply give a f*ck.
 
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