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Why baseball is dying and football is winning

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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Nobody watches football for defense.


Wanna bet? I could dig a 3-2 game. Loves me some great defense.




posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

'Take me out to the ball game, now i'm bored as hell'

I played representative softball and trust me some games are better to play then to watch. I'm not American but i like watching NFL but put the US masters on the TV and i'll say 'sir would you kindly hand me that ice pick so I could gouge my eyes out?

Whatever floats your boat I guess, But in this high octane world baseball is the lonely kid with braces at the prom.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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meh - all " american " sports are utter garbage - bastardisations of other games

make the merkins play shinty - that will teach them



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Football figured out that star quarterbacks equal ratings. Nobody watches football for defense.


I watch football to see people get creamed, especially the QB.


And the Cubs got shafted..


Yeah, by the Cubs.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Bluntone22
Football figured out that star quarterbacks equal ratings. Nobody watches football for defense.


I watch football to see people get creamed, especially the QB.


World class stiff arm by a tight end.




Man I wish the Niners had resigned him.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: intrepid


One of my faves:



By, Joe, hello Super Bowl.

They'd fine Leanoard Marshall out his ass for that one now. Panty waist football.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
Baseball. Rounders for men.





Soccer, an excuse for sissies to fall on the ground without getting touched.






edit on 3-10-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: alldaylong
Baseball. Rounders for men.





Soccer, and excuse for sissies to fall on the ground without getting touched.



I see you've been to Portugal.





posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
Soccer, an excuse for sissies to fall on the ground without getting touched.



I see you've been to Portugal.




They wanted to make me King.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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Baseball is just fine they tried that BS of appealing to masses with juiced baseballs and steroids. Baseball wont ever have the fervor that American football produces,but it is still hot in latin america and Japan and solid here in North America. Much like politics you can change here and there but dont lose your core base.

Now even though I'm not a fan of fantasy sports, baseball has tapped into that niche market, yea its not huge numbers but its solid and loyal and makes people watch multiple games and follow the league closely. And while MLB attendance dropped 4.4 percent the minor leagues top 40 million in attendance for the first time, a lot of that is just MLB games are expensive if you are trying to take your family with you.


Want to hear screwed the Expos won the most games in 1993 I think was the year, but that was the year of the players strike so the format was turned into 2 halves of a season, where the Braves won one half and the Phillies the other. The Expos won more games combined but didnt win either half this probably killed baseball in Montreal.

Love football NFL and college on TV but baseball doesnt translate well to the casual fan and todays ADHD crowd. Basketball you can literally watch the last 5-8 minutes thats when most games are determined. just now getting into American soccer and the home town team is very good and in stadium experience is great, but honestly on tv it puts me to sleep



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: putnam6
Want to hear screwed the Expos won the most games in 1993 I think was the year, but that was the year of the players strike so the format was turned into 2 halves of a season, where the Braves won one half and the Phillies the other.


You're getting 1994 and 1981 confused. 81 was the split seasons, 94 they just cancelled it 3/4's of the way through.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: putnam6
Want to hear screwed the Expos won the most games in 1993 I think was the year, but that was the year of the players strike so the format was turned into 2 halves of a season, where the Braves won one half and the Phillies the other.


You're getting 1994 and 1981 confused. 81 was the split seasons, 94 they just cancelled it 3/4's of the way through.


LOL not the first time Ive got something mixed up,probably not the last either



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Simply because football is more violent.

Bread and Circuses people.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

They do,they play 162 games a year,not counting playoffs,spring training,so yes in long run they kill,how many football games a year? figure it out simple math



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: putnam6
Want to hear screwed the Expos won the most games in 1993 I think was the year, but that was the year of the players strike so the format was turned into 2 halves of a season, where the Braves won one half and the Phillies the other. The Expos won more games combined but didnt win either half this probably killed baseball in Montreal.


It also killed my passion for the game. I was an Expos fan from the mid 70's.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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The Yankees showed the mary Cubs how to win a one and done play in game. Simple, you score more runs than the other team.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I don't watch games like soccer that can end 0-0

Mostly kidding but still true



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: JDmOKI


It's nil-nil. How much more pretentious can you get?

Hold up, there's golf and tennis where you can't yell at the marys when they're trying to hit the ball. Guy can hit a round baseball moving at 100mph with a round bat but sissy lala with his plaid knickers can't hit an immobile golf ball if someone is talking too loud.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

If I could yell at rich golfers and their stupid golf gear I'd watch more golf. Kidding again I'd never watch golf.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: JDmOKI


I'd watch it if you were allowed to yell at them while beating them on the head with a 9 iron.




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