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NFL v. MLB

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by alexander284, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. alexander284

    alexander284 New Member

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    I used to be quite the NFL fanatic. I used to talk about how much I disliked baseball (because it was so boring).

    Now, however, I find that I like Major League Baseball.

    As for the NFL, I am losing interest.

    Anyone else experiencing this? :cool:
     
  2. Joseph_Botwinick

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    All Pro Sports are pretty much becoming boring havens for mediocrities to make millions of dollars and promote the thug lifestyle.

    College Sports is certainly more entertaining. I like college Football and Basketball.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  3. WallyGator

    WallyGator New Member

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    Yes, Alexander, I've experienced the same thing. As MLB was kicking off last week, I was excited about the coming season not just the playoff rush.
    NFL seemed like a million miles away.
    WallyGator
     
  4. PatsFan

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    Three superbowl wins in 4 years for my favorite NFL team. Sorry I can't relate at all. I can't wait for the NFL season to begin again.
     
  5. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    I like both MLB and the NFL and enjoy watching both!
     
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    The only thing i've really lost intrest in has been the NBA. I'm a huge Lakers fan and watching their downfall has bummed me out for this season.
    Another cause has been the lack of excitement due to too many young players who need to get a lot more experience before entering the league.

    As for NFL and MLB, i can sit and watch games for my favorite teams anytime.

    bobby
     
  7. alexander284

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    I totally agree. In fact, I'm so disinterested in the NBA that it didn't even to occur to me to mention it. :D
     
  8. PastorSBC1303

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    Isn't it great? No Lakers in the NBA playoffs!

    Woooo hoooooo [​IMG] :D
     
  9. PostCode

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    I love baseball. Have since I was a little growing up watching the Phillies with Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Larry Bowa and Tuggie. Today though baseball has become scared with abuse from drugs and money. I no longer enjoy it like I used to. Players are hungry for money and not the game. It used to be a passion, now it's just a job. Back in the days when a player stayed with the same time his entire career or declined a trade for the sake of his teammates...those days are long gone. I still love baseball though. I admire the minors now more than the majors. These kids are giving it their all. High school baseball is also a joy to watch.

    I have never enjoyed football or basketball. Basketball is becoming quite like baseball now with the drugs and scandals....
     
  10. alexander284

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    Actually, PostCode, I thought it was the other way around! [​IMG]
     
  11. rivers1222

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    Although I'm an avid fan of both sports, (attend about 10 Reds games a year and am a Bengals season ticket holder), I believe football is the more popular sport. One reason for many is the tailgating. I know, conjurs up imaiges of drinking and lewdness. Not neccessarrily so. I know many groups and families who use it as a mini family reunion 8 times a year. Families with the grill fired up and kids passing footballs back and forth. Its an 8 times a year event, as opposed to baseball having 81 home games a year.
    Another is the competitivness, and you cant mention that without mentioning money. In the NFL they have a salary cap. All teams have a ceiling on how much they can spend on payroll. A team like the Bengals with smart leadership can go from the dregs of the division to playoff contenders in a couple of years. This year the Reds increased their payroll 20 million dollars and are still 125 million or so behind the Yankees. Hope always springs eternal, till about June. Then reality sets in. Just my thoughts.
     
  12. alexander284

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    I agree that the NFL is more popular than MLB. [​IMG]

    However, the NFL just doesn't "thrill me" the way it used to. :(

    I am much more selective about which games I choose to watch. ;)

    I am only interested in watching certain teams or certain "matchups." [​IMG]

    Know what I mean?
     
  13. MasterWalk

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    Pro football is still my favorite sport to watch, especially with my favorites playing, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
    However, living in Texas, I did get interested in baseball last year when the Houston Astros made the playoffs. But it was the Boston Red Sox who thrilled me the most! Go figure! :D
     
  14. WallyGator

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    Alexander,
    Know exactly what you mean. I'm getting more selective also, the older I get. Also, I tend not to get as bent out of shape, when one of my favorites loses, even stupid mistakes.
     
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    I like football and baseball, and football only slightly more as a sport. But the difference in the attention spans given to both sports is obvious... one NFL game has the value of 10 MLB games during the season, and in the playoffs it's one to 5 or one to 7. And attending a baseball game can cost as much as attending a football game. And that's not just being shortchanged as far the value of a single game, but the average baseball game is now 3 hours or more in length, and it's only a few minutes normally out of that time period when the real difference in the game is made.; this along with the 'mind games' of the batter stepping out, the pitcher stepping off or throwing over to first base, and sometimes a dozen 2-strike foul balls; and then a pitcher being warmed up, brought in, his 8 throws on the mound, and then taken out after one batter. Well, I like baseball, but I will admit any day that people who say it's "boring" do have a point.
     
  16. WallyGator

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    Shucks, it's getting where I hardly know any of the ML ballplayers. Enjoyed watching the Washington Nats.
     
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