Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Isn't too bad, but realistically it is really hard to find football discussion at the same level as baseball on the internet.
I think there are a lot of reasons for that, but one is probably the fact that football is a really complex sport, and the average fan has a pretty shallow understanding of what's going on. A lot of what happens in football is invisible too (like literally, often you don't see really important parts of the field on television), while in baseball pretty much everything is out there.
Would be interesting to know if hockey and basketball boards out there are more like baseball sites or football sites. If they tend towards the football sites then I'd guess that the speed of the game has something to do with it as well.
Lot easier to form communities around baseball, a slow game with lots of downtime (which means lots of time to get to know each other).
Agreed on all points. Baseball is still pitcher vs hitter and it's easy to define a players true worth. In football there are no numbers that can be used to define a players true worth at MANY positions.
It's just a complex sport and unless you've played it at a high level or coached you wouldn't have any idea how shallow most fans are.