Originally Posted by Fon Duc Tow
"Mass appeal" and "everyone in Cincinnati likes it" are not synonyms. That's my point.
I think their points are mass appeal is relative.
By your definition nothing has mass appeal. Is there anything that more than 10% of the world population uses.(Maybe Coca Cola?)
Is there any team that more than 10% of the US population supports?(Maybe the Yankees though I doubt it.)
Even narrowing it down to Cincinnati, there's a large percentage of people who don't care about sports at all.(We call these people boring people.)
To say that within the scope of the sports following population in and around Cincinnati(which is the only sample of people that UC cares about,) the Bearcats have acheived a mass appeal of mainly bandwagon fans is accurate.