I read the Wall Street Journal for the sports stories in much the same way I read the Sporting News for stock tips.
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
Anything is if you do not understand what's going on
I'd like to see their breakdown on soccer. The sport is pretty much constant action. No time outs, limited substitutions, and if a player gets a red card, his team has to play a man down for the rest of the game. Yet I suspect the WSJ will bring out the tired argument that there isn't enough scoring. Yet there is so much more to it than just scoring goals. Much like baseball, in which a 1-0 pitcher's duel can be just as exciting as a slugfest, a soccer match in which an underdog can pull off a key draw against a superior team can be just as tense and exciting as a 4-3 goal fest. And goals themselves can be some of the most beautiful moments in sport.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
The only thing I like more than three hours of baseball involves taking a pill that if it lasts that long requires me to see a physician.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
I work with a couple Indian guys who are huge cricket fans.
They think baseball teams go about it all wrong. Batters should just make contact and place the ball better. And defenses leave huge gaps in the OF.
One thinks baseball is boring but the other is a big Tigers fan. He lives up in Windsor Canada. Its kinda funny hear his accent. Canadian Indian.
This is the day of the expanding man...
to the general public baseball may be slow and boring but if I am not mistaken attendance and tv ratings are at all time high. At the end of the day the game is what is. If people dont like it then they dont like it. You cant force people to watch something. I dont really see what else they can do to attract an audience that accepts what the game is other than use a branding strategy targeted towards kids who can grasp on early and have a greater appreciation of the game.
The people who do the Woo could make themselves useful by counting down the 20 seconds the pitcher supposedly has to make a pitch.
There always had to be a # 1 most popular sport, that's a given. I don't get the need of the NFL and NBA to try and market their product like a video game, and I despise MLBs attempt to make stuff out if nothing (home advantage from AS game) the NHL tried to be everything to everyone and that was a mistake, stick to your base... I grew up in Michigan hockey was important to us, we knew most people south of us didn't care, and we didn't care about that.