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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Actually, NASCAR was born in Daytona Beach, FL.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nascar

    Bill Elliot (who some would argue IS NASCAR) was born in Dawsonville, thus his nickname, Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.
    I think the argument for Dawsonville is that there wouldn't have been a meeting in Daytona in the late 1940s if it hadn't been for the moonshine runners from Dawson County who helped establish stock car racing as a popular past time in the decade leading up to it. Though I guess that would make Dawsonville more of the spiritual home of stock car racing than the birthplace of NASCAR, the Mecca to Daytona's Medina if you will.
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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    This country is too big! :
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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    This country is too big! :
    3 more states for me and I'll have been to all of them

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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    One thing baseball needs to do to get more people interested in watching the game is to get rid of the ridiculous blackout rules during the season. Even the fans that still want to watch many times can't because baseball has a blackout map that makes it so people can't see games from teams even though those teams may be several hours away from where they live. When you make it so people can't see the teams they are interested in people eventually lose interest and move on to other things.

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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Some thoughts...

    -- I think I fall in the camp of "playoff games are too slow". Game 7 of the NLCS was one of the very few games where I made it a point to see all of the action. And I think the reason was because the pace of the game zoomed along.

    -- I think playoff games suffer from the triple-whammy of Fox plastering promos for all kinds of shows on the broadcast which detract from the "baseball-ness" of the telecast, at-bats tend to be grinded out, and managers will use their bullpens to the utmost extent. Which all means a lot of down time during the game.
    -- I should have said quadruple whammy in that you have someone like me with channel changer in hand and 150 channels to go look at in that down time and I can get distracted.

    -- Based completely on subjective opinion, but I think Americans are probably watching more sports than ever. But each niche of each sport is fleshed out so there is a wide variety of each sport to watch. So besides MLB, there is a ton of college football (almost every night of the week now), college basketball, motor sports of all kinds, pro wrestling, lots of boxing and whatever the new fight-club like thing is, soccer, hockey, volleyball, blah blah blah. MLB has to fight harder against more competitors just to maintain market share.

    -- And I agree with the ESPN/Fox obsession with all things Yankee and Red Sox. I think each game played between them was nationally televised. The first time I saw Detroit play this year was when the Reds played them. And I thought "dang, this team is good". But after that, I never really saw them much.

    -- And the aforementioned games are on too late in the East thing. I'm getting old. If I don't get my beauty sleep, I'm a grumpy bear the next day. Unless the game is compelling and moving smartly along, I'll turn off the TV and catch the highlights on the web the next day. Staying up till 1 AM when I get up at 5:30 is just too late.

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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

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    I did

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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I agree, the ATL is a college football town, but not just UGa or Tech. Lots of Tennessee, Bama, USC expats. Braves are a fairly close second.
    Atlanta is a college football town 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Then the Falcons. Then the Braves, then the Georgia Force (arena league football), then the THRASHERS~! (I heart the Thrashers). Then the Gladiators (minor league hockey). The Hawks tend to bring in about 3 fans a game.
    "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."

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    I forgot NASCAR. The further south of Atlanta you go, the higher up it goes in the rankings. When you get to, say, Newnan, NASCAR probably takes up the third spot. Bass fishing takes number two.
    "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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    3 more states for me and I'll have been to all of them
    Okay, I'll bite. Which three do you lack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie View Post
    Okay, I'll bite. Which three do you lack?
    Mississippi, Louisiana and North Dakota

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    Its not the marketing, its the game. Life's gotten faster and baseball's gotten slower. A game of "true outcomes" ain't real baseball and it ain't real entertaining.
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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Mississippi, Louisiana and North Dakota
    Bummer, you missed out of New Orleans.

    Got some friends who lived there and they now insist that it's gone. At least it's radically changed from the, literally, antediluvian gem it used to be.
    Last edited by M2; 10-24-2006 at 07:47 PM.
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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Just to clear up the misconception that games started earlier in the "good old days." This is from the Chicago Tribune which is on Central Time.
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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Sort of on-topic: The MNF game between Dallas and the Giants last night? Highest rated cable television event.........EVER.

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    Re: World Series ratings down again.

    Bummer, you missed out of New Orleans.
    Plus it has lots of that humidity that you love.


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