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    The NHL and NBA both had playoff games nationally televised last Sunday afternoon.

    The NBA beat the NHL nearly 4 to 1 in ratings.

    I assumed the NBA was more popular, but I didn't think it was that much more popular.

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    I could be wrong on this - my memory for detail gets fuzzy sometimes - but I think it was last year that the Indy 500 ran at the same time as one of the NBA playoff games. Problem was it rained, so the race had to be delayed. They had a camera shot of raindrops splashing on the track, with announcers doing the usual filler talk.
    The raindrops got better ratings than the NBA game.

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    you have to keep in mind that the NHL isn't as popular nationwide. Until the Hurricanes arrived in NC, nobody around here paid any attention to hockey. And really, not many people paid attention to the Canes until the first time they made the playoffs. They gained a lot of bandwagon fans when they won the Stanley Cup, but it's still nowhere close to the basketball frenzy that exists in the South.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    The NHL and NBA both had playoff games nationally televised last Sunday afternoon.

    The NBA beat the NHL nearly 4 to 1 in ratings.

    I assumed the NBA was more popular, but I didn't think it was that much more popular.
    Most NHL games are televised on a channel Vs that hardly anyone has. Kind of hard to rebuild a casual fanbase especially after losing an entire season to the lock out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    The NHL and NBA both had playoff games nationally televised last Sunday afternoon.

    The NBA beat the NHL nearly 4 to 1 in ratings.

    I assumed the NBA was more popular, but I didn't think it was that much more popular.

    All of those people watching the NBA just don't know what they're missing. Nothing matches the intensity of the NHL playoffs in any pro sport.

    However, many if the viewing audience are sheep who have fallen victim to the marketing machine that is espn when they sign a tv contract with any of the leagues.

    Then again, I'm a big hockey fan who's never watched an entire NBA game in my life. To really become a hockey fan though, you have to watch it live. If all you've seen is what they show on TV, then you're missing half of the game.

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    I have never watched a single NBA game in my life and only a hand full of college basketball games.

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    Hockey is my favorite sport (besides wrestling) and I would rather watch it on TV than go to a roundball game anyday. This past semester I went to 4 hockey games after not going for a loooong time and I missed it. Cedar Rapids has a team so I'd like to get season tickets. Right now there is nothing on so I am in fact watching the b-ball game. Forgive me.
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    An NCAA broadcast would have embarassed both of the them.

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    So I was looking at ESPN's mock draft today and noticed something really ugly.

    Of the first 21 projected picks, only ONE, yes ONE could drink alcohol legally. Six of the top 30 overall are also legal.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2...ckDraft-080520
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