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Which Sports Events are you Currently Watching?

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heywoodu    2,966
3 minutes ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

NHL, fine, but the MLB also ?! You're supposed to be the baseball darling of the continent. You'll make the two internationall baseball fans from North America very disapointed.

 

Every game in the World Series gets a small article on the general sites, and if something odd happens or a Dutch player does something interesting you'll read it there, but most of the regular season doesn't exist :p 

 

Of course, like I said, there's always die hard fans for everything, but apart from them baseball (and especially MLB) is incredibly small. Wouldn't say it is 100% ignored, but most people probably won't be able to name more than one team (Yankees, obviously), if any. Dutch competition doesn't get much attention neither. 

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De_Gambassi    261
il y a 1 minute, heywoodu a déclaré:

 

Every game in the World Series gets a small article on the general sites, and if something odd happens or a Dutch player does something interesting you'll read it there, but most of the regular season doesn't exist :p 

 

Of course, like I said, there's always die hard fans for everything, but apart from them baseball (and especially MLB) is incredibly small. Wouldn't say it is 100% ignored, but most people probably won't be able to name more than one team (Yankees, obviously), if any. Dutch competition doesn't get much attention neither. 

 

Something like "hey, we won the euro championship for the 256th time" would be complety ignored by the general sport fan (to give an exemple) ?

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heywoodu    2,966
Just now, De_Gambassi said:

 

Something like "hey, we won the euro championship for the 256th time" would be complety ignored by the general sport fan (to give an exemple) ?

 

The general sports fan - the kind that watches the evening sports news and maybe one or two sports in the weekend if there are no other priorities - would probably notice that in the sports news on TV and say "oh" to themselves, but that's about it. 

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bestmen    837

I'm watching 'justice league' again :facepalm:

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phelps    446
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Basketball no. #2 in Italy? :roflmao::rofl::facepalm:

it wasn't anywhere close to that even in its best days in the Eighties...TV ratings on free tv (1 game a week) are about 0.3% (apart for the Olimpia Milano games, which go up to 0.5/0.6)...there are just 1 or 2 exceptions a year for the possible game #7 of the final series if there's Milano on the court, but we still talk of 4/5% ratings on the 2nd or 3rd major Italian public channel...

Euroleague games are not even broadcasted (they're on the eurosport player, with about 80000 subscribers in a 60-million people Nation)...

NBA is only on pay-tv since the Middle Age (we're talking of 50/60k average for the RS and 150/200k spectators for the finals)...

if this is our second most popular sport...:whistle:

and for what concerns F1 and MotoGP, they should write Ferrari and Valentino Rossi, because without those 2, nobody would watch a single race (apart for the usual few die hard fans, but this is common to all disciplines in all Countries)

Cycling is indeed our 2nd most popular discipline...

and no comment on Golf, Rugby or Tennis being more popular than Alpine Skiing or Swimming (actually, no comment on Golf at all...I guess we are no more than a few thousends here in Italy to know that golf is not only a Volkswagen car model :yikes::rofl:)...

p.s. they don't even name Boxing, but here it's still a big sport...if only there weren't many idiots trying to boycott it (together with all fighting sports) and they could still broadcast it in prime time on free TV (which at the moment is illegal), a good Boxing fight would make very good tv ratings (Clemente Russo and Roberto Cammarelle finals in London 2012 are 2 among the most watched sport events of the last 10 years outside the "magic circle" -Football, Ferrari, Valentino and Road Cycling)...

and I don't go back to the Mike Tyson's prime (when his fights were broadcasted live on free tv and replied in prime time the day after)...he used to have soccer-alike tv ratings...

 

I appreciate the effort, but they should live here for a while to make an idea of how things works (the sad truth is that outside the socalled "magic circle", all the remaining sports are just for the die hard fans...the average Italian people don't even know they exists)...:evil::pope:

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LDOG    497

Someone should remake the "what sports are popular in your nation?" thread.

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heywoodu    2,966

Alright, to answer the thread name question: Red Bull Crashed Ice from Edmonton, the season finals, and the Fiji - Kenya Vancouver 7s final, which were Saturday night and yesterday night respectively. Both are fun :d 

 

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phelps    446

OK, back in topic...

 

yesterday I watched some Ice Hockey (KHL playoffs round #1, Metallurg Magnitogorsk vs Avtomobilist Ekaterinenburg, game #7 and NHL regular season, New York Islanders @ Calgary Flames)...

 

Today, it's Ice Hockey (I have many options -NHL RS, Swiss NLA and Czech Extraliga playoffs above all- so, I guess I have to take some hard decisions when it's Hockey time :rofl::facepalm:) and Football (Soccer) Champions League (Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk)...

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phelps    446

earlier today...

KHL Hockey (Salavat Yulaev Ufa vs Avangard Omsk, game #7)

 

now...

I'm almost dying because of my usual health troubles :yikes: :cry: :facepalm: but I hope not to fall down before the end of Barcelona vs Chelsea (Football -Soccer- Champions League)...

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Agger    369

Just watched Bakken Bears - BC Ventspils in the FIBA Europe Cup! :clap:

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heywoodu    2,966
46 minutes ago, phelps said:

earlier today...

KHL Hockey (Salavat Yulaev Ufa vs Avangard Omsk, game #7)

 

now...

I'm almost dying because of my usual health troubles :yikes: :cry: :facepalm: but I hope not to fall down before the end of Barcelona vs Chelsea (Football -Soccer- Champions League)...

Not literally, I hope? :yikes:

 

I'm joing you in Barcelona, and am also watching some NCAA tournament basketball from last night :p 

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phelps    446
12 ore fa, heywoodu ha scritto:

Not literally, I hope? :yikes:

 

 

maybe I was a bit dramatic, but I was feeling (and I'm still) very, very bad...:cry:

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