- 05/30/2012, 08:46PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/30, 08:46 PM
1. Baseball.. I remember 10 years ago..
the worst team in the league, detroit,
swept the yankees in their precious new york..
plus the playoffs is a crapshoot..
2. Nfl.. Every year around 14 teams have a heartbeat..
elis 9_7 mediocrity is pedigree for wheaties commercials?
plus bad teams beat good teams alot..
3. Champions league.. Soccer
12 teams have quality..
4. Premiership.. Soccer..
6 quality teams..
5. Tennis.. 4 pony race..
ONE ONE ONE pony race..
oklahoma is prettier than east..
heat make celts come down into their basement..
(never go into an aquintance basement!!!!)
but spurs are like that glamorous ex, a guy cant get over, if hes dating a plain jane..
spurs are really special..
[Mahewman]Big Bad Bruins said 05/31, 01:20 AM
So, reading the title. I am assuming you mean most competitive leagues. LEAGUE WIDE. Not just the top couple teams.
First i must comment on your most competitive league. The MLB. Really? The league has no cap. Half of the teams in the league are just fillers. You maybe have a couple teams surprise.
Big teams buy players. Lame.
1. NHL. The fact that you don't have the NHL on your list makes me cringe. I know you hate hockey. All you had to say was "NHL" and i would have been happy.
The 6 and 8 seeds made the Stanley cup and they deserve to be there. You have the low scoring similar to that of your beloved soccer and intensity x 799.
Compete level. 10.
2. English Premier League. Loads of talent. Very competitive
Compete level 9.
3. NFL. Regular season? Not so much, but generally any playoff team can get hot at the right time and make a run. A couple of the divisions really bump the NFL up.
Compete level. 8
4. MLB. Because of the length of season. The winning percentages are a lot closer from top to bottom. However, this year alone, the field has leveled.
Compete level. 6
5. NBA. Primarily because i cant think of anything else
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/31, 06:08 AM
I am sorry I did not include hockey.. I was hoping someone else would do it..
I dont hate hockey.. I watch olympic hockey..
I just dont have any more room in my life for another sport..
The soccer season goes on from mid august to mid may.. And then if its a world cup year, or a Euro cup year, there are must see games for 11 months.. Plus with the olympics, now we are talking 12 months..
I couldnt rank hockey cause I dont know enough about it..
baseball vs nfl..
a great baseball team, wins 60% of their matches..
a great NFL team will go at least 12-4, so thats 75%..
I got an "A" in math in highschool:)
(only cause my female teacher was ridiculously hot, and I was trying to impress her:)
If you look at the math, baseball is more competitive..
Throw in the fact, that the lousy cubbies, could probably compete for the Japanese Championship, and that only solidifies how great american baseball really is..
For example, lets say the MLB playoffs expanded to 16 teams..
I give you my galaxy guarantee, some years the 16th seed would win..
Ive seen "bad" teams sweep good teams, all the time..
[Mahewman]Big Bad Bruins said 05/31, 03:59 PM
"For example, let's say the MLB playoffs expanded to 16.. I give you my galaxy guarantee, some years the 16th seed would win..."
This I can agree with you. BUT. That is the nature of the sport of baseball, not the league itself. Baseball is a game based off of the small things. A team of professional baseball players should be able to beat another pro team in a 5 game series.
My argument is that the MLB itself does not have the level playing field across the board because teams can purchase talent without anyone stopping them.
Kansas City has no chance. Has had no chance and probably won't ever have a chance.
They get poached year and year again because they don't have the money to compete.
To defend my choice of EPL.
Teams obviously can purchase talent. Similar to the MLB BUT if you do not perform and maintain a competitive team. You get regulated out of the league and replaced by another.
This maintains a competitive league.
I would also like to change my #5 from NBA basketball to Space Jam basketball.
The Monstars vs the Toon Squad. The one game in league history went to the wire.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 06/01, 09:11 AM
Well well well buddy boy..
explain to me this..
Every team in the al east and nl east, right now, in june,
thinks they got a great shot at making the playoffs..
thats 10freakin teams..
with the new addition of an extra wild card spot,
they both have legitimate reasons for hope..
we are in june, and at least 15 teams are thinking about that big freakin trophy..
bad teams win the world series..
no offense to the 06 +11 cardinals,
but was that really a team that sent shivers down your spine?
how about the 03 marlins.. That was an improbable run..
they were below .500 in july,
jack mckeon gets to the helm and the rest is history..
baseball always has, and always will be a crapshoot..
win a measly 60% of your games, and you too,
could be drinking pink champagne in october..
Plus, back in 08, when the pats went undefeated..
did the fins have ANY hope of keeping the game close?
why cant the lousy cubbies sneak a win vs mighty yankees?
get a pitcher who is in the zone..
get 3 or 4 timely hits..
and then the improbable, becomes reality..
[Mahewman]Big Bad Bruins said 06/05, 06:55 PM
"Every team in the al east and nl east, right now, in june,
thinks they got a great shot at making the playoffs..
thats 10 freakin teams.."
Using that same argument. 2 monthes into an NHL season and almost every single team has a legitimate shot at making the playoffs. Except a couple teams rebuilding.
In the MLB, the difference between the top and bottom of every division is absurd.
Last year alone, the Yankees won 28 more games than the O's.
The Tigers won 32 more games than the Twins.
The Rangers won 29 more games the the Mariners.
Phillies 30 over the Marlins.
Brewers 40 more than the Astros.
Dbacks were up 23.
The average division win from first to second was approximately 10 games.
So on average every division is won by almost 10 games.
Not competitive enough for my liking.
I understand that this is a product of a very long schedule, but this is also a my main reason that the MLB is not as competitive as you speak.
The divisional battles in the NHL surpass that of the MLB by a mile.
It takes far too long for farm systems to develop which gives teams with more cash a HUGE advantage.
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