- 02/05/2013, 09:15AM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 02/05, 09:15 AM
I remember when I first moved to the states back in 1998 there was hockey games on Espn..
And now? You can't find it ANYWHERE..
Seems like the lockout in the early 2000s really hurt the sport..
They went from a bunch of tough guys to spoilt brats who need a spanking..
Staying the same? NFL..
It will never catch on globally..
To similar to rugby.. But a more expensive version..
As we rugby players say.. Shoulder pads are for little girls:)
OLYPMIC basketball used to be a joke..
Then Argentina came along.. Then Spain.. Germany.. Italy.. Turkey and France OH MY!
More and more countries will get better and better..
Eventually the leagues in Europe will be almost as good as the one in the states.. Mark my words jaba!!
One of the few American sports that is hands down better than its euro alter ego cricket..
While cricket takes 50 hours to play a match..
You guys only need 3 hours of incredible drama..
The sport will only get bigger and bigger..
Inclining.. Rugby, tennis, soccer, Winter Olympics.. Formula one.
Staying the same NASCAR.
Declining, golf, Tour de France.. Summer Olympics..
()0P()0C()0H~HBO SAT. 6 PM! said 02/05, 11:32 AM
Decline... hate to say it, but Baseball.
Steriods has rocked the cement for me. I don't know. Seems as if only the HARDCORE fans are the only one's really keeping up.
Dana's deal with Fox is big time. And one day, he hopes to have ALL the shows on cable television. Dana's deal with Fox is huge, for the simple fact that it brings in fans that possibly are just turning the channels, then all the sudden they see a beatdown. Normally, they're hooked after that.
staying the same.. NBA...
I think today was the first day people really watched the highlights thoroughly, NFL's over.
I don't keep up with Golf, Ruby, horse riding or swimming, so, i don't have a comment on those. ha
HighwayCrossingFrog said 02/05, 11:56 AM
UFC is an excellent addition..
And it's counter part boxing is in an obvious state of severe decline..
Whilst baseball obviously get hit by the steroid saga..
They have done a fantastic job in cleaning up the mess..
People will get over this hiccup..
And the sport will continue to grow globally..
Just think how many international players have come over in the last 20 years..
The product will only get better and better..
The world baseball classic and the Olympics are a lot of fun to watch and are great for the game..
Plus the little league World Series shows that the youngsters are getting better and better..
I'm 33 and wouldn't have the slightest of chances of getting a hit off some of those 12 year old Japanese pitchers..
Ok.. The regular season lacks drama..
I wish they could do something about it..
But it is what it is.. Essentially a sport where you only need to start paying attention once the playoffs come around.. Barring the exceptions of the Jeremy Lin and Vince Carter's break out seasons..
()0P()0C()0H~HBO SAT. 6 PM! said 02/05, 03:53 PM
I saw Bucky's comments below..
What's the World Series ratings the last couple of years?
Of course they can't be too good.
The steriod hit home with ME. 1994 strike didn't help either..
I hope Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa never get in the baseball hall of fame. I know they won't either.
UFC is on the incline. Sure, the pay per views have gone down, but obviously thte ratings on Fox have GONE UP.
Also Froggy, boxing is not on the decline. There are plenty good fighters not named Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio coming up. YOu have just have to investigate a little bit. Gurantee Floyd will smash the pay per view record he already holds when he fights Canelo in September.
()0P()0C()0H~HBO SAT. 6 PM! said 02/05, 10:07 PM
I'll put you on game, Froggy.
Andre Ward.. Olympic Gold Medal... seems invincible at the moment. (out w/ injury tho)
Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios. guy put on one of the best fights I've ever seen this past October
Saul Canelo ..a.k.a the Red Headed Mexican. Huge for his division, and took over once the Manny Sweepstakes ended. You know, the matchup with Floyd.
Austin Trout... Just beat Cotto, Cotto last May gave Floyd Mayweather a helluva a fight.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr... Almost knocked out one of the p4p best, Sergio Martinez, 12th rd.
Tyson Fury, heavyweight that want's to decapitate the Klitschko's too, just like David Haye.
Danny Garcia, cold with the left hand, undefeated. Just wooped Eric Moralas into retirement in the States.
The divisions around the welterweight division.. junior middleweight, super lightweight, all good. There's been a shift in the movement, heavyweights don't own **** anymore, it's the 135-155 lb'ers that are putting on fireworks on a regualr these days. People just don't want to open their eyes. Boxing is not dead like disco.
Also, one last thing I disagree with you, the NFL is not staying the same, I think it's getting even b
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