To quote myself "who can be bothered to follow and watch even 81 games . . . ?"[emphasis added].
My point was that they can't even bother to watch half the games.
Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?
Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.
Missed that, yeah I agree. As soon as the team gives up, and I by that I mean the FO gives up, I stop watching. There's a few reasons to watch this summer, the young pitching and TDA I guess, but really it's a waste of a summer.
I haven't even watched the playoffs for years, who cares? my team aren't even trying to get in...if we'd fallen short after a good year, i'd be interested in the World Series.
Never felt this disconnected before. NFL? i'll watch virtually any game any time, I draw the line at games like the Jets last MNF against whoever it was, or TNF Jax v Tenn block buster but that's it.
Everyone, these S&P rating don't mean a thing.
In 2008 right before all the major banks failed, S&P graded them excellent. So their ratings mean nothing.
01. The Cowboys were #1 in attendance in 2011 and drew 680,000 fans. The Phillies and Yankees drew 3.5 million fans in 2012 each. Football averages more fans per game, but only 8 home games are scheduled each season. What would happen if each team played 162 football games each year? Attendance would very likely plummet on a per game basis.
02. In terms of television ratings...same thing. Each team appears on television once per week for 16 weeks. Baseball teams appear on TV 5+ times/week for 24 weeks. It stands to reason that more eyes watch baseball during its full season than football.
As for the Superbowl itself...it clearly dominates the W.S. as an event.
Their ratings, when negative, certainly affect the ability of an particular organization to borrow money. Whe the US had its rating dropped by S&P, it incurred billions more in debt just based on higher interest rate borrowing.
This affects the Wilpons' ability to borrow more money against Citi Field. I don't know how that affects their long term finances with respect to managing the team, but it does have some financial impact.
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