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Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2018, 10:12:51 PM »

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Funny that neither tennis nor golf are a top sport anywhere despite having such worldwide appeal (well, mostly).

And, I get it, soccer is the most popular sport in the world and I really do try to like it, but is there any doubt that basketball and American Football are clearly more entertaining? Like, I am sure I am biased being from the States, but I had pretty equal access to all sports growing up and I can't understand soccer's wild popularity. If the field were like half the size with more scoring and actual contact/action, perhaps it would make a lot more sense to me.

As for the OP's question, I will take people's word for it on soccer. I will go with Yankees for baseball, Celtics for basketball, Patriots for football, and let's polish it off with Tiger for golf (because nobody has even remotely touched his level of popularity since).
Yep, you said it yourself. You are biased. No worries though. We all are! 8) Personally speaking, I have pretty much no idea how American football works. No idea whatsoever about baseball, hockey, cricket etc. I've played mini golf once when I was a kid and that's about it. So basically no idea about golf either. Love basketball though, cause it's the second most popular sport in my country. The way I see it, soccer is for sure the most entertaining sport. Not even close. I grew up playing the sport and I love it. In fact, I still play soccer 1-2 times a week. Never played most of the other sports, so that's the number one sport for me! I bet this is how it works for most people.

Having said that, I guess there is a reason soccer is the most popular sport in so many countries. Everyone can play soccer. Tall/short/quick/slow/skinny/strong/whatever, you can still play the sport at the highest possible level. Lionel Messi (arguably the best player in the world) is 5'7! At the same time Thibaut Courtois (the Belgian keeper, one of the best in the world) is 6'6. Soccer is primarily about skill. Roman Riquelme was slow as f@ck, yet he was considered one of the best players of his generation. There are literally numerous examples like these.

Love the fact that there can be a tie as well. It's easier for the weaker team to salvage something from the game.
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Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2018, 10:34:38 PM »

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Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 01:42:03 PM »

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Who are these talking heads and what exactly are they saying?  I want links, quotes, names, etc. not just vague references to things.

For example, on July 4th Cowherd did his 10 biggest sports brands in America.  The Lakers were not #1.  https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1014668894873612288?s=19  He went by brand which is different than great of course, but still Lakers didn't top it (and they are probably a bigger brand than greater franchise right now)

No vague reference here. It was mentioned today on Fox Radio I dont know the name of the talking head. It sounded like Jalen Rose, but I doubt that Jalen Rose would appear on the Fox channel so it may have been someone else.
so 1 random guy on Fox is all of sudden talking head continually talking about how great the Lakers are.  got it.

Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 09:39:47 PM »

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Depends on what you mean by "greatest. If it's the most successful in terms of championships, then the NY Yankees, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, etc. But there can be other measures of greatness, like the Dodgers breaking the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson. Or the classy way in which a small market team like the San Antonio Spurs not only wins championships, but from the coach on down comports itself with humility and professionalism. And of course if your question transcends US sports, then Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man Utd., Bayern, would come into the mix. But if pressed, I would begrudgingly have to acknowledge the Yankees as the GOAT due to their legendary players, number of championships, market value, and fairly steady level of success for the past approximate hundred years.

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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 09:49:50 PM »

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Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
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Celtics and Red Sox.

Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2019, 10:04:57 PM »

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I know it's hockey and the NHL but the Canadiens 24 Stanley Cups in around 100 years is as dominant as the Yankees or any international football(soccer) team
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2019, 10:22:00 PM »

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Locally speaking, I wonder which Boston team has the strongest ratings on TV.

I am sure the Pats are no.1

I wonder who comes in 2nd, 3rd and 4th between the Celts, Sox and Bruins.

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2019, 10:31:28 PM »

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Who are these talking heads and what exactly are they saying?  I want links, quotes, names, etc. not just vague references to things.

For example, on July 4th Cowherd did his 10 biggest sports brands in America.  The Lakers were not #1.  https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1014668894873612288?s=19  He went by brand which is different than great of course, but still Lakers didn't top it (and they are probably a bigger brand than greater franchise right now)

No vague reference here. It was mentioned today on Fox Radio I dont know the name of the talking head. It sounded like Jalen Rose, but I doubt that Jalen Rose would appear on the Fox channel so it may have been someone else.
so 1 random guy on Fox is all of sudden talking head continually talking about how great the Lakers are.  got it.
Man, is this seriously the point you're trying to push?

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 10:45:43 PM »

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Locally speaking, I wonder which Boston team has the strongest ratings on TV.

I am sure the Pats are no.1

I wonder who comes in 2nd, 3rd and 4th between the Celts, Sox and Bruins.

In the US, maybe. Worldwide its undoubtedly the Celtics.

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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2019, 10:57:08 PM »

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Who are these talking heads and what exactly are they saying?  I want links, quotes, names, etc. not just vague references to things.

For example, on July 4th Cowherd did his 10 biggest sports brands in America.  The Lakers were not #1.  https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1014668894873612288?s=19  He went by brand which is different than great of course, but still Lakers didn't top it (and they are probably a bigger brand than greater franchise right now)

No vague reference here. It was mentioned today on Fox Radio I dont know the name of the talking head. It sounded like Jalen Rose, but I doubt that Jalen Rose would appear on the Fox channel so it may have been someone else.
so 1 random guy on Fox is all of sudden talking head continually talking about how great the Lakers are.  got it.
Man, is this seriously the point you're trying to push?
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Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2019, 11:08:58 PM »

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Depends on what you mean by "greatest. If it's the most successful in terms of championships, then the NY Yankees, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, etc. But there can be other measures of greatness, like the Dodgers breaking the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson. Or the classy way in which a small market team like the San Antonio Spurs not only wins championships, but from the coach on down comports itself with humility and professionalism. And of course if your question transcends US sports, then Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man Utd., Bayern, would come into the mix. But if pressed, I would begrudgingly have to acknowledge the Yankees as the GOAT due to their legendary players, number of championships, market value, and fairly steady level of success for the past approximate hundred years.

TP to you for bumping the thread..

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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2019, 11:30:29 PM »

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Who are these talking heads and what exactly are they saying?  I want links, quotes, names, etc. not just vague references to things.

For example, on July 4th Cowherd did his 10 biggest sports brands in America.  The Lakers were not #1.  https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1014668894873612288?s=19  He went by brand which is different than great of course, but still Lakers didn't top it (and they are probably a bigger brand than greater franchise right now)

Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman calling the Celtics the second most storied franchise in NBA history and Mark Stein writing the same thing.
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Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2019, 11:46:43 PM »

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Who are these talking heads and what exactly are they saying?  I want links, quotes, names, etc. not just vague references to things.

For example, on July 4th Cowherd did his 10 biggest sports brands in America.  The Lakers were not #1.  https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1014668894873612288?s=19  He went by brand which is different than great of course, but still Lakers didn't top it (and they are probably a bigger brand than greater franchise right now)

Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman calling the Celtics the second most storied franchise in NBA history and Mark Stein writing the same thing.

Who are these talking heads and what exactly are they saying?  I want links, quotes, names, etc. not just vague references to things.

For example, on July 4th Cowherd did his 10 biggest sports brands in America.  The Lakers were not #1.  https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/1014668894873612288?s=19  He went by brand which is different than great of course, but still Lakers didn't top it (and they are probably a bigger brand than greater franchise right now)

No vague reference here. It was mentioned today on Fox Radio I dont know the name of the talking head. It sounded like Jalen Rose, but I doubt that Jalen Rose would appear on the Fox channel so it may have been someone else.
so 1 random guy on Fox is all of sudden talking head continually talking about how great the Lakers are.  got it.
Man, is this seriously the point you're trying to push?

Hey guys. You are responding to something Moranis wrote last July.

Re: Greatest Sports Franchise in the World
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 12:59:02 AM »

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opinions please. I am tired of hearing the talking heads on Fox/Espn continually refer to the Lakers as the greatest sport's franchise in the world. If I had to choose I probably choose a soccer team followed by a baseball team, followed by a football team then the Celtics.

ManU/Arsenal/Real Madrid

Yankees/Dodgers/Red Sox

Cowboys/Green Bay/Redskins.

Celtics/Lakers/Knicks

Sure my list is controversial..... what say you?
Arsenal??? Liverpool come ahead of them imo.

 

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