Saintsfan Posted January 17, 2004 Share Posted January 17, 2004 More thoughts on all things american from your resident limey!!1. You guys really know how to sell an event. The Superbowl is the most watched TV show in the year usually as I understand it, (maybe the british press has that wrong!!) but certainly I read a list of the top 10 most watched TV shows and like 8 or 9 of them were superbowls. Thats amazing to me. The thought that half the country is watching a sporting event blows my mind. So what do the women of America do during the Superbowl? And for that matter what do the other TV channels that dont have the game do?!2. What I love about the NFL is it provers that less is more. 16 regular season games, most clubs sell out every game. A maximum of 2 home playoff games, thats 10 home games MAXIMUM a year. Fabulous. That should never ever change, whatever anyone wants to do. 3. Baseball is proof that more is less. Watch baseball clips on telly and usually the ballpark is half empty. The playoffs seem to drag on for an eternity. The summer game can end the season on a cold winters night in Cleveland, or Boston, or New York. No wonder people get tired of it. 4. Hockey and Basketball aren't much better, as far as the structure of there season is concerned. That isn't to say that the MLB, NHL and NBA should adopt 16 game seasons with single elimination playoff games, but some thought could go into changing the structure of the schedule.5. I don't quite get why baseball has to stop for rain. Sure the outfield mught get a bit slippy, but hey football players cope with wet ground!! In cricket the condition of the pitch affects the play in the game, as a bowler pitches the ball into the ground, and has some favor on his side if the pitch is wet. In baseball it doesn't in the same way.6. On a political note, I am just not convinced by Howard Dean. Something doesn't seem quite right about him. Go vote in your primary/caucus for the guy most likely to beat him.7. Why is it called the National Hockey League, when it has never been a NATIONAL Hockey league, as teams from the US and Canada have always been in the league??? That bothers me more that it being called the world series. (After all no-one in there right minds could seriously describe the winner of the world series as the best baseball team in the world at that time!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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