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Biggest annual U.S. sporting events

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr. X, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    In connection with the NCAA men's basketball tournament, I wanted to start a discussion on what people think are the five biggest annual U.S. sporting events in terms of the public's and media interest. Here's my list:

    1. Super Bowl.

    2. NCAA men's basketball tournament.

    3. Bowl Championship Series bowls and national championship.

    4. World Series.

    5. NBA Finals.
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    No Masters?
     
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Ditto. Also, Daytona and Indy 500s.
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Also, I think you can just limit the college football one to the BCS national championship. On a national level, no one really cares about any of the others unless their team is involved.

    As for the World Series, TV would have us think that any regular-season meeting between the Yankees and Red Sox is a bigger deal than, say, an Astros vs. White Sox World Series.
     
  5. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    Just trying to get opinions. Where would you rank the Masters? How does it do in television ratings, a key indication of interest?

    How would you compare the interest in the Masters to the Daytona 500?
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I would put The Masters in front of Daytona and Indy.
     
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The winner of the Masters will be on the cover of SI before the winner of Daytona or - certainly these days - the Indy 500.

    Don't know if that means fuck all, just sayin'....
     
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Kentucky Derby. Don't forget that.
     
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    How high do the ratings tend to be on that? I know my family members don't watch horse racing unless there is a chance at a Triple Crown, and even then they may not watch it.
     
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by 'biggest'? TV Ratings? National hype? Social/historical importance? Personal preference?
     
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    NBA Finals shouldn't be on that list. Those ratings hit an all-time low last year.
     
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    The popularity of the men's NCAA tournament is overrated.
     
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