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Old 04-25-2014, 11:32 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Just to compare:



Im predicting the ratings for tonights game are even higher then Tuesdays.....wait, let me check what hockey games are on first
It should be noted that the majority of those ratings are on CBC, which you can even pick up on a Hi-Def Antenna, without any cable. That bein said, even a Flyers/Rangers game matched the Raps best viewership, both on TSN.
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It should be noted that the majority of those ratings are on CBC, which you can even pick up on a Hi-Def Antenna, without any cable. That bein said, even a Flyers/Rangers game matched the Raps best viewership, both on TSN.
Basketball is not as pospular in this country as Hockey, it just isn't. that is starting to change a bit, but it is going to take alot of time and alot of excitement before any real swing is made in overall popularity.

Every small town in Canada has a readily available place to play hockey, most towns you cannot play basketball in unless its indoor recess, or summer on a dirt driveway. Takes time before the sport is readily available in areas such as this.
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Every small town in Canada has a readily available place to play hockey, most towns you cannot play basketball in unless its indoor recess, or summer on a dirt driveway. Takes time before the sport is readily available in areas such as this.
huh...how many towns have you been in? I drive in the country and see hoops nailed to barn doors. Most every town I've been in I've seen a basketball net. Every school gym has had basketball nets for decades. I would think basketball might be more available to Canadian kids then ice hockey.
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huh...how many towns have you been in? I drive in the country and see hoops nailed to barn doors. Most every town I've been in I've seen a basketball net. Every school gym has had basketball nets for decades. I would think basketball might be more available to Canadian kids then ice hockey.
I live in a small town, been to many,

and I did post about a dirt driveway rim, and must have deleted it but I also did originally type the playground bent rims.

But just the same, my small town of 4K people I can play hockey any day of the year.

I cannot play basketball in the winter. period. Gyms don't open. So unless I drive to the "city-40K popluation" which is 45 minutes away I can possible play at the 2 hours a week allocated at the YMCA for basketball. Or drive 60 minutes in other direction to the military base and play on the gym 2 nights a week ( 1 hour) for 10 dollars admittance.

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Statscan from 2005;

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008-...214759-eng.htm
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:48 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I live in a small town, been to many,

and I did have about a dirt driveway rim, and must have deleted it, but I did originaly type the playground bent rim.

But just the same, my small town of 4K people I can play hockey any day of the year.

I cannot play basketball in the winter. period. Gyms don't open.
You are the exception where your local gyms are closed for the winter, and I would wager there are far more people in the country who don't have the financial means to afford ice hockey, but can find time at a local center to play basketball.
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You are the exception where your local gyms are closed for the winter, and I would wager there are far more people in the country who don't have the financial means to afford ice hockey, but can find time at a local center to play basketball.
My hometown is poor, but on kijiji you can get a pair of skates and a stick for cheap. in fact there are many organizations that take donations of old equipment to give to needy children as well as a provincial charity in place for paying enrollment fees etc.

And then there is always a frozen pond that someone will shovel and set up lights.

I wish it was like this with basketball, but right now it isn't.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:54 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Some poeple prefer Hockey.
Some prefer foot ball
some prefer futball
some prefer Ketchup
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james duthie doing a Raptors ad last night was funny...he did it very professional but i just imagined him dying inside a little
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It takes a lot of winning to garner more viewers, and Vince started the trend. It's not just a cliche, winning cures all. This is also why I don't understand why Rogers and Bell are so fucking cheap, you're a billion dollar business who for the most part have the market fucking cornered up here in Canada. I have just answered my own question as to why they're so cheap. Meh, just keep fucking winning, please.
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It takes a lot of winning to garner more viewers, and Vince started the trend. It's not just a cliche, winning cures all. This is also why I don't understand why Rogers and Bell are so fucking cheap, you're a billion dollar business who for the most part have the market fucking cornered up here in Canada. I have just answered my own question as to why they're so cheap. Meh, just keep fucking winning, please.
I really don't think its Rogers or Bell's fault at all.

Winning brings fans, excitement brings fans.

This team hasn't done much winning, and even now some would argue that they still aren't overly exciting in comparison to some of their counterparts.
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Hmm, I guess 11% is a lot but I would think more kids that young are playing hockey.
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Basketball is not as pospular in this country as Hockey, it just isn't. that is starting to change a bit, but it is going to take alot of time and alot of excitement before any real swing is made in overall popularity.

Every small town in Canada has a readily available place to play hockey, most towns you cannot play basketball in unless its indoor recess, or summer on a dirt driveway. Takes time before the sport is readily available in areas such as this.
Oh of course. I wouldn't put them in the same sentence in terms of popularity. I'm sure based on its popularity alone, most casual sports fans will throw the hockey game on. Even more so if it's on CBC, and accessible to basically everyone. My guess is that the majority of those 610,000 Raps fans are not just casual fans, who generally have no interest in basketball. Whereas with hockey, there's so many people with some interest they can pick up that many viewers on a junior game here.
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Some poeple prefer Hockey.
Some prefer foot ball
some prefer futball
some prefer Ketchup
Some prefer Mustard

Has nothing to do with one sidedness. And nothing in the states tops football ratings.
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Hmm, I guess 11% is a lot but I would think more kids that young are playing hockey.
Soccer is big with young kids. Its sheap, stuff in generally included, and any kid can do it.


My little one played soccer last summer, well, actually she twirled and picked flowers on the field and complained her legs were tired, but whe wore the shorts, shoes, guards and jersey!

And with hockey, you can't just casually play like that, it is a commitment, that is why the lower play rate in kids that age too.
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Hmm, I guess 11% is a lot but I would think more kids that young are playing hockey.
The stats don't take into account casual participation, only organized participation. But what that shows is the trend, which is basketball increasing and hockey declining, and that was 2005. I'm assuming that the trend has continued with basketball perhaps even surpassing hockey in terms of youth participation in organized leagues.
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The stats don't take into account casual participation, only organized participation. But what that shows is the trend, which is basketball increasing and hockey declining, and that was 2005. I'm assuming that the trend has continued with basketball perhaps even surpassing hockey in terms of youth participation in organized leagues.
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The stats don't take into account casual participation, only organized participation. But what that shows is the trend, which is basketball increasing and hockey declining, and that was 2005. I'm assuming that the trend has continued with basketball perhaps even surpassing hockey in terms of youth participation in organized leagues.
I doubt it to be honest.

But maybe so, one reason being basketball is cheaper to play.
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well at least the rangers are winning. Thankfully.

And for those that are having a hard time seeing a puck, it must be even harder for you to see a basketball foul.

that is all.
Basketball is the game I've been playing/watching all my life. So seeing foul, travel or whatever is easy, on the other hand hockey that I watched maybe a full 10 games in my life is completely different story. Its not that I'm blind and I can't see it, I just don't have the game knowledge/experience to keep track with it. Also I'm not 100% focused on the game when watching it because I don't care much about it
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