MLS 8th most hated league in U.S.

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by futbol2ot, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. futbol2ot

    futbol2ot Member

    May 15, 2001
    Massachusetts
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/09/27/hated.sports.ap/index.html

    I'm not really sure what to make of the survey. We probably shouldn't make too much of it. Too bad our tv ratings are so much lower than more widely hated sports leagues like WWE, PGA Tour, and NASCAR.
     
  2. bradley

    bradley New Member

    May 12, 1999
    Sea of Tranquility
    Don't know why they have bullfighting, dogfighting or Pro wrestling in the survey. However the most intersting part of the survey is discussed at the end of the article:

     
  3. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    That's what I was thinking. If they're going to have dogfighting in the survey, they might as well have midget tossing. Or serial killing. Or poo eating.

    I'd be interested in knowing what percentage of people liked MLS.

    Oh, and thread title is misleading. Read the survey results more closely, and you'll see that MLS isn't the 8th most hated league. It's the most hated league. Those things that are more hated aren't really leagues.
     
  4. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    They may not be leagues in name but leagues are just one big official organization for the pro form of the sport & that's what they are.

    people hate nascar? i'm so suprised.
     
  5. KCWiz

    KCWiz New Member

    May 8, 2003
    Manhattan, Kansas
    thats disappointing since nascar and mls are on there.... :(
     
  6. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    Well, I guess I think of leagues as the organizational structure for team sports. I see your point, though.

    If people hate sports that have violence and fake violence, and they hate soccer, that doesn't bode well for this league.
     
  7. Lithium858

    Lithium858 Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    lmao, what the hell?
     
  8. Femfa

    Femfa New Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Why isn't competitive eating on here? It's apparently become a sport now. Hotdogs, pies, etc. Big money, apparently.
     
  9. Agogwe

    Agogwe Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What about Slamball?!? Or competitive chess? These are more popular sports?


    Must be yes.
     
  10. NJPsycho

    NJPsycho New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Dirty Jerzee
    Why wasn't "The Great Outdoor Games" mentioned?
    [​IMG]
     
  11. lond2345

    lond2345 Member

    Aug 19, 2002
    USA
    any list that has pro wrestling as number 2 on the hate list is not worthy of me even considering it!
     
  12. Benedict XVI

    Benedict XVI Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Ciudad del Encanto
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    especially since it isn't a sport, just a giant outlet for american male homoeroticism.
     
  13. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    i proudly hate nascrap... and it's not a sport either
     
  14. BulaJacket

    BulaJacket Member

    Columbus Crew (hometown), Minnesota United (close ties), Colorado Rapids (now home), Jacksonville Armada (ties)
    United States
    May 9, 2003
    Ashtabula, OH / Denver, CO / MN / Jax
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    who cares about that redneck nascar crap? now soccer is a different story ;)

    I agree. And it competes with MLS to a point (ie ratings, etc), so down with nascrap.
     
  15. WVKeeper

    WVKeeper Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Charlotte Suburbs, SC
    Club:
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hemingway said Auto Racing and Bull Fighting are two of the only 3 true sports, everything else is just a game...
     
  16. angstchild

    angstchild New Member

    Mar 29, 1999
    Tracy, CA
    That would explain why Hemingway was the 3rd most hated prolific writer behind Stephen King and Danielle Steele in a recent CNN poll.









    kidding :)
     
  17. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hemingway obviously had never been inside an Arcade. Auto racing is the game, not soccer.
     
  18. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Please do not confuse NASCAR with real auto racing.
     
  19. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    yeah... and hemingway was the mike segroves of literature









    'nuff said
     
  20. amanzo81

    amanzo81 Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    home
    Club:
    Club América
    on the hemming way subject, sort of

    "Mass geonocide is the most grueling test of endurance you can ever perform....except for soccer"
    -Loki, the fallen angel from Dogma
     
  21. ToddP25

    ToddP25 Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    Nascar doesn't 'compete' with MLS for ratings...Nascar kicks the piss out of MLS in the ratings.....


    Big fan of both but, MLS is worlds behind in popularity.
     
  22. neilgrossman

    neilgrossman New Member

    May 12, 2000
    Hoboken, NJ
    It's not a sport unless it's played with a ball [or puck].

    As wonderful as track & field may be, it's just a collection of skills.

    As much as some people may like wrestling, it's just a show.

    Flame away. :)
     
  23. ToddP25

    ToddP25 Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    I haven't seen the 'sport' argument in a while...and I'm a little bored.


    sport ( P ) Pronunciation Key (spôrt, sprt)
    n.

    *Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
    *An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
    *An active pastime; recreation.

    Nascar (and auto racing in general) takes a hell of a lot of physical exertion and skill.....it has a set of rules and is competitive....

    Its a sport...and a great one at that.
     
  24. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think what Mario meant is that at least Formula One has some strategy and is more interesting cuz every circuit is unique. Meanwhile with NECKCRAP you just put the pedal to the metal and make left turns for 4 hours!

    But why do the MLS boards have to spend so much time talking about commerical-obsessed American games/sports when all that matters is soccer??
     
  25. ToddP25

    ToddP25 Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    There is a huge difference between racing Bristol and racing Daytona......

    You can love soccer without putting down racing....
     

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