NASCAR to benefit from MLB strike

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by etcheverrito, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. etcheverrito

    etcheverrito New Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    the heartland of NOV
    MSNBC has an article on NASCAR benefitting from MLB's potential strike. They also provide a poll...soccer is at 4% while NASCAR has a high 80%...go ut there and press on that poll!!!

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/787245.asp
     
  2. John Galt

    John Galt Member

    Aug 30, 2001
    Atlanta
    Who are the idiots running MSNBC anyway? They also posted an editorial seriously making the argument that Lance Armstrong wasn't a great athlete because the Tour de France wasn't an athletic sport.
    "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life."
     
  3. peteo

    peteo Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Daly Citay, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll help skew the vote again. Soccer up to 5%

    Which sport will you watch more of if there is a baseball strike?

    NASCAR
    56%

    NBA
    3%

    NFL
    31%

    Soccer
    5%

    Extreme sports
    4%
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac #1

    Fleetwood Mac #1 New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Queens, NY
    Only 200 votes for soccer? Bigsoccer alone must have a thousand people who stuff ballots regularly.
     
  5. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    > They also posted an editorial seriously making the
    > argument that Lance Armstrong wasn't a great
    > athlete because the Tour de France wasn't an
    > athletic sport.

    What's worse is that the guy they hold up as an example of a real athlete is a baseball player.
     
  6. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    still at 5%
     
  7. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin
    NASCAR and soccer are the only two logical choices since they overlap the most with the baseball season. But, you can't expect much logic out of too many people out there.
     
  8. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The title of this thread needs to include poll.

    6%
     
  9. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Voted. At least we're beating NBA and extreme sports. Ho hum.
     
  10. helmet

    helmet New Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Jose
    bump. 6% in 3rd.
     
  11. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BigSoccer poll bump post
     
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    As my bosssaid, "I would like to see him go bike up the Alps."
     
  13. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Bump. The title of this thread should be changed so that people are aware there's a good ballot-stuffing opportunity. Something like: "Skew a poll and beat NASCAR!!!"
     
  14. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    ... and the thread should also be moved to Business and Media so that it shows up on the main page when bumped. Some help here mods?
     
  15. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Bump, still at 6.
     
  16. CalgaryMJ

    CalgaryMJ New Member

    Apr 7, 2002
    Calgary
    Bump, up to 7 now.
     
  17. etcheverrito

    etcheverrito New Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    the heartland of NOV
    now its at 8%...yeah, mods, move this to business and media!
     
  18. photar74

    photar74 New Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    West Philly
    Up to 8%.

    Gee--I wonder why MSNBC argues in the article that NASCAR should be the obvious increase? Could it be, I don't know..

    Beause of the options they list, NASCAR is the only league NBC still has the TV rights too?

    Its just a shot in the dark.
     
  19. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow...up to a whole 10%.
     
  20. etcheverrito

    etcheverrito New Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    the heartland of NOV
    you know..NASCAR came down from 56 to 54...let's keep it rolling!!
     
  21. Barca_Fan2003

    Barca_Fan2003 New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    Slidell, LA
    I wonder if I clear my cookies I could vote again?
     
  22. kwikstah

    kwikstah New Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    Disagree. While NASCAR and soccer are probably the most logical choices, ruling out that the other sports leagues won't benefit from baseball is absurd. Most baseball fans have closer ties to the other sports leagues. It doesn't seem improbable to me that if the MLB were to stop playing games, that lots of fans might be more interested in seeing football's summer training camps and even thinking about attending boring preseason games.
     

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