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Thread: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

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    Cricket, Americans love cricket.
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    I guess it depends on whether you are talking about the most popular spectator sports or the most popular participant sport. I thought I read somewhere that more people play football (proper football, the one you play with your feet) in the US than any other team sport because it doesn't need any equipment, not even a ball ( a tin can or some rolled up socks will suffice). This is almost certainly why it is the number one sport globally.
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    The NBA is the most successful for no other reason than this is the sport that I care about and watch the most... pretty obvious really.
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Cricket, Americans love cricket.
    Cricket is the second most stupid sport and was just nudged out by netball... man I hate those two "sports".
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Cricket is the second most stupid sport and was just nudged out by netball... man I hate those two "sports".
    I think Netball is one of the most popular participation sports in the world. Cricket, meh. I don't mind watching an ODI a 20/20 or (very) edited highlights of a Test. It's not as boring as Baseball, surely.

    As a spectator, I really don't like stop-start sports. I watched the Superbowl and while I enjoyed the action, all the breaks made me lose the will to live.
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think Netball is one of the most popular participation sports in the world. Cricket, meh. I don't mind watching an ODI a 20/20 or (very) edited highlights of a Test. It's not as boring as Baseball, surely.

    As a spectator, I really don't like stop-start sports. I watched the Superbowl and while I enjoyed the action, all the breaks made me lose the will to live.
    I am pretty sure that netball isn't in the top 15 or 20.

    I will rank what I think them to be and then go look them up.

    1. soccer (futball)
    2. tennis
    3. baseball
    4. cricket
    5. golf
    6. basketball
    7. football (grid iron)
    8. table tennis
    9. auto racing
    10. swimming
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    Football (American). but asking this question a day after the superbowl is a bit disingenuous. Baseball or softball is more fun to play especially for older people. Hell, you can drink beer and play.

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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    Nba.......
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I don't know. Maybe that could be part of the reason, but I'm more inclined to think that our colder climate is more of a factor. I think hockey popularity starts at a grassroot level, and hockey leagues are not very common in the southern part of the US.
    I agree...most places are more temperate in the US. Hockey is pretty popular in the colder areas...Bruins/Red Wings Avalanche etc. I'm from Florida...I didn't even see snow until I turned 23...
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    Re: What is the most successful professional sports league in NA?

    I think the NFL is the most successful in the US, and you can't really argue that.

    Personally, I like the sport of hockey the best, but the NHL can **** off, it's run by a bunch of incompetent assholes who wouldn't know a good business decision if it smacked them in the face with it's cock.

    I like auto-racing a lot as well, NASCAR, F1 mostly.
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