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Question to U.S. citizens about your sports seasons.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ThreadKiller, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. ThreadKiller

    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    So I am thinking of getting some sports related traffic. Mainly related to the US.

    I don't care about sports myself, and I am European, so please bear with me for being ignorant.

    In Europe the interest for football (soccer) seems to be extremely high all year through. On the other hand, in the US your NFL, NBA etc seems to be very seasonal, as in one or two big championships being held and then ending (Super Bowl comes to mind). So my question is: Is the interest for baseball/american football very high and are many people still watching games outside the season?

    Of course I could check this on Google trends, but now I've typed this far :)

    Thanks
     
  2. brettehl

    brettehl Regular Member

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    No people don't watch NFL games past when the season ends. You best bet is probably major league baseball as their season is the longest.
     
  3. ilovestocks

    ilovestocks Junior Member

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    I agree with brettehl, they don't normally watch any games when the season is over. It doesn't mean it's not still on their mind though. People will buy merchandise for their favorite team throughout the year (if you're looking in to that type of thing). Football fans would watch football all year long if it were available though. The season (I'm speaking of college football, NFL should be similar) starts around August and ends around January or so. The rest of the time the teams are training for the next season. Where I live at people are football crazy. It's not abnormal to see people at the store fighting about football because someone said something rude about their favorite team. The football fans here literally scare me sometimes because they're so psychotic. The fighting over football isn't seasonal either, it's all year long. It's all most people talk about and think about.
     
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    OK. Thanks people. I was thinking about making money from merchandise etc and using the sports seasons in order to drum up interest. But with interest for the actual games diminishing during some parts of the year, I think I need to alter my idea a bit. Don't need another seasonal niche in my IM-life.

    Funny that, despite the financial interests involved, they haven't been able to get a good all-year-round sports habit going in the US. You know, if you guys got obsessive, like the South Americans or South Europeans about football(soccer), and watched games 12 months of the year, it would be worth billions to some.
     
  5. Jonny Quick

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    Thanks but Americans are fat, lazy and stupid enough as it is. We don't need to spend any more time sitting on our asses watching sports and drinking beer.