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areilly
03-28-2007, 02:19 PM
Nice to see the Sox get a little respect from Bristol.


Link (http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/franchiseRanks?sport=mlb&year=2007)

WizardsofOzzie
03-28-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm a satisfied fan, although I'd be more satisfied after a 07 World Series Title :thumbsup:

kevin57
03-28-2007, 04:47 PM
You mean we beat the Cubbies! Impossible!

mrfourni
03-28-2007, 04:54 PM
It's hard to believe, but there are fans that are less satisfied than the Fans of the Blackhawks.

DarkHorse35
03-28-2007, 05:09 PM
Why the heck are the Tigers ranked so high?

ondafarm
03-28-2007, 05:12 PM
How'd the Twins rise so fast?

Huisj
03-28-2007, 05:30 PM
How'd the Twins rise so fast?

Yeah, look at their stadium experience rating? 120? Is that a typo? Is it supposed to be 12??? How does the twinkie dome get a 120 rating for stadium experience?

RealMenWearBlack
03-28-2007, 05:54 PM
Yeah, look at their stadium experience rating? 120? Is that a typo? Is it supposed to be 12??? How does the twinkie dome get a 120 rating for stadium experience?

They're 120th out of the 122 teams in MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL for stadium experience.

PalehosePlanet
03-28-2007, 06:02 PM
Yeah, look at their stadium experience rating? 120? Is that a typo? Is it supposed to be 12??? How does the twinkie dome get a 120 rating for stadium experience?

The "120" stadium rank means that it is the 120th best stadium out of 122 total stadiums. Obviously a horrible ranking, and deservedly so. Remember every category is ranked from best (1) to worst (122). The lower the number the better the ranking.

Huisj
03-28-2007, 06:13 PM
ahhh, that all makes sense. Grad school really makes me an observant reader, eh? ha, more like brain dead.

Scottiehaswheels
03-28-2007, 06:13 PM
I like how bang for their buck Cubs fans scored a 121 out of 122... LOL Only one worse is the Red Cubs... sounds about right..

WizardsofOzzie
03-28-2007, 06:15 PM
I like how bang for their buck Cubs fans scored a 121 out of 122... LOL Only one worse is the Red Cubs... sounds about right..
That would be the Boston Red Sox

WizardsofOzzie
03-28-2007, 06:18 PM
I like how bang for their buck Cubs fans scored a 121 out of 122... LOL Only one worse is the Red Cubs... sounds about right..
Did you pull an edit on me before i could answer the question Scottie? :smile:

Scottiehaswheels
03-28-2007, 07:07 PM
Did you pull an edit on me before i could answer the question Scottie? :smile:Ha I checked myself... sorry

I want Mags back
03-28-2007, 11:30 PM
30. Chicago Blackhawks (http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/franchiseRanks?sport=nhl&year=2007#) 1189411512111611111683121

shocking

Madvora
03-29-2007, 08:13 AM
I think Cub fans are plenty satisfied with how they have been doing.

WhiteSoxJunkie
03-30-2007, 12:23 PM
http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/franchiseRanks

Sox 28th among all professional sports teams, and 7th among all baseball teams.

chisox77
03-30-2007, 12:36 PM
Thanks for the link, Junkie. Welcome to WSI!

Of course, the Sox were very high last year (13th overall). The organization has come a long way. Winning cures a lot of things.

:cool:

BainesHOF
03-30-2007, 01:40 PM
This survey looks well done and accurate.

Frontman
03-30-2007, 03:09 PM
That's great to hear. And as others have said, welcome.

WhiteSoxJunkie
03-30-2007, 05:11 PM
I was kinda surprised to see both the Cubs and Red Sox in the bottom 5 among baseball teams.

Rdubb4
03-30-2007, 05:43 PM
The Buffalo Sabres at #1? The people that still complain about Brett Hull? :?:

SOecks
03-30-2007, 05:47 PM
Pretty well done. Although the Sox are #1 by far for me I think this was pretty fair and accurate overall.

Whitesox029
03-30-2007, 05:59 PM
I was all ready to come out firing...I assumed from the title that they were 28th in baseball. 28th in all of sports is pretty good though. Of course, I didn't even have to look to know that the Blackhawks would be in the bottom five.

Railsplitter
03-30-2007, 07:26 PM
The NFL Cardinals were higher than I ecpected. Actually missed the bottom five for the NFL>

NowBatting19
03-30-2007, 09:07 PM
Yeah...no surprise on the Blackhawks. Ownership = 121 out of 122
Nice going.

Brian26
03-30-2007, 09:18 PM
This survey looks well done and accurate.

I don't know how accurate it is when eight of the first 22 teams are hockey franchises.

Whitesox029
03-31-2007, 01:13 AM
I don't know how accurate it is when eight of the first 22 teams are hockey franchises.
You mean hockey is inherently less pleasing for any sports fan to watch? That's funny, I could swear I liked watching hockey more than basketball and football combined...oh well, if you say hockey is less satisfying, then it must be true for everyone.
:rolleyes:

LongLiveFisk
03-31-2007, 08:42 AM
I think Cub fans are plenty satisfied with how they have been doing.

Exactly. And therein lies their biggest problem.

Brian26
03-31-2007, 08:53 AM
That's funny, I could swear I liked watching hockey more than basketball and football combined...oh well, if you say hockey is less satisfying, then it must be true for everyone.
:rolleyes:

I'm not going out on a limb by saying you're in the vast minority.

PaleHoseGeorge
03-31-2007, 08:58 AM
I don't know how accurate it is when eight of the first 22 teams are hockey franchises.

I agree. It's becoming painfully obvious that ESPN will publish practically anything to fill space, no matter how stupid and misleading the premise of the story might be.

:o:

Brian26
03-31-2007, 09:03 AM
I agree. It's becoming painfully obvious that ESPN will publish practically anything to fill space, no matter how stupid and misleading the premise of the story might be.

:o:

Thank you. I understand the concept that this poll is based on fan ratings for individual teams and doesn't necessarily reflect the popularity of a given sport. However, when eight of the first 22 teams (36%, over a third) are hockey teams, you have to scratch your head. After the strike, the sport has taken such a hit that most people consider it on life support.

On a side note, I'm suprised (no teal) ESPN didn't include Arena Football teams since they now have a stake in that venture.

vegyrex
03-31-2007, 12:32 PM
Ha!! The Sox rate higher than any other Chicago sports team listed. :D:

EMachine10
04-03-2007, 04:09 PM
After playing hockey for 15 years, it pains me to read some of the replies about the hockey rankings. Would everybody be complaining if 35% of the first 22 teams were baseball teams? football teams? basketball teams? It's unfortunate that hockey had to endure a lockout, but didn't baseball experience the same thing in the early 90s? Look at where the game is now. I think it's great that this poll had such a positive response to hockey franchises. I don't understand why people are hating on hockey. Somebody care to enlighten me??

TDog
04-03-2007, 04:41 PM
After playing hockey for 15 years, it pains me to read some of the replies about the hockey rankings. Would everybody be complaining if 35% of the first 22 teams were baseball teams? football teams? basketball teams? It's unfortunate that hockey had to endure a lockout, but didn't baseball experience the same thing in the early 90s? Look at where the game is now. I think it's great that this poll had such a positive response to hockey franchises. I don't understand why people are hating on hockey. Somebody care to enlighten me??


I played hockey when I was a kid. In Alaska's capital, they have adult hockey leagues just as other communities have adult softball leagues. In fact, there is enough interest in playing hockey, that they have an adult women's league. In Canada, you see a hockey-only publication being sold at the counter at convenience stores because of the sport's popularity.

The thing is, many people in Canada -- and to a greater extent Alaska -- have no NHL team to cheer for. This is a league that moves a team from Minnesota -- where people play hockey -- to Texas. How many kids growing up in Texas dream of one day playing in the NHL? How many of them had hockey rinks taking up their entire back yards when they were kids? The same questions could be asked of hockey fans in Florida and California. People around here like to rip on soccer, but kids all over the country grow up playing soccer.

As I noted, I played hockey when I was a kid. I also find the NHL game right now difficult to sit through. What is amazing about NHL teams doing so well with fan satisfaction is that the league does so many things wrong and is so bad with fan relations.