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  • Nov 14, 2009
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So what's your pleasure? What sports do you enjoy watching on TV the most? I've thought about it a bit and here is the list I have come up with.
(NFL) National Football League
Although I am a huge baseball there is nothing quite like a highly anticipated NFL game. I have a hard time watching when the weather is nice outside but by early November when the New England weather turns chilly I am up for a doubleheader. Having a team like the Patriots to follow is certainly a plus. Nearly every game they play means something!
(MLB) Major League Baseball
As far as sports is concerned the game of baseball is my first love. I enjoy the game be it on radio, TV or at the ballpark. This used to be my #1 TV sport hands down but in recent years I have been watching less and less. That is because most games now take about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to play. Batters waiting out pitchers may be great strategy but it is B-O-R-I-N-G to watch. Also playoff and World Series games still start too late. I have to go to work in the morning.
I admit it. For the two decades that the Celtics were terrible I completely lost interest. This was the case for the majority of fans around here. THe fact is that they were mediocre and boring to watch. Well the Celtics have reloaded now and barring injuries should be contenders for the NBA championship for the foreseeable future. But if you live in a city with a dreadful team then I certainly understand if NBA Basketball is further down on your list.
College Basketball
I think I enjoy going to games involving local college teams more than watching regular season games on TV. Too many teams, too many players I have never heard of. I just never have the time to get up to speed. Nothing like March Madness though. I generally just latch on to 2 or 3 teams at the beginning of the NCAA tournament and go along for the ride. One of the most exciting sporting events of the year for sure!
(NHL) National Hockey League
From where I sit this is the sleeping giant of all sports on TV. The NHL has bungled things for decades and have made themselves largely irrelevant to vast numbers of sports fans. However, I think this may be about to change. The NHL brass finally seem to be getting their act together. Their outdoor New Years Day classic is fabulous and seems to be catching on and if they can upgrade their network TV package they just may start to capture large numbers of fans back again. We'll see.
College Football
This is where I part company with most fans I am sure. College football is wildly popular is most parts of America. I don't know why but I just could never get into it. I know it is exciting but once again there are just so many teams you can follow. Why there must be a dozen games on extended basic cable alone on a Saturday! College football is not all that popular in the Northeast so perhaps this is part of the reason why I never got into it.
Major League Soccer
Have absolutely no interest in soccer. Have never watched and probably never will. I have been hearing for 40 years about how soccer was about to take America by storm. And despite the fact that practically every youngster is playing the sport in my view it is still only a niche sport. I really don't think it will ever be anything more than that. Just don't think there is room for another major league sport in this country.
See the full review, "Soccer will never become an important sport in the United States.".
Pardon the pun but this has always been a non-starter for me. Never could understand the appeal of NASCAR. Just don't know what the attraction is in attending the races and I certainly would never watch it on TV.
See the full review, "Can somebody help me out here 'cause I just don't get it!".

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