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Old 02-18-2005, 06:10 PM   #16
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Why doesn't putting college basketball ahead of the NBA make sense? Just because the players in the league are older?
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:22 AM   #17
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Read the whole thread!!! I personally don't think it makes sense but I only said it in this thread because Marc said that putting junior hockey ahead of the NHL didn't make sense. I was only using an anology. So ask Marc why putting college basketball ahead of the NBA doesn't make sense because it's the same thing as putting junior hockey ahead of the NHL!
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:10 PM   #18
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I did read the whole thread. I posted what I did under the assumption that Junior hockey didn't have a National TV deal. I'm glad you're not worried about the NHL not being around, but TSN certainly is.

College basketball here is on the level of the NBA, if not surpassing the NBA.
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:29 AM   #19
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Agree with Doug here. College basketball is as big, if not bigger, than the NBA. Rupp Arena, home of the Kentucky Wildcats, holds over 24,000 people and outdraws many NBA arenas. College basketball has deals with ESPN, ABC, and CBS and gets more national air time than the NBA. I don't know if you can say that about Junior Hockey (laughs).
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My brother also agrees with Doug and Marc - he really gets into the NCAA tournament every year, while he hardly follows the NBA at all (and it's not that he has a general preference for college over pro sports; as I pointed out in another thread, he adamantly refuses to watch any college football games until they implement a real playoff system).
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Woah woah woah guys!!! The only reason I said this is because Marc badmouthed Junior hockey, so I'm doing the equivalent of that with college basketball to make a point!!!! I realize college basketball is big down there... I'll never understand it but that's fine, I was just making a point.
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Old 02-26-2005, 01:34 AM   #22
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I think you got it right when you said hockey is a religion. From the minor leagues to juniors, to pee wees to pond hockey, street hockey, floor hockey, tabletop hockey, air hockey etc.
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