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Subject: The Super Bowl: Too Overrated
Date Posted: 1/3/2015 4:22 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2009
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the 49th edition of the NFL Super Bowl will be happening on February 1 in UofP Stadium in Glendale, AZ on NBC. what is it about the Super Bowl that attracts millions and millons of TV viewers. 

*The TV commercials(including movie trailers)
*the Halftime Shows(and theyre getting boring more that ever. what ever happened to the Disney halftime shows and Up with People, i miss seeing those)
2 teams(even if theyre the most boringest teams in the league) playing for one prize

and why must is be on the only Sporting event to be a US TV ratings success every year??? 
why can we treat other major sporting events the same way we do the Super Bowl. 

theres the Olympics, last year's winter games closing ceremony was the lowest rated due to the fact "that dumb zombie show" on AMC was more important, if i wanted to watch a zombie related program, i watch Dawn of the Dead(1978) during the halloween seson. and when the sochi games ended, i cried so hard(more when the super bowl ended), i never wanted to watch anything else on TV.

*theres also the World Cup Final(and last years WC final was a ratings success despite the fact that the US didnt make it).

*there are more upcoming sporting events this year, and i think we should treat them the same as the Super Bowl. 
the FBS Championship Game(good thing Alabama aint in it this time, otherwise i would have shut that TV off)
Daytona 500 
Indianapolis 500
NBA All-Star game
UEFA Champions League Final
and the Women's World Cup soccer tournament. 

so whats gonna happen to you die-hard NFL addicts? you gonna cry when the game officially ends? youre gonna beg for the NFL season to start quickly? the crying must stop, you have to face that fact other major sporting events are out there and should be treated the same as the Super Bowl. think about this fans.

Date Posted: 1/4/2015 2:06 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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Well, David, I think you must look at the number of fans the NFL has for one thing.  Personally, I think fans of other sports feel as passionately about their sports and teams as do the fans of the NFL.  Baseball is really my favorite sport and I'm looking forward to the new season, am actually counting the days until pitchers and catchers report for spring training.  I am very passionate about the World Series and if you look at the hoopla and the fan base I think it would rank up there with Super Bowl Sunday. 

Yes, the Super Bowl is one team against the other for the Lombardi trophy but those teams have earned the right over a long season to be there.  It is the same thing for other sports as well. I agree that the hype may be a little over the top, after all the pre-game show begins at 9 in the morning with kick-off at 6.  That seems excessive to me, but obviously there are folks that love it and Super Bowl Sunday has just built up over the years to become what it has.

I don't think your last paragraph was particularly called for.  Fans of any sport feel a let down when the respective season ends.  But I don't think anyone cries over it.

Thanks for your perspective on this.



Date Posted: 1/5/2015 2:47 PM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2010
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The answer to your Questions David G. are as follows. No, I will not cry when the Super Bowl is over. I am not going to beg for the season to start quickly because the schedule is already determined ahead of time.  I agree that other major sporting events should be treated the same as the Super Bowl.  That is the job of the sports marketing department to hype the event up.  After the Super Bowl, life will go on like normal for me.  I will look forward to the next sporting event, which I think for me is Daytona.

Date Posted: 1/6/2015 1:32 AM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2009
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damn advertisers.  i guess i have to make a massive amount of chain letters or facebook postings as a way to convince them to watch the other major sporting events that are also important and exciting.  

Last Edited on: 1/6/15 1:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1