About 1 in every 14 adult men in the United States don’t watch nationally televised sports

  • metta

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    Nov 28, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
    About 1 in every 14 adult men in the United States don’t watch nationally televised sports

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/dear-mona-are-there-any-other-men-who-dont-watch-sports/
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    Nov 28, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
    I'd like to see more survey detail.
    That's 7 or 8 percent who's television was never tuned to a sporting event. But what about people who may have watched one or two events vs couch potatoes who are weirdly obsessed with watching other people exercise?
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    Nov 29, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
    I thought I was the only one. I feel much less special now.icon_confused.gif
  • mz29xy

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    Nov 30, 2014 12:27 AM GMT
    Big Organized Sports = Bread and Circus. Something to keep the masses occupied so they don't ask questions of a political nature.

  • WhoDey

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    Nov 30, 2014 5:01 AM GMT
    The NFL just signed a TV deal worth $27 billion over 9 years (60% more than their previous contract), the NBA recently signed a deal for $2.67 billion/year ($1.74 billion increase per year over the previous contract), MLB's TV contract makes the league $12.8 billion over 8 years, and the NHL $200 million/year in the U.S.

    The NCAA makes $11 billion dollars for the Basketball tournament (over 14 years), $470 million/year for the football playoff, and the Power 5 conferences share about $1.1 billion/year for regular season basketball and football games.


    So, somebody must be watching if they are making so much money...

    And didn't almost a third of the country watch the Super Bowl this year?
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    Dec 10, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    Teams sports in general I don't watch - maybe because I wasn't very good at it at school and afterwards.

    Instead I partook in track & field and triathlons. That was why when the 2012 Olympics was on, I was glued to the TV, and actually took time off work to watch the men's triathlon.
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    Dec 12, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    I'm one of them. I find it boring.
  • jjguy05

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    Dec 12, 2014 7:46 PM GMT
    mindgarden said...couch potatoes who are weirdly obsessed with watching other people exercise?


    LMAO! I think the same thing! I just don't understand those guys!