Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:David wrote:
yeah, that was a weird question.
florida too, obviously.
just look at how easily cubs fans can get into road playoff games usually too. atlanta couldn't sell out damn playoff games.
You guys are flat out nuts if you don't think all of those markets don't have terrible, obsessive sports media out the wazoo. Atlanta's got three miserable sports radio stations just like the Vaunted Chicago Sports Market. Florida has three dozen(!!!!) sports stations. California has twenty seven.
Illinois? Only a whopping fifteen, less than the twenty that can be found here in Virginia.
Hello from Orange County, California. We've got 3 million people. We've got two sports radio stations, but they rarely run local content. It's almost always national syndicated stuff until it's time for an Angels or Ducks, and then they get a pre-game show of one or two hours. It's all generic PR stuff. The teams sell enough tickets and do enough TV ratings to keep the lights on, but it's not something the whole area gets caught up in.
If there's some frothing racist Kaplan equivalent waiting for Otani to fall apart, I haven't run across them.
Hi from Northern Virginia! I can give you years of reading on all of the local hot takes just on the Redskins name alone. When you're finished with that, I've got a heaping helping of scintillating analysis of Bryce Harper and the problems with his attitude, how he plays, his injuries, his hair, etc., etc.. Then we tackle Strasburg and how weak/fragile he apparently is. Then we can back up the trucks to get the takes about how the Capitals are world class choke artists and don't have the guts or the mental makeup to win. Then we can cry about the Wizards and their immaturity or their lack of a leader or their criminally bad FO/ownership, or still bemoaning everything that happened to the bizarre mid 2000's team. I mean, I know it's just a fly by night podunk operation that can't compare to the sound and fury of the PASSION of Chicago sports media, but hey, they try!
Seriously; the idea that Chicago is some kind of clear leader or model in the world of terrible sports takes is the weirdest bit of self-loathing bragging I've ever seen.