Is Nascar more popular than footbal?

There are 20 comments on the Hattiesburg American story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Is Nascar more popular than footbal?. In it, Hattiesburg American reports that:

Is NASCAR more popular than football in these parts? Well, yeah. Facts is facts: Three-quarters of the top 20 attended sporting events in the United States are auto races. via Hattiesburg American

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r8torlvr

New York, NY

#1 Feb 11, 2008
racing is about as close as you can get. It is more exciting3133

“Obama Express”

Since: Dec 06

yes we can*health reform**

#2 Feb 11, 2008
no.......baseball is second nascar is thrid.......
MISSU3

Fort Worth, TX

#3 Feb 11, 2008
I'd have to say baseball is 4th after NASCAR, football, basketball. You guys that only pack 40 to 60 thousand into football games are rookies. Tailgate for a week BEFORE the game with 160,000 of your closest friends....then you got an event.

Since: May 07

Spokane, WA

#4 Feb 11, 2008
anderson 24 wrote:
no.......baseball is second nascar is thrid.......
I hate baseball.
In my opinions it is as follows,
1. NASCAR
2. college football
3. pro football
4. college basket ball
5. Hockey
Terry

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Feb 11, 2008
I have to say the NFL hands down. Count the number games played during one week multiply the fans in all the stadiums. Now how many games are aired during one week count all of us football fans or couch potatoes if you perfer watching all the games. And last but not least how many watch the superbowl nothing comes close to the amount of people that watch one event. I am a major Nascar Fan but I have to call em as I see em.
Steve Lee

Orlando, FL

#6 Feb 11, 2008
Who cares? Our preseason has started with an exciting Budweiser Shootout and the NASCAR season's premiere race, the Daytona 500 is revving-up as is the Dale Earnhardt Inc's. teams,
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5803...
Dale Earnhardt's death in the last lap of the Daytona 500 led to the development of the Car of Tomorrow, Click:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1409...
Britney Spears drives a hot Mercedes Benz roadster as she leaves the hospital, Click:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5889...

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#7 Feb 11, 2008
They're both great !!

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#8 Feb 11, 2008
COLLEGE FOOTBALL .........

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#9 Feb 11, 2008
I hate foosball, he he.

But I love Indycar and Nascar so yeah, lol.
KY-SwampFox

Ft Mitchell, KY

#10 Feb 11, 2008
What? There are other sports beside Nascar?

BTW,,, Go Kats!

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#11 Feb 11, 2008
Lets go racing wrote:
I hate foosball, he he.
But I love Indycar and Nascar so yeah, lol.
Indycar no way Nascar maybe ROLL TIDE ROLL

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#12 Feb 11, 2008
KY-SwampFox wrote:
What? There are other sports beside Nascar?
BTW,,, Go Kats!
Not when you're in the Nascar forum there's not, he he :)
g8torlvr

New York, NY

#13 Feb 11, 2008
I love football at the end of the year. I love College Basketball. I love college football. But NASCAR still rules for me. Nov. to Feb. is the hardest time.
Two Tonys

Waterbury, CT

#14 Feb 12, 2008
Given the numbers and money involved in Football, it still holds the lead over NASCAR. Plus, NASCAR is not as popular in the colder states. But they are closing in on the overall fan base. The great thing about NASCAR is that all it's fans are at one event, whereas football is more regional. The real popularity is dicated by how much gambling action is on that sport. In that, NASCAR is way behind the rest of the sports.
g8torlvr

New York, NY

#15 Feb 12, 2008
anderson 24 How can you have a tag like that. Baseball is to slow. I like it to but please.
BigOlePig

United States

#16 Mar 22, 2008
MISSU3 wrote:
I'd have to say baseball is 4th after NASCAR, football, basketball. You guys that only pack 40 to 60 thousand into football games are rookies. Tailgate for a week BEFORE the game with 160,000 of your closest friends....then you got an event.
Funny...that is our Motto at www.nascarcamping.com
ROOKIES TAILGATE Come check us out!!!

Since: Jan 07

AOL

#17 Mar 22, 2008
Baseball is about 3 hours - about 3 hours too long:-)

And I used to be a huge Pittsburgh Priates Fan too
Peaceout

United States

#18 Mar 23, 2008
If they could get the betting up, more people would be in to NASCAR but the thing is, that there is too much luck for many to bet on a particular car.. Tony Stewart can have the best car all day long until someone knocks him out of the way on the final restart.. I mean, that is like shooting craps.. stats do not really matter in NASCAR.. I think a ton of people have betting pools for football at their jobs and that is basically why they care more for that sport.. also, the fact that every bit of action can be shown on TV between timeouts.. that makes football more favorable for television viewers..Now get a person to a race... and they will be hooked at NASCAR.. it is the most exciting in person, the entire program from the fly over, to the National anthem with patriotic people with hats off, to the race.. NASCAR ROCKS!
Peaceout

United States

#19 Mar 23, 2008
the best thing about baseball is sitting in the sunshine and cheap tickets.. other than that.. SNORE!
Cowboy Cody

Flint, MI

#21 Mar 25, 2008
Football is and always will be the mostr popular sport in america

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