Wall Street protests hits other cities

Wall Street protests hits other cities

There are 92 comments on the CNN story from Oct 7, 2011, titled Wall Street protests hits other cities. In it, CNN reports that:

A mix of protesters gathered again Friday in cities across the country, decrying a loosely defined list of financial problems and mixing in places with others marking the 10-year anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

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Trolls

Farmington, MN

#95 Oct 11, 2011
Advocates of baseball point to the overwhelming number of baseball tickets sold annually in the United States and Canada, compared to NFL football. It is likely the average individual American will attend many times more baseball games in their lives than NFL football games, due to baseball's longer schedule and football's (generally) higher ticket prices. Advocates of football, in turn, point to football's large television audience, including the Super Bowl, typically the most-watched television event of the year. Football also enjoys more organized youth participation, though the sport has recently[when?] endured negative publicity in the world of youth sports due to media coverage of documented health and injury risks posed to players[7][8] Certain teams of both sports, such as the Boston Red Sox,[9] New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers,[10] have cultivated famously loyal fan bases across the country. In many cases, identification with a certain football or baseball team is a matter of family inheritance and local identity.

In truth, the popularity of each, as well as of hockey, soccer and basketball, vary depending on region, ethnicity and age. It could be claimed that baseball is more popular in the northeast,[11] where it developed over 150 years ago, than in other regions. While passion for the NFL can be found in many regions and metropolitan areas, it could be said that college football (i.e. NCAA) enjoys unparalleled popularity in the southeastern states. Hockey competes for 'Most Popular Sport' status in areas of northern and western New York State, the northern Great Lakes states and in parts of New England.

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“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#96 Oct 11, 2011
Trolls wrote:
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Too funny. Ok idiot, first, I am not a liberal, far from it. Secondly, go to your little Wiki link, the NFL has a higher AVERAGE attendance per GAME. MLB plays what 162 games in a season, to the NFL's 16---per team. There is a reason the NFL makes more money than MLB despite playing way less games, it is a more popular sport.
Also from YOUR link.
Average attendance for NFL games 66,953
Average attendance for MLB games 30,049
You were saying?
I was saying that you asked one thing and then switched the criteria after you received the correct answer to your question as asked.

You also forgot another big aspect of fan base ... those who do not attend the games in person.

Money spent per fan is also NOT an accurate measure of "popularity". That ONLY means that pro football memorabilia and paraphenalia, including ticket prices, costs more than a MLB item of the same classification.

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#98 Oct 11, 2011
Trolls wrote:
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By your measurement of popularity, even the NHL and NBA would be more popular than the NFL, since they have more fans attends games per season, but gee, that has nothing to do with the fact that they play 10 times as many games now would it?
You forgot something else too Einstein ... minor league baseball "fan" numbers, AND the fact that 2.6 million kids play little league baseball compared to 2.2 million kids in pee wee football ... according to CNN reports.

Also BOTH sports have college teams, but footbal has no "farm system".

Just keep moving those goals posts there buckaroo ... the fact still remains that you changed the criteria and verbage of your question AFTER being nailed on your ORIGINAL question.

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#99 Oct 11, 2011
In addition to those truths, there is this too ... baseball IS in fact MORE popular world wide than American football.

Baseball, as per your original question, IS in fact more popular than football.

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Trolls

Farmington, MN

#100 Oct 11, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
In addition to those truths, there is this too ... baseball IS in fact MORE popular world wide than American football.
Baseball, as per your original question, IS in fact more popular than football.
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I'm not sure why either of us are wasting our time on this little debate, it really has nothing to do with the comment I made. Here is the post I was responding to and my response.
" Do you think that a football player is really worth 12 million dollars a year? So much, that a blue collar family cannot afford to go enjoy a game? Of course we all want nice things, just level it out a little bit... does that player really need to make 12 million? How about 2 million then I might be able to afford to take my kids to the game. Maybe more people would be able to go the games and who knows he might still be able to make that 12 million."
I said,
"What a silly argument. Obviously there are plenty of fans who CAN aford to go to the games. Otherwise, the owner wouldn't be able to pay the player 12 million. The NFL is the most popular sport in the U.S. and fans continue to sell out stadiums."
If you are willing to concede that the NFL is financially the most popular sport then there is nothing wrong with my original post.

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#101 Oct 11, 2011
Trolls wrote:
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I'm not sure why either of us are wasting our time on this little debate, it really has nothing to do with the comment I made. Here is the post I was responding to and my response.
" Do you think that a football player is really worth 12 million dollars a year? So much, that a blue collar family cannot afford to go enjoy a game? Of course we all want nice things, just level it out a little bit... does that player really need to make 12 million? How about 2 million then I might be able to afford to take my kids to the game. Maybe more people would be able to go the games and who knows he might still be able to make that 12 million."
I said,
"What a silly argument. Obviously there are plenty of fans who CAN aford to go to the games. Otherwise, the owner wouldn't be able to pay the player 12 million. The NFL is the most popular sport in the U.S. and fans continue to sell out stadiums."
If you are willing to concede that the NFL is financially the most popular sport then there is nothing wrong with my original post.
If I'm willing to concede that you made a mistake in your original question????

ROTFLMAO

We're done here.
Trolls

Farmington, MN

#102 Oct 11, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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If I'm willing to concede that you made a mistake in your original question????
ROTFLMAO
We're done here.
You mean like you calling me a liberal? lol

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#103 Oct 11, 2011
Trolls wrote:
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You mean like you calling me a liberal? lol
For now, I'll take your word that you are NOT a lying, cheating, communist sympathising, socialist, progressive, traitorous puke.
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trolls

Lakeville, MN

#105 Oct 11, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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For now, I'll take your word that you are NOT a lying, cheating, communist sympathising, socialist, progressive, traitorous puke.
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haha, thanks.
What is Wrong With You

Apple Valley, CA

#108 Oct 11, 2011
just a thought wrote:
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The guy sh*tting on the police car is the symbol of this protest. Too bad he couldn't have done it on Keith Olbermanns shoes.
They should have arrested him and taken him to jail dressed as he was. I'm sure the inmates would have loved to get to know him.
SO SO TIRED

United States

#110 Dec 21, 2011
What is Wrong With You wrote:
<quoted text>One thing you forget. Who says life is fair? Who says it's supposed to be fair?
The football player is worth 12 million to the person paying it. Just, because you don't place that value as high doesn't mean someone else won't.
Stop being jealous and greedy of what another has.
You are right, life isn't fair, one of the first things I teach my kids. No one says it is supposed to be fair. But that doesn't mean that we can't try to make it so, when we see unfairness.
You are quite mistaken...I am neither jealous or greedy of the things you might think. And if that 12 million dollar person is worth it to you then so be it, to each his own. I just happen to think along with quite a lot of others lately that it is getting out of hand.
SO SO TIRED

United States

#111 Dec 21, 2011
The Voice wrote:
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So when you can't make a real argument, you change the subject?
What do pro football players have to do with this? Like i said before... Use your brains once in a while.
Gosh, I sure do wish I was as self important as you are...Surely all these protesters must have at least one brain between all of them. What do you think? I mean people are protesting all over the world.
The world???? Do you honestly think they don't have one miniscule little brain between them? They are fed up with pompous overbearing baboons like you, who probably hasn't worked hard for anything in your little narrow minded life. No, I probably can't get my thoughts across like I would like, but I try. I think that's called using my brains.

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