Because I've lived here my whole life and talk to different types of sports fans in the area. This is a miserable market for hockey. Therefore it's not that great a sports town.
Do you make a habit of quizzing locals about sports? How are you able to judge the knowledge level of the city? I can't tell you the starting point guard for the Knicks or Nets, if you ask me the name of their center, the last I remember is Patrick Ewing. Same for my wife and several of my friends. If you used us a barometer than you would think NY is the worst basketball town in the World. We spend our spare time posting on sports message boards, so obviously we are passionate about our teams and follow them very closely. Majority of sports fans in the country are not like us.
Whatever the reason may be, my point still stands
Boston has FOUR TEAMS. Chicago has FIVE. Boston and Chicago have each been in the Finals twice in the past 5 years and have 3 cups between them.
You can't be suggesting that ny is a hockey town.not many other cities bury hockey news like its ESPN. Again, you have one of the premier players in the market retire in stunning fashion, not cover it, and call yourself a great sports town.
Not sure how you can bash NY as a hockey town. You have 1 team that has been selling out forever, even through a stretch of 7 years without play-offs and then you have 2 more teams in the market, Now, think about what it would be like if we had one team, like they do in Chicago. You can't tell me that the Isles and Devils fans wouldn't be Rangers fans. If the Isles and Devils never existed, they wouldn't have fans who would hate the Rangers. I just don't see how you can judge a town based on the media.
Edited by devlman, 12 July 2013 - 08:14 PM.