Potential wrote: Kc17 wrote:
RaptorsLife wrote:Nobody would be care about the leafs winning a championship except hockey fans in Toronto. It's not like cubs world series or if the Knicks championship. Hockey is not a top 7 popular sport world. Soccer, basketball, football, baseball, cricket, rugby and tennis are all bigger.
It would be cool for a day
Raptors won. It would be a lot more global. You think China or Brazil or europe will say Toronto is from Canada who cares lol. They would enjoy it. Also depends on who we beat or which superstar we have to win the championship. For America to care.
Leafs is just a Toronto thing
What a delusional post. First, hockey is way more popular than football worldwide. Nobody gives a **** about football outside of North America.
If the Leafs won the Stanley Cup it would be all you heard about on the Canadian sports networks until the new season began. The Leafs are by far the most popular and most talked about sports franchise in Canada. And it would certainly get a fair amount of play down in the US and Europe.
If the Raps won the championship it would get buried hard in the US. The Raps winning a championship, or even getting to the finals is probably one of the worst scenarios for the NBA in terms of ratings, hype and marketing. Even worldwide it wouldn't create much buzz. The Leafs definitely have a bigger following Canada wide and worldwide than the Raptors.
I'm not even a Leaf fan, it's just crazy how deluded some people are on this board when it comes to the NHL and hockey in general. When the Leafs get good again, which they are trending towards, its bad news for the Raptors unfortunately, so I can understand why there is hate.
Wrong. What a terrible post. Hockey is d league compared to NBA and NFL
England, Germany, France, South America, South asia, Australia, Africa, China, Japan etc don't care about hockey. In America. Hockey isn't bigger than Nascar.
Russia and the smaller European countries, Canada. Very small majority of Americans that's it
NBA and NFL are way bigger. NHL has 4 times less twitter followers than NBA and NHL. Social example.
NHL 5 400 000 million compared to nfl 21 000 000 million and NBA 24 million
NHL has less twitter followers than LA Lakers lol
Lakers have 5.7 million
Like I said before China, Europe or south America or worldwide dont care if Toronto is from Canada. Only America and that only depends on who we beat and if we have a popular superstar than they would care.
The Stanley Cup last year averaged less viewers than ECF NBA in usa. Which had a Canadian team and NHL had 2 American teams. No one cared about it in America