Originally posted by TX9R:
I think you're in the minority here. All of the things you mentioned are why the NFL is so great, every event is monumental. All other sports, incvluding the NBA and esp MLB just play too many damn games. The NBA has too many teams in the playoffs. Now the postseason is exciting, but it renders the reg season next to meaningless.
Honestly, I like the NBA, but really it's just there to pass the time until football starts. In fact I would proabably watch the Lions play the Raiders before I would watch a regular season rematch of the previous 2 NBA finalists.
Being that this is a football website, I would imagine that you're right that I'm in the minority here. I suppose that every football game is "monumental", but if your team sucks, as ours has for the past few years, there are about 8 interesting games, and the rest is playing out the string.
I definitely love watching football, but there isn't enough of it for my taste, and even in terms of the basic sport, I like basketball better. The NFL is more specialized in it's skill sets, (i.e. linemen, receivers, qbs, etc.) whereas I think that overall weaknesses/strenghts are exploited more in b-ball. I also think that the scoring is more indicative of who outplayed who in basketball. In football, you can drive the ball 85 yards, and then get a pass intercepted for a TD, and then the other team's up 7-0, when you kicked their asses on all but one play.
But to each his own. Those are just a couple of the reasons why basketball's #1 for me.