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Old 10-12-2005, 11:28 PM   #46
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The big two sports are NFL and MLB. Each has its advantages on satellite radio.

In NFL's favor: People are more likely to listen to an "out-of-market" (a team other than your local team) football game than an "out-of-market" baseball game, mostly because of the influence of gambling. For baseball, most people would only listen to their local team, which is available on AM radio any way.

In MLB's favor: First, there are ten times the number of regular season games as compared to NFL, spread over all seven days. Also, due to the slower pace of the game, baseball translates better to radio than football.

Overall, it's about a draw between the top two sports for the two services.

In the next tier are NBA, NHL, NASCAR, and college sports. Sirius will have NBA and NASCAR, while XM will have NHL. NBA plus NASCAR is greater than NHL. As for college sports, Sirius covers 12 teams in the current top 25 football teams (according to most recent poll), while XM covers 13 teams. But Sirius has March Madness. So overall, Sirius has a slight edge in the second tier sports.

All other sports (golf, tennis, horse racing, etc.) are essentially "noise" since they're relatively minor or don't sound good on radio. Final verdict: for play-by-play, a slight edge to Sirius.
Good points but dont forget XMs advantage in Sports Talk.
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:56 AM   #47
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One reason I chose to SWITCH to Sirius after two years with XM was the NFL--

Why if it's 'only good to watch' NOT listen to?

Because I can listen to other teams I follow, when their games are NOT being broadcasted in area.

Speaking of BAD sports on the radio, have you 'listened' to a hockey game? Definitely a VISUAL sport.
Bingo!

The NFL is very popular on radio, and has tens of millions more fans than hockey.

Hockey is one of the worst radio sports there is, and their TV contract is an absolute joke.

Sirius will get tens of thousands more new subscribers because of the NFL, than XM will because of their hundred million dollar NHL debacle.

Sirius will make major bucks with the NFL, while XM will lose major bucks with their NHL disaster.
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:16 AM   #48
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"NFL....most WATCHED sport."

>>Yep, watched by millions more people than hockey or MLB. I've never met a NFL fan who didn't love a lot of good music. When tens of millions of people see those Sirius ads on TV, and the fans at the stadium see the Sirius signs, there's going to be a lot of new customers coming for Sirius.

"NBA....not every game."

>>Hundreds more games than you'll be hearing on XM.

"English Premiere....and you laugh at Deportivo."

>>Deportivo is in Spanish, which probably 99% of XM subscribers don't understand. English Premiere is one of the world's most popular soccer leagues and it's in English, a language understood by virtually every single Sirius subscriber.

>>Do the math. I'm laughing at you, not Deportivo.

"Horse Racing....I bet that draws the subscriptions."

>>Horse racing is a multibillion dollar gambling sport. People who can't make it to the track, and are eager to find out race results, will tune into Sirius. Thousands of people at the track will see and hear Sirius advertising. And unlike the NHL, it will never be in financial trouble.

"PAC 10 and Big Ten....kinda slim with only two teams in each, huh?"

>>More teams are coming on board all the time. Six conferences for Sirius beats the hell out of a pathetic three for XM.

"Poor Sirius fanboy. He doesn't have the Coach K show to add to his total. His favorite word is irrelevant ....like most of his posts."

>>Whoopie doo. Since Duke fans are a ridiculously small percentage of XM subscribers, I'd say all of about 100 XM subscribers give a crap about Coach K being on XM. And Coach K will bring maybe 10 new subscribers to XM, if you include his wife and kids.

>>Irrelevant is one of my favorite words, because it describes your intellect. And quit stealing my lines.
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:46 AM   #49
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In St. Louis the edge clearly goes to XM. This is a baseball town. People listen to baseball more and frankly, I think the pace of baseball perhaps makes for a better listening experinece than does football. Also games are on almost every night during the season so there's more.

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In St. Louis the edge clearly goes to XM. This is a baseball town. People listen to baseball more and frankly, I think the pace of baseball perhaps makes for a better listening experinece than does football. Also games are on almost every night during the season so there's more.

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not only that baseball had a record setting year attendance wise..... lots of advertising for xm....... christ.. the xm logo was on the thundersticks in anaheim for game 5 alds......

sorry but baseball trumps football for the abality to reach a larger number of potential subs....after all thats what its all about...
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:27 PM   #52
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It is beyond question that MLB and their partnership with XM has been excellent. The XM logo has been everywhere.......
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Sirius trumps XM in terms of ability to get college folk to subscribe.

Ohio State, Michigan, USC, and UCLA probably account for more subs to Sirius than the rest of the Pac-10 and Big 11 do for XM.

Further, the NFL is a nice additional selling point to the college football fan.

As for basketball, yeah, XM has the ACC, but, as soon as Duke et al make it to the tournament, XM leaves you high and dry. I'm doubtful that many people will subscribe to XM to get ACC basketball without subscribing to Sirius to get the tournament. OTOH, someone who subscribes to Sirius for, say, Big East basketball is unlikely to get XM.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:01 PM   #54
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Well now XM has MLB, NHL and college sports.

Sirius has NBA, NFL, Nascar, English soccer and college sports.

Weve got more but then XM has Sporting News radio and I dont think english soccer attracts many subs in America. That means we only have one more sport than XM and they have better sports talk.

Not good.

XM may have baseball, some college football, etc... but we SIRIUS have NFL which more people tend to watch and be interested in than major league baseball, aswell we have college football, and lots of other sports that xm doesn't have.
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sorry but baseball trumps football for the abality to reach a larger number of potential subs....after all thats what its all about...
Your statement is pure BS.

Football is far and away America's #1 sport, whether live at the stadium, on TV or on radio.

And Baseball's all-time record attendance level doesn't even come close to Football's all-time best.

I see you must've missed those huge new Sirius/NFL floor displays at Best Buy, Circuit City etc.

Gee, no floor displays for XM/MLB, and it's crunch time with the baseball playoffs going hot and heavy--and the World Series coming up shortly. You'd think that if Baseball is that big of a draw for potential subs, XM would have big displays in the stores right now--but there's nothing.
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:40 PM   #56
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Your statement is pure BS.

Football is far and away America's #1 sport, whether live at the stadium, on TV or on radio.

And Baseball's all-time record attendance level doesn't even come close to Football's all-time best.
Did ever check the attendances for the NFL 2004, to that of MLB 2004?
Just take a look at the New York market.

MLB
NY Yankees= 3,775,292 Fans attended 79 games
NY Mets=2,318,321 Fans attended 80 games

NFL
NY Giants=629,874 fans attended 8 games
NY Jets=623,181 fans attended 8 games

I'd say that more people in the New York area alone will have a much better chance of seeing the XM Logo at a game than over the Sirius' one.

I don't know where you get your figures from, but if you can prove otherwise, I think that your the one full of BS.
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Get your facts straight. Baseball is hands down the top Radio Sport, Period....
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sorry but baseball trumps football for the abality to reach a larger number of potential subs....after all thats what its all about...
Your statement is pure BS.

Football is far and away America's #1 sport, whether live at the stadium, on TV or on radio.

And Baseball's all-time record attendance level doesn't even come close to Football's all-time best.

I see you must've missed those huge new Sirius/NFL floor displays at Best Buy, Circuit City etc.

Gee, no floor displays for XM/MLB, and it's crunch time with the baseball playoffs going hot and heavy--and the World Series coming up shortly. You'd think that if Baseball is that big of a draw for potential subs, XM would have big displays in the stores right now--but there's nothing.
well lets take a different spin on that subject... would it be better to advertise your product at the statdiums and on tv or with some floor display in the back corner of your local best buy during a record setting baseball season....l

and did you see the xm logo on the thundersticks at ahaheim.... xm logo on the outfield wall in chicago and also along the infield walls at the games on fox.....

you can get away with your soccer vs. hockey shtick.... but your baseball / nfl one isnt gonna cut it....

go buy one of those shirts painted like an empty seat so you'll fit right in at the soccer games...
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You guys are really funny. But most comedians aren't known for their smarts.

I've seen Sirius advertising spots on several NFL games, including Monday Night Football. They've been discussed right here at SBS.

I've been watching the MLB playoffs, and I have yet to see or hear of any advertising spots on any of the games. Unless I missed it, I haven't seen any posts at SBS about TV advertising on Baseball. And with all the XM fanboys we've got around here, if there were even one ad, we'd get at least half a dozen threads on it.

Sirius's NFL TV advertising spots, major consumer electronics stores displays and stadium advertising--easily trump the paper tiger of XM MLB.

And just to enlighten you as to how big the NFL really is, and to how big a joke MLB is in comparison:


Big (really big) bucks inflate NFL TV deal

By Michael Hiestand | Apr 19 '05, USA Today

"When it comes to the NFL and TV, don't bother asking how high is up.

The NFL's new deals with NBC and ESPN, which will take effect in 2006, cap a round of new TV deals with Fox, CBS and DirecTV that will boost NFL TV revenues by more than 50% to an average of $3.735 billion a year. That's more than the total national TV money now being spent annually on the NBA, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, PGA Tour golf, NCAA tournament basketball and last year's Summer Olympics -- combined.

And there might be more to come. The NFL is still shopping the idea of an eight-game, late-season package, played on Thursday and/or Saturday nights -- or putting such games on its NFL Network."

http://www.keepmedia.com/pubs/USATOD...0032&oliID=213
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