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Old 09-14-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Has XM surpassed Sirius in the Sports department?

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.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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Don't forget that Sirius also has the Final Four and Wimbeldon.

XM also has the Tennis U.S. Open, IRL, and PGA.

All of these are minor offerings but relevant. I personally think that things are a little more even now.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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I still give Sirius the edge in sports.

The NFL and NBA are American's two most popular pro sports.

You won't get the Super Bowl or NBA finals on XM.

Sirius also has exclusive coverage of every single game of the NCAA basketball tournament. The NCAA basketball tourney is HUGELY popular in most areas of the country.

NASCAR is the fastest growing major sport in the country, and is currently spreading its wings well outside its native south. They will soon move into Canada as soon as their buyout of CASCAR is complete, and are also looking at expanding into Mexico.

Sirius also covers Barclays soccer, horse racing and Wimbledon--the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

Sirius also has the Arena Football League's game of the week.

I think the NHL went with XM because of their larger subscriber base, but I don't see it as the "end of the world" for Sirius sports at all.

Sirius needs to make strong bids at getting the rights to Canadian Football League games, as well as Canada's pro hockey league.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:58 AM   #4
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I still give Sirius the edge in sports.

The NFL and NBA are American's two most popular pro sports.

You won't get the Super Bowl or NBA finals on XM.

Sirius also has exclusive coverage of every single game of the NCAA basketball tournament. The NCAA basketball tourney is HUGELY popular in most areas of the country.

NASCAR is the fastest growing major sport in the country, and is currently spreading its wings well outside its native south. They will soon move into Canada as soon as their buyout of CASCAR is complete, and are also looking at expanding into Mexico.

Sirius also covers Barclays soccer, horse racing and Wimbledon--the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

Sirius also has the Arena Football League's game of the week.

I think the NHL went with XM because of their larger subscriber base, but I don't see it as the "end of the world" for Sirius sports at all.

Sirius needs to make strong bids at getting the rights to Canadian Football League games, as well as Canada's pro hockey league.
I thought the NHL was "Canada's pro hockey league."
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I thought the NHL was "Canada's pro hockey league."
As of a few years ago, most if not all of the NHL's Canadian-based teams were in such financial hot water, that some Canadian politicians proposed a taxpayer bailout of the teams.

The idea was resoundingly rejected by the Canadian public, who wanted no part of their tax dollars going to support the NHL teams.

Attendance at the games, television rights $$$ etc. apparently aren't enough to keep the NHL afloat up there much longer. Some team owners have threatened to move their teams to the U.S.
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I still give Sirius the edge in sports.

The NFL and NBA are American's two most popular pro sports.
I disagree. The NFL and MLB are the top sports in the US. Hell, I would put college football ahead of the NBA (and maybe even MLB).
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I'd say SIRIUS still has the edge, but if XM grabs NBA it's in their favor.

It's hard to say, but I'd put 'em down as:
1. NFL
2. MLB
3. NCAA football
4-tie. NBA
4-tie. NCAA Bball
6. NHL

I was listening to ESPN Radio the other day and the host of the show (Cowherd) said research done by ESPN said the interest in NCAA Football was just as high as MLB.

I listen to the English Soccer, I just wish SIRIUS got the World Cup instead of XM.
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The NBA is not one of America's top two sports. Clearly the NFL and MLB are the front runners. But, you have to look at it from this vantage point. I'm a bigger fan of the NFL, but having MLB would be more useful to me. My Sunday afternoons are dedicated to sitting around and watching football in high definition. I have no desire whatsoever to turn on the radio and listen to football.

The MLB however, is on every night. If I tried to sit down and watch every baseball game that I want to see, I'd waste away a lot of time. But, often times I'm in the car during these games, so having the MLB would be more beneficial. So bottom line, bigger fan of the NFL. Would rather have MLB.
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Default NASCAR is the second biggest sport by TV ratings

According to Neilsen Ratings NASCAR racing is second only to NFL Football in terms of viewership.
Now some of this is due to only having a single event every week instead of many smaller ones, concentrating viewership.

NASCAR can't come fast enough to Sirius for me. I've spent too many afternoons hunting for a FM station and losing a station during a drive.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:28 PM   #10
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Id say right now xm has a slight edge.... in 2007 when nascar goes to sirius it will be even......

now what makes me wonder is if anything is going to be done with the NBA. Will it stay non exclusive? will xm sign it like NHL?
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:57 PM   #11
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I belive it is really hard to judge who really has the upper hand hear. The only sport that I listen to on the radio is football. The announcers on TV are unlistenable. I watch the game and turn the radio on.

As for baseball, keep it. The ONLY way I can enjoy a baseball game is if I am there or it is the world series.

Hockey is my favorite sport and while the annoncers for the Flyers are the kings of stating the obvious I can not find my self listening to the radio either.

Basketball, sucks ass.

NASCAR, even though I live in the area with the least amount of fans in the entire country and have more interest in Indy and F1 racing I can see the benefit of NASCAR to far out shine what XM is offering. Hell Philadelphia's own Sunoco is a HUGE sponser.

Sirius has the upper hand only having Football and NASCAR.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:46 PM   #12
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honestly its impossible really to say who has the upper hand being that most peoples theories are based on their own opinions of which sports they like......



perhaps when arbitron starts doing ratings on the sat. rad. companies..... unless of course you're going to based which one is better strictly based on which provider has the most games played throughout the year


conclusion: even
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IMO, I don't think XM has passed Sirius in sports, as of now. I originally chose Sirius over XM because of the better sports packages (NFL, NHL, NBA and English Soccer were big pluses for me).

In a couple of years swapping NASCAR for NHL will work out fine in the long run. Even though I'm a bigger hockey fan, I think the racing will bring in more subs than NHL.
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Look at numbers more people are interested in pro football and basketball. I don't care for racing, but there is one giant fan base. Baseball is boring on the radio as is hockey.
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Look at numbers more people are interested in pro football and basketball. I don't care for racing, but there is one giant fan base. Baseball is boring on the radio as is hockey.


what are these numbers?...... and you say baseball and hockey (the two original radio sports) are boring... is this your opinion or based on concesus.?
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