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25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

Posted on: July 17, 2009 6:47 pm
 
Sircheeks wrote a blog of 25 Reasons that Football is better than Baseball (can't argue with that can you say boring?).  So I decided to make a list of 25 Reasons that basketball is better than football. 

Sircheeks Blog: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/10024142/
 

1.        Michael Jordan…

2.       The Slam Dunk Competition, there is no equivalent in football.

3.       You can celebrate a nice play without getting an unsportsmanlike penalty.

4.       There are 82 games a year to watch your team.  In football you have to wait until Sunday or Monday to watch only 16 games.

5.       Celtics Lakers rivalry, They’ve met 11 times in finals history. 

6.       Don’t even need a basketball to play, can play with a pair of socks and a trash can.

7.       There is a limit of 6 fouls per player, unlike football where you can foul a person every play if you want.

8.       Bulls vs Celtics, Syracuse vs UConn, name a better game in football this last year.  You can’t.

9.       Everyone across the world plays it, football is purely an American game.

10.   You don’t have to buy expensive pads and equipment to play basketball, just a pair of shoes.

11.   Pacman Jones and Michael Vick, not exactly model citizens.

12.    Charles Barkley, yep I said it.

13.    There are big time trades almost every year to keep things interesting.

14.   Games are indoors, fans don’t have to sit in snow to enjoy the game.

15.   March Madness, best month of the year

16.   It is an Olympic sport, Dream Team! Redeem Team!

17.   Mismatches can be exploited easily

18.   There is no Brett Farve to deal with.

19.   Playing horse, tricks shots off the wall, over the backboard, whatever floats your boat.  Football you can umm…run with it or throw it.

20.   Fun gimmicks like free tacos (Staples Center) if the home team wins and other team doesn’t get over 100 points.  Free food is always a plus.

21.   Hack a Shaq, where else can you watch a 7’ beast miss shot, after shot, after shot…

22.   The crossover, done correctly the defender falls over without even being touched, that is scary.

23.   Basketball was invented by a Canadian and they have maple syrup. 

24.   Who needs a two minute warning, are football players so dumb they can’t read the clock? If you need a break call a timeout.

25.   Lastly there is no “tackling” in basketball, way too much male touching going on.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2009 11:57 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

I also likes Shaggys point of view one i really like is College game classics, how bout Appalachian State versus Michigan



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2009 11:52 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

This is why the NFL is better than the NBA

And football overall

Dont get me wrong i think Basketball is more fun to play and College basketball is awesome but the NBA is horrendous

1.      
 Michael Jordan…
Foot ball has many great players too, but Mike may be best

2.      
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The Slam Dunk Competition, there is no equivalent in football.

Hey they got the skills challenge

3.      
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You can celebrate a nice play without getting an unsportsmanlike penalty.

You got a point there
4.      
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There are 82 games a year to watch your team.  In football you have to wait until Sunday or Monday to watch only 16 games.

But thats what makes it so fun in basketball it is just game after game  and most wont matter, NFL and college ball you have to win most of the games or your out

5.      
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rivalry, They’ve met 11 times in finals history. 

Each era brings a new rivalry aka this one is Brady vs Manning

6.      
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Don’t even need a basketball to play, can play with a pair of socks and a trash can.

Same with fooball just need an  open lot or anything and someone to use as ball

7.      
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There is a limit of 6 fouls per player, unlike football where you can foul a person every play if you want.

There is the penalty
8.      
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vs Celtics, Syracuse vs UConn, name a better game in football this last year.  You can’t.
Eagles vs Bengals jkjk Broncos vs Chargers, Chargers vs Panthers,  Falcons vs Bears
9.      
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Everyone across the world plays it, football is purely an American game.

Same could be said with soccer and actually Football is making strides out of this country
10.   You don’t have to buy expensive pads and equipment to play basketball, just a pair of shoes
You ever hear of street ba;;.


11.   Pacman Jones and Michael Vick, not exactly model citizens.

Lets not go there Antoine Wlaker is one

12.    Charles Barkley, yep I said it.

If voice i could say Michale Irwin or someone maybe Joe Madden
13.    There are big time trades almost every year to keep things interesting.

Draft day Trades, Same with football
14.   Games are indoors, fans don’t have to sit in snow to enjoy the game.

If you notice the Fans are so loyal and love the game so much they sit in snow
15.   March Madness, best month of the year

BCS Bowls and ohh have you noticed how much an AD cost for the Super Bowl
16.   It is an Olympic sport, Dream Team! Redeem Team!

Baseball is olympic either but you got me beat there
17.   Mismatches can be exploited easily

Same with football bad running D= run the ball bad passing D=pass the ball
18.   There is no Brett Farve to deal with

But you have the crap with Kobe and Shaqw Lebron getting dunked on and your biggest new is Q-Rich traded 5 times this year
19.   Playing horse, tricks shots off the wall, over the backboard, whatever floats your boat.  Football you can umm…run with it or throw it.
Reverse Halfback Pass WR pass Punter Sneak football version of yours

20.   Fun gimmicks like free tacos (Staples Center) if the home team wins and other team doesn’t get over 100 points.  Free food is always a plus.

Same with Football and Baseball plus their is better chance for autographs
21.   Hack a Shaq, where else can you watch a 7’ beast miss shot, after shot, after shot…

All the QBs throw pick after pick or the Lions with loss after loss
22.   The crossover, done correctly the defender falls over without even being touched, that is scary.
Same with football with Juke Spin w/e floats your boat
23.   Basketball was invented by a Canadian and they have maple syrup. 

Football was invented by a Man who was AMERICAN
24.   Who needs a two minute warning, are football players so dumb they can’t read the clock? If you need a break call a timeout.

Yeah they have to remeber the playbook have you seen the size of that
25.   Lastly there is no “tackling” in basketball, way too much male touching going on.When a Bball player boxes out he is pretty much getting it done!!!Yell


Yeah well sorry dfont want to be a hater I love playing basketball am on a team but Football is the better sport to watch!! Tell me what you think!!! Dont be generous!!Thanks and remeber not a HATER Laughing Ohh yeah and NBA plays no D except for a few players!




Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 11:11 am
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

Basketball was invented by a Canadian and they have maple syrup. Classic.  Vics mom uses syrup in the mornings when we wake upWink



Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:05 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

Nice list dude.



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2009 6:57 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

SirCheeks, dumbass me didnt even think of that...

BkBaller, i might take you up on that challenge...



Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2009 5:08 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

My rebuttle to all 25 arguments: WE TAILGATE AND YOU DON'T!




Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2009 4:52 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

Haha great job MM.

Charles Barkey as reason number 12? LOL That's questionable to say the least. He is known as "Sir," so he does hold a special place with me.

But seriously, good job. I didn't even think of some of the things you mentioned.

Keep up the good work!



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2009 3:05 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

godd effort bro, but ive never been as much of a b-ball fan as football, so im offering my counterpoints:

1.  Michael Jordan...has been retired for 10 years and the NBA is WAY worse off wothout him

2.  While it's true that the NFL doesn't really have much in the way of skills competitions, the Slam Dunk contest (and dunking in general) is kind of boring at this point...but the NFL does such a bad job with the whole All-Star concept, i almost have to go with the NBA by default

3.  Agreed.  The No Fun League needs to lighten the hell up

4.  True...but part of what gets people so into football is the fact that the season is the shortest (going by calendar year and # of games)...but this is also dependent on whether youre willing to wait for the weekend, or want to see games almost every night

5.  Bears--Packers...Eagles--Cowboys...

Broncos--Raiders...Steelers--Ravens

...need i go on?

6.  Don't even need a football to play, just a piece of paper folded into a triangle

7.  A single penalty in football is generally more severe than a b-ball foul (unless it's a 3-point play, a player fouls out, or a team is in the bonus situation)

8.  Off the top of my head?  Orgeon State upsetting USC, Texas--Texas Tech

9.  Football is an American game?  so what

10.  You dont have to buy expensive pads to play football...we never used them when we played neigborhood games

11.  Ron Artest and Allen Iverson, not exactly model citizens

12.  Won't disagree here, i love Sir Charles

13.  The trades are so "big" because the salary cap is so restrictive that it often takes 3 or 4 teams to get involved to make the money work...a system that is so broken that it pays for teams to tank a couple of seasons and get high picks in the draft lottery

14.  Football is an outdoor game, and weather has always been a part of it...one of the all-time classic NFL scenes is the shot of the frozen breath of the crowd at the Ice Bowl

15.  I agree that March Madness is usually better than the NFL postseason, but the Stanley Cup playoffs are the best playoffs in sports

16.  It's an Olympic sport...so's synchronized swimming...

17.  Mismatches can be exploited easily in any sport

18.  Why do you have to "deal" with Brett Favre?  dont want to watch ESPN's latest "breaking news" update about how his shoulder is healthy enough to wipe his ass with his naturally stronger hand, change the channel

19.  True...HORSE rocks

20.  The NFL doesn't need gimmicks to put people in the seats

21.  Hack a Shaq (and it's closely related cousin, "Foul everyone and put the other team on the line when youre losing by 12 points with 30 seconds left") is boooorrriinngggg...i'd rather watch the grounds crew work at a baseball game

22.  The Forearm Shiver, THAT is scary

23.  Not really sure what that has to do with anything

24.  They have timeouts in football...and the last thing basketball needs is a 2-minute warning...it already takes a half-hour to play the last 2 minutes of the game

25.  You're sayng that there's too much "male-touching" in football because of tackling?  have you ever actually watched an NBA game and seen the amount of "male-touching" that goes on?  not to mention the fact that there's a lot more skin-on-skin contact in basketball than football



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2009 2:43 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

but more people around the world enjoy football basketball more




Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2009 2:42 pm
 

25 Reasons Basketball is Better than Football

I enjoy football more than basketball, but more people around the world enjoy football more.


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