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maddendude
03-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Over the last two years, NBA has gotten less and less exciting. I'm thinking of switching to watching college bball instead of NBA (next year). I mean, March Madness is so crazy, profitable, its almost as exciting as NFL playoffs, especially with teh upsets.

Which do you think is better to watch, NBA or college?


Btw, I called Bradley and Northwestern upsets!!! Maybee thats why I'm so excited.

byroan
03-18-2006, 04:01 PM
College Basketball all the way for me.

TerryTate
03-18-2006, 04:13 PM
College Basketball...I love the Heat, but them or anyone else in the NBA doesn't come to anywhere near the excitement that the NCAA tourney has.

pigskinguy
03-18-2006, 04:27 PM
I watch a ton of NCAA basketball.
I haven't watched an NBA game in about 10 years. Maybe more. It's long and boring as hell.

Prime Time
03-18-2006, 04:34 PM
NBA. College doesn't do it for me. Players are always consistantly changing and the "no-names" doesn't interest me.

MikeO
03-18-2006, 05:00 PM
College ball is better.

1) The "THUG" eliminate isn't really in the college games. You can cheer for the players and not feel like you are rooting for a future person who will be in a place like OZ!

2) There are a ton of rivalries (Duke-UNC.....UCONN-Syracuse....etc) In the NBA you have no rivalaries that matter these days!

3) No "superstar ref-ing". Meaning watch an NBA game and Lebron, Kobe, Shaq, can travel, foul at will, and get away with damn near anything and the refs won't call it. In college the great players get no special treatment.

4) Effort. You get effort in EVERY college game. In the NBA you get guys dogging it all the time and mailing in performances.

t2thejz
03-18-2006, 05:17 PM
College ball is better.

1) The "THUG" eliminate isn't really in the college games. You can cheer for the players and not feel like you are rooting for a future person who will be in a place like OZ!

2) There are a ton of rivalries (Duke-UNC.....UCONN-Syracuse....etc) In the NBA you have no rivalaries that matter these days!

3) No "superstar ref-ing". Meaning watch an NBA game and Lebron, Kobe, Shaq, can travel, foul at will, and get away with damn near anything and the refs won't call it. In college the great players get no special treatment.

4) Effort. You get effort in EVERY college game. In the NBA you get guys dogging it all the time and mailing in performances.
Thats exactly right and the 4th reason is the most important for me.

TerryTate
03-18-2006, 05:28 PM
College ball is better.

1) The "THUG" eliminate isn't really in the college games. You can cheer for the players and not feel like you are rooting for a future person who will be in a place like OZ!

2) There are a ton of rivalries (Duke-UNC.....UCONN-Syracuse....etc) In the NBA you have no rivalaries that matter these days!

3) No "superstar ref-ing". Meaning watch an NBA game and Lebron, Kobe, Shaq, can travel, foul at will, and get away with damn near anything and the refs won't call it. In college the great players get no special treatment.

4) Effort. You get effort in EVERY college game. In the NBA you get guys dogging it all the time and mailing in performances.

Probably the last real good exciting rivalry was the Heat-Knicks. I agree with MikeO more or less on all of these points.

Ferretsquig
03-18-2006, 05:35 PM
The intensity level is what makes it fun to watch. Unless its a nationally televised game or something is on the line you rarely see NBA players giving it their all. As Prime Time said, the NBA has become about watching star players...you show up to watch Wade or Kobe do something spectacular.

In college ball you root for a team...helps if your an alumnus I guess. I think thats the key to a sport flourishing. The NBA went to marketing players and were able to live off of it while Jordan was around but the model is flawed. The sports that succeed are the ones where the team is the rooting interest....theres a reason why the NFL and NCAA major sports have taken off while the NBA has been stagnant.

dob72
03-18-2006, 05:40 PM
nba college bball is boring as hell

phunwin
03-18-2006, 05:47 PM
I love both, but if forced to choose, I'd probably go with the NBA. The quality of play is much better and the athleticism makes up for the lesser emotion and effort. For one example, I've seen more over-and-back calls during the first three days of the NCAA tournament than I saw all season watching the NBA.

Crisis
03-18-2006, 05:49 PM
Not even close, NCAA > NBA.

dob72
03-18-2006, 05:57 PM
Probably the last real good exciting rivalry was the Heat-Knicks.

i dunno what about
heat vs pistons
pistons vs pacers
pistons vs spurs
spurs vs mavs
spurs vs suns
suns vs mavs
heat vs cavs
lakers vs kings (well really kobe vs ron)
heat vs rockets (shag vs yao)

all those teams have had eciting games in there rivalry

unifiedtheory
03-18-2006, 06:32 PM
I have'nt watched an NBA game in 5 years. I watch college ball all the time. It's not even close. The NBA bores me to tears.

MikeO
03-18-2006, 06:45 PM
a 5th point I forgot.

NBA playoff games start too damn late and a 7 game series is dragged out over 2 weeks. In college they play their March Madness over 3 weeks and games every other day. Move it along and the start times are reasonable to say the least.

Rocky Raccoon
03-18-2006, 06:59 PM
I've never been a very big fan of either the NCAA or the NBA. I mean, I watch the games from time to time and I'm always following the March Madness tournament when they're on, but not obsessed...until now.

This NCAA tournament so far has been the most exciting event I've seen in sports in a long time...it was incredible how many of the games came down to the last second in the first round. I'm a college basketball fan now for sure.

And like MikeO said...the main reason it is so much better than the NBA is because of the heart the players have. I'm not saying there are players in the NBA who don't care, just that a lot of those players could care less how they perform...as long as it's good enough to get them paid.

maddendude
03-18-2006, 08:37 PM
this has been a good topic. I realized alot of things.

But Im only in highschool, maybee I'll completely switch to college in 2 years when I go to college.

IMO, Lakers-Kings was the last great rivalry, just to throw that out there. Although kings nvr got passed the lakers, it was must watch tv every time they were playing.

dob72
03-18-2006, 08:54 PM
i don't think i could even get thru a full college game it just bores the hell outta me i dunno i use to hate college football too but now i love it so maybe i just need to watch some more

Prime Time
03-18-2006, 09:06 PM
i don't think i could even get thru a full college game it just bores the hell outta me i dunno i use to hate college football too but now i love it so maybe i just need to watch some more

It bores me too. Yes the whole rooting for the team concept is great, but I do that in the NBA too. I like to see players I can relate to also though. What I mean is I like to say players that I've seen before or that I am familiar with. I hate seeing games and not knowing anyone...that bores me. Which is why College Basketbal bores me.

Skeet84
03-19-2006, 07:31 AM
i dunno what about
heat vs pistons
pistons vs pacers
pistons vs spurs
spurs vs mavs
spurs vs suns
suns vs mavs
heat vs cavs
lakers vs kings (well really kobe vs ron)
heat vs rockets (shag vs yao)

all those teams have had eciting games in there rivalry


The Heat v.s. the Lakers How does that not make the list?

byroan
03-19-2006, 07:35 AM
None of those NBA rivalries can touch a UNC-Duke game.

Skeet84
03-19-2006, 07:41 AM
Its all about the NCAA. Not only the NCAA tournament, But look at the confernce tournaments too. I mean wow look at all the upsets and close games that happened there. The Favorite for the NCAA tournament could not even make it out of the first game they played in there Confernce tournament ( UConn is the Fav by most ppl ).

I like the NBA and its great to whatch at times, But I don't feel anyhting when I whatch it. You have players like Latrell Sprewall saying " 10 million won't feed my family " and stuff like that. While in College you have people killing themselves to make a team or get a scholarship. There is so much emotion when kids when and when they lose its just amazing to me. In the NBA its how can I make money and how do I get my own shoe. Most people playing College ball know that when they get done with college ball thats it and they play there heart out. I will agree that the NBA has much better players and they don't make as many mistakes, But its hard whatching people go out and play for money and contracts rather than the Love of the game!

Alex44
03-19-2006, 07:48 AM
NBA

I can always watch the Heat

Unless its March Madness i cant stand College Ball, and even the NBA playoffs excite me more

Kobe
03-19-2006, 02:04 PM
Im a big fan of the NBA and the NCAA, but if I had to pick, itd be the NBA.

Prime Time
03-19-2006, 03:13 PM
NBA

I can always watch the Heat

Unless its March Madness i cant stand College Ball, and even the NBA playoffs excite me more

:yes:

MikeO
03-20-2006, 12:27 AM
Another thing to consider,....TV ratings drive everything in this country and the NBA (even the playoffs) lose out to poker and bowling. While NCAA games are only second to the NFL and NCAA Football.

dob72
03-20-2006, 01:03 AM
Another thing to consider,....TV ratings drive everything in this country and the NBA (even the playoffs) lose out to poker and bowling. While NCAA games are only second to the NFL and NCAA Football.
thats cuz there such much betting on ncaa bball

King Felix
03-20-2006, 01:09 AM
uh its hard to say i think i like them equal. they both ahve pros and cons

MikeO
03-20-2006, 02:04 AM
thats cuz there such much betting on ncaa bball

not during the regular season

djfresh47
03-21-2006, 12:40 AM
I'm a huge fan of NCAA hoops and the NBA. I prefer the NBA because I think the best team in the NBA wins the championship because of the format. The tournament is great but the best team does not always win and that is sometimes what people like about the tournament. The Spurs/Pistons finals last season was great but because they play a defensive minded game some people have considered those teams "boring" in the past. I'd be shocked if it wasn't Spurs/Pistons again which are the best two teams in the league, IMO but I think the NBA really needs to the Knicks and the Lakers to be significant teams which they really aren't. A story-line that will be missing from my projected finals would be Popovich vs Brown who are great friends but great coaches and Saunders doesn't have that type of recognition. The individual rivalries are missing from the pro game also.

NorthFloridaFin
03-21-2006, 07:53 AM
I would go with college hoops, and this is why!!

In college, it's all about the name on the front of the jersey. These kids play their hear out trying to win for their college or university.

In the NBA, it's all about the name on the back of the jersey. Most players care nothing more than about boosting their stats, and adding to their reputation.