Hi all. I wanted to do this when I started out blogging, but I was worried that my reader (thanks again, mom!) wouldn't comment on the post, thus making the post look silly. Now that I have multiple readers (paid by me, of course), here goes. Open Bias is where I don't say much and let you do most of the talking. Let's meet in the comment section, shall we?
My question this morning was, why do people dislike watching the Spurs so much, and like watching the Patriots so much? They're essentially the same team to me: hardworking, limit turnovers, bring in aging veterans looking for one last shot at rings, draft extremely well, have a very intelligent coach, win multiple championships and contend every year, etc. Yet people find the Patriots interesting and the Spurs boring. Why so? You might also ask, why did people disparage the Colts for their lack of toughness, and yet extol the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks for much the same type of wide-open offense?
Is it a difference between sports?
Is it small media market vs. big media market?
Is it East Coast Bias?
Is it the attitude of commentators?
Is it that the NBA is more of a highlights league, while the NFL is more of a "watch the whole game" league?
Is it somehow xenophobism (hating foreigners), because the Spurs stars are all foreign?
That's just a few ideas. Let me know in the comment section.