The difference between football and basketball.
Via the Instapundit stand-ins, is this study in Grantland. The money quote is: “To the extent that fans replace football with another sport (instead of meth or oxy), high-octane basketball is the natural substitute.” Basketball would see some level of increase, but this is over-selling. Basketball is most certainly not a natural substitute for football. The level of teamwork, coordination, and strategy in football far exceeds basketball. Football’s worst attribute – inconsistent officiating – is magnified 100x in basketball – ‘Jordan Rule’ anyone?