I Don’t Think the Authors of This Study Really Understand

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?


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