for the first time in seven years , the Celtics surpassed the Bruins in popularity

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  1. Coinneach

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    That's it....I am going to stop watching the Bruins and start watching the Celtics.
     
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    This isn’t really a shock. Celtics are the hot thing right now. I couldn’t care less who is 1-2-3-4. I care about what I like and it’s the Bruins. They’re a popular team. Selling out. Have a great team to watch. Who cares where they rank in a poll?
     
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    Poor revolution
     
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    I mean, the Celtics are the prospective favorites in the Eastern Conference this year. I don't think this is any indictment of the Bruins.
     
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    Wait. There's other Boston/Massachusetts teams?
     
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    Quite the change in N size from year 1 to present day. How do you more than double a sample and compare results?
     
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    It's kind of a joke that the greatest organization in the history of the sport and probably all American sports isn't first with their own fan base.
     
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    Is this supposed to be an insult against the Celtics or basketball?

    The Lakers are probably the "greatest franchise" in NBA history, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were the most popular team in LA if that helps you. I also wouldn't be surprised if the football team was the most popular in every city besides LA.
     
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    It's not an insult. Pretty basic observation.
    And Celtics > Lakers.
     
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    It's really close overall, but the Lakers have been better recently (since the late 80s) and they also have a slightly better all-time winning % (.596 vs. .590). Things could be totally different if Len Bias and Reggie Lewis were still alive, and things could be different a few decades from now depending on how things go for both teams.

    Either way, when all 4 Boston teams are popular not all of them can be the most popular and there's nothing wrong with being the least popular.
     
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    Love to know what were the demographics and where did the people live that answers the survey.

    I call it hogwash. Ask another question, when did you become a fan of said team?
     
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    I think if you limited the survey to those who grew up around Boston the numbers would change.
     
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    What difference does it make?

    You like what you like
     
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    It's all agenda driven anyways
     
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    I couldn't care less what a marketing company says. IMO, the only purpose that these stats serve is money and advertising revenue. Advertisers are constantly adjusting where their dollars go depending on those numbers.
    I can't stand "pink hat" fans. I could NOT care less who they root for or what they do or enjoy or anything else. I could never understand anyone saying "I'm a Patriots fan" (for instance) simply because the team is winning. Either you love a team, and are a "fanatic" or you aren't. Period! Going back to the sixties, I remember who among my friends and family watched the Pats and who didn't. When Bledsoe and then Brady came along, all of a sudden everyone claimed to be fans. When Tom Brady retires we'll see who's still around. When/if the Sox hit the skids and/or when Fenway is replaced (for major league baseball) and the Sox get a new park, we'll also see how many pink hats who didn't grow up in New England put up Facebook pictures holding a beer and posing with the new "pahk" in the background.
     
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    I never pay attention to polls. Agenda driven and bias. All of them.
     
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    I'm more curious about the 5% of people who voted for the Revs
     
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    I couldn't care less,I watch them all.
     
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    Funny thing is that before the mid-90s, the Patriots would be battling the Revs for the cellar.
     
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    Interesting that the best sport in the world, by far, comes in 4th. Especially a team that is a contender.

    Is this indicative of the entire country?
     
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    I want to be associated with a winner and popular team

    Bye Bruins
     
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    I say good riddance, pink hats. I wish they would never come back, but a good playoff run will **** that up.
     

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