• John Patton

    I would compare the 2013 NHL playoffs with a number of sports events that I think are much more dramatic: the Olympics, March Madness and the NBA playoffs to name a few. I would argue that those events have at least as much drama potential. I haven’t read the entirety of that Bleacher Report article here, but how are we measuring drama? Ultimately, drama is something that happens inside of the fan, so I would think if you loved and understood hockey, you might get more out of the 2013 NHL Playoffs than a basketball player or polo player. Is there a way to reach a consensus on that? Could we argue that the quantity or total drama footprint is the best way to measure this?

    • Dan

      I agree with JP that drama is personal and highly dependent on how much one knows and cares about the sport and the teams/players involved. But I’d add to that the city/region and even country since for most people Fandom is about identifying with a community (“Buckeye Nation”, “Hockeytown”, “USA”, etc) and the public enthusiasm tends to boost one’s own interest.

      • John Patton

        Good insights, Dan.