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billsfootball15
04-18-2010, 10:49 PM
its that time of the year where there is both multiple NHL and NBA playoff games on each night. Which sport's playoffs do you find more exciting and which one would you rather watch when you turn on the tv?

fenikz
04-18-2010, 10:50 PM
In person NHL easily, on TV though NBA

Kramer
04-18-2010, 10:55 PM
The NBA playoffs is where amazing happens...

holt_bruce81
04-18-2010, 10:59 PM
NHL playoffs for sure.

PalmerToCJ
04-19-2010, 12:01 AM
Draw for me but I don't watch either really until the playoffs, both have awesome playoff games.

Don Vito
04-19-2010, 12:04 AM
The NBA irritates me now. The playoffs are a lot better than the regular season, but I like team sports and the NBA keeps getting farther away from that concept. NHL for me.

Mr.Regular
04-19-2010, 12:07 AM
I don't like NHL, or hockey in general, but the NHL playoffs are usually pretty interesting and competitive, while the NBA is more like a long journey until you reach the inevitable #1 ranked regular season teams at the end.

RaiderNation
04-19-2010, 12:39 AM
NFL playoffs and college basketball turn. is way better than these 2. Id say NBA playoffs I guess though

niel89
04-19-2010, 01:54 AM
I haven't honestly watched either this year, but I'm more likely to watch a Sharks game because San Jose loves the Sharks.

El Peefs?????
04-19-2010, 01:56 AM
Playoff hockey is just so intense, had to vote for it.

yo123
04-19-2010, 01:58 AM
Too many canucks on this forum. This poll is null and void.

TACKLE
04-19-2010, 02:02 AM
For the first one or two rounds, I'd probably say NHL. But for the conference championships and the finals, I'll say NBA. There are few things in sports like the 4th quarter in a high-pressure, high-stakes basketball game.

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04-19-2010, 02:26 AM
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Michigan
04-19-2010, 02:54 AM
in the echelon of postseason tournaments, playoff hockey sits below only march madness and the super bowl

Rosebud
04-19-2010, 05:14 AM
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are second only to the World and European Cups of football. The NFL playoffs are third and then March Madness followed finally by the NBA playoffs.

619
04-19-2010, 07:35 AM
This isn't even close and I'm glad the poll results reflect that.

Rob S
04-19-2010, 07:44 AM
May if the NHL was actually on television I could vote for it....why would you ever sign a deal with Versus? It's a non basic station for God's sake.

P-L
04-19-2010, 07:46 AM
The NHL playoffs are more exciting more times than not. In the NBA playoffs I find that you only get a few great games a year. In the NHL, there are a few great games in every series it seems.

StickSkills
04-19-2010, 07:58 AM
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wogitalia
04-19-2010, 09:12 AM
Please tell me that green man is real...

Xiomera
04-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Please tell me that green man is real...

It's very real. It's been going on all season.

Grizzlegom
04-19-2010, 09:15 AM
NHL and its not even close.

Xiomera
04-19-2010, 09:18 AM
For the first one or two rounds, I'd probably say NHL. But for the conference championships and the finals, I'll say NBA. There are few things in sports like the 4th quarter in a high-pressure, high-stakes basketball game.

You know what trumps that? Sudden-death playoff hockey. Oftentimes double and triple overtime.

The last several NBA finals' have been lopsided duds. The Stanley Cups Finals have been a hell of a lot more interesting.

Bills2083
04-19-2010, 09:45 AM
NHL playoffs and its not even close.
:)

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
04-19-2010, 10:10 AM
2 years ago I would of put NBA with no thought but now that I watch Hockey the NHL playoffs have been awesome. Since I watch and know more about NBA I chose them but NHL is still awesome

The_Dude
04-19-2010, 10:38 AM
The NHL Post-Season is the most intense of all of the major sports' post-seasons. And the players always grow the best beards. Easily the NHL.

P.S. ~ i just can't get myself to care about basketball in any shape or form.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-19-2010, 01:01 PM
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Kariya came back to score in this same game. So it's kinda like Paul Pierce in the Finals, only instead of faking an injury and coming back, he was knocked the **** out, came back and scored.

tjsunstein
04-19-2010, 02:06 PM
NHL easily.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-19-2010, 03:45 PM
NHL playoffs is definitely more intense and competitive throughout. NBA playoffs though has better "moments" throughout series. There are plenty of NHL series, even 6 or 7 games series that you won't remember in a year time, but there are plenty of NBA series that you can immediately recall. The thing about the NBA is that it's a game of runs. Really there is no point in watching the game until the 4th quarter.

Wootylicous
04-19-2010, 03:50 PM
NHL playoffs hands down.

Todd Bertuzzi
04-19-2010, 03:58 PM
The NHL Post-Season is the most intense of all of the major sports' post-seasons. And the players always grow the best beards. Easily the NHL.

P.S. ~ i just can't get myself to care about basketball in any shape or form.

This man knows.

CC.SD
04-19-2010, 04:09 PM
Alright look I am only going on record with this one time, one time ONLY.

It is clearly the NHL. It's not even close really if you watch the games. I don't know if I've ever even mentioned this on these forums but on the official sheet, I am a Ducks fan. Went to Chapman University for a bit, literally 5 blocks from the Honda Center and have vodka'd my way through many a live game in the cheap seats.

That said, gooooooooooooooooooo Lakers

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-19-2010, 04:31 PM
Alright look I am only going on record with this one time, one time ONLY.

It is clearly the NHL. It's not even close really if you watch the games. I don't know if I've ever even mentioned this on these forums but on the official sheet, I am a Ducks fan. Went to Chapman University for a bit, literally 5 blocks from the Honda Center and have vodka'd my way through many a live game in the cheap seats.

That said, gooooooooooooooooooo Lakers

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Your football team may own mine, but at least my hockey team beat yours 4 times in 7 games 7 years ago :D

But I still have to love the Ducks for this.

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Todd Bertuzzi
04-19-2010, 04:36 PM
First the Friesen goal and now this? Why do you hate me :(

TitansCJftw
04-19-2010, 04:41 PM
i played basketball in school(not college obviously), and I live on the beach in north carolina and people out here care/watch about hockey about as much as we do soccer... basically none, we'd rather watch competitive surfing quite honestly, so nba for me, been to hockey games and tried to watch on tv it just isnt for me

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-19-2010, 06:29 PM
Everyone should watch the Caps and Habs. The energy in that building is insaneeee.

Sniper
04-19-2010, 08:06 PM
Everyone should watch the Caps and Habs. The energy in that building is insaneeee.

Imagine if the game were close. I was there in '93 when the Habs won. It was glorious. I am also partially deaf because of it.

This is a moronic poll. Anyone who says NBA should be punched in the face for excessive stupidity.

yo123
04-19-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm sorry but hockey is just a notch above soccer for the most part. The playoffs make it watchable.

Jensen
04-19-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm sorry but hockey is just a notch above soccer for the most part. The playoffs make it watchable.

I could say the same about basketball.

Sniper
04-19-2010, 08:47 PM
I could say the same about basketball.

Oh look, a dunk. Oh wait, another dunk. Wait, wait...everybody clear out so the guy can dunk.

Whistler6
04-19-2010, 08:47 PM
3 days between games and a best of 7 opening round series definitely puts NBA below the NHL in my book. And this is coming from a Wisconsin-ite who has no NHL team to follow.

I love watching both, they glue me to my seat. But NHL is play-play-play-play. The NBA should make round 1 best of 5, and the games should be a day apart. I'm going to watch regardless, so what do I know?

yo123
04-19-2010, 08:48 PM
I could say the same about basketball.

You would be wrong, but I suppose you're correct. :)

yo123
04-19-2010, 08:48 PM
Oh look, a dunk. Oh wait, another dunk. Wait, wait...everybody clear out so the guy can dunk.



Oversimplification is the best way to win an argument.

Stash
04-19-2010, 09:29 PM
NHL easily. I didn't even know the NBA playoffs were going on until someone reminded me.

prock
04-19-2010, 09:31 PM
Considering me and yo123 both live in Minnesota, we obviously are the most credible opinions on hockey :)

The NHL playoffs are more intense I would say, but I voted NBA just because I like basketball more. Both are fun to watch, but I am in an NBA mood anyway, as I am currently indulged in Bill Simmons' Book of Basketball

prock
04-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Oh look, a dunk. Oh wait, another dunk. Wait, wait...everybody clear out so the guy can dunk.

Oh look the guy is skating the one way, and back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth. This is such an ignorant way to look at sports. You could say the same **** about football. Oh a 6 second play, huddle for a minute, 6 second player, huddle for a minute, 6 second play, 5 minute commercial break.

TitansCJftw
04-19-2010, 09:44 PM
NHL easily. I didn't even know the NBA playoffs were going on until someone reminded me.

for me the exact opposite :cool:

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-19-2010, 09:54 PM
Imagine if the game were close. I was there in '93 when the Habs won. It was glorious. I am also partially deaf because of it.

This is a moronic poll. Anyone who says NBA should be punched in the face for excessive stupidity.

To be fair, it was 0-0 when I posted that :p.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-19-2010, 09:56 PM
The thing with NBA playoffs too is there is always SO MUCH controversy. Foul calls mean so much in the NBA, especially late. You can list off series for days where there was some sort of awful reffing that contributed to the outcome. The refs can suck in hockey too, but you never hear of a series that people will remember for years and years because someone got a penalty for getting in the way of someone's high stick.

Sniper
04-19-2010, 09:58 PM
The thing with NBA playoffs too is there is always SO MUCH controversy. Foul calls mean so much in the NBA, especially late. You can list off series for days where there was some sort of awful reffing that contributed to the outcome. The refs can suck in hockey too, but you never hear of a series that people will remember for years and years because someone got a penalty for getting in the way of someone's high stick.

Plus, the NBA playoffs aren't interesting until the last two minutes, which take approximately 14 days to finish. In hockey, you can't just stop the clock every time someone takes a step.

RufusMcDaniel
04-19-2010, 10:05 PM
I enjoy both playoffs and was going back and forth on saturday, but the majority of my time was watching the NHL.

Brent
04-19-2010, 10:28 PM
Too many canucks on this forum. This poll is null and void.
They dont have basketball weather in Canada.

Verloren
04-19-2010, 10:50 PM
They dont have basketball weather in Canada.

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I'm sure most secondary schools up here have a gym.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-19-2010, 10:51 PM
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I'm sure most secondary schools up here have a gym.

Well how the hell are we gonna construct a gym out of ice eh?

El Peefs?????
04-19-2010, 10:52 PM
Well how the hell are we gonna construct a gym out of ice eh?

Just call Sweden, they have an entire ice hotel. And Jonas Jerebko.

Verloren
04-20-2010, 12:26 AM
Well how the hell are we gonna construct a gym out of ice eh?

http://www.medeba.com/NewIceWall.html
If we can build a wall of ice for recreational climbing, we sure as hell can build a gym out of ice.

@ El Jeefs
Quebec, Norway, Finland and Romania also have ice hotels. We have enough local talent!

CC.SD
04-20-2010, 12:56 PM
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Your football team may own mine, but at least my hockey team beat yours 4 times in 7 games 7 years ago :D

But I still have to love the Ducks for this.

ilsTF2o4Y-Y

hahaha hey I will say this about the Ducks, that ring still is mighty shiny. No team took advantage of the rule changes like Anaheim.