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Old 05-22-2018, 04:27 PM
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Default Major League Rugby

Observation so far...

Sample size: 1. Televised on Root Sports.

Scene: Seattle Seawolves look like they sold out Starfire (except not quite, but note all the fans standing around the pitch). It's very American rugby (ballhandling is at a premium). The fans are into it, though.

Conclusion: IT'S TAKING OVER! BIGGER THAN SLICED BREAD AND DELI MEAT!

Too-Sober conclusion: I need more views.

Proper conclusion: knowing that this league is playing in 4K-6K venues, it still strikes me as a better draw than minor league football.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:37 PM
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There aren't a lot of competitors in the space, meaning rugby types (ruggers?) should have a lot of pent-up demand for high-level stuff being played live.

4-6k probably represents a very large percentage of the rugby fans in a given market, whereas it represents a very small percentage of gridiron fans, who have any number of other outlets (even high-level high school, depending on the area) for football.
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