09-11-2012, 04:24 PM #1
ESPN drops Twins 44 spots in '12 Ultimate Standings
In 2011, the Twins ranked 39th out of all major sports teams in ESPN's Ultimate Standings. After a terrible 2011 and another bad year in 2012, the Twins have dropped to 83rd overall.
- Twins players ranked 26th overall in MLB
- Dropped 30 or more spots in six of the eight categories
- Their lowest ranking (106th) was in "Bang For Your Buck" since their ticket price is 20% than the MLB average
- Stadium Experience was best category (13th)
The complete rankings can be found here.
09-11-2012, 04:30 PM #2
09-11-2012, 05:49 PM #3
And were somehow beat by the Wolves. Ya know, I think that the WNBA should have been included on this list; if it had been, we'd most likely have a top-20 to top-10 team in the Lynx.
09-11-2012, 06:33 PM #4
The inherent flaw in this type of comparative study, of course, is the idea that all the sports are ranked equally when it comes to viewing preference.
Personally, I am much more interested in baseball and hockey than I am in basketball and football. I don't care how "reasonable" a deal the T-Wolves are - I'd much rather see a Twins game.
09-11-2012, 07:01 PM #5
No, the weakness of this interesting study (and thanks, OP, for posting it) is the relatively small data pool to draw on of fans with extensive knowledge of other franchises in a given sport. For example, how many baseball fans have been to a game in more than half the other stadiums in baseball?
Without sampling primarily fans with a strong knowledge basis for comparison in categories like "stadium experience", then the study is telling us more about how good a given franchise is at pleasing the fan base in such a category than it it's telling us how stadium experiences really compare by city.
09-11-2012, 07:10 PM #6
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