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The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its violence - Grantland

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So so so very true.

I hadn't seen the sweeping debate over whether football should be banned:

25 million people watched the Football Draft?!?!?!

I keep thinking about the fact that 180 million people watched the Superbowl.

Facebook is five times that audience.

That's not really a fair comparison.

The Superbowl is 180M people watching the same thing at the same time. Very impressive.

Facebook is a network where the people are not all active at the same time, certainly not doing the same thing. It's distributed, asynchronous, a two-way medium and can attract many people for many different reasons which keep changing.

Someday, people will be able to watch the Superbowl synchronously inside Facebook.

Till then, fair enough.

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