Is the NCAA Final Four the reason there is no race tonight?

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3/31/2018 5:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/31/2018 5:50 PM

The tournament is a perfect example of how I believe SX ought to be run, an elimination sudden death format where a huge amount of entrants are whittled down to the final. There is arguably no more drama in any other type of sporting competition.

The Final Four is such a ratings powerhouse, I think it is very likely that FX1 made a decision not to match up against it on broadcast times and in sports bars around the world.

And yes, this is in relation to growing the sport.

Final Four Ratings History

Window Game Rtg. Vwrs. Net(s)

2017

Champ. UNC-Gonzaga 13.2 22.998M CBS
Late semi. UNC-Oregon 10.4 18.825M CBS
Early semi. Gonzaga-S. Carolina 8.5 14.683M CBS

2016

Champ. Villanova-UNC 10.6 17.752M Turner
Late semi. UNC-Syracuse 7.3 12.939M Turner
Early semi. Villanova-Oklahoma 6.1 10.451M Turner

2015

Champ. Duke-Wisconsin 16.0 28.263M CBS
Late semi. Wisconsin-Kentucky 12.4 22.626M Turner
Early semi. Duke-Michigan St. 8.7 15.307M Turner

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3/31/2018 5:52 PM

No. It's because its Easter weekend. This weekend is always off in the series

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3/31/2018 5:59 PM

greenmx5 wrote:

No. It's because its Easter weekend. This weekend is always off in the series

March Madness is always on the same schedule too, ending at the end of March/ early April

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4/1/2018 10:14 AM

Johnny Depp wrote:

March Madness is always on the same schedule too, ending at the end of March/ early April

basketball season is nov to april compared to supercross jan to may outdoors may to aug then off season racing. Riders should take a break to relax and be with their families every chance they can get

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4/1/2018 10:29 AM

Even NASCAR takes a break. It’s a legitimate excuse for no race.....not March madness’s fault

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4/1/2018 10:29 AM

Man, if that's so, I hope they start holding the Final Four every weekend.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

4/1/2018 10:36 AM

Easter. Google it.

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4/1/2018 11:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/1/2018 11:42 AM

They raced on Final Four weekend in 2017. There wasn't a SX event on Easter in 2017. Same deal in 2016.....

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4/1/2018 1:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/1/2018 1:14 PM

What about MXGP, and Moto GP?

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4/1/2018 2:27 PM

Boy this place is really going downhill

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4/1/2018 3:12 PM

God had to take time away from watching out for the supercross riders safety, so he could watch the basketball.

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4/1/2018 3:48 PM

I'd be happy to not grow the sport , rather than alter it for retards with the attention span of a goldfish.

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4/1/2018 3:49 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

God had to take time away from watching out for the supercross riders safety, so he could watch the basketball.

You Sir, are a Bad Ass

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4/1/2018 3:55 PM

There wasn't a race last night because they didn't schedule a race last night.

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4/1/2018 8:11 PM

KDXGarage wrote:

Easter. Google it.

You mean the Sumerian goddess date of sex and fertility?

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4/1/2018 8:15 PM

greenmx5 wrote:

No. It's because its Easter weekend. This weekend is always off in the series

Johnny Depp wrote:

March Madness is always on the same schedule too, ending at the end of March/ early April

Easter moves around the calendar.
2019, Easter is April 21.

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4/2/2018 5:17 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/2/2018 5:21 AM

wildbill wrote:

You mean the Sumerian goddess date of sex and fertility?

Here is an article that seems pertinent.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2009/april/was-easter-borrowed-from-pagan-holiday.html#storystream

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4/2/2018 6:04 AM

this should be good

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4/2/2018 7:04 AM

Does supercross ever run on Easter weekend? I've never paid attention to that.

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