I received the e-mail from Hubpages asking for help with categories from hubbers. I responded and never heard back or saw any changes.
I see a while back that "indvidual and teams sports" was added. (before the email from HP), but NFL Professional Football is a bigger category than that. College Football, NFL Football, Canadian Football and now European Football are professional sports. I do believe this is a Hubpages Category that is needed.
In sports and recreation we get all sports coverage, as well as best butts, hottest girly sports whatever to view pictures in what is called NFL and other sports (which I see as not really related to sports but just a way to get a quick HP Topic listing)......but we need a category that is just for NFL football and the other topics filtered out.
Come on Paul Edmonson...you right about sports also. Can this happen???
The sports categories included American football and Football (soccer).
How are those not appropriate?
Hey Relache. Soccer and American Football are not the same. Professional Football is a much larger media as well as sport than college football, high school football, Canadian and European Football and even kids/youth football. It is a growing category in HP. And now there is Arena Football as well as a new professional football league starting up.
I have even heard from a Hubteam member I emailed last fall that it should be looked into and nothing has as of yet.
HP asked for suggestions and I sent, but no response, so I am placing it here hoping this time they will look at it.
I hope they do and I am sure there are others here that feel the same.
Too many international sports for their own categories.
IPL (Cricket league in India), English Premier League, European Premier League, International Cricket, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Australian Rules Football, Soccer World Cup, etc etc.
Whilst a lot of these games played may indeed be foreign and have almost no representation, especially in places like the USA, they have a MASSIVE following in other countries.
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No ifs and or buts. . I am with you Michael .
we need the NFL!
Yes we do. Those that do not know how big that category is or could be will not understand. But maybe someone in HP does and will address it.
How many sub categories does one want? What about Hurley and Curling? Running With The Bulls? Scotland Annual Games (tree log and Haggis throwing)? Worlds Strongest Man Competition?
I'm not against suggesting categories, but NFL is US centric and it is not just 100 million Americans using HubPages and the Internet.
Being Generic allows for ANY sport one wants to write about.
Have you ever heard of the Super Bowl?
Not sure from where you hail from as you omit that bit in your profile . ..
but even if you have not heard of it. . I would not be surprised if you went into a public place and asked 1o people if they ever heard of it . .good chance they would say yes. .
like the US or not. .the NFL is deserving of a category. . .IMHO
'As Jason abides in Melbourne, Australia' must have been the portion you missed in my profile.
I do know what NFL is and I do know about the Superbowl.
Hello Jason! I am sure Australia has it's own sports that fans are as devoted to as I am and others to NFL Football. it would be nice I would think that a sub-category had a place for those sports to make it easier to find also.
lol, Thanks Michael, you beat me here as I have just presented another hypothetical question just below.
Aye, agreed, I am a keen and die hard fan of the Carlton Football Club, one of 16 national teams that play Australian Rules Football, also affectionately known as 'aerial ping pong'. 4 weeks left of the season to go before we hit the finals.
If anyone is not familiar with the game, just do a search in Youtube, and try not to drool at the guys in tight shorts gals
Speaking of NFL, not being American, I still enjoy watching games when I can, and I know the new season starts in a few weeks. No team picked specifically, just a happy spectator.
As you are a die hard fan of the Carlton Football Club I would so love to hear about it.. .a hub would be great to introduce sports fans like myself and Michael .. learning new things . . isnt that the best part of the internet and especially a place like Hubpages?
No offense to your country or your favorite team sport but doesnt it say alot that I know nothing of the sport you mention . . yet you have an appreciation and knowledge of the NFL?
Right there I think that the NFL does merit its own 'category'.
Since Australians are involved in sooooooooooooo many sports on the international scene wavegirl, it is hard for us not to appreciate sports outside our own country, especially since Australia is such a huge sporting nation.
We have a lot to thank to Don Lane, an American who resided in Australia for many years as a TV show host and singer and frequently traveled between the two countries, but was still a passionate follower of the NFL and was a sportscaster between 1991 and 1996 for both NFL and Baseball on one of our major free to air channels - The ABC. I caught this on occasion in 1992 and have off and on followed it since.
Six ex-AFL players have played as punters for various NFL teams since 1987 and the most recent is Chris Bryan who is due to sign up with the Green Bay Packers on the 14th August.
Ben Graham, another ex-AFL player is the only Australian to be in a team to make the Superbowl, he played for the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl XLIII
and so after all that you just said, cant you see that all the points you just presented really points in the direction that the NFL is worthy of a category.
You can be sure I will now pay attention to Chris Bryan . .the Packers have all the makings of a great season . .and how great that an Australian will be representing you guys. .. pretty impressive all around:)
But that is the thing...HP could break it down more in sub-categories. Cover all areas of sports in one sub-category listing and then expand those like they do with Food and Cooking, Entertainment, etc. Give people a category to search for that specific topic they are looking for.
If I am looking for American NFL football hubs, I am not looking for nascar, college football, high school football, best butts in NFL, Babes of NFL, best boobs of NFL, soccer, rugby or fencing, etc. but what if I am looking for a specific category and have to go through all the other hubs to finally find what I am looking for or give up because of the thousands of other hubs?
OK my question is then, for the sake of an example, if the Olympic Games has 90+ 'official' sports, do we allocate each one of them a category? Then also include Soccer, the most played ball sport in the world.
Then include NFL
Then include Cricket
Australian Rules Football which is one of three national games played in Australia, the other two being Rugby League and Rugby Union.
Where do we draw the line at the number?
The Olympics is an event of itself.
OK, I will ask....is cooking an area of itself? Why then break it down into sub-categories? It is all about cooking.
Entertainment? Why have music,TV, and all the other sub-categories?
HP had tried to break down categories of topics for a reason and to lead readers to a specific area.
All I ask and Wavegirl ask is for the same thing as the other categories.
If generic is the best way to go then HP should do away with hundreds of the sub-categories they already have. That way your point of the Olympics would be relevant.
Just wanted to mention as a final word Michael, I do see and appreciate your point of view. For me just a very hard one to knuckle down to make a final decision on.
As most people from around the world have their 'regional' sports they are very passionate about. Consider The US, NFL, baseball, NASCAR I know without a doubt many Americans are VERY passionate about these sports.
Those from Europe, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK with Rugby, Soccer & Cricket.
In essense, I feel that if I am asked this question, I just simply do not have a clear and succinct answer.
Jason, I do respect you opinions on this subject. please take no offence.
I am sure you might like to see an added sub-category for sports you enjoy as would other from the countries you mentioned. That would go along with what I am asking from HP.
It seems the sports and recreation topic is way more generalized than the other topics on HP. They are always adding to those topics by request through the forums by hubbers. Now the sports (NFL) hubbers are asking for the same consideration.
None taken Michael, I can see now after looking through yours and wavegirls Hubs, a couple of particularly MASSIVE NFL fans.
May your team play fair, be all they can be, beg, borrow or steal those inches and turn them into hard won yards.
Looking forward to taking a day for time off and sharing Superbowl with a couple of American friends come February (Superbowl is shown live here from 10:30am on Monday on Superbowl day)
I have added the following subcategories to American Football:
* College Football
* NFL Football
* Youth Football
Please keep your suggestions on categories coming.
All I can say is.. .
(sorry KJ. . .I hope this doesnt put you off and you will come and visit all the NFL Hubs to come . .and I can promise you this forum really has some good fun. . and it is so nice having other opinions come to play:)
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