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    Quote Originally Posted by sriv View Post
    What's so great about hockey? and why is this thread so big?
    Other than it being superior to your existence, not so much.



























    j/p. For real though, I hear this a lot from people that never really sat down and checked out a game. I'll have a game going and someone will take a minute to watch and be surprised at how exciting it can be and they often say "I've never really watched hockey before."

    Sport kicks ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    j/p. For real though, I hear this a lot from people that never really sat down and checked out a game. I'll have a game going and someone will take a minute to watch and be surprised at how exciting it can be and they often say "I've never really watched hockey before."

    Sport kicks ass.
    I've sat down and watched it before. It gets repetitive at times. There are random fights because people are always complaining. I do admire their skill and coordination, and would love to actually be doing it, but I don't get much stimulation out of watching it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sriv View Post
    I've sat down and watched it before. It gets repetitive at times. There are random fights because people are always complaining. I do admire their skill and coordination, and would love to actually be doing it, but I don't get much stimulation out of watching it.
    Word. Some games are nail biters, some aren't. That's just kind of sports in general. It's a low scoring game so in that sense there's isn't as much excitement when compared to basketball or something. I wouldn't be able to watch all of my team's 90 games per season or whatever it is but I follow headlines and watch most of the playoffs.

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    The punch-ups, sriv. lol That's why we watch.

    Also, it's not like any other televised sport. There's no ball. There's no sunburn. Heck, there's no teeth.
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    Hockey's all about seeing it in person. Once you attend a game, you'll be hooked. And you'll also be able to follow it better on television. Hockey is probably the worst TV sport, but once you go to a game and start to understand the physics and flow of the game, it's easier to follow on TV.

    Unfortunately, the game still has a goonish pro wrestling image among non-fans, and I don't really know how that can be overcome. Certainly 15 years of running a clean game haven't done the job. Recent statistics indicate that the average game includes 0.5 fights. That's not really a lot. Hockey is a game of skill, speed, grace and beauty. I hate that too many people think Slap Shot is a documentary.*

    *Not to malign Slap Shot, which is hilarious
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    Hockey's all about seeing it in person. Once you attend a game, you'll be hooked. And you'll also be able to follow it better on television. Hockey is probably the worst TV sport, but once you go to a game and start to understand the physics and flow of the game, it's easier to follow on TV.
    Absolutely true. You must see a game in person. Totally different experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    You do that, you go to the box, you know. Two minutes, by yourself, you know and you feel shame, you know. And then you get free.
    My favorite line in the movie It's a parable, a tale as old as time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    My favorite line in the movie It's a parable, a tale as old as time!
    Now I have a Jessica Lansbury singing tea pot in my head, thanks a lot you fiend!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    Now I have a Jessica Lansbury singing tea pot in my head, thanks a lot you fiend!!
    It's ANGELA Lansbury, y'all
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    I always thought the NHL needs Virgin nights where every other seat in the first 3 rows has to be a first time attendee, then the other seats are those people who can clearly explain the game to them. Speed of the game is the best thing that hockey has going for it but you can't put a camera too low or you'd have a nausea inducing trance video. But as you pull the camera up, either the puck gets lost or it appears to be batted between bluelines like a giant game of pong.

    Hockey has some huge image problems. Not negative images so much as a lack of brand that can be expanded. Football and television grew together. Basketball has evolved and grown its brand. It can be argued that some sports can be played anywhere and thus continue to garner interest but yet NASCAR figured it out. Golf never knew how big it could be until a savior came. Sid the Kid may be hella good but I don't know if he or Alex the great (vis a vie the game) can come up with the transendental inspiration that Jordan, Magic, Bird, Tiger or even the Great One could. They (anyone w/a vested interest in the NHL) have to figure out how to get people to care about hockey, bottomline. A third jersey and larger playing surface ain't gonna do it.

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