Sad, yes. Hockey is one of those games best watched live. It is gaining momentum in the northwest US still, but not on an NHL level.PatMaGroin said:I really don't think that anyone cares, aside from the hardcore hockey fans. I liked hockey, watched it occasionally. But it's been gone a year and I've hardly noticed. I enjoy having that much more of SportsCenter dedicated to sports I really like. Hockey can not even call itself one of the big 4 sports anymore. Poker has surpassed hockey, as sad as that is. (Not saying poker is a sport btw).
That would be one of the quickest ways to ruin the game that there is. There is a lot more to the game than big numbers on the final score.PatMaGroin said:The NHL should go to an Olympic sized rink, remove the center line, and cut down on the goalie's pads. That is the best way to get the mainstream into hockey. ESPN 2 did more work promoting Hockey than the NHL ever did. They had a show that was an actual live game broadcast, while the announcers explained the ins and outs of hockey thoughout the course of the game. The NHL needs to push for a couple more showings of that, on the real ESPN, and in a good almost primetime spot.
Ignorance. Can you throw a baseball 85-95 mph? Can you hit said baseball with a bat? Can you catch said hit baseball as it zooms toward your face with only a piece of leather to stop it? Can you sprint 90++ feet after hitting said baseball? Can you do this night after night after night for months on end??DOC said:Hockey may not have as large of following as other games but it is still far more of a 'sport' than a game like baseball. I am glad to see it back.
Ack. I would rather take that 90 mph fastball to the genitals than watch one inning of baseball. Not even you can argue that the former would not be more exiting. :winner:SuggestiveName said:Can you catch said hit baseball as it zooms toward your face with only a piece of leather to stop it?
Well said, sir. Well said.Suggy said:Ignorance. Can you throw a baseball 85-95 mph? Can you hit said baseball with a bat? Can you catch said hit baseball as it zooms toward your face with only a piece of leather to stop it? Can you sprint 90++ feet after hitting said baseball? Can you do this night after night after night for months on end??
Can you collect $200 for passing Go? Can you king me?
There are games, and there are sports, then there is baseball.
I demand less ignorance among moderators.
Amen, one person can't change the fate of a game, but in a sport he can.ilkori said:Sounds more like an olympic competition than a sport to me. Sports are where everyone on the "field" is "doing" something. Or close to everyone since goalies tiend to be out of the way when things aren't at their end. Baseball is all about three people 90% of the time. Everyone else is supporting cast.
it was a nightmare shared by us all, I never bothered to get cable set up at my apartment, I figured I'd wait and see what happened with the NHLLostprophet said:There was that horrible period earlier this winter after football was done where all I had to watch was... the NBA. Shudder.