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Friday, October 03, 2008

PTI Should Never Talk About Hockey

There are more Europeans than North Americans in the NHL, the best players are going back to Europe, and hockey has failed in the United States. Okay then.

I always wish hockey would get more coverage until it actually does.


Jordan said...

I don't expect superfans, but is it too much to ask for at least a passing familiarity with hockey from these guys?

jamestobrien said...

If Ovechkin can't even gather passing interest, nothing will.

And that used to be my favorite sports show...

Ksy92003 said...

You know what they say: "the only bad press is no press".

Joe said...

Ya know, with the sole exception of Monday Night Football (and even that depends on who is playing), I haven't watched a second of ESPN in probably 2+ years now.

Baroque said...

I wish that ESPN would ignore hockey entirely, since when they do show anything involving it they are so f****** patronizing that I want to throttle someone.

"Oh, look hockey fans! We're showing a highlight of a goal, or a save, or something for you! Isn't that wonderful!

"Now we return to marathon fantasy football driveling."

Patty (in Dallas) said...

I have the same trouble with the local sports radio station. I get mad that they never talk about hockey, then when they do, it just infuriates me and I have to turn it off.

brokeyard said...

I did watch this live today, I was a bit confused, and I don't like their idea of an entire division of European teams.

What's funny is Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon are at least "distant" hockey fans. They have a season-ticket press box to some team (Capitals? they don't go often though) and mentioned that they were going to opening day to see them play.

Furthermore they loved the Winter Classic, a little too much actually ("every team should play 10 outdoor home games every year").

All the above just makes it more confusing as to how they could have said some of this stuff.

Well, at least they weren't saying "Bah, NHL? Who cares about that sport these days?" Which is what I'm always afraid to hear.

brokeyard said...

Also apparently Wilbon said, which is very good, that the Winter Classic was "more exciting than any BCS football game".