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 Post subject: Re: Gold medal game
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:36 pm 

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IA Pirate wrote:
I've been listening to sports radio most of this morning (slow day at the office) and they have been debating whether this will bump ratings and attendance for the NHL. I consider myself a sports fanatic but would rank hockey near the bottom of my sport list. I guess there will probably be an immediate jump in excitement for the sport but I don't see it becoming too mainstream. Unless you live in a city where hockey is a main attraction (Pittsburgh, Detroit, etc) I see the buzz dying quickly. What are your thoughts?

The NHL needs to go back ESPN. I cant complain about the Versus network, but it is not mainstream like ESPN and there is no promotion for it. If the games were on ESPN, they would show more highlights, have more of the talk shows cover it, give it the usual ESPN hype/promotion and more people would know about it and it would become a bigger attraction, but still have limitations. The reason why the NHL is not on ESPN was money. Versus offered more. It is the same reason why the NHL expanded into markets(mainly southern) that dont care about hockey. Hockey is not played by most kids in the US and thus it will always lag football, baseball(thats not the case in the Pgh area)per popularity


 Post subject: Re: Gold medal game
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:38 pm 
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Very casual fan of hockey. I do like the Pens and like everyone else "The Kid" is easy to support. I gotta say, that his heroics brought me off the couch. Pretty neat. I was also routing for the U.S. but was also pulling for the Pens players.

Makes me want to be a more active Pens fan. It amazes me how Crosby can and does always rise up and accept the challanges for him. To say he's blessed is an understatement. What a nice feeling, especially for a suffering Pirate fan Go Sid ;) ;)

And he is 22.

The Bucs are going all the way, all the way this year!

 Post subject: Re: Gold medal game
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:03 pm 
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Well... I shouted so loud 'CROSBY SCORES" and yelled so hard, my beloved neighbours are still in shock after this late after midnight goal...

Offcourse for me it was the PENS players i rooted for and did not really care who would win.. well not completely true..
Canada had the slight advantage.. and Crosby > Orpik so....

But i think my neigbours here are already going nuts the last years with my beamer on bigscreen and dolby surround with huge subwoofer on for every important Pittsburgh game.. and ofcourse always way after midnight when there was celebration...

Because maybe there are some other pittsburgh fans around Holland, the centre of maniacism is right here...
My dog was black and gold when Cowher won his SB, My house was completely black N gold with last SB..
Pens Stanleys in '90 & '91 when i was a little boy (12) i made everybody watch.. and ofcourse last Stanley Cup when
really all my friends (even the haters) were there and held a stanley cup midnight barbeque every game.... WILD!!

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