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Old 05-13-2008, 03:01 PM   #11
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I love the Pens.

But it sucks living in Cleveland, Ohio where there is little hockey coverage overall, and the little there coverage they give is on the Blue Jackets.

However, when I get my own place it's hello DirecTV...hello NFL Network...hello NFL Sunday Ticket...hello NHL Center Ice!
Cleveland's a Basketball town unfortunately. What else is new?
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I think some people are turned off by Hockey because of the long length of the season. Teams could easily make up a bad start to the season or a player injury that takes weeks or even months to heal.

This is not true for NFL football. If you start out 0-3 or worse, making the playoffs is slim at best. And games are once a week. A losing streak can kill a team's season. And in the playoffs, it's win or out with no second chances.
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Cleveland's a Basketball town unfortunately. What else is new?
yet they can't win at that either
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Yeah, but I love my Cavs.
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I think some people are turned off by Hockey because of the long length of the season. Teams could easily make up a bad start to the season or a player injury that takes weeks or even months to heal.

This is not true for NFL football. If you start out 0-3 or worse, making the playoffs is slim at best. And games are once a week. A losing streak can kill a team's season. And in the playoffs, it's win or out with no second chances.
But then why are baseball and basketball "more popular"---they have long seasons too? I don't buy it. If football is your only sport that makes sense, but otherwise it doesn't hold water.

I wish I knew how to make hockey more popular. Part of it is lack of knowledge about the sport (in Canada everyone has an inate knowledge of it, like we do with baseball and basket ball----we all played those game in gym class if no where else)

Its kind of a "chicken/egg" problem. You can't teach people about the game without coverage of it, but they don't "cover" the game because of the small fan base. Ugh.

Perhaps things like the Winter Classic will help.
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I think 162 games is too many also. They could have a great season with half that many games. It's all about the money though.

Back on topic now.....

Pens are up 3 games to ZERO!! I have a huge grin every time I listen to the Philly sports fans whine. I'm enjoying the Philly sports media. The fans are DEFEATED. They know it's just a matter of time until they are done.
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