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Do you think you will follow hockey after watching Sunday’s U.S.-Canada gold medal game?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
50% 268
I didn’t watch the game
 
30% 162
Yes, but I was already a hockey fan
 
13% 70
Yes
 
6% 32
Total 532

Comments

Danimal 4 years, 10 months ago

I wasn't a fan of hockey before. Any sport where you have to beat a team you beat earlier in the same tournament again to win the Gold (championship, whatever) probably isn't worth participating in. I usually watch some Olympic hockey, but now a sport that I don't understand seems like a rigged event that we have to keep playing until someone beats the USA. USA was the only undefeated team left, there shouldn't have been a gold medal game against Canada. Anything other than a single-elimination tournament is nonsense.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 4 years, 10 months ago

I watched the game in the hopes that another 1980's style ending might occur. It didn't, and I tried to seek consolation inthat I do not understand the game, at all. At least we did not lose to the despised Russians, but of course, they are our "friends" now (?)

Ice hockey seems to be one of the only sports besides boxing where you are allowed to do physical damage to your opponants players. All this interspresed with strange terms like "icing" (I like my iced tea with ice!), "blue line" (there seem tobe other color lines under the ice, all a bit difficult to see), "pulling the goalie"(?????). I wonder why football hasn't come up with this idea of a "goalie", some poor fellow sitting on the crossbar to stop the field goals and extra points??

Well, I grew up in Oklahoma and the opportunity to see hockey games was pretty slim to none. If one of the football players were allowed to whack another guy on the opposing team with a stick, thee would have been a riot. Maybe were were fortunate that that sport did not catch on there.

nekansan 4 years, 10 months ago

Danimal,

Have you ever heard of the World Series, or World Cup Soccer, maybe the NBA playoffs? Heck plenty of NCAA sports, basketball included, have the possibility that you will play a team multiple times in a season. It;s called understanding the rules and format of the tournament. The US lost the championship game. Certainly disappointing, but they knew the format going in. I'd hardly say that makes hockey not worth participating in. Not my cup of tea but the game Sunday was noting if not exciting, dramatic & compelling.

sourpuss 4 years, 10 months ago

So if KU meets OK State in the NCAA finals, we should just give it to OK State? How does that make sense?

Hockey is great. I love it.

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