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Thread: O/T NHL season to finally be canceled

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    Originally posted by VilManiac@Feb 3 2005, 04:32 PM
    Popularity in the USA!
    1) Football
    2) Baseball
    3) College BB
    4) NBA
    5) Pro Bowlers tour
    6) Nascar
    7) Tennis
    8) NHL Hockey <-------------See the Problem?
    You forgot the World Series of Poker. That&#39;s slightly above tennis.

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    Originally posted by VilManiac@Feb 3 2005, 04:32 PM
    There has not been a resounding effort by anyone to avoid this. The Owners want a cap, the players are against the cap. No one budges, players go abroad to play. End of Season.

    Wont miss hockey except for playoffs. Regular season hockey is kind of boring. Without a cap, the league would end up contracting to 8-10 teams anyway.

    Rangers suck, so rangers fans arent missing much.

    Isles, they had promise, more so than the putrid product the Dolans put out. Bottom line, no one is missing hockey much. Hell March Madness is almost here and that will tide us over till Baseball.

    -VilManiac

    Popularity in the USA&#33;
    1) Football
    2) Baseball
    3) College BB
    4) NBA
    5) Pro Bowlers tour
    6) Nascar
    7) Tennis
    8) NHL Hockey <-------------See the Problem?
    Your rankings are a little misleading. Football and then Baeball are far and away the top 2.

    Then comes College Football, highlighted with the Bowl games, and College Basketball, highlighted with March Madness, ending with the Final Four weekend. Right along side those 2 is NASCAR, which is so dominant in the Southern USA, that it belongs up there.

    Everything else is way down the list. And Hockey in the USA is below everything else. That&#39;s their problem.

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    Bottom line is a hockey lockout is not a big story. 1 out of 11 sportsfans is a hockey fan. not very good at all. Just as a point of comparison:

    Recently a Poll was taken of sportsfans

    28% knew who won wimbledon men&#39;s and women&#39;s championship in 2004

    6.5% knew who won the stanley cup in 2004.

    That is just sad. That is why, no one cares if there is a hockey lockout. That is like a back page spread that featured a strike in Jai-Alai or that the top horse jockey is going on strike. No one cares.

    As for the Rangers, f the dolans. Anything the hurts those MSG bastards is good.

    -VilManiac

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    The NHL is firmly cementing their position as a Second Tier sport. We all know they were close to begin with, but this debacle has pushed it over the edge.

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