Hockey : Worth A lot more Followers?
November 14, 2020 Business
A few nights ago, my roommate and I were performing a little late-night channel surfing….the real life? no….after-hours music videos? no….the cooking channel? definitely not….NHL hockey? Yeah, sure. Why don’t you? But as I was thinking a little hockey was in order before bedtime, my roommate gave a resounding’not a chance.’ So, we watched something different, probably something on ESPN. But that got me to thinking – why does hockey get this type of bad rap? How has hockey become a virtual non-existent in the minds of sports fans in this country? Remember the times through the hockey strike? No? Neither do other Americans. But why? What is it about hockey that turns us off?
Americans are generally impatient people. We want what we wish and we are interested now!! That is the essential mentality in 하키중계 the USA, can it be not? So, you can argue that hockey may not be exciting enough for people; that it doesn’t fulfill our incessant need for instant gratification. But, if you look at the typical scoring line for hockey games, you’ll see that there is lots of action. Most games have ranging from 5 and 10 goals, sometimes more. And seeing that how the game is just 60 minutes long, goals are increasingly being scored every few minutes. Furthermore, if your game ends in a tie, they’ve an immediate death shootout to choose the winner. Simply how much more action might you possibly want?
Or, could it be that individuals don’t think hockey players are athletic enough to pull of the spectacular plays to which we’ve become accustomed watching basketball and football. Maybe. But when you watch hockey closely, you’ll note that hockey is undeniably one of the most action packed displays around. With 10 players flying round the rink in excess of 35-40 mph, the stick work and passing is exhilirating, whilst the hits are utterly bone shattering and sometimes near fatal. As a result, a reasonable assessment is that spectators definitely manage to get thier money’s worth.
So, what’s the deal? Why can’t a sport that has the high-paced action of basketball and the hard hitting of football seem to get a broad enough audience base? I truly can’t put my finger on it. I for one am an enormous fan of hockey. Yes, other fans sport outdated mullets, are missing some of their teeth and say such things as’hoser’and’eh’all day long. But, the activity is exciting just the same. Maybe we Americans don’t prefer hockey due to the foreign origins and the possible lack of a basic understanding of the rules. Whatever it might be, I believe hockey deserves more respect and credit compared to the sports gives it.