Originally Posted by 90StangLX5.0
While we are on topic, that leads me to another thing...
Most so-called hockey "fans" are a bunch of people who watch the game to see a fight, not true fans like me, probably like you, who have a true understanding of the game and enjoy watching it because it's an American sport that blows the others out of the water.
And I dare someone to argue with me that hockey is an American sport.
And for what it's worth, I was a Quebec Nordiques fan when I was little because some of my family is from Quebec City...but when they moved to CO, I followed my fanship (is that a word?).
well, that's not me. I've been a big hockey fan, probably before you were born. Do remember St.Louis coming into the league. that's when I started watching. When the Stars came, even though I wasn't excited about the way Norm moved them (my family lives in the Minneapolis area), we used to go to about 10 - 15 games a year. Oh and I also played on a couple teams in the Sr league as well.
I still follow, my favorite team, which most people would have given up on years ago (Ottawa). But, I think the lockout BS, and strike the other year were pure BS. Actually, it's not just hockey but most pro sports, that maybe I just got tired of the whining, overpaid crybabies of the sport world which are ruining the sports. I used to live for sports - but no longer. Now I watch a little, read about the players, watch for the ones I know.
my son played, and I got a thrill out of watching him. In fact as I said earlier, I got to where I enjoyed their games a shitload more than any pro games. he played at a high level, and is still a damn good hockey player. Maybe, thelockout just helped me figure out, I was burned out on that stuff, and didn't care enough to worry about it anymore.
I much rather ride my dirtbike, mt bike, and watch MX and SX now.