Monday, July 09, 2007

The Demise of Hockey (Part 1?)

Of course in Canada this is a non-issue. USA, different story. As I trolled the sports blogosphere today instead of working, I could not help but link to Is ESPN Killing the NHL? Sample:

By minimizing coverage and highlights, the network is effectively reducing the imprint of the game on Americans’ collective sports consciousness. Worse still, several ESPN writers and commentators have gone out of their way to emphasize the demise of hockey. Le Ann Schreiber recently noted that during the NHL’s regular season, hockey was only mentioned on-air if there happened to be “some egregious brawl” or if it was being “dissed” for its invisibility and irrelevance.

It's well-worth the read.

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