VC720 wrote:Double Helix wrote:Might as well talk about the Toronto Rock lacrosse team. Hockey is a sport dominated by upper middle class "athletes" that can afford to play it at a young age with stars that look like guys you beat in every sport you played in gym class. America laughs at the NHL as a whole. It's 4th tier and the MLS is catching up already to it. England doesn't care. Spain doesn't care. Brazil doesn't care. Portugal doesn't care. China doesn't care. Russia is the only other large population in the world who cares about hockey at all. The rest are Scandinavian countries with populations the size of the GTA, or a third of Ontario.
In what sport other than video games, curling, darts, car racing or bowling would somebody who looked like this be the top superstar athlete?
Or somebody like this one of its top 20:
Let's be real. The difference between hockey and lacrosse is slightly more publicity and marketing influencing us as kids growing up in Canada.
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I'm not even a hockey fan but I don't understand this logic. Who cares what other countries think, we live in Canada. Here Hockey is a big deal.
Yeah American football outside out if 2-3 countries ain't that popular. But America it's very popular. Hockey popular here in canada. So hockey is most important here