Thursday, March 02, 2006
I'm at a Sharks vs Red Wings game right now. I used to think hockey's a wild, violent sport. It's not! It's beautiful - a fantastic spectator sport. My misconception was because they only show the fights on TV - it's not a TV sport because the puck's too small.
The best part is that it's fast and the rules are simple. If the puck flies too high, then you catch it with your hands and drop it to the floor and start right away: no stoppage. If you want to bring new player/s in, just do so: no stoppage. Things like that...
The banging opponents against the wall is overdone, but stick play is mostly clean and uncomplicated. Very, very high speed game. These guys skate better than the figure skaters. The stadium atmosphere is good too.
Sharks lead 2-1.
This sport is fun!
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