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Why Hockey and I Were Never a Match

By Mark Morgan On April - 28 - 2010

As I look forward to being pelted by rain on my way to a lecture, I can also look forward to playoff hockey on the Versus network.

That’s right hockey lovers, I said it, the jig is up!

I don’t like hockey and I never have, I’ll admit it.

I did not grow up loving soccer either, but by nature of watching and being around the game, I’ve developed a respect for it. But hockey? We just don’t mix.

Hockey takes the worst aspects from every major sport, and somehow puts them on display all at the same time. This is akin to seeing a left-handed catcher—you don’t want to say anything, but it hurts to watch.

Canada’s national sport manages to combine the lack of scoring from soccer with often mind-numbing continuous play, and the game lacks the structure for the casual viewer to wrap his/her mind around.

From America’s favorite past-time, hockey just so happens to borrow an annoyingly small playing object.

A baseball is small enough, and a puck, well, is basically...

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