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02-16-2008, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by vancityluongo View Post
Too much media pressue, IMHO. Can you imagine Crosby doing something like that, with the media spotlight all around him? I can bet that if there wasn't that kind of media attention, you'd see guys like Ovechkin doing those things on a regular basis.
Yeah, and with television creating more of a youthful fan base than blue-collar workers going to games, players are more 'role models' than ever. Add to that the fact that they are millionaires nowadays so they have a lot more to loose.

The major professional sports are becoming fossilized. It's the new and fringe sports with devout fan bases but little profit where the true heart of sport lies.

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