Thread: Spain: Spanish Hockey?!
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07-15-2009, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Anssi is epic View Post
It's too hard to get people interessted when all you see on TV are occasional fights or freaky incidents (see zednik).
True.

Hockey is rarely ever mentioned in Portugal and when it is, it's always as a vessel to parody North American sports. What is shown is basically some armour clad brutes bashing each other in, whether it's pro football or hockey.

Completely ignoring that football is easily the most technically complex and intricate sport on the planet and hockey the fastest and most spirited. Also ignoring the irony that Soccer, is a snore-athon to watch, a parade for wussies and divers, whilst having an incomprehensibly outdated set of rules, and the most inadequate ratio of "field playing size" to "number of officials" of any sport ever played by man.

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