Why is Norway not a hockey power?
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02-17-2010, 01:24 PM
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Isn't a bit harsh to judge all Scandinavians based on one article describing the history og HOCKEY?
Edit: All this article says is that hockey was the preferred sport for the working class on Oslo's east side. It does not say anything about the relationship between eastern and western Europe. Chimps interpretation is lacking, to say the least.
Well, yes and no. It was a quote from one man, so it shouldn't have too much relevance I guess.
– Hockeyen har alltid slitt med et østkantimage. Det eneste vi kan trøste oss med er at vi er større enn bandy. Lenge har det vært sånn; har du hockeysveis, er du tjukk i huet. Altså, du er tjukk i huet hvis du spiller hockey.
Isn't "østkantimage" = eastern block image, sort of? The feeling of worn down, unpainted concrete blocks. The "stupid in the head" and "eastern block image" were not mentioned in the same sentence. I think the man tried to say the common Norwegian viewed hockey as unattractive and crazy.
I think it's FreakyEuro that is spinning it to the extreme.
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