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05-10-2010, 01:34 PM
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I'd say it's definitely more popular than basketball and in cities with both handball and hockey teams the hockey teams always outdraw the handball teams but the perception among "non-fans" is still that hockey is not a German sport because we suck at it.

The German hockey team is known as the "least successful German sports team", they are basically perceived as losers and not sexy.

So hockey outdraws basketball and handball but a lot more people would watch handball on TV, it's an easy sport to "get" and the Germans are good at it.

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