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10-14-2003, 09:45 AM
Joe Cole
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NFL vs NHL game day shows

Watching TV on Sunday morning I was bombarded with the usual NFL pre-game ESPN stuff. I flipped the dial and it was more of the same on other channels. It got me thinking....lucky football fans.

The analysis is in depth. Breaking down plays. Player profiles (not just fluff). They go into such depth that it lasts for hours.

What do we get for hockey? 5 minutes of McGuire, then it goes downhill. We have the NHLPA propoganda with B Lindros or it's equivalent Hor Jeux (look how rich we are!), Hockey Central (Kypreos bravado), That's Hockey (highlight reel reruns). We get 110%, full of guys whose main answer to everything is "try harder, and grit your teeth".

Wouldn't a good hockey pre-game show draw more viewers then whatever crap the CBC plays on Saturdays? I am sure it would be better then snooker, darts, or fitness competitions for TSN.

Whatta you think?

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