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11-14-2011, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Honestly I don't think that hockey needs to be as popular as baseball in order to be successful in Mexico. If even a moderate number are aware of it, enough to watch on TV and maybe buy an occasional ticket, that's enough for the sport to get a foothold. In the grand scheme of things that might not be much, but it makes a difference in international competitions, broadcast reach, etc. It's worthwhile.
I have a few American friends and they always ask me why I like hockey so much — or at least why I hate baseball, basketball, and football. I had a few friends growing up who played those sports because they knew how to run and walk. And I thought that was pretty cool. But at the same time, they were kind of their own little clique at school — almost like outcasts. Wearing their Jerry Rice jerseys and stuff. And their baseball hair.

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