The Lockout Thread Part I
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07-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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Pretty much this, I can go watch pro hockey a lot closer for a lot cheaper.
Pretty much like saying "I'll go and see the Clippers to watch pro baseball". The only reason I go to watch them is to chat with my friends.
While they are no longer amateur in the strictest sense, it's not the same. Not even close. It's part of the reason I'm so neutral on college football. You have like 3 guys total, if you are lucky, from both teams that might make the NFL someday. I find all the big mistakes annoying at that level.
That's not to say I don't enjoy more amateur sports, but it's certainly not going to satisfy my desire to watch competition at a very high level. No, I'm not trying to say you don't have the right to enjoy it or that it is somehow wrong to enjoy it. Just saying that watching NCAA or ECHL (or even AHL) is almost like watching a different game completely. I end up just nitpicking the players to death.
At least with high school sports (and below), I can put the game in perspective and enjoy watching what I see. For some reason I can't do that with the next level of those sports. It really hurts my enjoyment. Perhaps because at that level I've got my scouting hat on and there is usually no one worth scouting.
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