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12-18-2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
Agreed - Rob Neyer did a fantastic book called "The Big Book of Baseball Legends" (or something like that), where he takes 50 or so legends and evaluates them from a truthiness perspective. There's a storytelling element to older news that doesn't really exist any longer (for good and for bad).

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I'd love to see someone do this for hockey (and have considered it, although my workload would have to be much lower).
Too many cultural differences may get in the way for hockey. Baseball had the New York and east coast media that was hype driven due to the high concentration of newspapers.

Hockey would have to consider the cross Canada cultural differences, the English and French polarities, the novelty factor entering the US markets plus the various European perspectives.

A daunting task.

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