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01-23-2013, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sipowicz View Post
You guys still debating a rally held in 1996!
No point in arguing it, really. Winnipeg is a smaller city, but the hockey market is huge. Winnipeg actually gets snow and many grow up with the game. Phoenix doesn't get snow and many have never paid due attention to the NHL before 1996 (or at all in general.) Winnipeg will get bigger crowds because the game means more to them. Can't argue that because it's truth.

But if the situation were reversed and if the Phoenix Suns were to move to Winnipeg, you can bet there'd be a huge number of Phoenicians (Phoenxians?) out to a "Save our Suns" rally, and you wouldn't get the same reaction in Winnipeg for basketball.

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