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03-08-2013, 12:58 AM
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MartysBetterThanYou
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The large female contingent of hockey fans probably has to do with the "clean-cut" image of the new nhl (compared to football, basketball, and steriod-ball...err...baseball) and their players that gets a lot of tween and teenage girls to latch on to nhl athletes. These Parise/Lundqvist etc. loving puckbunnies eventually become true hockey fans and grow up to be women who know and love hockey.

Many non-sports fans simply grew up in families where their parents did not watch sports and/or they did not play sports. With the exception of the Super Bowl, there is no such thing as an American monoculture anymore. Different parts of the population get exposed to different aspects of culture growing up.

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