NYT: Bargaining for Rights in Exchange for NHL in Olympics (UPD: Daly in Sochi)
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03-09-2013, 06:40 AM
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This argument is so ridiculous I don't even know where to begin, and sadly people keep repeating this garbage.
If you don't think non-Olympic swimming events featuring Michael Phelps or track events featuring Usain Bolt didn't receive far more attention than they would have otherwise, you are oblivious. People like stories and they like heroes. If an American falls in love with Ryan Miller's performance at the Olympics, and they figure out they can watch him practically every night in the NHL, why wouldn't they? (in fact, I know numerous people personally who did just that)
Actually he is 100% right. Without looking it up, can you tell me when and where the 2013 Gymnastics World Championships will be held this year? Track or Swimming World Championships? Can you name one event where Phelps or Bolt participated between the 2008 and 2012 summer olympics? How'd they do at those events?
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