The Attraction of Hockey Fights
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03-09-2013, 11:35 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
I. Contemporary culture of violence in NA more than in Europe.
II & III. The NHL has shrewdly folded the forbidden (bare-knuckle boxing, illegal in most NA jurisdictions) into a mainstream product (hockey). It's as if *wild metaphor warning* a TV news team featured a young weather girl with prodigious pokies and regular wardrobe malfunctions. Ratings would rise, not due the quality of her forecasts but rather the attraction of the forbidden.
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