Anyone still planning on boycotting the league for cancelling all those games a la those lame fan-made commercials a few weeks back?
I for one will likely not bother with this season too much.
Honestly, in September I was upset, by November I was apathetic, and now I just straight up don't give a ****.
I mean seriously. Who wants to support these jokes anymore? One benefit of the lockout has been to introduce me to a wider world of sports. Instead of twiddling my thumbs I invested myself in football, soccer, baseball, hell even a little bit of Raptors action.
I learned that not only is hockey insanely more niche than I thought, but also that it is not necessarily the most exciting game on Earth.
I'm throwing in the towel for the season anyways even without a full lockout...I'm gonna be watching EPL on the weekends instead of HNIC.
Maybe next year i'll feel more interested, but until then..I'm with these guys:
Yes, I'm not giving the NHL a dime for at least a year after the lockout ends, barring a visit to my brother in Durham, NC and then I'd almost assuredly go to a Canes game. Besides that, I'm buying no tickets, no merchandise, and no videogames, and considering that I was planning on buying a new white Kaner sweater, a new hat, at least 3 or 4 tickets to Hawks games, and maybe NHL 13, that does mean something.
I'll only watch on TV, as I do love the sport too much to stay away, but I'm not a Nielsen family so the league wouldn't know one way or the other.
You act like they want to lockout. It s horrible for them to not have the games played, millions are lost and never recouped.
And that didn't happen in 1994? Or 2004?
Of course they didn't like that there was a lockout, but they still used it as an option of (no so) last resort because they thought they could get away with it and not face fan backlash and that we'd come crawling back begging for them to take our money. We've got to make them fear about potentially lost money in the future from declining revenues if they keep taking their fans for granted. That's the real incentive for both sides to try to prevent a lockout moving forward.