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11-06-2006, 03:37 PM
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OT - Peter King on Hockey

Peter King, football analyst for Sports Illustrated as I am sure you guys know just wrote this in his Monday Morning Quarterback column...

10. I think these are my non-football thoughts of the week:

........ other thoughts, then this ...

d. Want to know why hockey is a great game? Get a DVD of the third period of Devils 2, Canadiens 1 from Saturday night. Wow. A sporting event can't be much more intense and fun to watch.

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Was he serious?

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Croquet would be "intense" and "fun to watch" compared to the snooze-fest those 4 hour NFL games have become.

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Croquet would be "intense" and "fun to watch" compared to the snooze-fest those 4 hour NFL games have become.
Seriously. I don't know if the guy was being sarcastic or serious, but damn the NFL has gotten boring...

I have trouble watching a full quarter

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Seriously. I don't know if the guy was being sarcastic or serious, but damn the NFL has gotten boring...

I have trouble watching a full quarter
Agreed, the only "American" sport I can watch is Basketball (although it is Canadian).

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Seriously. I don't know if the guy was being sarcastic or serious, but damn the NFL has gotten boring...

I have trouble watching a full quarter
I like the fact Mr King watches other sports besides football. Why do you think the NFL is boring?

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Agreed, the only "American" sport I can watch is Basketball (although it is Canadian).
I hate basketball with a passion.

The NFL have got boring.

The MLB as always been boring.

I guess hockey really is the coolest sports on earth.

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Was he serious?
Of course not. The games aren't sold on DVDs.

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I like the fact Mr King watches other sports besides football. Why do you think the NFL is boring?
I can't speak for MacHabs but I share his feelings. The games have become so overhyped and overanalyzed that it just becomes 3 hours of analysis/commercials for barely 1 hour of action.

And even then, with 40 seconds between plays, there really isn't that much going on. The defences are so smart and the coaches are so worried about making mistakes that there isn't really that much excitement. Maybe it's because I don't cheer for a specific team or bet on the games, but over the past few years the NFL has just gotten very difficult to watch.

It's become almost like watching 300 pound men play full contact chess. (That probably doesn't make much sense, but it's sort of the feeling I get.) There's hitting and some good action, but a lot of times it can get pretty dull.

I didn't use to watch NCAA football much but I've gotten more into it and to me those games are a lot more fun to watch than NFL games when you get a good matchup.

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Agreed, the only "American" sport I can watch is Basketball (although it is Canadian).
Basketball is about as Canadian as Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Only sports I watch are Hockey and from time to time Golf, F1, and Baseball.

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Basketball is about as Canadian as Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Only sports I watch are Hockey and from time to time Golf, F1, and Baseball.
Basketball was invented in Canada by a Canadian. So I don't get what you mean.

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I like the fact Mr King watches other sports besides football. Why do you think the NFL is boring?
These are pretty much my feelings too:

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I can't speak for MacHabs but I share his feelings. The games have become so overhyped and overanalyzed that it just becomes 3 hours of analysis/commercials for barely 1 hour of action.

And even then, with 40 seconds between plays, there really isn't that much going on. The defences are so smart and the coaches are so worried about making mistakes that there isn't really that much excitement. Maybe it's because I don't cheer for a specific team or bet on the games, but over the past few years the NFL has just gotten very difficult to watch.

It's become almost like watching 300 pound men play full contact chess. (That probably doesn't make much sense, but it's sort of the feeling I get.) There's hitting and some good action, but a lot of times it can get pretty dull.

I didn't use to watch NCAA football much but I've gotten more into it and to me those games are a lot more fun to watch than NFL games when you get a good matchup.
There really is too much talking and analysing as compared to the time spent on the field. A play will last like 10-30 seconds, then you'll wait about a minute where crap commentators try to sound smart. And then you finally get another 2 yard run ...

I dunno, there just isn't enough action on the field for the amount of time a game takes ... Sure in hockey you also get those damn 6-9 minutes of commercials per period, but you can also see non-stop action for about 6-7 minutes, sometimes even more, which you can never get in the NFL ...

Maybe I have sports ADD.

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Basketball was invented in Canada by a Canadian. So I don't get what you mean.
Springfield, Massachusetts is not in Canada.

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Springfield, Massachusetts is not in Canada.
That's not what those "Patrimoine Canada" commercials said

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According to Wiki, it was invented by a Canadian in Massachusetts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketb..._of_basketball

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Springfield, Massachusetts is not in Canada.
Touche...Well it was invented by a Canadian...therefore, tis a canadian sport.

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The NFL has turned into a joke. About 5 years back I used to watch two games in their entirety on Sundays but now I can barely watch a quarter. Why? Commercials. Is is absolutely ****ing necessary to have commercials after the extra point, return just in time to watch the ****ing kickoff, and then watch another two minutes of commercials only to most likely watch 3 plays and a ****ing punt (which is followed by another set of ads)? It frustrates me to no end but it'll never change and if anything... it'll only get worse since that's how the stations make their money.

NCAA football, on the other hand, is probably the most exciting "American" sport you can find provided you have a fair matchup.

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The NFL has turned into a joke. About 5 years back I used to watch two games in their entirety on Sundays but now I can barely watch a quarter. Why? Commercials. Is is absolutely ****ing necessary to have commercials after the extra point, return just in time to watch the ****ing kickoff, and then watch another two minutes of commercials only to most likely watch 3 plays and a ****ing punt (which is followed by another set of ads)? It frustrates me to no end but it'll never change and if anything... it'll only get worse since that's how the stations make their money.
Hockey is starting to piss me off with all the commercials too... RDS especially (I noticed that they play extra commercials when TSN or CBC doesn't). Of course the sport doesn't make as much money as Soccer, so they can't afford to not have commercials...but it's getting ridiculous.

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Touche...Well it was invented by a Canadian...therefore, tis a canadian sport.
Canadian-invented sport maybe. There's no way you can argue Basketball is a "Canadian Sport" based on the fact the guy who invented it happend to be born in Canada.

What has Canada as a country contributed to the sport of Basketball? If the Raptors folded, no one outside the GTA would shed a tear (along with the majority in the GTA as well)

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Hockey is starting to piss me off with all the commercials too... RDS especially
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Canadian-invented sport maybe. There's no way you can argue Basketball is a "Canadian Sport" based on the fact the guy who invented it happend to be born in Canada.

What has Canada as a country contributed to the sport of Basketball?
If the Raptors folded, no one outside the GTA would shed a tear (along with the majority in the GTA as well)
How about...THEY INVENTED IT? It's just like saying what did the Belgium people do for French Fries xept give them a side of Mayonaise.

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How about...THEY INVENTED IT? It's just like saying what did the Belgium people do for French Fries xept give them a side of Mayonaise.
Who is they?

I don't know if this is a good example or not, but does Scotland take credit for the telephone? I highly doubt they do.

As for the Basketball being Canadian, I just don't see it. To me it's one guy.

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I don't know if this is a good example or not, but does Scotland take credit for the telephone? I highly doubt they do.
I hope they don't. Because Bell didn't invent it. Antonio Meucci did.

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Who is they?

I don't know if this is a good example or not, but does Scotland take credit for the telephone? I highly doubt they do.

As for the Basketball being Canadian, I just don't see it. To me it's one guy.
No one knows who invented the phone. As for Basketball and Naismith...if it were not for Canada, his dad and mom would have never met, and he could have been the Anti-Christ.

It's not cuz we suck at it that it isn't a Canadian sport.

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I hope they don't. Because Bell didn't invent it. Antonio Meucci did.
4-5 people were thought of playing a part in it. Naismith is the SINGLE inventor of Basketball.

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