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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hockey is ours

As may of you know, the National Hockey League has been on strike since the beginning of the season, and the chances of there being any professional hockey at all this year (at least in North America) are looking grim.

Here's a great ad that Nike did to show how defiant the fans in Canada are about the situation.

Let's go to the videotape.

In case you're wondering, the guy who speaks Russian and says 'smart move, kid' is the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, who is playing in Russia so long as there is a strike.



At 4:19 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Very clever commercial.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

I personally don't think anybody's worth being paid millions of dollars a year for playing a game.

I'm just told enough to remember going to the old Connie Mack baseball stadium in Philly and getting second tier infield seats for about $5! Today, such seats are 10X or 20X times or more that amount. The cost stats are more or less the same for hockey, basketball, football. Somebody's got to pay for these hyper-salaries and bonuses and it's the ticket-buying public.

It's to the point where it can cost several hundred dollars to take the "average" family of four to a sporting event. $10 or $20 just for parking; a couple of hundred bucks or for tickets not in the nose-bleed section; a soda and a burger for everybody is another $30 or more; a couple of souvenir T-shirts for the kids is another $20 or more.

This is why I haven't gone to a ball game for a couple of decades. (Especially I wouldn't go to a game of any pro sport in nearby Philly, which has the rudest, most ignorant fans imaginable.) I miss the good old days of my youth.

At 11:19 PM, Blogger mrzee said...

I live in Toronto and I had no idea they were on strike :-) I'm not much of a sports fan

At 6:12 AM, Blogger debbie said...

AS long as the fans continue to fill the stadiums, this will continue. Simple as that.


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