11/13: Hockey Gets Checked into the Boards

November 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Hockey, Sports, Sports Bench

Americans seem to be leaving hockey to their neighbors to the North.

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Just 5% of U.S. residents watch professional hockey at least a good amount, and 14% say they catch a game occasionally.  81%, on the other hand, report not watching the sport at all.

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4 Responses to “11/13: Hockey Gets Checked into the Boards”

  1. Emmanuel Cohen on November 13th, 2009 1:08 pm

    Oh the same country that loves larry the cable guy and voted george bush in twice? Makes sense.

  2. Dan G on November 13th, 2009 2:49 pm

    Only 5%? I wish I was selling a product that 15 million people used a good amount

  3. Wally Monroe on November 16th, 2009 7:54 pm

    I lived in Buffalo for years and went to several games. It was a great sport but I put more money down for the Bills as football is my game. I heard that pro bowling attracted more viewers on TV in the US than hockey did!

  4. William on August 3rd, 2010 11:05 am

    One of the reasons, I think, is that the pro hockey season is just so long. The best season that there ever was came a few years back when the players came back and they only had half a season. Every game meant something and it was so much fun to watch. Wtih a long, drawn out season, if you watch a game and the players on your team are just not into it, why would you want to put yourself through that again. Especially since the ticket prices are so expensive to.

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