1469Re: Canada vs America
- May 31, 1999
> The problem with this Joe is that of you want to have "pro hockey" thenThats never been the problem and you know it. The problem in Winnipeg
> you have got to have "fans" to watch it.
and Quebec and sooner or later Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa is that
there isn't enough corporate support. Lets face it, NHL arena's aren't
filled with fans, but "corporate fans." Many real fans can't afford to
go to a NHL game, be it in Canada or America. Canadian cities also
don't have government support either. There's no lack of fan support.
> And this is why pro hockey hasSure. The NHL is a North American game. Its not a game, itsa corporation too. Fact is, hockey is
> always been both Canada's and America's game.Canada has
> always needed Americans to watch it. How many people in Canada
> are actually willing to admit even that??
bigger than the NHL.
> If you want to say you love "hockey" that is fine, but when you belittleI don't think anyone belittled anything of that sort.
> the American spectators participation in it, than you only really love
> "Canadian Hockey."
> I have always found it kind of strange that a country which has alwaysWe like curling too!
> thought of itself as "multicultural" could be so "monocultural" when it
> came to one sport.
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