Story and multimedia by Frank DeLuca
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A brief opinion on why hockey doesn't get enough credit, and a few reasons why it deserves more.
|Myself, a non-professional, playing men's league hockey.|
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Hockey doesn't get enough credit, and quite frankly I don't get it. It's easily the least popular out the five big sports, yet i would argue t's just as physical as football, and they play five times as many games. T's just as quick as basketball, it's just as skill-oriented as soccer, and if you go to a hockey game, this atmosphere is outrageous. It's just like someone would expect from a Major League Baseball game, and yet these players are wearing skates the whole time. You try doing anything while wearing skates; it's going to be more difficult, but they get played peanuts compared to these other players in the other major sports. They get paid half, or more. At a higher level, you're looking at a guy max making $15-million playing hockey where other players are making astronomical amounts. SO I'm just saying, watch five hockey games, and you're going to understand where I'm coming from.