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Are you a hockey fan?



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19No
7Don't like sports
4Yes


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ElvisFan67
posted 3-Oct-2013 8:23pm  
No. NFL Football only (go Cowboys!) smile
LJD Survey Qualifier
posted 3-Oct-2013 8:38pm  
I like ice hockey. We watched the Shark's game on TV, but I understand it is better in person. My granddaughter went to the Shark's game with two friends to see the game, live. My granddaughter's friend's father and brother play ice hockey. It's a rough game!
paulyw Gold Star Survey Creator
posted 3-Oct-2013 9:20pm  
Not really
Galomorro
posted 3-Oct-2013 9:49pm  
Don't like sports.
CarlHalling
posted 4-Oct-2013 2:06am  
What we in Britain understand as Hockey is vastly different to how it's seen in the US, Canada &c. For us, Hockey means Grass Hockey, which is or has been extensively played within the private school system (known as public schools in the UK and elsewhere) by boys and girls alike. We describe the US/Canadian &c. variant as Ice Hockey, about which next to nothing is known on this side of the Atlantic other than its popularity far exceeds our own grass-based counterpart. My Canadian cousin is a fan of the Vancouver Canucks; so that would make me a nominal Canucks fan too.
Lysannus
posted 4-Oct-2013 5:05am  
Not a particular fan of any sports.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 4-Oct-2013 11:18am  
No. I don't dislike sports, but I don't find most of them particularly interesting.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to CarlHalling) posted 4-Oct-2013 11:21am  
> For us, Hockey means Grass Hockey,
> which is or has been extensively played within the private school
> system (known as public schools in the UK and elsewhere) by boys and
> girls alike.

We have that in the US, too. It's called field hockey. Though I think it's mostly girls who play it. We call the other kind ice hockey, too.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to CarlHalling) posted 4-Oct-2013 3:20pm  
My home city has two ice hockey teams including the oldest professional ice hockey team in the UK (to go alongside having the oldest professional football teams in the world smile) and I always assumed that most UK cities had one too, but Wikipedia suggests it's still a pretty niche sport, with (as far as I can see) only twenty professional teams nationwide.
cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
posted 4-Oct-2013 4:40pm  
Hockey is about the most boring sport to watch. Of course I don't watch any sports.
JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Oct-2013 8:06pm  
Yes Colorado Avalanche
Irene007
posted 5-Oct-2013 2:36am  
Yes, in some respect. Especially when I have free tickets to see a game at the Devil Bell Centre or at the finals when the Habs are playing.
RainingFeathers
posted 5-Oct-2013 2:35pm  
No, I hate hockey.
According to some that makes me a poor excuse for a Canadian, but oh well!
CarlHalling
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 6-Oct-2013 9:49pm  
Oh, right; in the UK, grass hockey is much more associated with girls than boys; but traditionally it's a standard game for boys too within the public (private) school system, along with Rugby Football, and Cricket.
CarlHalling
(reply to Biggles) posted 6-Oct-2013 9:51pm  
Really? Cool. Yes, like baseball still very much a niche sport in the UK.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to CarlHalling) posted 7-Oct-2013 10:59am  
I think in the US boys are more likely to play lacrosse as a sort of similarly obscure but still rather popular sport. I don't think the sports are limited to private schools, though I think they are more common at them.
jardropper
posted 13-Oct-2013 1:16pm  
Not really a fan, but I have watched a few games. I went to a couple games at the college I went to and enjoyed them.

I do like sports. (Maybe slightly nsfw for one bit of language)

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