Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/27/12 at 02:55 PM ET
from Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy,
Hockey fans in the U.S. take what we can get when it comes to validation of our sport’s popularity.
We celebrate minimal upticks in television ratings that still put the NHL behind children’s cartoon shows on cable. We beam when there’s an NHL jersey or reference spotted in a mainstream sitcom or movie. We treat that Sports Illustrated cover story from nearly 20 years ago — “Why The NHL’s Hot and the NBA’s Not” — as proof that we were one lockout away from capturing the hearts and minds of U.S. sports fans.
So allow us the delusion that this new Harris Poll provides. In its annual examination of what American fans deem their “favorite” sports, football is king, baseball is fading, and hockey has just as many favorites as basketball — pro or college. Huzzah!
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