by Forechecker on 01/26/09 at 01:53 PM ET
Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words to describe just what is so great about hockey to some unfortunate unbeliever? Take a cue from Guy Kawaski, a venture capitalist in high tech and a self-described hockey addict to boot. This comes from an interview he did a couple years ago, but was passed around this morning by @Hate_Your_Team on Twitter:
Q: We’re both big hockey fans, does that increase my chances or raising money from Garage Technologies? No, I’m kidding. Can you tell the readers why hockey is so great?
A: Hockey is a great sport because it combines the physicality of football, the team play of basketball, the poetry of ballet, the complexity of mathematics, and the aerobics of soccer. There is only one activity that is more physically, emotionally, and intellectually captivating than hockey, and it’s not blogging.
Well said… for more, check out this Kawasaki interview with Risto Pakarinen over at his NHL.com blog in 2006, which includes Guy’s self-appraisal as a rec league player: “Slow and chippy, but I can shoot.”
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