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Technology & Hockey Fans

05/05/2008 at 4:17pm EDT

Video may have killed the radio star, but HDTV has sure been good at resurrecting the hockey fan. I came across this from Lynn Kiesling at the Technophobiac Finance Blog:

But the economics of technological change is reviving my love of hockey. When we moved back into our renovated house at the end of March, we also bought ... a 40” LCD 1080p high-definition TV. We hooked it up on a Sunday, and what was the first thing we saw when we turned it on? A Penguins-Rangers game. In Pittsburgh. And the Pens won.

All I can say is this: woof. Hockey is fabulous in HD. Of course I’m watching my Penguins (and I got home from my woolly weekend in enough time yesterday to see them win the series against the Rangers in overtime, yay!), but I’m also watching the other series. Because it just looks so freaking awesome in HD.

Speaking with a friend on Sunday (whose obsessive passion is baseball more than hockey) he mentioned he’d just watched the Rangers/Penguins game, and remarked:

“The NHL is SO built for the playoffs. I love those sudden death OT’s, plus no sport looks better in HD than hockey.”

True confession: I’ve never seen a hockey game in HD. It’s starting to seem like I’m the only one, and I’m definitely getting the impression that I’m missing out.

(Although I already watch about 140+ hockey games a year. If I get any more obsessed with this sport, I might require an intervention of some kind…)

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