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Posted Sunday March 04, 2012, About: Most Sport fans: Why we have no interest in hockey 1 of 4
This guy doesn't have any clout on SI, does he? I hope not. Hockey is a niche sport due to its cold climate, people in the south don't like it as much because they don't understand it and have never played. You don't appreciate the level of skill something takes until you've attempted it yourself. Also, I'd argue hockey is thriving more than ever in it's foundational markets. Look up attendance stats and you'll see as such. The American South has NOT had hockey for a hundred years, some of the teams have been around less down there than the soccer teams you previously mention. I am obviously biased, but I think the fan bases are strong enough, if anything, move forward. Regarding soccer, I think Americans see it as European and soft, and anything un-American I think will have a hard time going beyond being niche.

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