Overtime!: Another dumb afternoon game.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Another dumb afternoon game.


This afternoon at 2PM eastern time (11 AM in the west!) will be presented the 5th game of the Ottawa Senators-Buffalo Sabres eastern conference final. Ottawa leads the series 3 games to 1 going into game 5.

The thing that I cannot understand is why in the hell does the NHL presents hockey during a saturday afternoon? That sport has been played for almost a full century now during the evening ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAYS! And this time there is no ''basketball game'' excuse possible to explain such a disgrace because Buffalo doesn't have a NBA franchise.

So why does Gary Betteman and the NHL instances schedules afternoon games? I still cannot find a single good answer to that one. No wonder why hockey is doing so bad in Uncle Sam's country. Betteman and his ignorance is blatently pushing aside the sport's traditionnal pleasure of being at home with friends watching a good hockey game during the evening.

This is a no-brainer, people are generally busy during the day: some are working, some are using their saturday afternoon to go to the grocery store and some other people benefit of the sunlight by going outside for a bicycle ride or any other daily activity. So how could scheduling a saturday afternoon playoff game possibly be good for hockey? And to make matter worse, Game 5 of the western conference final will be presented tomorrow.....afternoon of course!

Even a 5th grader could easily understad that hockey is an evening event and always will be. So please Gary, don't ever participate to ''Are you smarter than a 5th grader?'' because you are clearly not.

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Blogger achengy said...

I don't mind the afternoon games actually. They do have to go up against MLB in which they probably would lose. NBC probably doesn't even want to give the NHL a primetime slot.

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