DISCLAIMER: I would like to preface this article by saying that this is not intended to insult the sport of hockey or its fans, but rather explain the problems that I, someone who does not closely follow the sport, and has a brain that sometimes doesn’t understand everything, face when watching a game. So without further ado, here is What the Sports is wrong with hockey!
The puck is invisible
This is the number one problem I face when I decide to watch a hockey game. No matter how intensely I stare at my screen, 99 percent of the time, I have no idea where the puck is. I understand that it is a fast moving game and the puck is small and black, but I literally have no idea where this thing is. More often than not I just find myself moving my head nonstop hoping to miraculously get a glimpse of it. I’m not sure if they can change the color of the puck and I am sure making it bigger is not an option so maybe putting a little marker on the television that reads “puck is here” would be a useful tool for people like me who have poor eyesight.
I’ll be honest here, this is probably more of a “me” problem than a “we” problem. Unlike basketball, which I compare to hockey because of the somewhat similar pace and number of players, I have no idea who is who out on the ice. Yes, I know way more basketball players than hockey players, but that is not what I mean. When I say I don’t know who’s who out there, it’s because with all the pads and helmets the players where they literally all look the same. NBA players can be distinguished by accessories and insane hairstyles. Yet, with the required uniform and protection hockey players must where, my mind continues to believe that the men on the ice are actually just all clones of one guy. Honestly if someone were to tell me that every player out there was Sidney Crosby, I would have a hard time not believing them.
Missing the action
Although a low scoring game, the pace and brutality of hockey make it an entertaining 60 minutes. However, as someone who is not invested in a certain team, I’m watching strictly for fights and goals. The only problem is, I NEVER SEE ONE. I could watch an entire game, but the only time someone decides to score or throw a punch I am conveniently on my phone or in the bathroom. This is a rough estimate but I’d say out of the fifty or so hockey games I’ve watched in my lifetime, I have witnessed about two goals live. I cannot even begin to explain how frustrating it is to hear someone say, “yo did you see that,” and always have to answer, “no.” I know there are people in this world who can predict the future, so if they could shoot me a text a minute before someone scores so I am ready, it would be much appreciated.
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