August 09, 2005

All war planning, all the time: "while Homeland Security is important, it really can't compete with America's fourth most popular spectator sport."

posted by kirkaracha to hockey at 03:11 PM - 14 comments

Is it still America's fourth most popular spectator sport? If so, then the NHL's going to be alright. Even 6th behind NASCAR and Golf is a starting point for at least this year. Nice pic.

posted by chicobangs at 04:09 PM on August 09, 2005

Oh come on. Any foreign influence which is threatening a large regrouping deserves monitoring.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 05:58 PM on August 09, 2005

Hockey is fourth? Even with a year off? I don't believe that for one second. I agree with chicobangs. It has to be closer to sixth.

posted by dbt302 at 07:17 PM on August 09, 2005

I guess I'd put it at seventh (sigh): Pro football, baseball, basketball, college football, NASCAR, college basketball, hockey.

posted by rcade at 07:18 PM on August 09, 2005

Well, whichever it is, let's light a candle for that it's never lower in the U.S. national consciousness than it is right now.

posted by chicobangs at 07:45 PM on August 09, 2005

Thx Dr John for aiming for the target - the best we can do is argue over whether hockey really is the 4th?

posted by kokaku at 09:12 PM on August 09, 2005

How do you know that it's not an Air Force hockey team?

posted by volfire at 09:39 PM on August 09, 2005

If it was the 80's still i'd say they maybe watching a Soviet satellite feed but .....

posted by evil empire at 10:55 AM on August 10, 2005

Maybe they're planning to invade Canada?

posted by rocket88 at 11:11 AM on August 10, 2005

What game is that? There is absolutely no hockey being played anywhere in North America right now - no college, no NHL, no minors. So when was this image taken? It couldn't have been live, unless EE's Russian satellite theory is bang on. Somethings going on here, people.... I can feeeeeeeel it. Yep it smells very fishy... Wait - that's just my colleague ("For the love of candy, can you PLEASE take a shower?!?).

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:47 PM on August 10, 2005

What game is that? I'll take a stab at it... they actually are watching CNN. After all I'm sure everyone was told a CNN crew was going to be filming that day and it would look bad to have Fox news on. The only hockey footage CNN has probably ever shown is the 10 seconds of Big Bert pounding on Steve Moore. Seeing as Bert's re-instatment just happened perhaps it got mentioned on CNN. CNN natuarlly wanted to remind their viewers how brutal the game of hockey really is by replaying the video again. Moore in the middle moving out of the zone, Bertuzzi in the upper right corner. A complete guess on my part, but that is the only thing that makes sense to me.

posted by camcanuck at 01:21 PM on August 10, 2005

I think camcanuck is right , makes sense .

posted by evil empire at 02:31 PM on August 10, 2005

I third camcanuck's assertion.

posted by gspm at 03:14 PM on August 10, 2005

In other words, they had the news channel on. Not exactly a terrible thing in this location. Also, I couldn't resist.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:01 PM on August 11, 2005

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