Following Canada's win in the winter games - is ice hockey now considered the greatest sport ever?
Yes... yes i would have to say it is the greatest sport ever
In Canada yes. In the US.. maybe baseball or American football...
In other places, football or soccer
Man, what is up with asking two completely different questions? What gives?
Is ice hockey a real sport- hell yeah.
Is ice hockey the greatest sport because Canada won gold- hell no.
Boxing is. Ask the Canadian ice hockey team, if you don't believe me.
boxing stopped being a sport when Tyson bit the guys ear off.
In the middle of the last century is was the biggest thing around
that's a matter of opinion as one could even make an argument that horse racing is the greatest sport in the world. no doubt hockey is most likely the most popular winter sport, but as far as overall goes. it's still up for debate.
My answer is yes...As it includes both the skills and strategies to win,it's really a real sport
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Greek one - thanks for that - you are clearly passionate about the sport
Greek one I will check out those hubs on ice hockey
I don't think I'd go as far as to say it is the greatest sport ever but it is certainly back on the map (at least for a while).
As far as greatest sport ever, that's up to the individual, but there is no question, in my mind that it is truly a sport to follow. I enjoy playing street hockey but I can't ice skate to save my life so I give those guys (and gals) a great deal of credit to both at once!
Football is a sport, hockey is something you watch until Football season starts again!
That is all...carry on
Being from Texas, I can understand your love of football...
I like it too (especially when me team covers the spread)...
but if you love football as a sport.. you have to love hockey once you get to know it...
the physical aspect... the 'team-like' nature of it, etc
We had a local minor league Hockey team, the "Austin Ice Bats", I went to a game to check it out, most boring time I have ever had!
one can't just a sport on one game...
if you went out with a really ugly woman on your first date, would you change your sexual orientation?
I wouldn't go out with a really ugly woman, that's called choice! I made a choice, hockey sucks and Football doesn't!
A Texan you should have watched the Dallas Stars when they relocated to Dallas in 1994. They marketed the game as football on ice and the fans bought in.
During 1994-2000, the Dallas Stars were very exciting and won the Stanley Cup in 1999 and lost in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2000... I worked as an usher at the games in 1994 during high school and after 7 games I became hooked.
However, I have not followed the team as much since mid 2000 since I have been busy with other things.
The Dallas Cowboys or America's Team is the main team in Dallas.
are you SURE?
I heard EVERYONE in Dallas loooooooooves the Houston Texans??
Here is a nice, two minute summary of the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory in the third overtime of game 6 during the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals....
Buffalo lost 2 Super Bowls to the Dallas Cowboys and the Stanley Cup to the Dallas Stars...
Hockey is MY favorite sport. That doesn't make it the best sport of all time... there's no way to compare!
It is so amusing watching guys argue about sports...y'all get so opinionated!
If things like golf and curling are considered sports, then ice hockey is DEFINITELY on the list.
On average if you ask most, and I'm pretty sure you could google the results if you wanted to....however, sports in America, last time I checked were Football, Basketball and Baseball.
These are the front runners for sports. Hockey isn't really an accepted sport among most. It's fan base, like NASCAR racing, isn't big enough to classify as a sport in America.
Is hockey the greatest sport of all time? Absolutely not.
LOL! While I can see your point-you should have been in NJ back in 1994 when the NJ Devils took home the Stanely cup!! You'd be hard pressed to NOT find a fan then! As for NASCAR, you should double check those numbers! There's a HUGE following there and they are every bit as passionate as football fans.
You're joking right?
Get your facts straight please. Football, even American style has fans all around the Globe. Mostly play only here, except for recent games abroad. And, those were sell outs.
NASCAR is restricted to fans here in the U.S. Usually those who like Grand Prix Racing, are not too fond of NASCAR racing. You cannot lump all racing on a global scale to make your comparison, because if they are to be a sport, the would need to be exactly the same. And, they are not.
NASCAR's following is still pretty much limited. Besides, driving a car? Isn't a sport.
First of all, it takes a lot of skill to be able to control their cars at those speeds and for the length of time that they do. It is very taxing physically and mentally in order to compete against other teams (the pit crew is vital to the driver's success as well) which, by definition makes it a sport. That being said, you are correct. Grand Prix racers are on a completely different level and they do tend to look down their noses at NASCAR and it's fans.
As for football not being a popular sport, I was not arguing that point, only that the numbers for ice hockey and NASCAR were not as low as you suggested. Although you did make a valid point regarding NASCAR numbers on the global scale.
How very Americocentric! Just because hockey isn't the most popular sport in the USA doesn't disqualify it as the greatest global sport (not that I'm saying it is... just pointing out the invalidity of your argument).
I also like boxing. My favorite boxers of all time are Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya.
Mike Tyson was a waste of talent but during 1985-1989 I have not seen a fighter as exciting and vicious as Tyson. One of my first games for Nintendo besides Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt was Mike Tyson's Punchout.
I liked De La Hoya because he did not shy away from fighting the best out there. He was pretty good during his prime as well.
Professional hockey has a long history of acceptance in the US... with deep roots that match or precede both basketball and football
The Seattle Metropolitans became the first American-based team to win the Stanley Cup all the way back in 1917
The only place "American" style football is widely accepted is in the US and in Canada.... just look at the experience of the NFL in Europe. I'm not talking about exhibition games, I'm talking about thriving leagues and the number of people who play it.
The most "popular" sport / most played sport in the world is soccer. The second is basketball. Baseball is big in the America's and the far East. Hockey is big in northern countries that actually have ice rinks... Canada, the Northern US, Russia/former Russian republics, the Scandinavian countries and Eastern Europe.
The "best sport" is whatever Maddie Ruud says it is
Wow. I don't think anyone on HubPages has ever given my words that much credence. Don't worry, I won't let it go to my head.
My brother seems to think so. He would eat, sleep, drink and breathe hockey if he could. And now he has come to the point that he practices his puck and hockey stick handling skills in our parents home....(Sigh)
Although I find the game exhausting (not to mention brutal) after awhile I'd watch hockey rather than curling. Now that I'll NEVER understand!
I've never played curling.. and would call it a 'pastime' rather than a sport... but one you understand the rules (and they aren't that hard to understand), it can oddly enough become rather addicting to watch.
Kinda like marbles on ice
I like curling too. Sue me, I'm half Canadian.
Maybe I'll give curling a second chance come the next winter olympics!!!!! LOL
I consider Soccer (Futball) the greatest game. It all depends on your tastes.
As a Canadian, I watched ice hockey and played street hockey. I've played many different types of sports (spanning all the seasons) and I consider hockey to be a real sport. How could a person conceive that hockey is NOT a sport?
not to correct you beth, but the question wasn't if hockey was a sport or not. they were trying ask if hockey is the BEST sport of all time or not.
Well, actually, if you read the question as the topic, it states "is ice hockey a real sport?". Then, in the first response, it changes to whether it is the best sport.
A slight conflict for the original question as the second question answers that it is a sport. So, I can deduce that the real question is as posted originally, not what was listed below.
Nonetheless, it is a sport, and the best one out there. But, hey, I'm Canadian, eh!!!
hmm...better ask for directions on this one!
ooops, i misread it then. im sorry beth. i should've known better than to question a lovely lady such as yourself. although i never knew you used to be an athlete too though. wow, is there anything you can't do beth?
You didn't misread anything. Like I said, this thread poses two questions, where the second answers the first. Me thinks Irish had two thoughts going on there.
There's plenty that I can't do. Like fix a man. Or get a man to ask for directions. Or change my oil. Or get out of the forums to get some sleep.
lol. well you can always try fixing me anytime.
You're broken?!? I'll get my tool chest, just wait ....
you'll have to wait until I fix the butt and dress problem first.
lol. it's okay beth; your worth the wait. besides, i don't mind having your paws on me.
they're up in the air tonight....like I said, ya shot me... maybe I'm just cat napping
yeah, but it was water pistol remember. besides, i'd never shoot you if it were a real gun. i just wanted to see what your fur would look like wet.
if you want, i don't mind helping you dry off. (meows)
I Love Ice Hockey Game. Not just a Game But a Game which requires lots of skills.
Ice hockey is a wonderful contact sport. I have only seen on TV. In India, hockey is the national game but cricket is really popular.
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