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5 Reasons Why I don't Like Ice Hockey

Updated on March 27, 2015

I don't Like Ice Hockey. There, I said it. I really don't!

It's not as much that I don't like it, I just simply am not interested in it. At all. But then again, if you ask me if I like it, I would have to say I don't :-)

I live in a city where hockey is VERY popular. I live in a city where NHL star Anze Kopitar comes from. This city literally lives for the game. In my city everyone is expected to like hockey. And I simply don't :-) Let me explain why.

My Husband is a Big Hockey Fan

Should I pretend to be one to, only to spend more time with him?

Ok, ice hockey may be easier to watch than soccer (don't get me started on that), since they do score once every ten minutes or so, but on the other hand soccer players are much more easy on the eye...

My husband loves hockey. A lot. He watches the matches at home and frequently goes to see them play live too. In the beginning he often asked me to come along, but after saying no almost every time ;-) he got the hint and does not invite me any more. It got me thinking just the other day, if I should pretend liking the sport just for his sake, but then why lie about this? I am not really sure whether or not it is a good thing to support your man in his "obsession", so I made a list of things I don't like about this sport. Here it is:

Ice is Cold
Ice is Cold

1. Ice is Cold!


I don't like being cold. I think that goes for majority of women. The feeling of being cold is the most terrible in the world. And from my experience (yes, I have been to a hockey game - once) you can not dress enough to be worm at the hockey match. Ok, I suppose that cheering might get you a little bit warm, but how do you expect me to cheer, if I don't even like the game ;-)

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Hockey players fighting
Hockey players fighting

2. The Players Always get into Fights


I don't like to watch people fighting. And those guys do fight! A lot! It seems to me that all they do all the course of the game they look for the opportunities to start a fight. And they get at it almost every five seconds. Excuse me, but I really do not find it charming seeing guys fist fighting, not to mention teeth flying ... I'll pass.

Hockey jerseys stink
Hockey jerseys stink

3. Sweaty Jerseys

Oh Man that Stinks!

Although, as I have already established, being on the ice leaves you feeling cold, I am also aware of the fact that hockey players are not cold. Not even close. All of that skating and fist fighting makes them hot. Sweaty. Which normally I would find appealing if this was to involve some shirtless guys. But seeing those guys all wrapped up in plastic and in all that padding, perpirating and their long hair glued to the side of their face... They must be sweating like p..s (excuse the language) in there. I bet you none of the professional hockey players' wives work. They all stay at home, only to be able to manage all those piles of sweaty jerseys.

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4. Hockey Players are not that Attractive

In their Hockey Gear I mean...

I just don't think they are. So sue me! I mean I have never seen an attractive hockey player. And before you judge: I really don't watch hockey games, but I do watch "The Hottest" list on E! And I have never seen any hockey players being mentioned there. Soccer players on the other hand ... But those hockey players all look big and scary looking (I KNOW that in real life they are not, I'm just talking when on the ice) and with their mean (or are they just tired from all that skating) eyes. Sorry, but not a pretty sight in my book.

I am not the only one (although I think they are slightly exaggerating):

5. Puck is a Very Dangerous Object

Ouch again!

I don't have to tell a lot about this, a picture can tell a thousand words. But anyway - they have a plexi glass wall, but it can happen. Puck can fly out from the ice and into the crowd. Let me say no more :-)

Hockey Still Not my Favorite Sport, but I Must Add

Anze Kopitar is The Best :-)

How about You?

Do You Like Ice Hockey?

I Love this Sport!

I Love this Sport!

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  • Jackson Thom 3 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

    I love hockey! It's my favorite sport!

  • Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Three boys, one husband, two brothers-in-law all play hockey. All were captains of their high school teams. But I loved it even before -- standing in the snowbanks of northern Minnesota watching the game from 4 up. Wish they had encouraged girls then, but I am content to watch now. In fact, I am leaving in 10 minutes to go to my son's game.

  • marketingtoolsguy 5 years ago

    One other thing...My son played from 6 yrs old to college, even now in adult leagues. Thing I hated most was getting up @ 4AM to get practice time on the ice. 2nd thing I hated was all the holes in the garage door and in the basement walls. But I just love traveling to Canada to pay $300 for son's skates.

  • marketingtoolsguy 5 years ago

    Love hockey. Fast sport, lots of action. Not crazy about fights. Stupid hitting a player's helmet with your bare fist.

  • najem lm 5 years ago

    It is sometimes rough but mostly it is pretty interesting

  • richarddelta lm 5 years ago

    Ice hockey is the sport that I grew up playing in Canada. I'm biased. I love the heck out of it. Most women don't like it for the reason we do! Haha. I like that photo with the puck in the guys head. Good halloween get up.

  • Angel_Lou 5 years ago

    I'm in love :-)

  • brando87 5 years ago

    Born and bred in Canada. It would be blasphemy to not like hockey.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Because it's physical and the possibility to see a fight, makes me game to watch!

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I Like it.

I don't Like it at all!

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  • anonymous 4 years ago

    I usually played hockey on rollers and it's really fun, but if we are talking about Ice Hockey that we can see on tv, then I have to admit - I am not really a big fan of it.

  • kopox 4 years ago

    it's expensive sport :D

  • Kay 5 years ago

    It's not that I don't like it, I just never really got into it.

  • virtualboy 5 years ago

    I don't like it at all

  • Jason Sositko 5 years ago

    I have never cared for the NHL, or any hockey for that matter, I don't particularly have any problem with it, I just wasn't exposed to it as a child, We don't have a NHL team in the area I grew up in, I did once try to get into it, during the 1994 baseball strike, but I didn't like it at all, I have been told it is a terrible TV sport, I agree, I suppose, had I went to a game in person, I might feel different.

  • cajkovska lm 5 years ago

    Don't like...I don't even know what they are fighting for.

  • termit_bronx 5 years ago

    No, I don't like it and I don't know any rules :D

  • Heidi 5 years ago from Benson, IL

    I've never really gotten into it, either.

  • JanezKranjski 5 years ago

    Couldn't care less about it.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      I like the finesse -- the passing and the crazy nuts goals and saves that no human should be able to do.

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      It's not one of my favorites...

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      kopox 4 years ago

      never watch any ice hockey games :D

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      marketingtoolsguy 5 years ago

      Most is underhanded goal; Least is fighting

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      najem lm 5 years ago

      Really nice lens. Although I am a hockey fan I like to read also your opinon against.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      I like ice skating so I think it is fun watching people race around. I'm always impressed because it's not as easy as it looks.

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      virtualboy 5 years ago

      it's a very dangerous sportand it's boring to me

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      brando87 5 years ago

      It's the fastest game in the world, but I guess if you didn't grow up watching it then it can be hard to follow. I used to love going to the stadium to watch my brother play.

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      Khali64 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for stopping by! This is my first Angel blessing and I am so thrilled! And I'm glad you noticed that it was written from the heart :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've gotta say, I know these were dislikes for the reason but it actually made me excited to watch it! *blessed!*

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      Khali64 5 years ago

      @Commandrix: I wanted to write a lens in sports category and this is the only thing I could come up with :-). Huge fan of all the sports - NOT ;-) Glad I'm not the only one though. And I know absolutely nothing about cricket, so I'm going to check your lenses right away.

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      Heather Bradford 5 years ago from Canada

      I like the atmosphere at a live hockey match. Everyone seems to get involved in a happy way! I also like that it's fairly fast! Most sports bore me to tears!

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      Heidi 5 years ago from Benson, IL

      Good to know there's another person here who isn't a HUGE fan of sports. I have a few Lenses on Cricket but that doesn't mean I'm a total nut about it. I never could get into hockey, either, so I guess that makes two of us.