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I know people are tending to make a big deal out of a seemingly innocuous comment, but what do you think about Tiger's comments regarding the Stanley Cup?

http://sports.aol.ca/article/Tiger-W...-Final/248488/

I'm not a huge hockey fan, but as a Sharks supporter and a fan of all sports, I think this flippant comment was uncalled for. Especially since golf is in the same category (not quite one of the 3 major sports in America, on par with hockey and NASCAR). I know people over at ESPN are pretty p*ssed about it.
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Tiger is like that though, unless It has to do with golf, he really doesn't wanna talk about it.

In reality, he has a semi-good point.

Why make the season go from September/October (whichever one it is) All the way until June? It's too much, People are into baseball (like tiger said) and other sports, when Golf comes around for us golfers, who really watches T.V during the day When the Afternoon games are on?

They make the NHL season way to long, Have it start early August and run Until Beginning of May.
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Most athletes don't knock other athletes. I think Tiger might not be a hockey fan but more people watch hockey than golf in North America, so pffft.

I have more to say on the topic, but I'm cutting myself off here.
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I'd have to aggree myself that it is uncalled for... being a hockey fan and player for 10 years, its not great to hear one diss a sport that they probably have never played.
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He could have been a little more PC with his answer but he chose not to, and just gave his opinion, which obviously is not a very good one, hockey has a very large following. Truth be told, many people feel that way about golf.
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I doubt anyone's upset that he doesn't care about the result. As for not many people watching it... do they? I really don't know. Hockey isn't on my radar, although I would like to get into it, as a fan, time permitting. I do intend to take in a game... whenever they are. I actually have an NHL hat and I wear it more off the course than any other hat; my only other sports hats are U.S. Open hats. And my favorite sports video game as a kid was Blades of Steel on the NES.

But, other than Tom Leykis on the radio and a friend who tried getting a group of us together for a Kings game, I've never heard anyone even discussing hockey around here. And a So Cal team won the Stanley Cup at some point in the not-too-distant past. But I did hear golf discussed around here, even before I cared at all about golf. Before I had ever played, ever hit a ball, ever owned a club, when I thought it was a stupid little game that I'd never want anything to do with, people I knew who also had my then-feelings towards golf knew that "some Indian guy (sic) beat Tiger Woods" and what the green jacket meant.


It's probably different in parts of the country that actually have a winter season, though.
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Like I stated in the Hockey thread in the sports section, the ratings for game 5 the other night were the highest since the 2002 Finals. That means they were the highest since the strike cut out the 2004-2005 season. That's good news for hockey fans, and the young talent in the NHL is pretty promising. In fact, it's as promising as any other North American sport at the moment.

I don't follow the NHL religiously, but I have the utmost respect for those guys. I can't ice skate worth a damn, so that makes me respect them even more. They can do things I can't imagine doing, and that makes the sport pretty cool as far as I'm concerned.

Tiger didn't necessarily have his facts straight, but once again, he doesn't really have to give a rat's you know what about hockey if he doesn't want to. Eldrick doesn't cut many corners when it comes to giving an opinion on something, and that's respectable.
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Most athletes don't knock other athletes. I think Tiger might not be a hockey fan but more people watch hockey than golf in North America, so pffft.

cmon now don't cut yourself off here, we both agree that Hockey is well watched over Golf in NA and is a great game, and even though his comments don't bother me much, they are stupid on his part...

he's just upset his Swedish Wife watched the Worlds a few weeks ago and he couldn't watch Oprah or something
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Eh, I think he could have been a little less brash with his comment, but I don't care. I don't like hockey either and don't know a single person who watches it or even follows it for that matter.
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cmon now don't cut yourself off here, we both agree that Hockey is well watched over Golf in NA and is a great game, and even though his comments don't bother me much, they are stupid on his part...

There are more people watching hockey over golf in North America? This is a serious question for what it's worth. I can't imagine more people have been watching the Finals as opposed to The Masters or Players. I guess there may be more throughout the season because of all the team's involvement, but that's still debatable I would think.

I'd be interested to see some numbers though. I could be dead wrong.
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Eh, I think he could have been a little less brash with his comment, but I don't care. I don't like hockey either and don't know a single person who watches it or even follows it for that matter.

I guess not, do people from Oklahoma even know what a Ice Rink looks like?...... if it doesn't have to do with Steer there isn't much out there.....LOL
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There are more people watching hockey over golf in North America? This is a serious question for what it's worth. I can't imagine more people have been watching the Finals as opposed to The Masters or Players. I guess there may be more throughout the season because of all the team's involvement, but that's still debatable I would think.

you are aware that Canada is in NA right? so I'd say yeah more people watch Hockey even over The Masters or Players........
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I guess not, do people from Oklahoma even know what a Ice Rink looks like?......

Um, we actually have a Central Hockey League team here in OKC as well as another in Tulsa :P I love people who think it's some kind of scene out of Tombstone down here. You know, we actually drive cars, have running water, have air conditioning, and I have never been on a horse, or seen a steer :)

I just don't care for hockey, and don't know anyone who does. That's all. Baseball, Basketball and Football is all I need for my sports viewing pleasure, and of course golf, but we're talking sports ;)
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Um, we actually have a Central Hockey League team here in OKC as well as another in Tulsa :P I love people who think it's some kind of scene out of Tombstone down here. You know, we actually drive cars, have running water, have air conditioning, and I have never been on a horse, or seen a steer :)

try a sense of humor sometime, it may help out as I was just joking around....sorry if it upset you....

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