On thin ice

June 4, 2008

It is to laugh — I scoff at your silly hockey cup! It means nothing to me:

It seems Tiger Woods isn’t much of a hockey fan.

Woods, the world’s No. 1 golfer, told reporters Monday that he had no preference when it comes to who captures the Stanley Cup, the Detroit Red Wings or Pittsburgh Penguins.

“I don’t really care,” he said. “Let’s talk about the Dodgers.

“I don’t think anybody really watches hockey any more.”

Well, that last line went a little too far. It is presumptuous to suggest that one’s taste in sports or anything else is shared by the multitudes. But I’m with him in spirit. I don’t watch hockey — never have. I just don’t get it. Do I have to leave Fort Wayne now? But watching golf on TV isn’t exactly the most thrilling thing in the world, either. I’m reminded on the scene from “The Andy Griffith Show” where Andy and Barney sit around for five or 10 minutes talking about walking to the gas station to get a bottle of pop.

3 Responses to “On thin ice”

  1. MichaelK Says:

    Hold on, since when does anyone watch either golf or hockey on TV? Unless it’s background noise for a sports bar?

    And while we’re at it, isn’t baseball only still here for stupid lawsuits and mockery?

  2. Harl Delos Says:

    Didn’t Philo T. Farnsworth invent television expressly for the broadcast of Komet Hockey games?

    Without Rocky Colavito, there’s no such thing as baseball.

  3. Bob G. Says:

    Leo…I forgive you…dont leave Ft. Wayne.
    Now lemme see about “trading off” those nasty cable GOLF channels for those cable SHOOTING channels…

    Nah…Today’s baseball is merely a SANCTIONED method of random drug testing…LOL!
    (don’t tell the ACLU)

    And Philo invented TV JUST for the Komets…as much as the Internet was invented JUST for INFORMATION (not all the porn, spam, ID theft, hackers, and popups).

    Everyone got it?



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