Thursday, April 5, 2007

REAL Hockey Fans Like Fights

Kudos to TSN for writing this article up, as they tend to lend material that leans toward the small, but wiry, anti-fighting crowd. I can’t help but enjoy a good laugh when viewing the results. You see, the anti-fight crowd, especially some bloggers, have the gall to say that fight fans aren’t real fans of hockey. On the contrary, this poll indicates the exact opposite. Some quotables (read up Yuppie Hockey League fans):

The Decima survey found that a huge majority of people who call themselves avid fans - a whopping 76 per cent - oppose eliminating fights from NHL games.

"The issue of what to do about fighting in hockey is really not that controversial among hard-core fans of the game," said Bruce Anderson (Decima’s CEO).

Barely one-fifth of avid fans - 22 per cent - said they would support a total ban on fighting.

Those who follow the game occasionally are split more evenly, with 43 per cent saying they would support a ban and 52 per cent saying they would oppose it.

"The NHL needs to look at these numbers and understand the difference between fan opinion and public opinion," Anderson said.

"Fan opinion is decidedly of the view that current regulations are working well enough. . . And even though it's easy to find outrage over certain incidents from time to time, even public opinion is divided among those people who don't pay much attention to the game."

The Decima poll of 1,000 Canadians was conducted between March 30 and April 2, and has a 3.1 per cent margin of error.
Basically, yuppies like Bleatings from a Raw Ass and Damian Cox can suck an egg. All that's left now is for them to make patheticly discredit the poll as unscientfic. And any time you see these nitwits claim that you are not a real hockey fan because you enjoy a good fight, point them directly to this poll. Let them know that, in fact, if anyone is not a hockey fan, it's them.

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