Your first statement hit the nail on the head here, Blob. I'm a big baseball fan almost as much as I am a hockey fan. I love taking weekend trips to Seattle to watch the MLB, especially when the Yankees are in town, but I go more often than that. I like it when they used to put on (I'm not sure if they still have that on 1410) the shows from the US, like Jim Rome's.Blob Mckenzie wrote:I love baseball almost as much as I love hockey. I also like golf and the NFL too.Fred wrote: I hate baseball much the same way as I love hockey.
Scary thing is the majority of the characters who listen to the TEAM 1040 and call themsleves sports fans are really only fans of the Canucks and maybe the 3rd rate local football team. They could care less about what goes on in the world of sports and give the rest of the NHL a passing interest. In reality Vancouver is not a sports town it's a Canucks town and nothing more. We could never support another major league team here because most of the meat puppets who reside here would have to learn about other sports and that takes way too much effort.
It's true, and it's not a 'bad' thing as Clam stated in a previous response, the majority of the people who call in and listen to the TEAM 1040 are mostly just hockey fans, mainly Canucks fans. I, like Blob, am a sports fan and enjoy following my other sports. I've noticed at the Canucks events I have gone to over the past year in this town, when it comes to the summer and arranging a fan event for another surrounding team or another sport, those fans aren't interested. I get it, but there are other sports going on in the world besides Canucks hockey.
I have a friend who wants to get into the sports journalism business and I told her, if she wants to be a sports writer and be taken seriously for a job, she needs to learn other sports and watch more hockey beyond the NHL. It's not that she refuses to do so, she just isn't all that interested in football, baseball or soccer. I'm not sure how she expects to get a job as a hockey writer in this city if she isn't well rounded enough in the other sports to start showcasing her writing.