In the early years of sports broadcasts, when CBS, NBC, and ABC ruled the airwaves, networks used a lot of “T & A” to attract and please their mostly male audience. It was most definitely sexist and alienating to female fans. Sadly, times haven’t changed much since then. Almost every sport has some kind of its own […]
Announcers are like soundtracks to movies. If they are great, they become more than just background noise – they become an integral part of the larger whole. Pat Foley, longtime announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks, is they kind of announcer that adds a whole other level the game with his play-by-play and personality.
Too often in sports, people, myself included, will get caught up in the moment of a great game, series, or performance and declare it as “epic” or “legendary,” even if it really didn’t quite live up to such a billing.
However, the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks was one of the best series in recent memory, not just in the NHL, but in all of sports.
Things are bad if you’re the Chicago Blackhawks.
After taking an early 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals, the ‘Hawks now find themselves down 3-1 and have been soundly beaten in every important aspect of the game. The Los Angeles Kings have outplayed the ‘Hawks defensively, in the face-off circle, and on the power play.
Outdoor hockey games are the best thing to happen to the NHL in a long time. You may think differently, but the ratings and attendance numbers don’t lie.