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Old 06-10-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Hockey on TV can't compare to being at the rink. Now.. I will say.. This year, I have a 4k TV and Youtube TV which supports 4k streaming.. So, I believe that was part of the reason that I got more enjoyment out of watching games this season on TV.

Trying to watch a game on standard definition back in the day, and even on regular HD it can be very difficult to follow the puck.. Which was the reason behind Fox's "Glow Puck" experiment back in the 90's.

I never had any trouble following the puck, well, except for Kane's cup winning goal in the Chicago vs Philadelphia finals some years ago. At home, I'm not distracted by the crowd cheering a non-goal every few minutes (when they thought that someone scored). That said, I'd love to attend more games. If I could afford it, I would.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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I like them both although I tend to watch more soccer because my kid plays it.

While they share some traits, hockey is played in a smaller area, moves faster, and- this is the real difference- is probably the most violent contact sport except for boxing.

Having said that, Soccer goes better on TV than hockey while hockey is 10x better live.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I like them both although I tend to watch more soccer because my kid plays it.

While they share some traits, hockey is played in a smaller area, moves faster, and- this is the real difference- is probably the most violent contact sport except for boxing.

Having said that, Soccer goes better on TV than hockey while hockey is 10x better live.
Hmm... I'm going to have to disagree here... Soccer games, with the chants and the flag-waving and so on, are extremely fun to attend live.
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Hmm.... This is a tough one. I grew up playing travel hockey at a high level. I still play now (Beer league.)
I can say I never really followed soccer up until about 5 years ago, though it wasn't for a dislike of the sport, but rather just no particular interest.
I am an avid follower now, and find the games extremely interesting. It isn't as fast, but player positioning and tactics are such major factors in creating opportunities for shots on goal that it can be extremely gripping to watch -- if one understands it more than just a game involving back and forths across a huge field.
Watching their set-ups reminds me a lot of power-plays in the offensive zone in hockey, where players are taking their time to carefully craft scoring chances.

I can say I do still like hockey better, probably because I grew up playing and have a love for the speed of it, but soccer is easily my second favorite sport. I even find our MLS league to be more interesting than NBA and NFL.
This is the closest thing on the thread to my sentiments about the two sports!
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Hmm... I'm going to have to disagree here... Soccer games, with the chants and the flag-waving and so on, are extremely fun to attend live.
True that! Attend a World Cup match live (which you guys in North America will get a chance to do with relative ease in 2026) and you'd be amazed at the fan-generated atmosphere at-and-around live matches! I've even met American fans in Russia during the #FRAARG game (despite the USA missing out on the 2018 World Cup) and some of them who've attended both the World Cup and the Olympics admit the World Cup atmosphere FAR OUTSTRIPS the Olympics' atmosphere!
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I like them both although I tend to watch more soccer because my kid plays it.

While they share some traits, hockey is played in a smaller area, moves faster, and- this is the real difference- is probably the most violent contact sport except for boxing.

Having said that, Soccer goes better on TV than hockey while hockey is 10x better live.
I probably would have said that 5 years ago, but a couple years ago when I was in Barcelona, I took in a Barcelona soccer game, and the atmosphere was fantastic even in a relatively meaningless game (I believe it was the last game of the regular season, Barcelona had already won the league, and we're more concerned about getting players [Surarez, Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta] ready for the Champions League final they would play the next week).

Last year I was in Florence and took in a Fiorentina game there. The team actually had their pre game meal at the hotel I was staying at, and seeing all the locals seeing the team off, that's not something you see here in the US.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:59 AM
 
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No, you're not the only one. It's more interesting than Soccer, Basketball, baseball, and football.
Indeed......I love it... Cant get enough Hockey!! (Soccer I dont care of)
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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Soccer is a sham..........Flopping effete prima donnas.


The cure for flopping ? Five minutes of playing 2 men short.........cures the problem, instantly.


Soccer is boring. Hockey is not.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Each hockey team has its own goal horn and song when they score. It’s a fast pacing game, always on the move. When they switch lines, they do it when the games in progress, on the fly.
They only stop for penalties . If the game is still tied after overtime, they have shoot outs. I love those. I could never be a goalie, especially during a shootout.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Each hockey team has its own goal horn and song when they score. It’s a fast pacing game, always on the move. When they switch lines, they do it when the games in progress, on the fly.
They only stop for penalties . If the game is still tied after overtime, they have shoot outs. I love those. I could never be a goalie, especially during a shootout.
Ugh... I actually hate shootouts. Hate them in soccer, and hate them in hockey. I'd say either have endless OTs until someone eventually scores like they used to do in playoffs, or just award ties to both teams after OT expires. Do away with overtime loss points. You lost. There should be no point awarded.
Do away with shootouts. It's a cheap way of awarding a team with a victory.
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