Well up until now my resentment of hockey has been pretty passive. The sport hasnt directly affected me except through noisy neighbors and traffic snarls. That all changed last night when our weekly Mutants & Masterminds was cancelled at the figurative last minute (more like the last couple hours but I didnt find out until the last half hour) because our GM simply had to watch whatever game was happening. I had to call everyone to cancel but David wasnt home so he showed up and we spent some quality time slagging Joe behind his back. Caleb was mentioning how nationalism comes into hockey, but I would take it further and say that its just another form of tribism that affects most if not all competitive sports. I just wish we could get over this. I just cant get behind the rah rah our location is better than your location because Im in it which makes the rivalry between Edmonton and Calgary seem well I would say like desperate Siamese fighting fish defending their sparse aquariums, but that would be insulting to the fish. Now I know that all sports fans arent hooligans, but it certainly brings them to the fore. Chris mentioned the other day that he was watching as some Brazilians were driving down the street listening to Brazilian music and enjoying themselves, stopped at a light. Some British hooligan stopped, faced them, and yelled youre nothing!