Todd Bertuzzi became the latest poster boy for all that is
wrong with hockey. Bertuzzi is paying the price for his sadistic act, but it’s
not fair to indict the sport. Fights have long been a part of the NHL and fans
enjoy seeing a few punches exchanged in the heat of battle. Bertuzzi is paying
the price for being a thug, but media morons who don’t follow the NHL enjoy
trashing it. The league will never gain large TV ratings in this country because
it’s Canada’s sport.
Betting has never been brisk here, but then soccer suffers
the same problem. This country won’t accept a sport called football in all
parts of the globe but here.
Besides, we’re too much involved in March Madness to think
about pucks or Beckham. I’m filling out my college hoops brackets and picking
Gonzaga to win it all.
And, we like Limehouse to capture the Kentucky Derby in May.