Darby Hendrickson: Hockey is part of life in Minnesota

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Paradox

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Feb 11, 2011
sorb wrote:
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Number of High School Teams in the state
Boys Basketball: 428
Boys Hockey: 159
Cost to play basketball...what does a basketball cost again?

Hockey on the other hand: Equipment, ice bills and a little more dedication to learn how to skate.

Any moron who is capable of walking is qualified to play basketball.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Feb 11, 2011
Paradox wrote:
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Cost to play basketball...what does a basketball cost again?
Hockey on the other hand: Equipment, ice bills and a little more dedication to learn how to skate.
Any moron who is capable of walking is qualified to play basketball.
Thus making basketball more popular than hockey in this state....unless all of those kids that are playing basketball are secretly hockey fans.

Since: Sep 10

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Feb 11, 2011
sorb wrote:
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Thus making basketball more popular than hockey in this state....unless all of those kids that are playing basketball are secretly hockey fans.
Basketball is sadly more popular here lately due to a few reasons. It's far less expensive to play, much less parent involvement needed, and the level of athletic skill needed is far less. Overall, much less everything is need to play basketball than to play hockey.

Hockey players can play a pick up game of basketball and be competitive but basketball players....well, forget it.

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