Posts tagged ‘hockey’

Annoying Hockey Fans Waving at the Cameras

Watching the NHL playoffs, and really any regular season game, I notice a handful of people who think it’s awesome to stand up in front of the camera in the middle of the game. The like to wave and jump around and are usually on their cell phone talking to their buddy: “Can you see me now?”.

The ushers at the hockey games do a good job prohibiting people from returning to their seats until there is a stoppage in play. This is a courtesy to both the patrons attending the game and the viewers at home as the progression of people up the stairs usually interferes with the camera views.

I think the ushers should make an example of these idiots who continually standing/waving/jumping around. Yes, they are distracting the viewers at home and blocking views of the game, but they are also annoying the people around them.

Kick them out. Set the example with a few and the problem will go away. Just like everyone respects standing at the section entrance until a stoppage in play – setting the rule in place now will make it common courtesy in the future.

May 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

Late Last Call

I went to a hockey game Monday night and in the third period, the beer vendors started announcing last call.  Normally this wouldn’t have registered so much with me, but tonight it did.  Why?  There were exaclty 4 minutes and 22 seconds left in the game.   This didn’t seem like an adequate amount of time to consume (and enjoy) a 16 oz beer and leave the stadium.

February 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm 2 comments

NHL Game 5 Commercials

Watching the Red Wings game Monday night was a lot of fun, even though they lost.  But during the commercial breaks, I started to get annoyed (weird).  There were literally maybe seven commercials that played the entire night during the TV timeouts and intermissions.

  • Edge shaving gel
  • Dockers
  • Cialis
  • Flomax
  • NBC’s new show Fear Itself

I know there may have been one or two other commercials I missed, but when a game goes into 3 overtimes (that’s a total of five 20 minute intermissions) and you only play a handful of commercials, it gets really annoying.

If these companies bought all the ad time, great.  But is it too much to ask for a couple variations of your commercial?

June 4, 2008 at 9:25 am 1 comment