From the XNHL Message Boards: Why the NHL beats all other major sports
Why the NHL is better than MLB
- There is less steroid use in the NHL.
- A baseball game has 10 total minutes of action in 3-4 hours.
- Fighting in baseball leads to suspensions - fighting in hockey is a 5 minute penalty.
Why the NHL is better than the NBA
- Who would you trust with making use of your money, the gangsta stereotype or the Canadian stereotype?
- Hockey fights usually stay on the playing surface.
- In the NBA, one extra foot on the floor was given a 1 game suspension. In the NHL, thats a 2 minute penalty.
Why the NHL is better than the NFL
- If you're don't support a Canadian team, odds are you wont need to wait 30 years or even 30 weeks for season tickets...
- Teams play between 16 to 20 games in the NFL. In the NHL, teams play between 82 to 110 games.
- The play doesn't stop every 10 seconds.
Why the NHL is better than NASCAR
- In the NHL, skating laps around the ice for seemingly no purpose is a warmup. In NASCAR, thats the event.
- NASCAR has speed limits, believe it or not. But, its pretty hard to limit shot and skating speed...
- I've yet to see a NASCAR race on ice...
Why the NHL is better than the MLS
- Most teams have more top-tier players then the entire league.
- The NHL doesn't have teams named after consumer products (..anymore)
- For every injury in the NHL, there is 30 faked injuries in any pro soccer league.