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Big Lake
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re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


I am one of the few Louisianians who loves hockey. I went to a few games before the team disbanded a couple years ago and we were god awful. I have a pretty cool LSU hockey jersey with the old tiger on the Chest though.

We need a soccer team before a hockey team though. Title IX has kept back soccer in America from being successful






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ProjectP2294
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Per game attendance for college hockey is usually better than college baseball, but don't tell any lsu baseball fans.


And there are about 5 times as many baseball teams in NCAA division 1 as there are hockey teams.






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saintsfan22
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Title IX has kept back soccer in America from being successful


Men's college soccer would do very little to grow soccer in America.






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TIGRLEE
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Bc it's a lot like soccer, all women sports and rugby.
Nobody cares and all it does is cost the school money.






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And there are about 5 times as many baseball teams in NCAA division 1 as there are hockey teams.
What does that have to do with anything?






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Harry Caray
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But that being said, I'd personally watch DVR'd LSU football games from seasons past before spending a moment on hockey (or soccer). I just cant take watching guys skate around a rink all night and waiting for a 1-0 score or (if I'm lucky) a scorefest like 2-0 or even 2-1. The hits are the only thing keeping this from being like watching soccer on ice (soccer doesn't even have the hits).


You're an idiot. I watched three games so far this season and the scores were 5-2, 3-1, and 5-2.
I've always hated the "there's never any scoring" argument against hockey and soccer. It's simply not true and there are many factors that go into the art of the game besides scoring. Please take a minute to not be so god damned narrow minded.






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ToulatownTiger
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re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Louisiana has no youth hockey programs that i am aware of to produce local talent to support the program





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Big Lake
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Louisiana has no youth hockey programs that i am aware of to produce local talent to support the program


We had a league in Lake Charles for a while when I was growing up and had the Ice Pirates






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RBWilliams8
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Be honest with yourself.... Would you consistently go to lsu hockey games? As for 99% of lsu fans: no. We can't even pack the PMac on a consistent basis.





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biglego
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Hockey is entertaining. I used to go to Brass games. Never really understood the rules but whatever.

Hockey would do well in LSU if they do one thing: allow fights. Let the enforcers do their thing. People will go if there are brawls. It doesn't have to be mma, but there must be some fights.






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maine82
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Be honest with yourself.... Would you consistently go to lsu hockey games? As for 99% of lsu fans: no. We can't even pack the PMac on a consistent basis.


The reason the PMAC doesn't fill up is because the project over the past few seasons has been mediocre. If Jones' first recruiting class pans out and he builds upon that, we'll have capacity crowds again.

As for hockey, I wouldn't go consistently but in a 36 game season, 18 home games, I'd go to 2 or 3 games, provided there's a decent product on the rink. Get enough of those people and you have a fan base.






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biglego
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Really, scoring is not the most exciting thing about hockey. It's the collisions and fights.





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saintsfan22
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The reason the PMAC doesn't fill up is because the project over the past few seasons has been mediocre. If Jones' first recruiting class pans out and he builds upon that, we'll have capacity crowds again.

People didn't fill the PMAC for a Final 4 team, they aren't coming to see a crappy hockey team likely playing other crappy hockey teams.
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As for hockey, I wouldn't go consistently but in a 36 game season, 18 home games, I'd go to 2 or 3 games, provided there's a decent product on the rink. Get enough of those people and you have a fan base.


You'd be one of the 30 or 40 people there.






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RBWilliams8
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As for hockey, I wouldn't go consistently but in a 36 game season, 18 home games, I'd go to 2 or 3 games, provided there's a decent product on the rink. Get enough of those people and you have a fan base.



Do you know how many people it would take to fill, or come close to filling the arena, if everyone went to 2-3 games?

I enjoyed kingfish hockey. Went to see the fights and every now and then catch some cool highlights. This fickle fanbase wouldn't let hockey succeed. No first year program will just come in an blow shite up and we wouldnt consistantly put asses in the sears until we made a splash in the league. All it would do is drain funds from other sports.

Id like it. But from a business standpoint It's not a good idea. I'd love to see the ice tigers. Z just wouldn't work here. Just like kingfish.



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LeClerc
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Title ix


Yeah, I hear it causes cancer too.






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THEdeathvalley
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I skated with them. Leo's is fricking awful for hockey. Period.





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777Tiger
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I was a member of the '78 LSU floor hockey champions, the "Wreckers."
:nb4nomatterhowyoutrytoforceithockeyisanoveltyinthesouthboringasfrickunlessyouareinthegame






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PurpleNGold4Ever
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re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Reason 1. Title IX Balance Requirements
Reason 2. IT'S HOCKEY - no one cares.






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yurintroubl
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I was goofing around a few years back and farked up a uniform complete with a unique goalie mask...



Still one of my faves.






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Britgirl
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've always hated the "there's never any scoring" argument against hockey and soccer. It's simply not true and there are many factors that go into the art of the game besides scoring. Please take a minute to not be so god damned narrow minded.



Absolutely right Harry!
Both hockey & soccer have so much more going on than the assist and goal. It's so different from American football that I think it's difficult for local fans to watch/comprehend.
These are reasons why:
1. You have to have an attention span. For soccer especially since it's played continuously for 45 minutes per half, there are no stoppages, coach called time-outs or TV time-outs.
2. You have to put up with the players themselves actually running their own offense/defense and the game evolves and unfolds. No off the field person is wired and telling a player on the field (or ice) what to do.
3. There is a LOT going on the field away from the ball in soccer, ALL the time. It's a big field.
4. Hockey is so fast and continual motion, it's hard to keep track of the puck and the plays if you're not used to it.

Football and baseball are leisurely sports by comparison, punctuated by big plays.






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