Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Hockey News Insults UAA

Regardless of the result of such polling, I normally wouldn't be interested enough to post this item. The Hockey News; yes ... THE Hockey News conducted a fan-based poll to determine the favorite jerseys all across the hockey landscape. Naturally, UAA won amongst WCHA teams whose fans didn't spam the poll. UofM first ... UND second and UAA third. All well and good since Minnesota and North Dakota have loads of internet fans interested in such things.

However, here is the exact text blurb describing UAA's jersey:
"Nanooks rep Alaska on shoulder, realistic bear"
What the fuck Hockey News? You guys didn't notice that the UAF blurb says:
"Like the realistic bear and state shout-out on sleeves"
A couple of years ago the non-hockey publication USA Today seemed to confuse UAA and UAF in one of their early Top 20 polls. It was cute that they crapped down their leg. Their poll gets no respect in the college hockey world anyway. But THE Hockey News disrespecting UAA? Not cute; insulting.

I'll leave this in your hands to do as you will. To contact THE Hockey News' editorial staff you can send an email to editorial@thehockeynews.com or the web editor at efraser@thehockeynews.com.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why waste time with hockey news, let's worry about and support our team by filling the sully.


Fan

Anonymous said...

There are only 11 teams in the poll as well.

Donald Dunlop said...

There are a number of stupid mistakes they made in the D1 polls.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

You know overall, not that bad of a magazine, but now we know why they stick to pro hockey. Man, it feels good to back in the thick of things ain't it? I mean we got the media totally ingnorant of UAA, and how to pronounce our players names. Posts from DD are almost everyday.......SCSU has lost Jase Weslosky, who was 37-27-4 with a 2.43 goals against average and .920 save percentage. And, they got an incoming work in progress goalie from junior's........Intresting Jase has transferred to Bemidji....Were gonna have some fun with the D3? talent on there roster

Anonymous said...

let's fuck them up!

Suze said...

I don't think they intentionally insulted UAA, they are just ignorant.

Not many hockey fans on the USCHO care too much about their polls.

Anonymous said...

The rookies will be doing their annual support of the Volleyball team tonight Friday the 28th at Wells Fargo at 7pm. Spread the word, come on out, and support TWO UAA teams in one sitting!

Runninwiththedogs said...

I was ignorant of their existence until this occurred, so they can't be that fab.

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