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    Chance the Rapper is Very Cold Covering Rangers Hockey in SNL Skit

    Many sports suffer from inferiority complexes, especially when directly compared to cultural monoliths like NBA basketball and NFL football, but none suffers theirs quite to the degree that hockey does. Colloquially referred to as "please like my sport", hockey is especially conflicted – hypocritically heralded by many of its fans for its unique combination of speed and skill while it's less marketable traditions are ferociously protected to prevent the kind of change that could arguably allow it to grow.

    But even the most ardent hockey fans have to appreciate the work put in by the cast of Saturday Night Live and Chance the Rapper, the show's guest host, last night:



    This is the kind of self-deprecating humor every fan should be able to laugh about. Everything about this was perfectly executed humor, from the refusal to even try pronouncing Brady Skjei's last name (Yes, that is an ’S’, a ‘K’, and a ‘J’ all next to each other, so that’s a nope), to the repeated reminders that fill-in reporter Lazlo Holmes (Chance's character) is very cold.

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    Funny, and we got a Keenan Thompson appearance!

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    Only funny bc it's Rangers. Still, not that funny.

    Black guy is cold, doesnt know hockey or how to say names. Seen this before.

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    Chance the Rapper is Very Cold Covering Rangers Hockey in SNL Skit

    Not bad

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    Very funny bit

    Hockey even getting mentioned on any national broadcast is a big step up for hockey

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    I thought it was very funny, although the guy showed a little too much charisma for a hockey player interview haha. Chance had good comedic timing

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    Not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Very funny bit

    Hockey even getting mentioned on any national broadcast is a big step up for hockey
    Agreed. My mom texted me last night, "did you see chance the rapper on SNL handling a hockey game?" So that's awesome.
    LGR!

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    according to my inside source Henrik was supposed to make a cameo in the skit but that got scrapped. probably couldn't have made it back in time from Columbus or something
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    Now is the time for the NHL to take advantage of the NFL and all the bullshit they're going through. I think a lot of people are tired of the "taking a knee" crap and the NFL rating have hit the skids. I would love to see the NHL grab a bigger piece of the spotlight and shine! To me, hockey the "fastest game on Earth" and since I've been 4 yrs old I've loved watching it.....even other teams games.

    I hope Bettman takes advantage of this opportunity.

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    “As they say say in Hockey... let’s do that Hockey”

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    How bout the skit with the white dude covering a Knicks game and saying "I just keep watching all these sweaty black guys jumping up and down"? Yeah...won't ever happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    Now is the time for the NHL to take advantage of the NFL and all the bullshit they're going through. I think a lot of people are tired of the "taking a knee" crap and the NFL rating have hit the skids. I would love to see the NHL grab a bigger piece of the spotlight and shine! To me, hockey the "fastest game on Earth" and since I've been 4 yrs old I've loved watching it.....even other teams games.

    I hope Bettman takes advantage of this opportunity.
    I don't think this is a good example of promoting hockey, lol. It's shitting on it, and telling you why you shouldn't watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I don't think this is a good example of promoting hockey, lol. It's shitting on it, and telling you why you shouldn't watch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    How bout the skit with the white dude covering a Knicks game and saying "I just keep watching all these sweaty black guys jumping up and down"? Yeah...won't ever happen.
    1. It was funny

    2. Hockey got national coverage for something other than goons fighting and lockouts and work stoppages or no coverage at all.

    Win win

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I don't think this is a good example of promoting hockey, lol. It's shitting on it, and telling you why you shouldn't watch.
    any publicity is good publicity? I don't know, I don't watch SNL anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    any publicity is good publicity? I don't know, I don't watch SNL anymore
    I dont know... its pretty disparaging.
    And based on the current SNL viewership, I dont think this is going to yield positive results for NHL viewership... dont go to hockey games, its too cold, its confusing, there are no black people, you wont know any of the players, the commentators are boring or incompetent. If anything, it did the exact opposite of attracting fans.

    I'm wondering how people think this will increase viewership...

    Thats like saying Alec Baldwin is going to get Trump more votes for his impersonations.

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    Seriously folks

    It's a frigging comedy show

    Lighten up

    Hockey gets zero national coverage in the US normally.

    ZERO is bad if you are trying to grow interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Seriously folks

    It's a frigging comedy show

    Lighten up

    Hockey gets zero national coverage in the US normally.

    ZERO is bad if you are trying to grow interest
    Why can't people differ from your opinion on this? I didn't think it was very funny but that's pretty normal for SNL now. While it wasn't offensive to me, if the reverse was done there would be protests happening along with a litany of formal apologies. I'm just tired of the double standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Why can't people differ from your opinion on this? I didn't think it was very funny but that's pretty normal for SNL now. While it wasn't offensive to me, if the reverse was done there would be protests happening along with a litany of formal apologies. I'm just tired of the double standard.
    No problem. It's a TV comedy show. Change the station. Find something you like better.

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