Lacrosse Fights: Less Like Hockey, More Like MMA
I don't think there's any question that most average fans watch hockey to see big time checks and big time fights, not to see the excellent technical display put on by the players. That sounds bad, but hey, it's true. And frankly, any violence usually results in gold for hockey. I hate to say it, but Zednik getting his throat slashed has given the NHL more air time on ESPN than the sport has had in years.
Violence sells. It what makes the NFL popular and what is basically keeping the NHL from going under. And it's made MMA what it is.
So maybe lacrosse has been paying attention, because this fight is ridiculous. I'd also like to thank the guy who rang the knock-out bell at the end. Way to be on to top things.
I smell a TV contract for lacrosse...on Public Access.