30 April 10
How You Know You're Not A Hockey Fan
I was tuning around on the AM broadcast band last night when I run across a match on 750 kHz — Vancouver was playing, I figure it must be the NHL playoffs. It’s late in the match. It sounds like they’re playing Portland. One player gets two yellow cards and is out of the match. There’s a free kick, a header, and three minutes of stoppage time. The cognitive dissonance is great. I didn’t know hockey was so much like soccer.
Afterwards I look up the teams. The Portland Timbers versus the Vancouver Whitecaps. Division 2 Professional League soccer (a temporary league, lasting just one season, we’re told). The broadcast was from the station KXL, in Portland, Oregon.