Not to turn this into a political debate, but is it just me or are most Apple slappies liberals? It certainly seems so around my way. People act as if their products were some sort of counter-cultural statement rather than well-marketed Kool Aid.
So, the game was last night and i gotta say the 3D was pretty freakin sweet. The image was much much crisper than I thought it would be and there was no problem following the puck. The classic 45o gameplay angle wasn't spectacular, but it was actually pretty cool to see the crowd walking by and the glass in front of the play. It did make you feel like you were there. It was kind of a trip to see the cotton candy guy walking by in the foreground. I can only imagine watching the jackasses at the Joe waving at the camera in 3D. The images from the corners, on the other hand, were awesome - especially when they showed the replays of big checks in the corners right up against the glass. When the cameras zoomed in it was pretty impressive - there was one save Roloson made they replayed where the puck flipped up a couple feet in the air and he caught it in his glove that was just an awesome 3D shot. The fight between Prust and Gillies was pretty sick too. The glasses are the only inconvenience.
At the theater Messier, Richter, Graves, Duguay, and a few more Rangers spoke during TV timeouts. Bettman was there too. The crowd was rowdy and rooting just like they were in the arena next door. The game itself was over after 10 minutes, so my buddy and I just hit the bar for the 3rd (not particularly a Rangers or Isles fan). I can't say I would pay money to watch it in a theater again, but I can't wait to watch 3D Wings games in the comfort of my own home (although it will be a glacial age before Center Ice provides it).
Kinda like Americans and basketball. They dominated in '92, but everyone quickly caught up with them and they haven't really won much since.
That is if you don't count gold medals in '96 '00 and '08. Hockey means more to Canadians than basketball does to Americans. It is like if you were to combine football, baseball and basketball into one fan base.