Hockey is a "White-ass sport"? More so than golf?? Golf is better because it's "more interntional"?
Holy shit in a shoebox Tiger - those are possibly two of the dumbest things I've ever heard you say. I try not to give you a hard time about some of your sports comments because you seem to take it personally, but you stepped over the line on this one. Let's examine the facts:
PGA Pros not of caucasian or SE Asian descent:
Someone help me out here.... uhhhh, errrrr, emmmm.
NHL Players not of caucasian or SE Asian descent
Scott Gomez (Inuit, Hispanic)
David Tanabe (Native American)
Craig Berube (Native American)
Chris Simon (Native American)
Manny Malhotra (Native American)
About a half-dozen SE Asian and Hispanic players not listed...
POINT IS: neither is well-integrated racially, but for you to pretend like Golf is on a whole other plane is retarded. In fact, AFAICT, the NHL has *more* minorities playing than the PGA. Truth hurts, huh?
Let's move on to your brilliant "more international" point of analysis.
Countries that have PGA Pros other than US/Canada:
England, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden (3?), Spain(2), Germany (1?), Italy (1?), South Africa (3?), Japan (3?), Korea ?, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji (1), others?
Now - how many of those players are NOT white? 1? 2?
Countries that have NHL Pros other than US/Canada
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia (<5), Lithuania (<5), Belarus (<5), Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia (<5), Russia, Ukrane, Austria (<5), Germany (2), Switzerland (3)....
And where race is concerned, pretty much the same as the PGA. None of these guys AFAIK is non-caucasian.
AGAIN, there is no basis for saying Hockey is a white-ass sport, and then turning around and pretending like golf isn't. If anything, it's *worse* - fewer black pros, [far lower percentage of pros] from non-North American countries.
Give it up.
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