Wednesday’s Podcast: The State of Hockey

Last week it was horse racing and Indy Car. This week we again invited two guests to The 252 to help us understand a sport that isn’t quite in our wheelhouse: ice hockey.

Thanks to Bethel seniors Logan Olson (History/Political Science) and Andrew Zwart (History/Biokinetics) for talking about their years playing hockey and what appeals to them so much about the sport as fans. We also chatted about Minnesota and Massachusetts as regional centers of the sport, the impact of concussions on hockey, how players police the violence of the game, and whether it is likely to grow in popularity. All that, plus their predictions for the 2019 Stanley Cup.

Members of Bethel’s hockey club in 1966-67, its first official year – Bethel Digital Library

In addition, we talked about the relationship of gambling to sports, why there are so many good young players in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, and whether Jeopardy! is a sport.

To that last question… we’d appreciate you taking the time to complete the poll below:

We’ll report on the results next week, when we wrap up the first season of The 252.

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