I saw a debate of sorts on ESPN yesterday about whether the interest in the U.S. Olympic mens hockey team would spark more interest in the National Hockey League. I can only speak for myself, but I just don't see it happening. (No offense to those of you who are hockey fans already)
I must admit, I was glued to the TV on Sunday - like many across the country were - watching what turned out to be a great game, even though the U.S. ultimately lost to Canada in overtime. But as I watched it, it occurred to me that I hadn't really sat and watched a hockey game since the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" game. And as exciting and thrilling as the 1980 Olympic hockey games were, it didn't result in me becoming an NHL fan then. So there's no reason to believe it will happen this time either.
And on another topic, it turns out that a story I blogged about briefly on Friday turned out to be a prank. The New York Post revealed that the story of a 140-year old hot dog being found encased in ice on Coney Island recently was all a big prank organized by the "History Project" to get publicity for an exhibition of real artifacts from the site of "Feltman's Kitchen," which is a restaurant that used to be owned by the inventor of the "Coney Island Hot Dog." I know - I just ruined your day, right?