Bobby Orr's Stanley Cup winning goal in mid-air is considered the best goal of all-time by many people.
It was a novelty, and hockey fans saw it as a joke.
Bobby Orr scored the goal before being tripped
If a glowing purple comet is not a novelty, then lets see some flaming golf/tennis balls while we're at it.
When you watch hockey, you do not follow the puck zealously, any more than you'd try to pick up the ball leaving the pitcher's hand in baseball.
people who complain they can't see the puck don't understand hockey.
On preview, Flunkie, it's not faux elitism. It's the real deal.
And I don't write off golf simply because I can't see the ball - I'm not that shallow.
Flunkie, find me a hockey fan who complains that they can't see the puck and you win. The fact of the matter is that the only people who complain they can't see the puck do not watch hockey and are therefore not fans.
It's not elitism, it's fact.
Not all perceive the game with equal comprehension, and I posit that the ones who complain about puck visibility are unenlightened viewers, and should probably be fed to their superiors for sustenance or possibly just for kicks. Ergo: true elitism. QED.
Unobtrusive being the operative word. The puck was turned into a freakin' purple comet. That's not obtrusive? Can you say with a straight face that it was not a novelty gimmick?
And, as was noted above in this thread, it wouldn't have to be as ridiculously in-your-face as it was made to be. For example, the scrimmage and first down lines that have recently been added to televised football seem, to me, to be unobtrusive.
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