A while back I ranted about the commercialization of college bowl games, which I believe to be a pox on our society. And then I read this today...
NEW YORK (January 19, 2011) – The National Hockey League today announced the details of the Honda NHL SuperSkills® and the format of the six events that will showcase hockey’s top talent on Sat., Jan. 29, during 2011 NHL® All-Star Weekend in Raleigh.OMFG. WHERE will it end? It's not beyond the pale to think there will come a day when we'll see F-15s with a Nike Swoosh or a CitiBank flag flying over the capitol. I mean that literally when speaking of the capitol; we're pretty much already there, figuratively speaking.
The NHL All-Stars and Rookies will participate in six events:
• Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater™
• BlackBerry NHL Breakaway Challenge™
• McDonald’s NHL Accuracy Shooting™
• G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay™
• XM NHL Hardest Shot™
• Discover NHL Elimination Shootout™