Yanks trump Canucks on bloggish hockey coverage
OK, this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news, but if you care at all about hockey in the frozen north, it’s a bit of a head scratcher. Throughout the International Ice Hockey Federation championship final on Sunday, it was the New York Times that offered the only live blog during the game.
Blogging sporting events in real time has been a part of the Web scene for some time—particularly in Britain, particularly during soccer matches. The concept is simple enough: fans follow the blog on the Web while watching the game on the tube. The blogger often takes the piss out of the TV coverage, all the while editorializing about the game. It’s more than a little odd that the Times, which devoted a five-line item to the game in its Monday sports section, assigned Jeff Klein to blog live while not one Canuck outlet of any note offered the same service from a Canadian perspective.
• Slap Shot [New York Times]