Mookie4ever wrote: Metroid wrote:
Bah...kudos to Wayne for not shoving his crappy sport down his kids throat.
I will admit that hockey may not be the best spectator sport but there is not sport more fun to play than hockey. I've played them all and hockey is far and away the most fun. I play twice a week and would play more if I could get away with it.
I actually played ice hockey as a teenager for a couple of years (yes, they play hockey in SoCal too) and it is fun. Thing was, back then, it was really nothing more than a fad because of Gretzky and even when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup, it got a rise out of most sports fans here but nothing really other than that. In fact, soccer is more popular than hockey here, for some odd reason....
As for the article, it's absurd the kind of recruiting power the new parochial private schools have these days. There's a Catholic school down in Orange County called Rancho Santa Margarita HS and it opened about over a decade ago. Beautiful campus, just like a university campus, with all of the best facilities around, which is no surprise they've had some clout in developing a very good all-around athletic program that's known on a state-wide level, nationwide even. I reckon Oaks Christian is like that as they're a relatively new school (2000) and having the sons of Montana, Gretzky, and Will Smith on board just goes to show what kind of pull they have. The tuition is really costly, just under $22k a year.