Re: "u.s. a"
posted at 3/26/2011 3:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: "u.s. a"
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: "u.s. a" : According to recent stats, there are about 33M people in Canada. http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdi&met=sp_pop_totl&idim=country:CAN&dl=en&hl=en&q=population+of+canada
If one out of every hundred people in Canada is a Bruins fan, that would place 330,000 Bruins fans in Canada. Massachusetts has 6.5M residents. http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=uspopulation&met=population&idim=state:25000&dl=en&hl=en&q=population+of+massachusetts
It being local, let's say that one out of 20 people in Massachusetts is a Bruins fan. That would put 325,000 fans in Massachusetts alone. Remember that there are over 300M people in the USA. http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=uspopulation&met=population&tdim=true&dl=en&hl=en&q=population+of+united+states
There are plenty of people across the country that are also Bruins fans. My guess would be that there are not more Bruins fans in Canada.
Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]
One out of every 20 a Bruins fan in this state?
I'm in Sudbury MA. Of the 11 neighbors around me, none know what hockey is.
We had a big neighborhood party and they were all so curious about my backyard rink, seeing me carrying my sticks and bags in and out - and an occasional beer league party at my house... they were fascinated. One even asked if I played for the Bruins to show you how incredibly clueless they were (I'm 52 and carrying a few too many kilos around my middle). Only one person there knew of a neighbor further down the street who played hockey.
At my office, out of 75 people - 2 hockey fans. (Framingham)
Previous job 30 person company - no hockey fans. (Sudbury)
Previous company to that, 20 people here in MA, main office in Houston - no hockey fans. (Soutborough)
Previous company 200 people in our office. I knew of about a dozen fans, and one very casual fan, didn't really know the rules. (Waltham)
Previous company to that, 300 people, 1 sth, 7 fans, 1 very casual fan. (Cambridge)
My wife's infamous last office party (ahem), (Fitchburg) 20 people, but husbands, wives significant others came along - 1 fan.
1 out of 20? Inside rt 128 maybe.
It *should* be 1 out of 20.
There are huge hockey dead zones, western ma it seems many of the border towns to ct ri vt ny never heard of hockey. (next to NH it's reasonably hot).
How many people on this very board come from this state? As a guess, I would sat 50% at best.