While speaking about sports returning to the United States, ESPN’s Max Kellerman roasted hockey fans. From what I’ve seen, the Chicago Blackhawks fans aren’t happy.
Max Kellerman, if you don’t know, is a boxing analyst turned ESPN personality on “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith. The show is questionable, with Kellerman saying a bunch of negative things, but he never speaks on the NHL. The one time he does, he annoyed a whole fanbase.
Before we get to what Kellerman said, let’s remember that he was the guy who said Conor McGregor wouldn’t land a single punch on Floyd Mayweather. He is also someone that called Tom Brady washed up, saying he’d fall off a cliff when he turned 40.
Basically, this dude isn’t the smartest guy out there. He’s never said something that’s interested me.
Kellerman made a “joke” saying that hockey isn’t a popular sport in the United States, as there are only 20,000 fans in each city, who are also the season ticket holders. In case he is mistaken, the NHL’s ratings have gone up during the past few years, as his beloved boxing and NBA has gone down.
Honestly, I wasn’t too offended by the joke. I did see many Blackhawks’ fans offended, along with the majority of the hockey world. Going through my timeline, most Blackhawks’ fans that saw it had something to say. I respect it.
All kidding aside, Kellerman has never seen a hockey game. If he did, he would be a fan of the sport. There’s no way he couldn’t go to a game live and not have a good time. It’s a great experience, something that you don’t get at a boxing show or an NBA event.