I know a very casual Thrashers fan. I won't divulge his exact relationship to me, but he's someone I see almost every day, non-relative. He follows the team just enough that he can have a conversation about them. Anyway, he remarked today -- in front of Georgia Bulldog fans -- that the Winter Classic (Pittsburgh at Buffalo) was the best thing on TV yesterday. "It was perfect with the snow coming down," he said. "It got me excited to see more Thrashers games."
That's good news for the NHL that it seemed to have the effect they wanted.
Me, the whole time I was thinking "it's pretty, but it looks really cold. I'm glad I'm not there."