I'm not talking about some heavily padded game where morons slide around on frozen water and think with their fists. I'm talking about HOCKEY. The real hockey. What Americans call "field" hockey. And just before you make some ridiculous claim that "Ice hockey is way better, and has been around longer and is way more popular" check the facts.
1.) Field hockey is an Olympic sport with a world cup.
2.) It's played in North America, South America, Aisa, Australia, and Europe.
3.) It's vastly popular in places like England, The Netherlands, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Argentina, India, Pakistan, The United States, ect.
4.) There are famous field hockey players; Teun De Noojer, Christopher Zeller, Nikki Hudson, ect.
5.) The earliest forms of the game date back to 500BC, and depictions from the ancient Egyptians playing hockey (the real hockey that is) have been discovered.
Oh and before you go saying how "it's a girl's sport", think again. Some of the best players in the world are men. The only reason, the U.S. views it like that is because it was introduced to the country in the early 1900's via an English Woman.
Ice hockey player; "I play hockey."
Field hockey player; "Awesome, I use a Dita Terra V40, what about you?"
Ice hockey player; "What the hell is a Dita? I use a Bauer!"
Field hockey player; "Ohhhh, you must mean you play Ice hockey. Cause the real hockey is "field" hockey. But just call it hockey cause that's the name it deserves."
Ice hockey player; *goes to put on shoes with knives and slide around a solid water source.