As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, the one-impossible has now happened – hockey fans like Gary Bettman.
In the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, fans were asked if they were confident in NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Despite being booed for doing just about anything, fans actually gave Bettman a literal vote of confidence. More than 50 percent of fans trust the commissioner.
Taking things even further, fans responded that they would rather have Bettman than any other commissioner among the four major leagues.
Fans were asked if Bettman was a better commissioner than his three counter parts – NBA commissioner Adam Silver, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. In each instance, NHL fans selected Bettman.
The questions come as all four commissioners deal with how their sport will return from COVID-19. The NHL, NBA and MLB are all expected to return in late July while the NFL is on roughly its same schedule.
With the NHL and NHLPA reaching a tentative agreement Monday to resume the 2019-20 season and extend the CBA four years, Bettman’s popularity should only keep increasing.
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