Last week should have been the home opener for Columbus Ohio's professional hockey team, the Blue Jackets. But with the league in the midst of a lockout, Nationwide Arena was dark. Around the corner at a bar, however, Blue Jackets fans loudly cheered on a video game simulation of the game, with the actual radio play-by-play announcers showing up as well to call the game.
Amid Lockout, Ohio NHL Fans Cheer Virtual Team
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