I'm a giant hippocrite when it comes to hockey fights.
I'm totally against baseball fights. They are stupid and really serve no meaning. I hate "purpose pitches", I hate beaning a guy on purpose. I hate trying to hurt someone on purpose.
On the other hand, hockey fights make sense to me.
When you have really big dudes skating really really fast and they check someone into a board, someone is going to get hurt. To keep the really big dudes from hurting your stars, you have to keep them from running into them.
You do that by running into the other guys. They hit so hard that tempers flair and you get fights.
Hockey is the contact team sport of all contact team sports.
And I know I'm a hippo-crite.