Being a geek was OK when it meant you weren't cool. Geeks have been bought, dressed and sold. Being a geek today is just a way to get girls. At the end of my day when my vision blurs and I check to see if I've forgotten my glasses or have the wrong pair on, and, it turns out my eyes are just fried, then I turn to TV. Recently as I channel surf I've come across a reality show called "Beauty and the Geek". It's about hot chicks chasing after what are said to be Geeks who mostly look like the out of work desperate actors that haunt Vancouver's coffee shops.
As to hockey, hockey died in 1967. It's end was foretold when Pal Hal forced Imlach to trade the Big M.
As to IT 'Geeks' shunning Sun's Scott McNealy. McNealy's game compared to those organizing said hockey tournament is probably comparable to how much better Solaris is compared to Linux... way better. It sounds like the hockey tournament organizers are more interested in a RIM job than the hard hitting rough and tumble of a pick up game on a frozen pond.