With a winless start precipitating the firing of their long-time coach, the woeful Philadelphia Flyers are not doing very well by conventional metrics. But they’re top of the league in one category: NHL erotic fan fiction. And hockey is by far the most popular sport for athletic erotica. Some of the jersey-ripping stories, overwhelmingly penned by young female fans, are Joycean in length (the longest clocks more than 175,000 words) if not quite literary in merit. Hockey may play third, or even fourth, fiddle in the American sports hierarchy, but in Philadelphia at least, the sport fires a far greater passion in the hearts and loins of its fans.
Source: Philadelphia’s City Paper