I have it on in the background. Did you catch the tranny music act that opened the show? Yea, I had to leave the room for that. It was god awful. Nope...for the reason you mention. But when are these all-star competitions (in any major sport) any good? I think the NBA dunk competition can still be entertaining. Not much else. That said, if it's a matter of mailing it in for the sake of the fan base, then I agree with the league's decision to enforce the new rule on able participants who skip the event (i.e., making them sit out the game before or after the all star event, not an official suspension). Playing hockey, I really enjoy and appreciate the skills comp. It was great before the lockout but now is too viewer friendly. I am also against the voting system. It is a total joke, they should just have the top scorers from each team/ league leaders play.