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#141 Random Poster

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:12 PM

No, this was most definitely a bad idea. You have a team that's been preaching Rock Your Red and Get Your Jersey On, that wears a red jersey at home in an arena that's decked out in red including red seats and it's the home opener, so 17,000 people who haven't seen their team since April want to wear the jerseys they wore last year or possibly bought over the summer. Then the team tells everyone to wear white and hands out a t-shirt. Most of the people there had no idea there was going to be any sort of white out and just took the shirt as a souvenir.


I've read this a few times so far and i think it's time to put to bed the "white out" and the correlation with white jerseys. One has nothing to do with the another. Winnipeg did it to create an intimidating effect in return for Calgary's "C" of Red. It just so happens they thought white would be more intimidating then blue.

I think you'd have to be pretty much living without internet access to know there wasn't a white out happening vs the Flyers.

The fans of this team are just not into this sort of marketing and that's the harsh reality.

Edited by SJP20, 10 October 2011 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:53 PM

I've read this a few times so far and i think it's time to put to bed the "white out" and the correlation with white jerseys. One has nothing to do with the another. Winnipeg did it to create an intimidating effect in return for Calgary's "C" of Red. It just so happens they thought white would be more intimidating then blue.

I think you'd have to be pretty much living without internet access to know there wasn't a white out happening vs the Flyers.

The fans of this team are just not into this sort of marketing and that's the harsh reality.


I definitely agree with that last point. I don't think this is the kind of fanbase that goes for that stuff. We definitely have our share of passionate fans, but it's never gonna be a Calgary or Winnipeg style atmosphere. Well, atleast not every night. In those areas, hockey is the only real game in town. It's just different here.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

What did the shirt look like?
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:37 PM

"Color-outs" aren't for passionate fans, it's a hokey thing. The reason Devils fans won't do that kind of thing, for the most part, is that they think they're above it.

But at the same time, alot of the same people aren't above coming in drunk enough to blow a .3 and then they unleash 45 forms of "motherfvcker" at the top of their lungs during the game. :lol:
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

"Color-outs" aren't for passionate fans, it's a hokey thing. The reason Devils fans won't do that kind of thing, for the most part, is that they think they're above it.

But at the same time, alot of the same people aren't above coming in drunk enough to blow a .3 and then they unleash 45 forms of "motherfvcker" at the top of their lungs during the game. :lol:



And our "passionate" fans cannot sell out the arena except a few times a year and most of those games are with the help of our rivals fans.

We just have a lot of sh!t fans.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:08 AM

I think you'd have to be pretty much living without internet access to know there wasn't a white out happening vs the Flyers.

Possibly, but as I posted in the GDT, the white out was mentioned while I was on the light rail between Broad St. and Penn, and most of the people riding with me said they didn't know anything about it.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:17 AM

I'm not wearing a shirt. I have a jersey that I paid $200 for. It's red.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:38 AM

You know I have to say... It would have been nice if the majority of our fans weren't stubborn douche bags and just wore the god damn shirt. It was something that the team thought would be cool, everyone got a free t-shirt that looks pretty nice, and of course maybe 40% of the crowd complied. I knew they would hand out a size shirt that didn't fit me so I dug out an old white jersey which was the first Devils jersey I ever had and squeezed into it just to support the team. Our fans are so counter-productive it's quite embarrassing. I feel like if the team told us we should wear red, most of you would wear purple just to revolt.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:45 AM

I'm not wearing a shirt. I have a jersey that I paid $200 for. It's red.


Ladies and Gentlemen....That about sums up the fanbase. "fvck You, i'll do what i want".

I said it before, i'll say it again...this fanbase at times deserves the sh!t they get from every angle.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:04 AM

When you hand someone a free white shirt as they are entering the arena, what more can you do to get them to wear it? The idea was good and it didn't fail, the fans who decided not to participate failed..


+1

The shirts were actually descent, although a couple of sizes too big for me. I wore a white Niedermayer jersey from 10 years ago, but even if I didn't have one, I would have wore the shirt they provided. It just seems like our fanbase will do the exact opposite of what they are asked to do at all times, regardless of the circumstance. The fail isn't with the team, it's with our fans (when they ask us to wear red, 1/2 of the fans wear white or blue - when they ask us to wear white, 1/2 of our fans wear red or black).

Plus, the fact that the "supporters section" all wore red and didn't wear the t-shirt says alot.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:17 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen....That about sums up the fanbase. "fvck You, i'll do what i want".

I said it before, i'll say it again...this fanbase at times deserves the sh!t they get from every angle.


Oh just stop it already. It was a dumb idea and they should have just gone with red. I've never seen anyone who makes such a big deal out of what people wear.

If HellOnIce pays $200 for a jersey, it's probably to wear it to a game (especially the home opener) and not to hang it in a closet.

The shirts were actually descent, although a couple of sizes too big for me. I wore a white Niedermayer jersey from 10 years ago, but even if I didn't have one, I would have wore the shirt they provided. It just seems like our fanbase will do the exact opposite of what they are asked to do at all times, regardless of the circumstance. The fail isn't with the team, it's with our fans (when they ask us to wear red, 1/2 of the fans wear white or blue - when they ask us to wear white, 1/2 of our fans wear red or black).


This just isn't true. There was always plenty of red for the Rock Your Red playoff stuff.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

I'm not wearing a shirt. I have a jersey that I paid $200 for. It's red.


I dont blame you for having that mentality, as majority of fans do, however the franchise was looking to change it up a little bit and add some fun plus make the whole arena look the same. IMO, its worth skipping a game to now wear your jersey.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:33 AM

Oh just stop it already. It was a dumb idea and they should have just gone with red. I've never seen anyone who makes such a big deal out of what people wear.

If HellOnIce pays $200 for a jersey, it's probably to wear it to a game (especially the home opener) and not to hang it in a closet.



This just isn't true. There was always plenty of red for the Rock Your Red playoff stuff.


All I'm saying is, they couldn't have made this any easier for our fans. They gave us a t-shirt, all we had to do is put it on over whatever we were wearing for 2 1/2 hours, then taken it off. How hard is that, especially for only 1 game?

At the end of the day, it really doesn't make any difference what people wear to the games. I thought the crowd was great and ready to explode if the team could have gotten anything going. That is what really matters. However, our fans can't complain about the teams marketing all the time when they try things, and no one is willing to even try to go along with it. That's my main point here.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

This just isn't true. There was always plenty of red for the Rock Your Red playoff stuff.



They just happen to have a red jersey or shirt on, and not because they get into the Rock Your Red spirit.

Edited by DevsMan84, 11 October 2011 - 10:41 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

Oh just stop it already. It was a dumb idea and they should have just gone with red. I've never seen anyone who makes such a big deal out of what people wear.

If HellOnIce pays $200 for a jersey, it's probably to wear it to a game (especially the home opener) and not to hang it in a closet.


It wasn't a dumb idea. It was only a dumb idea in regards to knowing how petulant fans of this team are.

They tried white over red to change it up. White is also a color that stands out more and would have made a nice single color effect like crowds in other cities mentioned have. When the team asks the fans to join together and play along with a concept promoting unity, it would be nice if the self important fans took the jersey off for 3 periods and one afternoon/night from the bar. Or is that too much to ask one game out of 41 home games?

Who cares what he paid? That isn't even something that matters here. I have jerseys i paid 5+ times that amount for, what's that matter? I would gladly leave them or any jersey i own home to join in if the team asked me one game out of 41. The attitudes are disgusting and reek of self importance, ego and petulance. If someone doesn't like hearing that, tough. It is the truth and it's been creeping into this fanbase for at least a decade now.

Edited by SJP20, 11 October 2011 - 10:46 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:52 AM

+1

The shirts were actually descent, although a couple of sizes too big for me. I wore a white Niedermayer jersey from 10 years ago, but even if I didn't have one, I would have wore the shirt they provided. It just seems like our fanbase will do the exact opposite of what they are asked to do at all times, regardless of the circumstance. The fail isn't with the team, it's with our fans (when they ask us to wear red, 1/2 of the fans wear white or blue - when they ask us to wear white, 1/2 of our fans wear red or black).

Plus, the fact that the "supporters section" all wore red and didn't wear the t-shirt says alot.


I said the same thing but I found out management asked them to wear red to stand out. The problem is fans that won't not wear their $200 jersey for ONE game
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

My 50 year old mother almost never goes to games. She went to the home opener and specifically bought a new shirt for that game, which happened to be black. And she still put the white shirt on over it. My mother is a more dedicated devils fan than most here and she's been to about 10 games her whole life
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

It wasn't a dumb idea. It was only a dumb idea in regards to knowing how petulant fans of this team are.

They tried white over red to change it up. White is also a color that stands out more and would have made a nice single color effect like crowds in other cities mentioned have. When the team asks the fans to join together and play along with a concept promoting unity, it would be nice if the self important fans took the jersey off for 3 periods and one afternoon/night from the bar. Or is that too much to ask one game out of 41 home games?

Who cares what he paid? That isn't even something that matters here. I have jerseys i paid 5+ times that amount for, what's that matter? I would gladly leave them or any jersey i own home to join in if the team asked me one game out of 41. The attitudes are disgusting and reek of self importance, ego and petulance. If someone doesn't like hearing that, tough. It is the truth and it's been creeping into this fanbase for at least a decade now.


I guarentee with you If they did this on the island, or hell anywhere else most/if not all fans wouldve either put the t-shirt on over the jersey or just have not worn a jersey to 1 game. People who argue that they paid 200 for a jersey and want to wear it to that 1 particular game are just idiots, wear the jersey to the next game. And no this wasnt a dumb idea, it was actually a really good idea, but our fans screwed this up
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:00 AM

White t-shirts cost less than red t-shirts. Maybe not by much, but when you're giving away 17,625 of them in one night, it adds up. Just sayin'...

What I don't understand is, many other fan bases around the league have absolutely no problem with participating in a white-out or a (insert team color here)-out. Why do Devils fans think they're so special? And don't try telling me that red would have gone over better; half of you would have worn white just to be contrary.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:00 AM

Possibly, but as I posted in the GDT, the white out was mentioned while I was on the light rail between Broad St. and Penn, and most of the people riding with me said they didn't know anything about it.


Unless you read message boards/facebook or get the e-mail from the Devils you wouldn't have known about it, that's true. And a red-out would have been more successful because the majority of fans wear home red to games anyway.
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