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#21 SterioDesign

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

Tip: thicker skin, develop some.

It's a sporting event, with drunk and rowdy fans. Why some of you get offended by the "you suck" chant or heckling of this-and-that is still beyond me.

It obviously doesn't bother the athletes, nor the coaches. They realize what's going on and why the jeers occur, and I suggest you guys try and do the same.

 

here comes the dumbest comparison of the year:

 

thats like saying you go to church and start farting loudly every 2 minutes, and say that people just have to plug their nose and that jesus doesnt mind. It's not that you're getting directly"offended" by the fart itself, it's the mentality of that guy who pisses you off.. like how can that person be that fvcking disrespectful and careless ?!? you feel ashamed just to be around that person and "associated" to him

 

to me it's a fine line between... 

 

1- trying to piss off people on purpose and it's calculated.

or 

2- pissing people off and embarrassing them cause you're simply dumb / careless / irrespecutful / ignorant


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

easy solution; have the devils do a montage of the great canadian devils past and present for a canada day or whatever, then play the anthem and let's see how many idiots boo.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

Tip: thicker skin, develop some.

It's a sporting event, with drunk and rowdy fans. Why some of you get offended by the "you suck" chant or heckling of this-and-that is still beyond me.

It obviously doesn't bother the athletes, nor the coaches. They realize what's going on and why the jeers occur, and I suggest you guys try and do the same.

 

I don't mind some heckling as I have done my fair share, but the "you suck" chant just stupid and reeks of having an entire fanbase with a massive inferiority complex.  Plus it is not like this long standing tradition as I never heard it before say about 2006 or 2007 ish.

 

However, I never get any pleasure of myself getting drunk so based on that and the fact that the Rock only serves piss-water as beer and it costs at least $9, I never drink there.  I do not mind drunk fans, but when they are cursing up a storm and being completely obnoxious around kids or dropping food and drinks on people, that is where I draw a line.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

i wouldn't call stella, hoegardeen, heineken piss water, but that's your opinion. the rock serves amazing beer compared to most arenas/stadiums i've visited.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

i wouldn't call stella, hoegardeen, heineken piss water, but that's your opinion. the rock serves amazing beer compared to most arenas/stadiums i've visited.

 

Hoegardeen is owned by InBev aka Budweiser.  It is piss-water.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

Booing or heckling the Canadian national anthem is stupid and immature.  Just stand there, let Arlette do her thing, and give a golf clap at the end.  I have seen my fair share of Canadiens visiting the CAA and/or the Rock make comments, boo and give the Hitler salute to our national anthem and the "hero of the game" segment, but there is no reason to stoop to that level.  They were all from Montreal/Quebec, most came on bus trips, and were 1/2 in the bag before the anthem even started.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

Ok I'll give in and talk about the  'Flyers swallow chant".

 

I cringe every time I hear it. Its incredibly bush league and yesterday I had to watch a father in front of me try to explain to his young kids what everyone was saying. That chant is embarrassing for the fan base. Everyone should just stop it.

 

And the two guys in 120 who screams "Crosby watches" after the entire chant...just stop it. You guys already mock the referees enough after EVERY penalty. A Devil can take the most obvious penalty but this clown decides to start an a$$hole chant, and sadly many people in the section join in. All these people just embarrass themselves and the fan base every single year. Some of these season ticket holders are starting to heckle women who come to the arena supporting an opposing team. I go to these games with my sister or my girlfriend and I just find it incredibly offensive and it makes the entire night awkward having to listen to these 'people'.

 

I can take drunk, loud, obnoxious people. But I cannot take sober people who act like complete idiots at every game. Only bad thing about having season tickets is you get stuck next to a lot of these clowns.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Ok I'll give in and talk about the  'Flyers swallow chant".

 

I cringe every time I hear it. Its incredibly bush league and yesterday I had to watch a father in front of me try to explain to his young kids what everyone was saying. That chant is embarrassing for the fan base. Everyone should just stop it.

 

And the two guys in 120 who screams "Crosby watches" after the entire chant...just stop it. You guys already mock the referees enough after EVERY penalty. A Devil can take the most obvious penalty but this clown decides to start an a$$hole chant. All these people just embarrass themselves and the fan base every single year. Some of these season ticket holders are starting to heckle women who come to the arena supporting an opposing team. I go to these games with my sister or my girlfriend and I just find it incredibly offensive and it makes the entire night awkward having to listen to these 'people'.

 

I can take drunk, loud, obnoxious people. But I cannot take sober people who act like complete idiots at every game. Only bad thing about having season tickets is you get stuck next to a lot of these clowns.

 

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100% agree with you.  Totally bush league.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

This crowd was not a rowdy drunk crowd at all on a 1pm game on Presidents Day, and it doesnt make it any less disrespectful if players or coaches dont care.

Not sure where you were sitting but from my view point (section 129) there was a nice, light applause after the Canadian anthem.  I totally agree with your point but I didn't experience that myself.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

100% agree with you.  Totally bush league.

 

I don't mind the "Rangers suck" chant at all.  But the "Flyer's swallow, Crosby watches, Parise joins in, and Avery cleans the sheets" crap has got to stop.  Not only is it bush league, but it goes way too far over the line.  I can deal with telling my kid not to swear like the people sitting around me, and he's not old enough to understand the swallow thing yet, but that is not a conversation I want or need to have with him anytime soon.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

I don't mind the "Rangers suck" chant at all.  But the "Flyer's swallow, Crosby watches, Parise joins in, and Avery cleans the sheets" crap has got to stop.  Not only is it bush league, but it goes way too far over the line.  I can deal with telling my kid not to swear like the people sitting around me, and he's not old enough to understand the swallow thing yet, but that is not a conversation I want or need to have with him anytime soon.

 

I only like the Rangers suck chant when we actually play them.  To hear it 10 times a game when we are not even playing them is again more inferiority complex crap.

 

I also hate how the Diablos do the D-E-V-I-L-S chant EVERY period.  It used to be special when Baumann did it only once a game usually in the 2nd period.  Now it is just another chant from a guy in sec 122 who doesn't even do it well.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

easy solution; have the devils do a montage of the great canadian devils past and present for a canada day or whatever, then play the anthem and let's see how many idiots boo.

 

Or better yet, have all our Canadian players like Marty and Clarkson skate off in the middle of our anthem for their pre-puckdrop skate while the rest of us entertain ourselves with the national anthem...


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

I don't remember hearing the Rangers suck chant much this year. I may have finally tuned it out.

 

I don't like the disrespect of anthems, or the cursing or any of that stuff either, but unfortunately, that is one of the side effects of a young growing fan base. It's juvenile, but when you get a few drunk college kids together, that's what they find 'funny'. There's really no stopping it. Disrespect, racism, homophobia, etc are all considered clever humor at that age. And it's not just our fans... anyone who plays a couple of games of NHL 13 online can tell you what that age group is like worldwide.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hoegardeen is owned by InBev aka Budweiser.  It is piss-water.

 

How about the Goose Island beer stand or Landshark or the IPA stand? The Rock has a great selection of beer, second to only maybe Red Bull Arena or Citi Field in the tristate area.

 

I
only like the Rangers suck chant when we actually play them.  To hear
it 10 times a game when we are not even playing them is again more
inferiority complex crap.

 

I also hate how the Diablos
do the D-E-V-I-L-S chant EVERY period.  It used to be special when
Baumann did it only once a game usually in the 2nd period.  Now it is
just another chant from a guy in sec 122 who doesn't even do it well.

 

Tough crowd! What chants (or beers) do you like, then? Comparing the silent arena we had a few years ago to now, I'll take anything we can get as an upgrade.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

So you get offended by Habs fans disrespecting our anthem or country and you do the same thing? Thats the problem with our world in a nutshell on a small scale of course. Just be the better person.

 

Yep, that's absolutely it and I don't feel bad about it at all. Once again, fvck em. Anything to make the arena a more hostile place to play or visit for opposing fans (short of actual fisticuffs/swearing) is fine by me. From reading this thread it seems most people would rather every fan just sat on their hands and watched intently in silence. The fact that people complain about the "You suck" or anything similar is mind-boggling. If those opposing fans are offended then good. Let them go back to their home arena and stay out of ours.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

How about the Goose Island beer stand or Landshark or the IPA stand? The Rock has a great selection of beer, second to only maybe Red Bull Arena or Citi Field in the tristate area.

 

 

Tough crowd! What chants (or beers) do you like, then? Comparing the silent arena we had a few years ago to now, I'll take anything we can get as an upgrade.

 

Landshark is a poor man's Corona and Goose Island is another inBev aka Budweiser mass-produced piss-water.  When they start serving some halfway decent beers or craft beers, then I will give it a shot.

 

I like the "Let's go Devils chant" a lot as well as many others.  I just do not like these stupid chants that are supposed to be put-downs to other teams that we are not even playing that day.  What sense does that make other than we seem obsessed about them to the casual or outside fan?

 

I do like the D-E-V-I-L-S chant a lot as I have a lot of fond memories of it when Baumann did it.  But he knew he shouldn't beat a dead horse by doing it only once a game, not EVERY period.  Plus the guy who does it now in the Diablos section doesn't even do it correctly and the guy doing it by the Crazies is so-so at best.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Half a section did it today, it was blatantly loud. Its just moronic to say these things when we have 7-9 Canadians on the team with Stevens, Barr, and Deboer on the bench. Completely distasteful in my opinion.

EDIT: saying another team does this or says this doesnt make these fans any better. I think we can be better than this.


I don't partake in doing it but I just don't care.

the stuff with the rangers sucks chant and you suck chant is brought up all the time on here year after year and I don't care about it either.

I'm just glad we have been having good crowds with fans who are into the games.

I'm not saying yelling dumb sh!t during canadas anthem is something I agree with but I've attended road games at the majority of the arenas on the east coast and I've heard bruins, rangers, islanders and flyers fans do the same thing. There are idiots everywhere, its not gonna change.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Yep, that's absolutely it and I don't feel bad about it at all. Once again, fvck em. Anything to make the arena a more hostile place to play or visit for opposing fans (short of actual fisticuffs/swearing) is fine by me. From reading this thread it seems most people would rather every fan just sat on their hands and watched intently in silence. The fact that people complain about the "You suck" or anything similar is mind-boggling. If those opposing fans are offended then good. Let them go back to their home arena and stay out of ours.

 

IDK about you, but I used to be pretty proud about how classy our fanbase used to be and our treatment towards other teams fans (outside of Philly and the Rags).  If you want to turn the Rock into the WF Center then be my guest but I refuse to lower myself to that filth.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

I don't remember hearing the Rangers suck chant much this year. I may have finally tuned it out.

 

I don't like the disrespect of anthems, or the cursing or any of that stuff either, but unfortunately, that is one of the side effects of a young growing fan base. It's juvenile, but when you get a few drunk college kids together, that's what they find 'funny'. There's really no stopping it. Disrespect, racism, homophobia, etc are all considered clever humor at that age. And it's not just our fans... anyone who plays a couple of games of NHL 13 online can tell you what that age group is like worldwide.

 

I'm going to attempt to try to come to the defense of the college student a bit here, but depending on your experiences at the games, you might honestly believe that the stupid, childish, heckling of anything and everything is status quo. I recall one idiot in particular I met in the $10 ticket line a few years ago, who thought he was hilarious, but when he told the same 6 jokes over and over every period of every game he's ever been to, that sh!t gets old fast. Yet if you're 17-20 and are new to going to games alone, without parents and the ease of acquiring alcohol, you're gonna get young people who are way too drunk and think that yelling the kind of stupid sh!t they did in high school classrooms for laughs is the thing to do here.

I have a few rules for heckling that I try to keep to.

1. Keep it sports/city/state related. No need to mention someone's mother or gf, just remind those Philly fans that they live in pennsyltucky and that they put a Rocky statue outside the art museum, that should be plenty. If not, mention that their team sucks at playing hockey.

 

2. If there's kids under the age of 12 within a couple rows, I try not to swear as much(if you bring kids to a sporting event, you know there's gonna be swearing) and will try not to use the "f word" at all. Sitting in the cheapseats for a rivalry game is a bit different than sitting in a suite and usually you feel what's going to be acceptable or not.

3. STFU during the national anthem, Canadian or American. I'M LISTENING TO THE fvckING SONG!!

The idiocy occurs when someone's gotta yell, "hey stupid other fan, you're stupid because you like men and your favorite player does too" just because he's under 25 and way too drunk. The problem is that alcohol and idiocy is an attractive thing to some people and where there's alcohol, there's idiots, so some of this is unavoidable, but some of it is that we need to make sure when people act like idiots, try to either A. Calmly mention to the person that you're trying to watch the game and don't need the commentary, preferably without swears or an insult, not trying to engage the man, just get him to feel embarrassed and shut up. Because if someone doesn't call them out, you might get some other drunk person 6 rows down to high five the guy and vindicate him, giving him the energy to yell at someone for another hour straight(which happened at the last game I went to, idiots).


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Yep, that's absolutely it and I don't feel bad about it at all. Once again, fvck em. Anything to make the arena a more hostile place to play or visit for opposing fans (short of actual fisticuffs/swearing) is fine by me. From reading this thread it seems most people would rather every fan just sat on their hands and watched intently in silence. The fact that people complain about the "You suck" or anything similar is mind-boggling. If those opposing fans are offended then good. Let them go back to their home arena and stay out of ours.

No no no, no one is saying that. I love a loud arena, the loudest chants are not these silly chants. We have been louder in terms of cheering the team after a great shift, or a huge PK. We are now chanting players names after they scored or made a big play or save. I use to remember I was the only one clapping for an icing, now its a solid applause for icings. The Kill chant is great for the PK and we are getting the team going with many well timed Lets Go Devils chants. We are indeed louder and much more into the game but its not because of these stupid chants.

 

Many Devils fans are being offended as well. Always remember that.


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