You're just talking in circles now. He's said, in the post you quoted, why it mattered. It was a (albeit more recent) tradition that the majority (yes, majority - swallow that tough pill) of the fanbase enjoyed. People were into it. That's why it mattered. And I'm sensing a bit of a "get off my lawn" vibe in this thread. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the atmospheres at the college sporting events I've been to as both a student and alum at Rutgers, and as a visitor at other schools, were usually much more exciting than that of your typical, nonplayoff Devils game. I agree you don't need stupid drunk 19 year olds screaming at each other all game, but what's the problem with bringing a little life to the arena? It gets SO quiet at times. I'm wondering how people who object to the "you suck" chant on the basis that it's immature feel about Los Diablos and their section.
me and my 24 year old get off my lawn vibe. Do you honestly think there wouldn't be just as good a chant half the year in if they picked the right song? They've messed up and that's why they've gone back to the you suck song. College atmospheres are fine, the chant itself is the problem, not chanting in general. It's not just that it's immature either, it's boring and uncreative. It's what a 5 year old would come up with. The chants at rutgers games, as you apparently should know, are way more creative than that for the most part or are completely linked to the school. This is a 5 year old's idea of a good chant. It's the only time I'm embarrassed to be a Devils fan. Come up with something actually objectively decent and people will chant it, as they've taken this crud chant and chant it just because they can
The Diablos' chants are actually linked to the team/state/whatever, not what a 5 year old thinks is funny that's completely unrelated to the individual team or sport
Nashville seems to have it right.
It's so much of a devils tradition other teams use it too!
Edited by DH26, 06 October 2013 - 06:16 PM.