Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:56 AM
What a great plan by the Devils management actually:
You have a sock that most fans absolutely love. You know they will not be receptive to change or any fan voting at first for a new song. So you choose the worst song imaginable for a goal song so that fans after a while say. "fvck it, that's so bad, that I'll take a new song. Let's just pick something that isn't Bon Jovi as our goal song."
I have to admit, this actually crossed my mind...after "This is our house", hey, ANY goal song will seem like an improvement!
If this is in fact true, can we as a fanbase please respect their decision? What if this mysterious email was from a major sponsor rep? I have a feeling each and every one of you would listen to the people who really have your financial backing.
The problem is that respect is a two-way street. Sure, a lot of fans weren't going to be happy to see R&R Part 2 go away for good, but I think if asked, most of them would've been at least open to the idea of a replacement, provided it was handled correctly, with their input. Devils did it in a way that was heavy-handed and short-sighted, and I've already gone into detail into how it could've been done in a manner that would have led to some fuss, but at least wouldn't have made the organization look incredibly out-of-touch with its fanbase...like I've said, at least respect the fans enough to tell that them that you ARE making a pretty significant change, WHY are you making it, and make it clear that R&R Part 2 is never coming back. It is NOT too much to ask the Devils to be upfront...why they thought changing the goal song had to be some classified covert operation...just ridiculous.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 08 October 2013 - 07:13 AM.
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
20 out of 1,946 njdevs.com members agree: CR1976 is the Most Knowledgable Poster of 2008! Victory is mine...oh yes, victory is mine!