The Bon Jovi song was designed to piss off the fans and shake things up apparently. Our owners are twisted sick bastards. They wanted to put their foot down with the suck chants and thought putting an atrocious song would get the attention.
There will be 3 choices for a new song we can vote after the 3 home games played, assuming we don't get shut out lol.
In short we have control freak owners with very evil ideas to get their way.
This is funny, but here's what really ticks me off about this whole thing, and then I'm done with it until I see what Step 2 brings:
Some little smug corporate nudge(s) probably made this decision after several meetings with a bunch of other little smug corporate nudges, all of whom likely have multiple pieces of paper hanging behind their desks, and all of whom think those pieces of paper make them brilliant in all respects, though it's been proven that there are several types of intelligence, and that there's no correlation to being a book-smart geek and having any clue as to what paying customers actually want.
I'm not surprised people on here are agreeing with my posts. There's nothing profound in any of them. They're all based on simple common sense, and based from a fan view standpoint (which I'm almost positive none of the smug little corporate nudges bothered to get when they came up with their brilliant idea).
I don't have a degree or degrees in the fields that these zilches do, but to me (and many others) it's pretty obvious what should have been done here to avoid the sh!tstorm that has resulted:
1) Let the fans know via website exactly what your plans are, prior to the preseason. (We're killing R&R Part 2, permanently, we're doing so for the following reasons, we're open to fan suggestions on possible replacements, but we will not bring back R&R Part 2 under any circumstances). Word should get around to the point that not too many fans are going to be surprised when they don't hear R&R Part 2 at the home opener.
2) Test-drive some new songs during preseason. If one of them gets an overwhelming positive response, it's the new goal song. If none get anything great, but one is deemed tolerable, announce that this will be the temporary song until a better replacement is found, but that the search remains ongoing.
But I can almost hear the drivel that these out-of-touch little dweebs said during one of their meetings (when they weren't meeting about when to have the next meeting):
"You know, this 'you...um...stink' thing is really getting out of hand. I don't like it. We need to do something about it."
"Maybe we should have the fans write in some suggestions, put up a poll, the one with the most votes wins."
"C'mon, we don't need to do that...waste of time and resources. Hell, we don't even need to tell anyone what we're doing. Think about...the fans are from New Jersey. They love all things Jersey, even the toxic waste, every last one of 'em...just a bunch of sheep. As long as it's something by that Bon Govi guy or that Brad Springfield..."
"You mean Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen?"
"You knew what I meant, Devils from Jersey, those guys from Jersey, fans from Jersey...see where I'm going with this? LIGHTBULB!"
"Yeah, but, I think that other song's kind of a staple...a tradition, if you will...I think the fans once got so ticked that that song was taken away, they actually fought to get it back."
"Meh, I'm telling you, Jersey team, Jersey fans, Jersey artists...wearing jerseys no less" (sucks in gut as he looks at himself in mirror) "DAMN YOU'RE GOOD!"
"Well, maybe we should let them know what we're doing, at least warn them that..."
"No no NO! Bubb-ie! We'll just surprise 'em with it! Jersey people LOVE surprises, I'm telling ya! They won't know what hit 'em! They'll be blown away by how ahead of the curve we are! I'm telling you, we've got this thing licked!" (winks at self in mirror) "Wait till you see how this goes over. I can't wait to hear what they'll be saying about us!"