Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:40 PM
Honestly, I will take the mostly full, energetic crowds chanting "you suck" after goals are scored over the half empty, lifeless crowds that this team had for years. To be totally honest, I didn't like the "you suck" chant when it first started and didn't participate for the first few years. I thought it was sophomoric and a little crude (which it is). But it grew on me and I came to embrace it. And there's no doubting that the crowd got behind the chant over the years where people of all ages were doing it after goals were scored. I will go into the new song with an open mind, but I have a feeling that this is going to be another epic fail for this organization, which is nothing new for them.
Unfortunately, I get the feeling that we are in for some very small mid-week crowds this season based upon what I saw opening night, the utter lack of ticket deals thus far, and the plain fact that there is very little exciting about this team right now.
The initial approach was clearly an epic fail, but now they're leaving the song choice up to us, so to blame the Devils for whatever happens now isn't really fair.
I'm hardly clean-mouthed myself...I don't curse in front of children or in select other situations, but I let the f-bombs and other goodies fly and fly a lot. I am pretty hard to offend. So on that level, I couldn't care less about the "you suck" thing (though I was never a participant in that part of it myself...I stopped at "Hey!"). But I am surprised that some people seem to think it's so important to keep "you suck" going, no matter what...almost like it's life-or-death somehow.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 15 October 2013 - 02:41 PM.
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