Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:11 PM
It's almost like you're on a mission to rip into young people because of this. What is your problem with younger fans?
Our fans are not any more stupid, immature, etc than any other fanbase. Every place on this planet is filled to the brim with morons. It's not NJ, it's people.
I'm 23 and at one point, I chanted "you suck". It seriously lost it's appeal after maybe a year or so(that year being 2010 where we sucked constantly and it was embarrassing to yell "you suck" when you're down 800-1), I'm over it, I haven't chanted it since, but I do really like R&R Pt2 as the goal song and I think most of the fanbase does, no matter whether they participate in the chant or not. You make it out like everyone who wants to keep the song is 20 years old and is the stereotypical drunk college a$$hole.
Are younger people going to tend to be more immature? Yes, but it doesn't take a fvcking scientist to figure that out. They are, by definition, less mature than older people.
In fairness, I don't think he means EVERYONE who is 27 and under.
I like R&R Part 2 as well, but to dwell on its being killed is pointless (not saying you specifically are dwelling on it, just in general). The one thing I will say about SOME (not ALL) young people is that a lot of them don't realize that they're not always going to get their own way. They don't own the Devils. They don't get to say, "We want R&R Part 2, we'll make them bring it back!" The Devils made it crystal-clear that R&R Part is never ever coming back, and the reasons why. They are at least showing a willingness to let fans of all ages pick something else.
The thing is, the fans will find another way to chant it anyway, so I agree, it is about the chant, but if fans are going to chant it anyway, then why not just bring the song back? Honestly, the Devils aren't going to kick out the fans for these "chants." There's many more than just "you suck."
Crazy thought, maybe they're actually thinking that fans will get over the "you suck" thing and that they're not so obsessed with it that they will be dreaming up ways to say it, just because. Maybe the Devils dare to dream that such an idea is possible.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 15 October 2013 - 04:12 PM.
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