Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:04 PM
It ain't just HF judging by the very public backlash this is getting. I'm just tired of this whole thing, tired of the team giving in to the PC police, tired of the fans' outrageously over the top reaction, and dreading how bad the atmosphere is going to be when fans go scorched earth after every goal.
I wonder how many other fanbases are this attached to their goal songs. I liked R&R Part 2, many of the Devils' best and most memorable moments are punctuated by it...but damn, I never expected fans to freak out over it THIS much...granted, part of it is stemming from the very corporate way this was handled (no matter how you look at this, Devils did fire the first salvo here...if they had done initially what they're doing NOW, this could've been considerably less painful), but they've at least tried to go about the change in a better manner now. Some franchises would've pretended not to hear.
I don't even know what it is anymore that people are so freaked out about. Losing the song? Not being able to say "you suck"? The initial way the song was sacked? Just hating the idea of being dictated to, on any level, and this is their way of saying "We're not going to take it anymore"?
And yeah, the fact that many fans are going to be pissed after the Devils score...life at the Devils' games is going to feel very alternate-universe for a while.
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.
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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.
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