Oh get off your high horse. It's not about denial as much as it is being sick of having to cater to overly sensitive prissy individuals like you.
I don't mind rowdiness happening. It has happened for many years at hockey games. However the level of it since moving to the Prudential center has exploded and now it is unbearable. People have for years been saying on this forum about not liking the "you suck" chant and each time those people (including me) were basically written off. Now that the Devils decided to get rid of it, the ones who chant it are now crying and whining non-stop about it. Hell they are even voting for it when management told them it is never coming back with the thought process that if they get enough votes that the Devils "will have no choice but to bring it back!"
Dont you see how warped that thinking is? That along with people threatening protests over a stupid goal song? That is a prime example of people who have never heard the word "no."
Oh, stop. This isnt a court of law. Its simple common sense. Dont compare saying you suck to armed robbery.
Just following your logic.
That's fine. The problem is, the definition of "offensive" is an objective one. What was once accepted is now considered offensive. They decided to ignore the people who aren't offended by 'you suck', and instead swung to the side of the people who ARE offended by it. Which is in their right, as owners and operators of an arena. However, telling a few thousand people to behave differently than they have for 5 years isn't going to go smoothly.
And before those last 5 years, things were going pretty smoothly for the previous 25 or so years. What happened that this fan base can't accept to act like it did just 5 years ago? Has this fanbase turned into a bunch of man-children who have the incredible urge to curse and chant dumb chants and cannot fathom going to a game without them?
Also in that link there is this:
- Guests shall comply with the direction and instructions of Prudential Center staff.
That means its their rules or out you go. It's their building so they can do what they want and people seem to have trouble grasping at that.
Edited by DevsMan84, 25 October 2013 - 04:54 PM.