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#2141 DevsMan84

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

I work in a building with approximately 750 people and so far I have seen at least a half-dozen people wearing Rags jerseys and at least 20 people wearing rags shirts.

 

All in abosute pristine condition I may say.  Almost like they bought these in the last 2 weeks.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

LA or Chicago will absolutely massacre the Rangers. Let us all take consolation that the West has been so much more superior than the East this year. The Rangers have played some awful opponents. They will be in for a rude awakening.

 

Common sense tells us that and yet the luck factor has been working for the Rangers all month now. Like, I'm just imagining Quick and Williams getting injured in first period of game 1. THAT'S the kind of sh!t that's been going right for the Rangers.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

Common sense tells us that and yet the luck factor has been working for the Rangers all month now. Like, I'm just imagining Quick and Williams getting injured in first period of game 1. THAT'S the kind of sh!t that's been going right for the Rangers.

That's what I'm afraid of- injuries. It scares the sh!t outta me that something will happen to Doughty or Quick or Kopitar or Kane or Toews or someone mucho important that will hand the Rags yet another series before it even starts.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:40 AM

This kind of stuff usually cancels out by the Final time.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:40 AM

I work in a building with approximately 750 people and so far I have seen at least a half-dozen people wearing Rags jerseys and at least 20 people wearing rags shirts.

All in abosute pristine condition I may say. Almost like they bought these in the last 2 weeks.

And this is in Jersey? These people should be embarrassed with themselves. Some people just have no shame and will do anything to be associated with a team that's winning. Probably because they have low self-esteem.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

And this is in Jersey? These people should be embarrassed with themselves. Some people just have no shame and will do anything to be associated with a team that's winning. Probably because they have low self-esteem.

 

Yeah its an office building in Somerset.

 

Some of the same people wearing brand new Rags crap are the same people who were wearing Devils stuff back at this time of year in 2012.  Low self-esteem is probably right.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:03 PM

Yeah its an office building in Somerset.

Some of the same people wearing brand new Rags crap are the same people who were wearing Devils stuff back at this time of year in 2012. Low self-esteem is probably right.

That's even more pathetic. I just can't take people like that seriously. Its sad that there are people out there that just jump on any bandwagon that comes around without seemingly any discrimination whatsoever, because that's just atrocious.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:14 PM

Just listened to a group of people outside my office talking about what a great game it was last night, how amazing Lundqvist was in "redeeming himself" from game 5, and now "lets make a run at Stanley Cup."

 

None of these people have ever discussed hockey before today. I have respect for the true fans who are always with their team, but to quote the late great Gorilla Monsoon, "well, Jessie, I hope they reinforced the ring bandwagon for this one."


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:23 PM

That's even more pathetic. I just can't take people like that seriously. Its sad that there are people out there that just jump on any bandwagon that comes around without seemingly any discrimination whatsoever, because that's just atrocious.

 

MD2020, I disagree.. That's how sports and franchises grow. With success breeds more fans. Yes, you have fans that never care about the sport, all of a sudden showing interest, but that's how it goes. Having been part of a city where everything and everyone stopped for a Stanley Cup run, seeing hundreds of thousands get caught up in it for whatever their reasons...it was cool to see. Everyone was on the bandwagon to an extent. 

 

As for the new apparel..that's par for the course. When the Devils went to the Cup finals, I bet a lot of people picked up new gear. I know I thought about getting a new Kovalchuk jersey to replace my 10-year-old Devils jersey. I wanted to have something new and shiny to wear around town. No one would ever question my fan allegiance before or after a purchase, but for some reason I just wanted something new.

 

There are some sad people that just need to root for a winner. It's the Bulls fans that became Lakers fans than Heat fans. It's the ones that became Patriots fans or Broncos fans all of a sudden. Those people need to cheer for a winner and be happy, and in a way, I can't blame them. Sports brings so much misery. It's supposed to be a distraction, so why not make sure you are enjoying it. Sure, the good times aren't nearly as good, but it's always good times.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:32 PM

MD2020, I disagree.. That's how sports and franchises grow. With success breeds more fans. Yes, you have fans that never care about the sport, all of a sudden showing interest, but that's how it goes. Having been part of a city where everything and everyone stopped for a Stanley Cup run, seeing hundreds of thousands get caught up in it for whatever their reasons...it was cool to see. Everyone was on the bandwagon to an extent.

As for the new apparel..that's par for the course. When the Devils went to the Cup finals, I bet a lot of people picked up new gear. I know I thought about getting a new Kovalchuk jersey to replace my 10-year-old Devils jersey. I wanted to have something new and shiny to wear around town. No one would ever question my fan allegiance before or after a purchase, but for some reason I just wanted something new.

There are some sad people that just need to root for a winner. It's the Bulls fans that became Lakers fans than Heat fans. It's the ones that became Patriots fans or Broncos fans all of a sudden. Those people need to cheer for a winner and be happy, and in a way, I can't blame them. Sports brings so much misery. It's supposed to be a distraction, so why not make sure you are enjoying it. Sure, the good times aren't nearly as good, but it's always good times.

If you were wearing Devils gear two years ago and now you're wearing Rangers gear, then you were never a real fan to begin with. I can see people in NY jumping on the bandwagon- that's THEIR team. But people from Jersey? No. Sorry, that's garbage. You're from Jersey, and were wearing Devils gear in 2012, but now you're wearing Ranger gear? fvck the fvck right off. People who 'need' to cheer for a winner never had any kind of emotional attachment to a team before. They're fvcking phonies.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:43 PM

Just listened to a group of people outside my office talking about what a great game it was last night, how amazing Lundqvist was in "redeeming himself" from game 5, and now "lets make a run at Stanley Cup."

 

None of these people have ever discussed hockey before today. I have respect for the true fans who are always with their team, but to quote the late great Gorilla Monsoon, "well, Jessie, I hope they reinforced the ring bandwagon for this one."

 

Sounds like general water cooler talk. We are guilty of it in other things (since we are all clearly sports fans, it won't be guilty with sports). Try and brush up on something you aren't really familiar with and talk about it.

 

I know you are dealing with this in NY/NJ, but this is just how the world works. I follow tennis year-round from the lower levels to the main tour. The average tennis fans just watches the Grand Slam if someone from their country is in it. In Canada, we now have a great male and a great women's player for the first time ever. People take notice 4 times a year if they go far. I've been watching these two rise up for 4-5 years and for me seeing someone I want to win would be the ultimate. For others, it would be incredible too, but I know it mean less. It is what it is and if it grows tennis in the country, so be it.

 

It's a shame, for whatever reason, when the Devils have had their Cup runs, it didn't take over major cities and the state. It's the way it is with their being Flyers territory and a Rangers fans in big pockets. The bandwagon wasn't as strong, but I am pretty sure everyone would love it if everywhere you went it was Devils pride all the time, even if it just started at that moment from people who weren't always interested in Devils hockey.


If you were wearing Devils gear two years ago and now you're wearing Rangers gear, then you were never a real fan to begin with. I can see people in NY jumping on the bandwagon- that's THEIR team. But people from Jersey? No. Sorry, that's garbage. You're from Jersey, and were wearing Devils gear in 2012, but now you're wearing Ranger gear? fvck the fvck right off. People who 'need' to cheer for a winner never had any kind of emotional attachment to a team before. They're fvcking phonies.

 

That we can agree on. That's some weak sh!t right there.


Edited by devilsrule33, 30 May 2014 - 12:56 PM.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:03 PM

If you were wearing Devils gear two years ago and now you're wearing Rangers gear, then you were never a real fan to begin with. I can see people in NY jumping on the bandwagon- that's THEIR team. But people from Jersey? No. Sorry, that's garbage. You're from Jersey, and were wearing Devils gear in 2012, but now you're wearing Ranger gear? fvck the fvck right off. People who 'need' to cheer for a winner never had any kind of emotional attachment to a team before. They're fvcking phonies.

 

That's pretty much it.  They are not replacing their old Rags gear, they are either buying Rags gear for the first time after never caring about hockey or in some cases trading in their Devils gear from 2012 for 2014 Rags gear.  Pathetic.


Also was listening to Francesa on my lunch (big mistake on my part) and he actually had a Rags fan caller on the line.  The caller actually called Stephane Matteau "one of the greatest players in hockey history."  I kid you not.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:06 PM

No way in hell I want the Hawks to play the Rags. Rangers are good against those type of teams, just take away the slot and they are golden. I want the Kings to tear them a new one and grind the hell out of them.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

That's pretty much it. They are not replacing their old Rags gear, they are either buying Rags gear for the first time after never caring about hockey or in some cases trading in their Devils gear from 2012 for 2014 Rags gear. Pathetic.

Also was listening to Francesa on my lunch (big mistake on my part) and he actually had a Rags fan caller on the line. The caller actually called Stephane Matteau "one of the greatest players in hockey history." I kid you not.

Lmfao. This is the type of idiocy we have to deal with. Yeah, he's right up there with Orr and Gretzky. A fvcking legend rofl. In all seriousness, I'm shocked those clowns haven't retired Matteau's number yet. Wait, that'll be next. And knowing them, they'd wait to do it on a night where we were playing them too. No sports-talk radio today for me, I only listen after Rag losses.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

Sounds like general water cooler talk. We are guilty of it in other things (since we are all clearly sports fans, it won't be guilty with sports). Try and brush up on something you aren't really familiar with and talk about it.

 

I know you are dealing with this in NY/NJ, but this is just how the world works. I follow tennis year-round from the lower levels to the main tour. The average tennis fans just watches the Grand Slam if someone from their country is in it. In Canada, we now have a great male and a great women's player for the first time ever. People take notice 4 times a year if they go far. I've been watching these two rise up for 4-5 years and for me seeing someone I want to win would be the ultimate. For others, it would be incredible too, but I know it mean less. It is what it is and if it grows tennis in the country, so be it.

 

It's a shame, for whatever reason, when the Devils have had their Cup runs, it didn't take over major cities and the state. It's the way it is with their being Flyers territory and a Rangers fans in big pockets. The bandwagon wasn't as strong, but I am pretty sure everyone would love it if everywhere you went it was Devils pride all the time, even if it just started at that moment from people who weren't always interested in Devils hockey.


 

Thanks for the lesson on "how the world works." This is a Devils forum, and Devils fans who live in the NY/NJ area are discussing the incoming bandwagon of brand new Ranger fans who can name Lundqvist and 3 players from 20 years ago. We are going to be dealing with these fakes for years to come, and some of us just want to share our frustration with each other.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

Thanks for the lesson on "how the world works." This is a Devils forum, and Devils fans who live in the NY/NJ area are discussing the incoming bandwagon of brand new Ranger fans who can name Lundqvist and 3 players from 20 years ago. We are going to be dealing with these fakes for years to come, and some of us just want to share our frustration with each other.

I can't wait for the first Devs-Rags game at the Rock next year... Oughta be a blast with all the new phony 22-year old dickbag brah Ranger fans showing up in their Queen and St. Louis jerseys, inevitably spewing something to the effect of 'DUHHHHHH DA RAINGIZ WENT TO THE FINALS (or God forbid they should win it)/DA RAINGIZ WON DA CUP DA KING IS DA GREATEST GOALIE OF ALL-TIME DA DEBBIES ARE LOSERS DUHHHH 1994 MATTEAU'!!!! Yep. That'll be a blast.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the lesson on "how the world works." This is a Devils forum, and Devils fans who live in the NY/NJ area are discussing the incoming bandwagon of brand new Ranger fans who can name Lundqvist and 3 players from 20 years ago. We are going to be dealing with these fakes for years to come, and some of us just want to share our frustration with each other.

 

Alright, but there is a difference between understanding the idea of bandwagons (yes, "how the world works", or "how sports work"), and just saying I hate how I now will have to deal with so many more Rangers fans than before. But, the idea that people who are getting Rangers fever are "pathetic" or "losers" or the worst people on earth, that I disagree with, regardless if anyone has to deal with them or not.

 

I'm so sorry that a few people talking Rangers hockey outside your office was so awful, I guess. As I have said, there is a difference in saying, "fvck now everyone I am around is talking Rangers, hockey" and giving sh!t to people because they don't deserve to be talking Rangers hockey or being happy.

 

That's all.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:26 PM

I can't wait for the first Devs-Rags game at the Rock next year... Oughta be a blast with all the new phony 22-year old dickbag brah Ranger fans showing up in their Queen and St. Louis jerseys, inevitably spewing something to the effect of 'DUHHHHHH DA RAINGIZ WENT TO THE FINALS (or God forbid they should win it)/DA RAINGIZ WON DA CUP DA KING IS DA GREATEST GOALIE OF ALL-TIME DA DEBBIES ARE LOSERS DUHHHH 1994 MATTEAU'!!!! Yep. That'll be a blast.

 

Don't forget more of the loser 14-25 year olds coming to the Rock in their Rags gear when the Devils aren't even playing the Rags in that game.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

Don't forget more of the loser 14-25 year olds coming to the Rock in their Rags gear when the Devils aren't even playing the Rags in that game.

Yep, the 'Kenny Agostino' type kids (you may remember the discussion about how Agostino grew up a Ranger fan in NJ. He admitted he went to Devils games to root for the other team). Can't wait to have more of those types of douchebags around...
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

Yep, the 'Kenny Agostino' type kids (you may remember the discussion about how Agostino grew up a Ranger fan in NJ. He admitted he went to Devils games to root for the other team). Can't wait to have more of those types of douchebags around...

 

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