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#41 Cowutopia

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:47 AM

233 is the most awesome section. W2G guys!
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:52 AM

I disagree with the booing theory to cancel out the other team's chants. Just chant something similar, yet different. If they do "Let's go Rangers", we should do "Let's Go Devils." It cancels the other one out, and the place is still loud without it sounding like any players on the ice are getting booed (it kinda sounds like "Let's Go Blah Blah"' on TV, which is better than "Let's Go Rangers" intersperced with boos). When they did "Henrik" I yelled "Big Pads." When they yelled "You Can't Beat Us" I yelled "Go Bang Trannies." Cancel them out while still keeping the place loud. The players shouldn't hear boos just because there's a mix of fans in the building.


When I said we should boo, I mostly meant to cancel out the "Maarty" "Maarty" razzing that he was taking at the ends of both games. I don't think he would've thought we were booing him. ... I'm not sure what else could've drowned it out.

I agree about using the "Let's Go Devils" chants to drown out the "Let's Go Rangers" chants. That's what I always do in those instances. Unfortunately, when it was obvious the Devils were about to lose at the end of both games, most of the Devs fans still in the building had given up on any more Devils chants. ... Actually, I think most Devils fans had given up on the team once the Rangers took the 3rd period lead in both games -- until Madden scored near the end of Game 2.

But back to my original point. In my opninion, us Devils fans as a whole have got to do a better job of doing pro-Devils players chants ("MAR-TIN! ... JOHN-NIE MAD-DEN! ... PAT-TRIK! ... ZACH! or whatever).

I think we go into these games and right from the start get so caught up in doing the "Rangers Suck" chants that it throws us off our game and we forget about cheering our own players (except for the "Let's Go Devils" chants).

I realize that's it's been real hard lately to cheer our guys because the team has barely been scoring all game long. But we can still do it after other big plays that happen throughout the game: Brodeur makes a big save early on? Good, we break out a "MAR-TIN! (clap-clap) MAR-TIN" (clap-clap) chant! Madden makes a big play on the penalty kill? Great, we'll break into a "JOHN-NIE MAD-DEN!" chant! Parise swarms the net, forcing Lundqvist to cover up? Fine, we can start chanting "ZACH! ... ZACH! ... ZACH! ... ZACH!" ... (You get the point ...)

I agree, we shouldn't need to wait for a scoreboard to instruct us.

Does anyone sit in sections that are good at getting chants going? Maybe we can set something up on this board that will get us organized on what kinds of chants we can do and when's the best time to do it. Maybe it could be an ongoing gameday thread. ... Just an idea. :noclue:

The way the Devs are playing, it might be something that'll have to wait till next season.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:09 AM

95crash, instead of quoting that whole thing I'll just leave it at the fact that I agree with you. I'd freakin LOVE it if our fan base was enthusiastic enough and organized enough to pull off anything beyond "Let's Go Devils," "Rangers Suck," and "Marty's Better." But we aren't.

I was watching a baseball game tonight on the Extra Innings package in KC, Royals were down 2-0 heading into the bottom of the 9th with Joe Nathan stepping to the mound to close out a relatively meaningless early-April game. This is KC, where baseball fans haven't had anything to root for in decades, and the game was pretty much over. But everyone in Kaufman Stadium welcomed the inning's first batter with a rousing "Let's Go Royals" chant. On the other hand, the Devils fell behind 2-0 to their heated cross-river rivals in the third period of Game 2 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and our fans are admittedly sitting on their hands until the team gives them something to cheer for. (I would have brought up tonight's Canadiens game for comparison purposes, but no NHL fan base can compare to those folks ... they're just phenominal.)

The games sure as hell aren't won or lost in the stands, but we have a lot of Devils fans here complaining about the heart of the team on the ice when the fans in the stands are showing absolutely none themselves. I'm not a player, so I'm not embarassed when the team doesn't perform well. But I am a fan, and I am embarassed when our fans are so stuck up and spoiled that they can't show their team a hint of support without getting goals or some stupid video montage of Michael Strahan or Macho Man Randy Savage pleading them to get out of their overpriced seats and make some friggin noise (old reference, I know, but still).
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:04 AM

Go to some games before talking like you are Jesus Christ posting your wonders upon us. The Marty's better is the best chant we have (cough my name), and always applies. But with the other poster's, I agree. More "Marty! Marty!" chants would be nice, but we don't have to abuse it like the Rags with "Henri" or the isles with"diPi" whenever either of them touches the puck without it flopping into the net.


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What crawled up your ass and died? I love the Marty's Better chant, but it's hard to say it right now with us losing 9 of the last 10 to NYR and Lundqvist's mammoth sized pads.

So you're sitting at home watching the games on MSG, where I don't DOUBT they fvck with the sound (there's games all year I KNOW we've been loud and all over the place and I go home and see the replay and we sound muted)... and then when a pro-Ranger chant hits... gee... the sound turns up... amazing coincidence!

Buy some tickets before you bitch out those who go to every game thank you!

I'm not bitching about Devils fans not being loud enough. You both completely misunderstood my comments. Thanks for jumping down my throat, jackasses. It's Rangers' bandwagon fans that get into it even though they'll pretend hockey never existed once the Rags get eliminated. The Devils fans are always there, but the Rags fans only show up after the Rags clinch a playoff spot.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:14 AM

I'm not bitching about Devils fans not being loud enough. You both completely misunderstood my comments. Thanks for jumping down my throat, jackasses. It's Rangers' bandwagon fans that get into it even though they'll pretend hockey never existed once the Rags get eliminated. The Devils fans are always there, but the Rags fans only show up after the Rags clinch a playoff spot.


I've been there for EVERY GAME between these two teams... WE ARE LOUD and into the game... it's just amazingly the crowd gets muted by the TV production until it's a pro-ranger chant... gee... wonder who owns the TV rights, hrm?? :P
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:39 AM

So you're sitting at home watching the games on MSG, where I don't DOUBT they fvck with the sound (there's games all year I KNOW we've been loud and all over the place and I go home and see the replay and we sound muted)... and then when a pro-Ranger chant hits... gee... the sound turns up... amazing coincidence!

Buy some tickets before you bitch out those who go to every game thank you!


i think a lot of the reason is that the ice mics are right by each goal, so we only hear fans that are in the front rows (i.e. rich new yorker bandwagoners).
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:55 AM

instead of quoting that whole thing I'll just leave it at the fact that I agree with you. I'd freakin LOVE it if our fan base was enthusiastic enough and organized enough to pull off anything beyond "Let's Go Devils," "Rangers Suck," and "Marty's Better."


Dano, I could tell we're on the same page.

I think it's worth a shot at trying to get something organized on this board. Something that could eventually spread into the arena. ... I dunno. We'll see.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:55 PM

Schoolbusses + public intoxication arrests + an hour in the tank in Newark (sounds like fun) = revenue for Newark and a possible way to crack down on it.

The drinking is out of control, and it's not just Rangers fans, imo, the biggest dick of the night was the Devils fan (who I think was mentioned here) who got ejected out of the first row behind the Rangers attack zone, grabbed someone's beer on the way out, chucked it over his shoulder, soaking around 50 *Devils* fans, and then punched an *usher* for good measure. Some hundrednothing 18-20ish fvcking punk. There's tons of them at these Rangers/Devils game. Thankfully, none near me, because I pretty much made it my mission that if one gave me problems (no matter who they're with, they could be Blue Jackets fans for all I care), I was really going to hurt one. I've just had enough of it.
I understand the frustration of people at these games, and there's really no recourse other than sucking it up or not going. It's not like you can just beat them out of the building, because they don't give a sh!t. If I go too far, I lose my account and after 11 years and almost six figures, it's not going to happen.

I know people that work for the building, and they take the train home, I feel sorry for them last night. Who knows what it was like at the train station, but it was probably bad enough that the hardest-ass Newarkite would hide in a bathroom.


I was in the section over from that, 13 row 4 :D, and saw some of that. It appeared to have been winding down (Rag fans were quiting that is) when genius decides he's gonna spit across 6 seats. Didn't know he was the beer guy too, but it's fitting.

From where I was sitting pretty much all chants died off pretty quickly either turning into hatefests or being drowned out. Almost all the chants I heard sounded like they were coming out of the 120s and 220s.

Well good luck to y'alls devils. I'm going to watch the Wings game I tivo'd and listen to the silence from the Joe.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:34 PM

Oh don't even try it. Every damn save: "Dipi! (organ) dipi! (organ) dipi! (organ)


Actually, there is rarely a game that it sounds more than once a period. Good try though.

Just because you hate the Rags doesn't mean you have to hate all the teams in your division. If I had the mindset you have, this board would be enemy territory to me.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:52 PM

Just because you hate the Rags doesn't mean you have to hate all the teams in your division.


we dont! we like the devils ;) ;) ;)
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:09 PM

we dont! we like the devils ;) ;) ;)


lol i should've said all OTHER teams in your division
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:34 PM

i agree here. i was at game 1 and sitting near a lot of rangers fans. i have a loud voice and was very loud but with no support come 2nd/3rd period i was hoarse.

we have a lot to be loud and proud of. we have marty for god sake! best goalie ever! 3 cups
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:06 AM

Alright, tonight's the night to show the Devs whose building this really is. We need to get some pro-Brodeur chants and some pro-Madden chants going early on in this game. And some pro-Elias chants too.

And here's hoping we get one by Lundqvist and grab the lead early tonight. Because if that happens, there's gonna be a sweet serenade coming from the rafters, a long drawn out:
"HEN ... REEE! ... HEN ... REEE! ... HEN ... REEE! ... HEN ... REEE!"

Then we'll really see whose house this is.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:09 AM

I'd really like to hear a twist on the Buffalo chant:

"How many Cups does Henrik have.... ZEROOO.... ZERRRRROOOOOO!!!!"

Please?? :pray: :pray:
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

"Marty's Better" is an amazing chant. :burn:


I have always been partial to that one myself.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:31 PM

Its really sad how Rags fans were more heard than Devils fans last night (and im Game 1).. im sure there was more Devs fan in attendance so why so quiet?


IMO, the fans are general are a quiet bunch.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:59 PM

IMO, the fans in general are a quiet bunch.


That is true. But hopefully, after having had some time to reflect on all those anti-Devils chants that Brodeur and the Devils had to endure those first two games at home, Devils fans will have their lungs ready to roar tonight.

It's not like Devils fans have never made noise. There were plenty of playoff games at the old CAA in which Devils fans had the arena rocking. As a matter of fact, just two years ago against the Rangers in the playoffs Devils fans were going wild.

LET'S GO DEVILS!
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:28 PM

233 is the most awesome section. W2G guys!


I'll be in my usual spot in neighboring section 232, continuing to rock the cowbell and some "Cheating."
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:41 PM

What crawled up your ass and died? I love the Marty's Better chant, but it's hard to say it right now with us losing 9 of the last 10 to NYR and Lundqvist's mammoth sized pads.


I'm not bitching about Devils fans not being loud enough. You both completely misunderstood my comments. Thanks for jumping down my throat, jackasses. It's Rangers' bandwagon fans that get into it even though they'll pretend hockey never existed once the Rags get eliminated. The Devils fans are always there, but the Rags fans only show up after the Rags clinch a playoff spot.

OK, ease up fellas. Simple misunderstanding....now let me pour you all a nice big glass of :koolaid: !
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:13 PM

:( not like there's much to cheer about right now anyway.
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