Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:35 PM
I watch plenty of Ranger games. They honestly wouldn't bother me so much if it wasn't for the fact that they wholeheartedly think they are the center of the universe and that they remind people of 1994 every 15 minutes.
I liked JD alot, he had a more innocent homer-ness to him, but Micheletti is unbelievable. Every big star that has a big game at the Garden must be 'auditioning for a spot in Broadway.' I am aware that alot of that is forced onto them by management, though. At least that is the way it goes with the Knicks, so I'd assume it's the same for the Rangers.
First things first: anyone who thinks Tri is being literal with his initial post here is missing his point. He's trying to show that Devils fans are overly obsessed with the Rangers and their shortcomings, and he's sarcastically taking the "if ya can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach. I really haven't seen that much Ranger stuff on here this year, and even the overwrought "Rangers suck!" chant is dying down at the Rock, so I don't think that obsession is as strong as it's been in seasons past.
I really don't mind some Ranger fans, but there's a definitely a certain kind that I can't stand, and I've detailed him here before. The kind with the annoying voice and abrasive Noo Yawk accent. The kind that thinks that the fact that his team plays in New York and has been around a while somehow equates them to being the New York Yankees of the NHL. The kind that spews out the same tired trap, attendance and parking lot jokes over and over again and thinks he's a riot.
I couldn't stand JD mostly because it seemed like every time a Ranger player went down he thought the other team should have been whistled for a penalty. I find Micheletti to be damn near unlistenable because he is SUCH a homer, but like DD56 says, that probably factors into his paycheck.
As for the Rangers, I love that they're not playing well, just like I love that the Flyers aren't playing well, but I don't think the Rangers are as bad as they're playing right now. They'll do better, though I'm not sure how much.
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.
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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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