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#41 lucifer91

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:28 PM

haha, quinn, i have like no voice today man...i tried, i was screaming "lets go devs" as loud as i could
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:31 PM

haha, quinn, i have like no voice today man...i tried, i was screaming "lets go devs" as loud as i could


So was I. The 3rd period I was trying to get everyone involved but it didnt really work out that way. Oh well. Atleast you and I were the loudest in the section. :cheers:
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:24 PM

I have no problem with people being excited, loud and cheering the team on, but it needs to be done at appropriate times and not for the entire game. I'm not saying you were doing this, I'm just making a general statement. I definitely want people to be pumped up and cheer the team on, I just don't need to hear somebody screaming the whole time, ya know?

The standing thing is ok when it's a big moment, like a breakaway, fight, shootout, etc. but I would be bothered if someone right in front of me was standing for a long period of time. You can do whatever you like to enjoy the game, but you shouldn't infringe on anyone else's fun when doing so. I certainly wouldn't want to stand for an entire 2 minute PP, so I understand where the people behind you were coming from, but they just as easily could've said nicely, "would you mind sitting, please?" instead of swearing at you and being rude.

So you weren't really in the wrong, but I don't think you should be mad at them for not wanting to stand. You certainly can be mad that they were jerks about it though.

We were sitting in Section 14. There's a lot of people who just sit on their hands down there. My brother had a vuvuzela and while a lot of people like it, tons of those crappy fans down there looked less than pleased.


Those stupid fvcking vuvuzela things are the most annoying things ever. I can't stand them. They're obnoxiously loud and ruin the enjoyment I'm trying to get from watching the game. Please don't ever let anyone bring one of those with them to the game again. Nothing against you or your brother, just saying it so you know for future reference. Vuvuzelas should be confined to faggy soccer games.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:52 PM

A Devils power play in OT, everyone should be standing and cheering
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:58 PM

Wish I could stand. :( Once I had asked a standing fan just to move 1 foot to the right so I could see the action since I was unable to stand due to recent bone surgery. The dick said no and I missed the last of the game. Fans are weird. Sometimes I am happy that I can no longer attend games and must watch from home.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:03 PM

Hey all, I want some honest opinions on an incident at the game last night. I'm 25 and I've been going to Devils games since 1993. I try to go as often as possible and I at least watch every game on TV when I can't make it. I care about this team more than most people care about anything else! Anyway, The Jersey Tour got me and 3 of my buddies into the game last night as we landed great seats at Section 21, Row 10. I brought 3 of my college friends who had never been to a game before. They now have a new appreciation for hockey after sitting so close to the ice and I believe 3 Devils Fans were born last night. That's the background, here's the situation:

If anyone was in section 21, we were the dudes trying to rally the fans in the 3rd period with chants and energy, encouraging people to stand and be loud. At one point I swear Kovy looked over and acknowledged our efforts which gave us even more incentive to cheer. I must throw in the fact that we were all drinking before and during the game and if you combine that with my hunger to see the first home win of the year, we were pretty intense and loud.

When the Devils get the Power Play in OT, we realize what a crucial moment this is for our team. We successfully get what seemed like half of the section at least standing during the whistle before the PP. Call me crazy but I wanted some fire and electricity down there. The Players can really feed off of the fans and that can be a weakness for the Devils. As the PP started, we were too excited to sit and we expressed that to the two people behind us. They weren't having it at all! Instead of asking us nicely to sit, the rudely shouted curses with such animosity. I replied, "We need more energy, let's stand for 2 minutes and will them to victory, you can't stand for 2 minutes?" They replied no so we sit and shortly after Kovy scores the winner. We went nuts, high fiving random people in the section but of course the two people behind us wouldn't reciprocate the high fives when we offered to reconcile.

So now I ask all of you, now that I'm sober and clear minded, was I wrong to try to get everyone to stand for the last Power Play? Was that so wrong of us? Is anyone else ever disappointed with our fans? Are the same people booing the team and yelling "You Suck" during goals the same ones not cheering during the rest of the game? Please give me your honest opinions because I need to know for the future and I hate getting into conflicts with people, especially other Devils Fans. If, for instance, a majority of you feel it was out of line for us to stand and encourage that to others, it will be good for me to know and I will change the way I approach those situations in the future. Thank you for your input in advance.


The group I was with noticed your efforts and tried to support it also. I am a loud fan, I clap or cheer almost nonstop. I try not to be obnoxious but it drives me crazy when the make some noise ends and you can hear a pin drop. I saw you standing up during the third and leading the cheers. Did cap on? Good stuff. I wouldnt worry about it. Last mins of the game was worth the extra energy the standing and crowd noise brought.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:23 PM

I was in section 21 with 3 of my kids, and I thought the section was pretty into the game actually. I was in row 17 though, so in the 3rd period a lot of attention was being paid to that guy in the Russian Kovy jersey who spent most of the period shouting at Kovy about his salary :) But to be honest, when the game is tight and the Devs are clearly oputplaying the other team (like they were the majority of last night) I REALLY want to be watching what's going on. I honestly don't even know if I noticed you, but only because I was watching the game - my eyes were on the ice. I really don't pay too much attention to what all the other fans are doing.

And we still can't talk today!

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:38 PM

HAnyway, The Jersey Tour got me and 3 of my buddies into the game last night as we landed great seats at Section 21, Row 10.


I have to ask my friend she was 2 rows in front of you....

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:00 PM

Hey all, I want some honest opinions on an incident at the game last night. I'm 25 and I've been going to Devils games since 1993. I try to go as often as possible and I at least watch every game on TV when I can't make it. I care about this team more than most people care about anything else! Anyway, The Jersey Tour got me and 3 of my buddies into the game last night as we landed great seats at Section 21, Row 10. I brought 3 of my college friends who had never been to a game before. They now have a new appreciation for hockey after sitting so close to the ice and I believe 3 Devils Fans were born last night. That's the background, here's the situation:

If anyone was in section 21, we were the dudes trying to rally the fans in the 3rd period with chants and energy, encouraging people to stand and be loud. At one point I swear Kovy looked over and acknowledged our efforts which gave us even more incentive to cheer. I must throw in the fact that we were all drinking before and during the game and if you combine that with my hunger to see the first home win of the year, we were pretty intense and loud.

When the Devils get the Power Play in OT, we realize what a crucial moment this is for our team. We successfully get what seemed like half of the section at least standing during the whistle before the PP. Call me crazy but I wanted some fire and electricity down there. The Players can really feed off of the fans and that can be a weakness for the Devils. As the PP started, we were too excited to sit and we expressed that to the two people behind us. They weren't having it at all! Instead of asking us nicely to sit, the rudely shouted curses with such animosity. I replied, "We need more energy, let's stand for 2 minutes and will them to victory, you can't stand for 2 minutes?" They replied no so we sit and shortly after Kovy scores the winner. We went nuts, high fiving random people in the section but of course the two people behind us wouldn't reciprocate the high fives when we offered to reconcile.

So now I ask all of you, now that I'm sober and clear minded, was I wrong to try to get everyone to stand for the last Power Play? Was that so wrong of us? Is anyone else ever disappointed with our fans? Are the same people booing the team and yelling "You Suck" during goals the same ones not cheering during the rest of the game? Please give me your honest opinions because I need to know for the future and I hate getting into conflicts with people, especially other Devils Fans. If, for instance, a majority of you feel it was out of line for us to stand and encourage that to others, it will be good for me to know and I will change the way I approach those situations in the future. Thank you for your input in advance.

If I paid good money for season tickets, and had some drunkin' punk who got free seats through a fan forum, and he turned around to tell me how to act as a fan...I'd teabag him and stick his free tickets up his ass!!!!
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:02 PM

Seriously, I have no idea what happened to a group of the under-25 fan base of this team once it moved to Newark. All of a sudden, they all seem to have this arrogant attitude that if you aren't drunk, standing up for 60 minutes, chanting "you suck" or acting like an overall douche....well, you aren't a true fan.

At least that's the impression i get.

I hear what you're saying, athough I wouldn't have put it quite like that, LOL.

As someone who only goes to one or two handfuls of games each year, I too have noticed that there seems to be a huge youth infusion -- teens, young adults -- of fans going to games. And many of them are wildly enthusiastic.

Nothing wrong with that.

However, I've seen a countless number of guys who think that they can get a whole section yelling and cheering all by himself -- turning around to look at the fans in his section, constantly standing and clapping, waving his arms for everyone to get up.

I know he means well, but it just doesn't work like that.

More often than not, he'll end up pissing off just as many fans as the number of fans he manages to get to be rowdy.

A wild crowd has to come naturally. I don't think it can be forced.

I mean, yes, get up, yell, scream, boo, chant, cheer, do whatever the heck you want, but try and be somewhat aware of who's around you. Sometimes, you'll get a lot of people who are into it too. Other times, not so much. It's a crapshoot.

It's like we moved to the Rock and everyone wants to be the next Baumann. But really, it ain't as easy as it seems.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:05 PM

personally its why I like sitting up in the 100 or 200 section, I find the lower bowl to be stiff with people that aren't really fans but just there


I sit in section 8 and I yell literally from horn to horn ... but yeah in majority the fans in my section are business people who want to take clients to the game..... I am the person they hate to sit in-front of....

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:56 PM

I actually completely agree with you. I hate most of our fans. They don't get loud, they don't get involved in the game, and they don't really know how to get involved. One thing that I noticed during the game that made me shake my head. There was a "get loud" thing going on between whistles. I was surprised that the crowd was actually getting loud. But the exact moment the puck was dropped, the whole arena went quiet again. That kind of stuff pisses me off. It would be so much better if everyone kept the noise going. Even doing the correct chants would help. Too many people do LGD way too slow. Other fans (namely Rangers, Capitals, Penguins, and Blackhawks) are always bashed for being front runners...But it seems like they cheer better than our fans. For example when we tried "rock your red", I would see about half the arena in red. Everyone else just wearing whatever. Then you get pens and coyotes ALL in white. Flyers in orange, caps in red. It's ridiculous.

Also, you can be ejected from your seats for cussing (not you, the no-fun fans who were probably oiler fans in hiding.). It's a family environment and there is no cussing allowed.


Edit: Same game, someone had a horn and kept blowing it. The people around him weren't happy about that. So they ripped it from his hands and broke it.

Edited by Vic Rattlehead18, 13 November 2010 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:06 PM

I actually completely agree with you. I hate most of our fans. They don't get loud, they don't get involved in the game, and they don't really know how to get involved. One thing that I noticed during the game that made me shake my head. There was a "get loud" thing going on between whistles. I was surprised that the crowd was actually getting loud. But the exact moment the puck was dropped, the whole arena went quiet again. That kind of stuff pisses me off. It would be so much better if everyone kept the noise going. Even doing the correct chants would help. Too many people do LGD way too slow. Other fans (namely Rangers, Capitals, Penguins, and Blackhawks) are always bashed for being front runners...But it seems like they cheer better than our fans. For example when we tried "rock your red", I would see about half the arena in red. Everyone else just wearing whatever. Then you get pens and coyotes ALL in white. Flyers in orange, caps in red. It's ridiculous.

Also, you can be ejected from your seats for cussing (not you, the no-fun fans who were probably oiler fans in hiding.). It's a family environment and there is no cussing allowed.


Edit: Same game, someone had a horn and kept blowing it. The people around him weren't happy about that. So they ripped it from his hands and broke it.

You still work @ the Rock for security? Where can I find you?
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:12 PM

You still work @ the Rock for security? Where can I find you?

Not security (although I think they're hiring). I'm an usher. I have a ponytail, big goatee, mustache, glasses, american flag hanging out of my front pocket, and a devils towel hanging out of my back pocket.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

Not security (although I think they're hiring). I'm an usher. I have a ponytail, big goatee, mustache, glasses, american flag hanging out of my front pocket, and a devils towel hanging out of my back pocket.

I can't remember seeing you before. Is that your picture in your avatar?
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:44 PM

Vuvuzelas are horrible, you don't even need one to make that awful noise, for example...


Edited by Satans Hockey, 13 November 2010 - 11:45 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:53 PM

I can't remember seeing you before. Is that your picture in your avatar?

yeah but i dont look like that anymore really. I'm usually in the upperbowl
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:02 AM

You still work @ the Rock for security? Where can I find you?

what are you trying to say ???
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:18 AM

yeah but i dont look like that anymore really. I'm usually in the upperbowl

Well I myself prefer the upperbowl. My wife insists on the lowerbowl. So the next game, maybe we'll compromise and go mezzanine, then maybe we'll meet up.
BTW, Thats NOT me in my avatar. I thought for sure, you'de break my balls about that. :rofl:
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:43 AM

what are you trying to say ???

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