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mjdlight

Member Since 29 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2014 06:59 PM
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In Topic: I just threw up in my mouth a little

04 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

Except for the fact that the NYR were on free TV for forty years to establish a fan base in New Jersey, I get your point.

When I was but a wee lad of 10 in the early 90s, I randomly stumbled on to a hockey game on TV. My dad was a big sports fan but never showed any interest in hockey. I instantly fell in love with it, and this one player who seemed to stand out a lot more than everyone else on the ice, Brian Leetch. It was a Rangers game on MSG. The Devils? They were behind a paywall on SportsChannel, inaccessible to me. 

Things could have turned out quite differently if the Devils were on what used to be called "basic cable" in the early 90s.... 

 

That being said, I was never one of those "Devils suck!" Rangers fans. When they beat Det. in 95, I thought, "Good for NJ." 

It did get a bit rough from 1998 through the first lockout when the Rangers were absolutely putrid and the Devils were at the peak of their powers, but even then, I never did truly hate the Devils. If anything, it was grudging respect for the competence of Lou as compared to the clown car on fire management of the Rangers. 

My true hate has always been reserved for Philly and Pitts. That's one reason the playoff run this year has been so deeply satisfying. :) 

In Topic: Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

26 May 2014 - 06:43 AM

I'll eventually figure out how to quote posts. I am waiting for DeBlasio to eliminate the property tax exemption for MSG. It's cost the city $350 million so far.

Hey, don't knock the property tax exemption too hard, it played a pivotal role in the birth of the New Jersey Devils. Had it not been passed, MSG management probably makes good on its threat and moves to the newly built Brendan Byrne Arena, and there's no way in hell they were going to change the name of the team to the New Jersey Rangers. 

In Topic: 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

18 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

I can't stand bandwagon jumpers. They're not real sports fans. They're people who feel the need to latch on to something to make them feel cool, and whenever a team goes on a run, these idiots crawl out of the woodwork. If you don't have a true allegiance to the Rags, just shut your face and don't talk sh!t to me about sh!t- you 'aint a real fan. I don't ever give people like that the satisfaction.

As a Rangers fan, these people bother me just as much, if not more. If you haven't been through the years and years of Rangers futility, YOU HAVEN'T EARNED ANYTHING. :) 

I tell myself the bandwagon jumpers can't enjoy this as much as I can, because I lived through the Dark Days of Quintal, and Gusarov, and Brendl, and Muckler, and Pilon...and God, there are too many to list... 

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