We honor the military enough at our games, even schmucks who just signed up a week ago and have been stationed at Fort Dix for 2 days. We used to honor guys who received congressional medal of honors and even a Purple Heart or two, and now we go overboard. (And I do agree, we should honor some more law enforcement; there's firefighters and cops ACTUALLY saving American lives everyday who could stand to get a little more recognition).
Our love affair with the military is mainly the reason our country's education system is so messed up and behind. We'd rather send our men and women to guard an oil field in Iraq than reduce our class sizes and hire/train a few more teachers. Then our politicians brainwash and beat into our heads that teachers are lazy and overentitled... gtfohere
I do NOT envy teachers' jobs at all. Especially nowadays, they have to be psychologists/P.C.-crusaders/law enforcement all in one. My mom was a teacher and I would've never swapped places with her, despite me working 12 hour days and having crap benefits. People talk about how hard parenting is; well, teachers have to deal with our sh!tty young generations for 8 a day (and more). You don't just stand there and regurgitate information; if that was all the job was, it'd be a much more attractive profession.
Most people dislike teachers unions, not teacher themselves. That's another debate right there though.
I work and I bust my ass off and of course I feel like I should be earning more than I do. I would say I make a decent amount but since I am moving into a place next week I always feel like I could earn more. I mean I think this feeling is shared by pretty much every person on Earth. However, while military personnel and first responders are risking their lives every day, people such as myself and teachers are pretty safe working at a desk job (as much as you would want to say otherwise, a teaching job is a desk job). Since teachers then get free tickets, where are mine too? I work long hours, deal with customers who range from friendly to unreasonable/unrealistic to just plain jerks and I have to do it without losing my cool. How is that a lot different than teachers?
I always appreciate teachers and I believe a vast majority are good, honest and hard-working people. However, why do they always get the "untouchable" label thrown at them by a good chunk of society and why are they getting free tickets for a job that is not really far off from what I and most people in the private sector do?
Posted by DevsMan84
on 17 December 2013 - 05:09 PM
Even if Newark was close to as dangerous as the media exaggerates, what made anyone think waking a handful of blocks from your car to the stadium and back with throngs of people would present any serious threat? Fear of urban areas really just stems from ignorance and misperceptions. And they need to be careful balancing revitalization, and make sure gentrification is held somewhat in check. We don't want to see the local population displaced.
Why? The reason a good chunk of Newark is a craphole because of the people who live there. Hell, almost every plighted area in the US is plighted because of the people who live there.
Here again is the reverse fear of gentrification because it somehow destroys the "charm" of these areas. Give me a friggin break. DUMBO was a sh!thole before the hipsters moved in and if you want to romaticize an area that was full of gangs, drugs and violence then go right ahead. I like walking through that area without having to worry about my safety.
Posted by DevsMan84
on 02 December 2013 - 10:20 PM
Two wins: yaaaaay!!!
Loss: everyone from Lou to the stick boy are terrible.
Eh I don't see it that way for the most part. Only a couple of posters really feel that way and they are the usual suspects. This team does have a very serious goal scoring problem, injury problem, and player personnel problem. Marty looked bad, no one could score even with many glorious chances, and the fact that more skilled players say in favor of sestito and janssen are legitimate complaints
Posted by DevsMan84
on 18 November 2013 - 11:04 AM
Not really accurate. Not like any of us know what led to what in this case. Also not like fights are constantly breaking out at Devils games either. Sometimes sh!t happens.
Usually happens to the crowd that has either had too much to drink or are just normally obnoxious people who cannot control their rage or know how to act in public. I personally find it hard to believe these are just completely random. At least one of the parties involved in this acted like what I just stated and from the story DJ told and it looks like it was actually both of them.
Posted by DevsMan84
on 18 November 2013 - 10:40 AM
Did anyone see the fight after the game? I turned the corner toward upper level SE escalator (near section 124) and see a beer go flying and notice an argument between Devils and Penguins fans and an older (30s/40s, only saying older because the Pens fans were 20 or 21ish) lady in a Devils jersey walking away and her boyfriend pulling her back.
10 seconds later, I see a chick in a Penguins jersey in her face and the Devils lady KNOCKED HER THE F OUT... I'm talking like Kovalchuk knocking out Schenn or Boulton knocking out Murray: total connection with the right hook to the face. I give Devils fans credit, they were doing their best to separate the ladies but these chicks were RABID.. I can't imagine what was said. Penguins chick was bleeding heavily from her mouth and her friend stepped in and was pretty much attached to the Devils fan throwing punches and pulling hair, etc.. There were at least 5 different times that fans stepped in to separate them but they were livid, both sides.
Gotta say I give the Penguins fan the benefit of the doubt. They were two Pens fans couples that were in section 119 and were pretty respectful, nothing stood out in my mind that they were causing trouble. They weren't drunk either. Gotta say, I think it might've been a crazy drunk bitch in a Devils fan that made it happen. Hope the Pens fans are okay, she got KNOCKED out.
What sucks is that this sh!t never happens at a Devils-Rangers/Devils-Flyers game where some of the most scumbag disrespectful fans come into our arena. Who fights at a Devils-Penguins game????
The same type of crowd that wants to turn the arena into their own personal living room and whining when "you suck" chant is taken away from them.
the bad atmosphere wasn't because of the YOU SUCK or lack of it. There was nobody there at all last night. Even the upper deck was half empty. There were still doofuses trying to put in you suck into the new song (and embarrassing themselves more than usual) but the bad atmosphere wasn't because of the lack of R&R pt 2 as much as you'd like it to be because of that. It's because the team stinks and nobody's excited and there was nobody there
When I was walking out of the arena last night, I heard a couple guys saying to each other it is because of R&R pt 2 not being played is why they lost at home. Their reason was that the song "intimidates" the other team.
I turned around to see if they were joking but by the looks on their faces they were dead serious.
wow. I mean I hate the "you suck" garbage as much as the next guy. They need to pick a song and be done with it. If you suck pops up again than that's that. You have to know when to concede, and Lou/Ownership digging their heels in here is a terrible move. Do you really want to take on the super fanatic section? You can't win that war
Even the Mets know that it's imperative to keep a good relationship with the 7 Line.
Is this really accurate? I mean it started as a grass-roots thing when it was the supporters but to me the Diablos is something else that is propped up and supported by the team now.
Plus calling that section that is a slap in the face of others who are "super fanatics" but just do not wish to stand the entire game or associate with a lot of that crowd, which is geared mostly towards people who in the college age bracket physically, but also who are older but mentally still in college.
I guess anyone who bought the $100 season tickets sold their soul to the Devils...lol
If the Devils told them they can still chant but they have to now pay full price for the tickets, they would run for the hills.
The worst thing this franchise ever did was sign Kovalchuk.
He was never a Devil. He never played Devils hockey and he was nothing but over hype. He was garbage compared to some NHL stars. To put KovalSUCK in the same sentence as Ovechkin, Stamkos, Malkin, Crosby is an absolute fail. I would rather have any of those players on the team than Kovalchuk that fvcking piece of sh!t fraud.
Once the organization signed him it was a slap in the face to Parise..another player I would have rather had than Kovalchuk.
Do you think this team would have been so awful over the last two seasons if Parise was on the team? No fvcking way. Because he plays with heart and that's always going to win when it's combined with hard work and talent.
The Kovalchuk signing single handled ruined this franchise and now it's a complete fvcking laughing mockery stock of what it once was.
I'm completely fvcking embarrassed to be a fan of this team.
Zajac, Henrique, Zubrus are all over paid. Brodeur and Jagr should be retired. Clowe fvcking sucks. Brunner and Ryder have some potential but why didn't anyone else want them?? Probably because them and the rest of the team shouldn't be in the NHL. This team besides Elias and Schnieder are a fvcking B squad and it's going to get worse before it gets better. Mark my words this team isn't winning more than 20 games this season.
Nobody wants to play in NJ, this franchise is done. It was fun while it lasted.
Good then throw all your devils sh!t out, stop watching/going to games, and stop trolling on here.
Just scanning FB with posts about this news, a lot of people are flipping out over this. However about 85-90% who are flipping out over it are in the 27 and under crowd, so this is definitely a generational thing. Hell just reading in between the lines from the statement on the link I posted alluded to this as well.
Some are threating to even cancel their season tickets over this. This is how much a chant of "you suck" means to these people.
Yet when the Devils have failed to hold a STH perk, the VIP pass to the equipment sale, for 2 years in a row which is part of the package they paid money for, the uproar was not nearly as big as this. Says a lot about this fanbase and its priorities.