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Chuck the Duck

Member Since 19 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Wang agrees to Sell Isles

19 August 2014 - 04:41 PM

They are banking on the increased revenue from corporate sponsorships and suite sales to make up for whatever they lose by way of attendance.  Good luck to them with that. 

In Topic: Newark - Unfriendliest City in US

18 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

yea i guess im a piece of sh!t because im speaking the truth.. newark for the most part is a dump, theres not even any debating it so get over yourself... and if the arena wasnt built there its pretty agreed upon that a lot more people would be attending games..people dont want to go to a sh!t hole to see a hockey game and they built their arena in a city that is mostly populated with blacks, who again are not interested in hockey(most anyway)(and now im sure someone will come along and say thats racist because everyone is a fvcking al sharpton today but its not racist to say majority of blacks are not interested in hockey just go to a game and tell me who is there its a factual statement)..there was just a discussion about this on facebook with all of your average fans.. but that you come along and say watch the games from home which is exactly what the team does NOT want.. how are they going to make any money if people are watching from home? maybe you should open up a god damn book

 

I don't necessarily disagree that Newark is a dump.  Other than the Ironbound, the rest of the city needs major investment - not to mention the crime in that city.  However, the arena being in Newark hasn't depressed attendance at all.  Our attendance at the CAA wasn't that great before we left for Newark.  While some from Bergen County will complain that they don't go to as many games as when they were at the CAA, others (myself included) picked up season tickets rather than going to 5-10 games per year because of the convenience of getting to/from the games.  We've debated this before, but Newark was the best place to put this arena.  The Meadowlands is good for tailgating, and nothing else (no viable mass transit options whatsoever), and Hoboken or New Brunswick are DISASTERS to get to on a regular night, let alone when 18,000 people in cars are trying to navigate their tiny streets to get to a game. 

 

IMO the problem isn't the arena or its location.  Rather, it is a combination of factors such as a relatively young and small fanbase, high costs of attending a game, a crowded professional sports marketplace all competiting for the same $$$'s, etc. 

In Topic: Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

25 July 2014 - 09:01 AM

Last year's song was fine.  Almost all possible song choices will have a long enough pause to have fans insert the YS chant.  They have to get over it at this point.  If that chant is going to stop, it is going to do so on its own, rather than through the team trying to force it to stop.

In Topic: Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

21 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

have to ask, what's the first? And I think I know what's coming next...

 

You know where I was going with it...especially if you've ever watched a mid-90's Jim Carey comedy.

In Topic: Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

21 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

I don't mind the diablos, but as others have said and I have complained of many times, that stupid vuvuzela needs to go or get shoved down the throat of the idiot that blows it every 2.5 seconds at these games.  It is probably the second most annoying sound in the world...

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