Oh please. Some of my earliest memories as a child are my cousin letting me play Mortal Kombat because my Mom refused to buy it. I GUARANTEE that 99% of children who are attending Devils games, have heard MUCH worse. And plus, if you sit not in the 200s or just don't go when it's super cheap $20 college a$$hole night, you'll be fine anyways.
It's not that I don't understand your point, as I will temper my language if there's kids around, I'll still jeer the opposing team, but I'm not gonna drop f bombs, but kids aren't being scarred or exposed to something they haven't already been exposed to when they hear the word "suck", so unless the goal is to eliminate all dirty words from being spoken, how is the goal of protecting the children being achieved?
Learning to carry yourself in a public place in a proper manner. The problem is you get fools who think buying a ticket gives them the right to turn the arena into their own personal living room. Then they boycott the team when their hands are slapped like a bunch of spoiled brats.
honestly i dont know who these new owners think they are over here just coming storming in and changing our song on us and sh!t... they only own the team but with out us sitting in their seats im pretty sure they wouldnt be making any money. There for their main concern and focus should be keeping us happy and giving us what we want..
Yeah! The nerve of them! Who the hell are they to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to rescue the franchise from debt and (possible) league takeover. To provide the financial security the organization has never enjoyed before and are willing to provide that to win. To leave a HOF executive to do his thing and not interfere. To commit to the state of NJ and finally have the resources to keep the team here long term. To have a plan to market them the way they should have been for 30 years. THE shame on these new owners!!! Who do they think they are?
I'm pretty sure parents with kids complained. They give you dirty looks when you sit in the row in front of them and drop and F-bomb in conversation with your friends. Sure ok, I'll buy the Gary Glitter story too, that story does make sense and yeah, you don't want to be associated with a guy like that...just what irritates me the most is who they picked as a replacement. It just seemed they picked JBJ because of some cliche Jersey tie-in and not because people liked the song. I mean I'd rather use "Raise your hands" from the 80s if you're going to pick his music.
Well, yeah, they'd complain about dropping F-bombs in earshot of their young kids. I would to. You think it's proper to drop F bombs and other lewdness in front of 5 year olds and 8 year olds just because you're at a hockey game in a public place? You can definitely tell those who aren't parents.
It's the same principle as the old horn only without "sucks" in it. How do you not understand that?
"Hey You Suck" sounds silly being down 4-1. "This Is Our House" sounds just as silly being down 4-1 because the score is still the same. The main difference is 95% of the fanbase have a preference towards one horn.
Go through this thread and you'll see that you and perhaps...one or two other people actually like the new horn but everyone else thinks it's horrible. So what? The Devils should make YOU happy because you don't like it?
Also. Chanting "Sucks" during pre-game intros = OK. After goals? Not OK?
Wanna take away the intros as well MB?
"Hey you suck" sounds silly when the Devils score a goal, give their fans something to celebrate and the attention is on the opposition's failures. The 20-something children (let's face it....this group are the ones chanting it and defending it the most) and the other man-children are casting the attention on the other team. Your team scores and you are more passionate that you can/can't chant a elementary school level insult at the other team! Not only does it not end there, but then act like complete fools on social media trying to defend this behavior like it's even remotely unique or creative.
"This is our house", even as lame as it is (and i dislike Bon Jovi, never saw the "sexiness" or appeal in JBJ) at least tries to keep the attention on the Devils (or tries to) up 4-1 or down 4-1.
Want to chant "you suck" during intros? That's the time to do so. If you don't understand the difference between doing that and taking the attention off the Devils after they score a goal....then you will never get it like so many others don't in your age group. How about this? During intros after you cheer a Devils player's name becuase you support them....chant "you suck" right after. Hey, you're all doing it after they scorewhen you're supporting them why not cover all the bases?
perfect example with whats wrong with us as Americans. Raising kids who aim to achieve a participation trophy has brought us to this point.
people consider themselves, and their kids, as self-entitled... what a shame man
That's not the point, whatsoever. Being a student-athlete is an extention of the classroom and a representation of your school. One of the main codes of conduct of being a student/athlete is sportsmanship. As a matter of fact, sportsmanship is spelled out right in the NJSIAA handbook, so this really shouldn't be news. The problem is that coaches and schools have let these smart mouth kids get out of hand with behavior and it's created a newsworthy event that shouldn't be. IMO, there are too many coaches who aren't preaching discipline and conduct and too many arrogant smart mouthed kids with parents who are just as bad encouraging it and acting with the "sense of entitlement" you speak of.