Re: COLLEGE NIGHT NEEDS TO END
posted at 10/10/2009 2:11 AM EDT
In Response to Re: COLLEGE NIGHT NEEDS TO END
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: COLLEGE NIGHT NEEDS TO END : Are you naturally a jerk, or do you work at it? It's annoying when ignorant fans yell "shoot" constantly no matter the situation; any hockey fan with half a brain finds it irritating. It's not "barbaric," it's stupid, akin to starting the wave in the late innings of a tight game at Fenway. A "pinkhat" fan is someone who's yelling "shoot," not someone who's annoyed by it. Unfortunately bandwagon fans will always attach themselves to a winning team, and there's not much to be done about it. I actually spent most of one of the games I went to last year trying to explain the rules to a gentleman sitting next to me who had obviously never attended a hockey game before. But at least he was honest about his ignorance, and not yelling "SHOOT" every two seconds.
Posted by duinne[/QUOTE]
With you 100% duinne.
"Oh the humanity" nothing, some people are idiots. Do you think the Bruins are going to listen to you when you yell to shoot the puck? If anything, it's distracting and probably hurts the team more than it helps. Most players will tell you (and stats probably back it up) that power plays are more effective on the road than at home because of it.
I also disagree with the generalization the OP had about College Nights (in that it's not becuase it's college night) but we share the exact same annoyances.
I've got to the point where if there's some "shoot!" people in my section, I yell "SHOOOOOOTTTT!!" in their direction during but not limited to: Icings. TV Timeouts. Offsides. Any Whistle. Open Ice Hits. Line Changes etc. It's satisfying, and fans around me who are also annoyed with those kinds of people like knowing they're not the only ones annoyed. That's just my experience with it though.
And leaving with lots of time left is pretty ridiculous also. I pay good money to go into Boston to watch a game and I'm mostly there for the HOCKEY GAME itself, Bruins a very close second. If my team isn't winning I don't leave before the game is over and cry about how we're not gonna 'win the cup'.
Fact is, it's like life - there's every kind of person there from diehard fans, fairweather, morons, kids, college students etc... so gotta take the bad with the good I suppose.