posted at 6/10/2011 1:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: USA!!!
In Response to Re: USA!!! : If there is a Bruins fan in Ontario who has never lived in or around Boston, who has never felt the heartbeat of the city and still chooses to cheer for a team in another country, he can either put up with the local fans who take pride in their city, state and country, or he can cheer for closest team to him. Them's the breaks, my friend.
Posted by Not-A-Shot
So all fans have to cheer for closest team.
Nas, I have to say that is about the stupidest thing you ever said. I am pretty sure you hate fickle or band wagon fans, but to suggest your allegiance to a team because of your locality, go away with ya.
Grew up 4.5 hours from TO and 3.5 from MON, chose BOS because of idol worshipping Orr who was CDN as were all three teams probably 100% CDN at the time. 25 years later a team comes to Ott. So I should have cheered for the habnots, then dropped my allegiance and shifted to the Sens. Now I live in Newfoundland so I can cheer for Bos as they are I believe the closest team, but the Manitoba Moose are coming here, so do I have to switch to their parent club, Just too confusing.
Chanting USA at an NHL game or CANADA is just plain dense and has absolutely no respect for the players nor any bearing on the game. Fans can do as they please within the law, they paid for it, but then they are not really fans of the game, just opportunists trying to promote something different than what they are supposed to be supporting.
Hearing this chanting at an NHL game, is just stupid and does not belong in the game anymore than the fingers in face or the hand wiping. I will continue to watch always knowing there are players and fans that are outside of the loop, sometimes I'll laugh and othertimes irritated, so be it.
I will chant and I'll roar for the Bruins til the day I die, regardless of what goes on around me, or where I live.