Boston Bruins Billboard Backlash

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    The billboard was funny and Bruins management should be embarassed of folding at a little brouhaha from a place that has no business even fielding (icing?) a hockey team. The idea of a hockey rivalry with Tampa is preposterous, but even worse is the Bruins effectively backing away from the fight. It's wonderful to see this team with a legitimate shot at the Stanley Cup after, lo, these many years . . .   but these are not your father's Big Bad Bruins.

    As for the Pats: I've never been to Gillette Stadium (and am not likely to go), but from afar it certainly looks as if the fan base has become gentrified. I guess that's the nature of the beast when they charge more to park your car than a ticket to the game should cost. But before we get all misty-eyed about how great the fans used to be, let's not forget that a lot of those people who populated Ye Olde Schaefer Stadium -- while passionate -- were, perhaps not the type of people you would choose to hang around on a daily basis.

    I know this much: If I'm paying $4,000 (give or take) to attend a football game, I certainly would not be interested in sitting anywhere near the kind of fan I used to be.



     
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    Blackout drinking aside . . .

    One time I went to a game with a group of eight people and when we got to our section, there wasn't enough room on the bench for all of us to sit down. It was one of those short rows that abutted the concourse access, so there was a concrete wall on one end of the row. We thought, at first, that somebody had snuck in and there were too many people in the row . . .  but it turned out that it was just one really fat guy who took up more than the approximately 10 inches of seat space alloted for each patron. We ended up taking turns standing in the aisle and having to explain to the ushers all day that we had paid for eight seats, but there wasn't enough space to accomodate everybody because of the big guy.

    Nothing against morbidly obese people, mind you (and the guy was kind of embarassed, which I imagine was bad enough), but that was just one of the many "qualities" of the old stadium that made attending the Pats game a new adventure every time. Of course, in those days, I think it cost about 12 bucks for a sideline seat (and three to park your car), so nobody was really complaining too loudly  . . .   except about the often embarassing product on the field.




     
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    I've already documented my thoughts on Gillette Country Club frequently.  I've sat in Section 111, Row 3, Seat 3

    Reader's Digest version: I'd take the old Schaffer/Sullivan/Foxboro any day of the week, right down to the bad seating conditions.  The benefits for me (crowd noise, freedom of speech, lack of complaints when cheering for the Patriots' defense, lack of popcorn thrown at you for cheering for your hometown team) outweigh the costs.

    I'm glad to see the Pats successful, but I don't think they HAD TO water down the fan bae in the process.
     
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    I agree the Bruins shouldn't have caved. That's slighltly embarrassing, but not more so than TB's request. What little girls.
    Posted by RidingWithTheKing


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