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notHiro 01-13-2013 12:14 PM

Going to the home opener. Anything we can do to show our disdain?
 
A friend and I are going to the home opener the 20th against the Flyers. I know most ideas of a protest at the game were shot down, but I would think there has to be something we can do to at least show our disappointment about all the time lost due to the lockout. I already plan on not buying merchandise or concessions, and going to a local place after the game (perhaps Cobblestone, I know they've been hurting during the lockout) to help support places that have been negatively impacted, but I feel like, especially since the game is going to be nationally televised, there should be something more.

I always liked the idea that happened in Sweden where the fans were silent for the first 10 minutes of their game, and I believe someone had an idea for fans to turn their backs for the first x amount of minutes of the game. I just don't think it's possible to organize this on a large scale in such short notice, so I'm looking for other ideas.

Rebuild 01-13-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by notHiro (Post 57526685)
A friend and I are going to the home opener the 20th against the Flyers. I know most ideas of a protest at the game were shot down, but I would think there has to be something we can do to at least show our disappointment about all the time lost due to the lockout. I already plan on not buying merchandise or concessions, and going to a local place after the game (perhaps Cobblestone, I know they've been hurting during the lockout) to help support places that have been negatively impacted, but I feel like, especially since the game is going to be nationally televised, there should be something more.

I always liked the idea that happened in Sweden where the fans were silent for the first 10 minutes of their game, and I believe someone had an idea for fans to turn their backs for the first x amount of minutes of the game. I just don't think it's possible to organize this on a large scale in such short notice, so I'm looking for other ideas.



I paid good money for my seats. I'm just going to enjoy the game.

joshjull 01-13-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by two Tylers now (Post 57529241)
I paid good money for my seats. I'm just going to enjoy the game.

same here

thefifagod 01-13-2013 12:50 PM

^ Thirded

1972 01-13-2013 12:51 PM

just watch the game, if I went to a game their would be nothing more annoying that an idiot trying to cause a scene over the lockout all game.

BUFSABES1981 01-13-2013 12:59 PM

Just be happy hockeys back. Ive been starving for this. At least there is season.

Disengage 01-13-2013 01:01 PM

Wearing my Amerks jersey. That's enough of a protest.

Silence Of The Plams 01-13-2013 01:04 PM

I wanna go. How much were tix... and just enjoy the game!!!

sba 01-13-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by notHiro (Post 57526685)
I already plan on not buying merchandise or concessions

Yet you bought game tickets...way to stick it to the man.

Old Navy Goat 01-13-2013 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by sba (Post 57530481)
Yet you bought game tickets...way to stick it to the man.

Kind of hard to stick it to the man when the season ticket holders have already spent their money. The only ones that could stick it to the man would be the people not buying single game tickets.

sba 01-13-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat (Post 57530715)
Kind of hard to stick it to the man when the season ticket holders have already spent their money. The only ones that could stick it to the man would be the people not buying single game tickets.

If you were that upset, you could have cancelled your tickets, I'm sure they were allowing it.

I get what the OP is saying, but if you're going to the arena, your protests are hollow.

Old Navy Goat 01-13-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by sba (Post 57530985)
If you were that upset, you could have cancelled your tickets, I'm sure they were allowing it.

I get what the OP is saying, but if you're going to the arena, your protests are hollow.

Cancelling your season tickets would be akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face as its a several year waiting list.

SackTastic 01-13-2013 01:35 PM

If you really wanted to protest, you wouldn't go.

VaporTrail 01-13-2013 01:40 PM

Boo them when they come out on the ice for a good minute or so. Let's em' know you're there. Maybe it will make them think twice about the next CBA.

HogtownSabresfan 01-13-2013 01:41 PM

Please cancel. I want to move up waiting list

Robert 01-13-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by VaporTrail (Post 57532979)
Boo them when they come out on the ice for a good minute or so. Let's em' know you're there. Maybe it will make them think twice about the next CBA.

It's a short season, one that could lead to a deep playoff run... The next CBA is 10 years away... support them.

Jeremy2020 01-13-2013 03:06 PM

It's over. Move on.

Chainshot 01-13-2013 03:20 PM

Make a sign: "The owners got the mine, the players got the gold, the fans got the shaft. Don't do it again you greedy ********."

Blitz 01-13-2013 03:59 PM

give me your tickets :nod: ... that'll show those capitalist fatcats!!!

Salzig 01-13-2013 04:01 PM

I think that neither players nor owner care much about any protest. It was all about money and that's how things work in this business.

Rob Paxon 01-13-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Salzig (Post 57543043)
I think that neither players nor owner care much about any protest. It was all about money and that's how things work in business.

Fixed.

For all the talk about the owners and the players being selfish, a lot of the attitude I see coming from many fans is no less selfish ("they owe US [me], WE [I] pay them"... for services already rendered). Being selfish is fine, but being hypocritical about it is another matter. At least when the owners and players are being selfish, it's over their lives and livelihood.

This isn't directed at you of course nor anyone here specifically.

Circusboy39 01-13-2013 04:56 PM

I'm not advocating it, but I've seen it done at a soccer game where a team's supporters group bought a whole bunch of fake money from like Party City or something, stood over the tunnel to the field, and when the team came out for introductions dumped it on their heads. I'm thinking that would get someone's attention.

Pyro Kinesis 01-13-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by VaporTrail (Post 57532979)
Boo them when they come out on the ice for a good minute or so. Let's em' know you're there. Maybe it will make them think twice about the next CBA.

Yeah, one guy booing is going to make one hell of a statement.

Robert 01-13-2013 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Pyro Kinesis (Post 57546755)
Yeah, one guy booing is going to make one hell of a statement.

Agree, but more than one will boo....

The facts are, booing the players will do nothing other than embarrass the booers....

The Sabres are ranked 12th in NHL preseason rankings, they could make the finals in this short season behind the best goalie in the league...

I say go for the damn CUP!!!! Don't boo....

Clock 01-13-2013 06:51 PM

Well, I question the effectiveness of showing disdain if you're still buying the product, but I'd just say make a sign and explicitly call out who you're pissed at. PA? Fehr? Bettman? Pegula?


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