Who we playin'? Winna what? Win-a-peg? That a city or a cheap contest for Pirates?
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03-30-2012, 04:13 PM
THE ONE WHO KNOCKS
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Peg, Canada
Originally Posted by
I think you and Guerzy nailed it. It's more a media driven thing then anything else but damn is it annoying.
I have no problem with the Winnipeg fans (other then the troll du jour that may come by every now and then), just the fans in general for any franchise that parrot off everything they hear in the media that's pro-them/anti-us (Carolina or the south in general).
Sadly it's something I'm overly used to when I shouldn't have to be.
I remember the 03-04 season and the 04-05 lockout season when the Canes and (of all teams) the Pens were the two targets to move to (insert city here). Obviously the Pens narrative has changed, and to an extent we've gained SOME respect. But the anti-southern argument is still extensive and markets that have proven themselves down here (Carolina, Nashville) are still targeted along with everyone else that fits that argument to fit a nationalist/regionalist agenda.
Still, there's no reason for things to get to the point of being offensive between the two fanbases. It's unnecessary and we're better then that.
On behalf of civilized Canadian fans who are a fan of the game actually growing, I apologize. I'm glad Carolina has a franchise and I hope they never lose theirs. I also hope Nashville never loses the Preds.
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