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12-04-2012, 09:43 PM
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Til the End of Time
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I have no interest in blowing the roof off of the building. I am not much of a noise maker. I'll clap and join in for a few rounds of a lets go pens chant. But I'm not going to do it all game. I'm not going to stand up and make noise for the hell of it. I am going to intently watch the hockey game. In no way, shape or form does that mean I care less about the team than the drunk guy next to me shouting all night long. I'm probably in the bottom 20% for noise level. I guarantee I follow the team more closely and care more about the team than 90% of the people at games.
i'm generally the same way (ie want to "study" the game), which is why i don't normally go to games (plus i'm poor).

but dont you think fans have some responsibility in making the arena a loud, hostile place for the opposition? last year it almost seemed like the pens were scared to go play in philadelphia (where the crowds are notoriously mean/rowdy) while the flyers just waltzed right through pittsburgh. and there were times last season where the pens were flat, and the announcers commented on the team needing a possible boost from the crowd, and the place was just silent. teams feeding off the crowd might be total BS, but i'd rather it be too loud than too quiet.

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