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11-24-2013, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I don't think its Riders fans as much as the current fandome has been largely a youth or young adult phenomenon in Saskatchewan. I often feel that due to how that franchise was struggling for years and got tuned out and people stopped caring about it as much that theres a generation, now between say 35-50yrs old that kind of never got into the Riders and are still underrepresented. So what you see instead is a whole lot of Riders fans that are under 35 and disproportionately so. With behavior that might be more typical in that demographic.
For instance as you know our generation isn't much into taunting, in your face ridicule, etc. But in the internet age flaming is pretty much a given. Its too bad.
Nah, that crowd still exists and are just as passionate, they just have this callus built up where they expect the Riders to blow it. Hard to trash talk and taunt when you believe the other side to get the last laugh. Take where the Oilers are right now, they are just about as bad as the Riders during the period when many of those fans cut their teeth on the game.

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