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03-26-2004, 10:22 AM
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Leaf Fans Living In Ottawa

Tell Me Your Thoughts and Concerns!

As Leaf Nation members what has irked you the most about living in Ottawa and dealing with Sens Fans?

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03-26-2004, 10:25 AM
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As Leaf Nation members what has irked you the most about living in Ottawa and dealing with Sens Fans?

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I'm a Sens fan living in Toronto...so I'll tell you what dealing with Leaf fans is like.
They take things too far and too seriously. A win in a playoff game usually results in downtown T.O. being insane with people going crazy. When they lose a game, no big deal. When they are eliminated in the playoffs, they say "Next year we'll win it". It does get rather annoying.

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I'm a Sens fan living in Toronto...so I'll tell you what dealing with Leaf fans is like.
They take things too far and too seriously. A win in a playoff game usually results in downtown T.O. being insane with people going crazy. When they lose a game, no big deal. When they are eliminated in the playoffs, they say "Next year we'll win it". It does get rather annoying.
How do you become a Sens fan living in Toronto? I'm not trying to get into a war with you, just curious how it happens. Did you used to live in Ottawa? Or elsewhere? Did the Leafs do something to turn you off them?

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How do you become a Sens fan living in Toronto? I'm not trying to get into a war with you, just curious how it happens. Did you used to live in Ottawa? Or elsewhere? Did the Leafs do something to turn you off them?
*cough* bandwagon *cough*


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I'm a Sens fan living in Toronto...so I'll tell you what dealing with Leaf fans is like.
They take things too far and too seriously. A win in a playoff game usually results in downtown T.O. being insane with people going crazy. When they lose a game, no big deal. When they are eliminated in the playoffs, they say "Next year we'll win it". It does get rather annoying.
You know it is just optimism. What do want us to say? "Leaf's blew it this year, they would do so for the next five year's, aswell" It is just looking at the bright side, nothing more.

As for the parading, well, I dont do that, but I understand why people do. You need to take that energy out somewhere. If only there was a way to measure passion, then it would be so easy to tell. Most of them are just bandwagon "fans" though. Just a bunch of followers. You need to learn to tell the difference between the real one's and, the "Spring time" fans.

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How do you become a Sens fan living in Toronto? I'm not trying to get into a war with you, just curious how it happens. Did you used to live in Ottawa? Or elsewhere? Did the Leafs do something to turn you off them?
Like all Sens fans in Toronto. They are from Ottawa but came here to get a job.

Yup, Toronto supports the rest of the country in transfer payments (especially Quebec), and pays local taxes to see our money go to the rest of Ontario. Meanwhile our roads are 20 years behind the time which costs us hours every week in our cars.

And of course, we employ Ottawatonians.

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Born in Mississauga, I've lived very close to T.O and am near Hamilton right now. My family loves the Leafs...but I've grown to hate them over the years (the team, not the family, haha). I don't know what it is...I honestly can't stand anyone who plays for them and I'm just put off by the fact that they're all so old. I originally started to cheer for the Sens for the simple fact that they sucked and I thought it'd be funny if they actually did something.

Then along came the 2000 season and they really started to improve. So here I am, not a bandwagon jumper, but rather a long-time Sens fan who dislikes the Leafs.

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I'm a Sens fan living in Toronto...so I'll tell you what dealing with Leaf fans is like.
They take things too far and too seriously. A win in a playoff game usually results in downtown T.O. being insane with people going crazy. When they lose a game, no big deal. When they are eliminated in the playoffs, they say "Next year we'll win it". It does get rather annoying.
Curious, we take it to far? I don't mean to start anyone but a Ottawa station rewarded a guy for sneaking onto private property and stealing someones property and rewarded him for it simply because it was a big Leafs flag that people saw on the way to the horribly mis-placed Corel centre.

I'm sorry but no Ottawa fan has any right to say something such as that because the media in Ottawa, the fans and virtually any other outlet in Ottawa is always going over the top.

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I'm a Sens fan living in Toronto...so I'll tell you what dealing with Leaf fans is like.
They take things too far and too seriously. A win in a playoff game usually results in downtown T.O. being insane with people going crazy. When they lose a game, no big deal. When they are eliminated in the playoffs, they say "Next year we'll win it". It does get rather annoying.
WOW totally agree. I am a Sens fan in Toronto too. I'm from Ottawa but moved to Toronto for a job. I will give Leaf fans credit in that they are very passionate at playoff time. But it is hilarious how you react after a single playoff game win. Last year after Travis Green won Game # 6 for you in OT against Philly. There was practically a parade down Yonge Street. Cars were honking all night. People were on street corners holding up aluminum foil Stanley Cups. Very strange considering all the Leafs had done was tie up the series. Of course we know how that series turned out.

Perhaps save the wild, crazy celebrations until you actually win the series. It's like the kiss of death celebrating before it is over!!

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*couch* bandwagon *cough*
what's a couch have to do with liking the Sens?

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what's a couch have to do with liking the Sens?

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HAhahahaha


cough lol my bad... i'm typing quickly without thinking much lol.

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Like all Sens fans in Toronto. They are from Ottawa but came here to get a job.

Yup, Toronto supports the rest of the country in transfer payments (especially Quebec), and pays local taxes to see our money go to the rest of Ontario. Meanwhile our roads are 20 years behind the time which costs us hours every week in our cars.

And of course, we employ Ottawatonians.
Toronto does pay a lot of Canada's tax dolars but other places pay there fair share arround the country as well. Places in Northern Ontario like Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay get hardly any funds from the government. They are too busy trying to keep the mega city up to par and better. The Roads would be better if the city would build Concrete roads. They last a 100 times longer and require very little maintenance. Ever travel On highway 17 through northern Ontario, how many more people have to die in head on colisions before they decide to go with devided highway. Maybee if we lowered our imigration and were more concerned about getting people jobs that already live here, then we might be better off.

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who did they route for before they had the sens ?

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WOW totally agree. I am a Sens fan in Toronto too. I'm from Ottawa but moved to Toronto for a job. I will give Leaf fans credit in that they are very passionate at playoff time. But it is hilarious how you react after a single playoff game win. Last year after Travis Green won Game # 6 for you in OT against Philly. There was practically a parade down Yonge Street. Cars were honking all night. People were on street corners holding up aluminum foil Stanley Cups. Very strange considering all the Leafs had done was tie up the series. Of course we know how that series turned out.

Perhaps save the wild, crazy celebrations until you actually win the series. It's like the kiss of death celebrating before it is over!!
What annoys *me* is the attitude that celebrations are supposed to be restricted and tempered until there's universal consensus that one has sufficient cause to celebrate.

There's nothing wrong with being enthusiastic about any aspect of a team's success, no matter whether it's a goal, game, or series. Are ticketholders supposed to not shout and cheer loudly when the Leafs score a goal because they haven't won the game yet, too? I mean, that's a premature celebration too, right? They haven't accomplished anything till 60 minutes are over.

And if we win a playoff game, obviously we're not supposed to celebrate because we haven't won the series yet, like you say.

And if we win a series, by the same extension, obviously we shouldn't celebrate happily because we haven't won the Cup yet. Or if we win the series in Round 2. Or Round 3.

Good grief, there's enough to be negative about in the world and the layoff-happy corporate climate of today without starting putting restrictions on how cheerful people are allowed to be when something good happens for them. Have a Coke and a smile and go nuts, Leafs fans. Happiness is good for the health.

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What annoys *me* is the attitude that celebrations are supposed to be restricted and tempered until there's universal consensus that one has sufficient cause to celebrate.

There's nothing wrong with being enthusiastic about any aspect of a team's success, no matter whether it's a goal, game, or series. Are ticketholders supposed to not shout and cheer loudly when the Leafs score a goal because they haven't won the game yet, too? I mean, that's a premature celebration too, right? They haven't accomplished anything till 60 minutes are over.

And if we win a playoff game, obviously we're not supposed to celebrate because we haven't won the series yet, like you say.

And if we win a series, by the same extension, obviously we shouldn't celebrate happily because we haven't won the Cup yet. Or if we win the series in Round 2. Or Round 3.

Good grief, there's enough to be negative about in the world and the layoff-happy corporate climate of today without starting putting restrictions on how cheerful people are allowed to be when something good happens for them. Have a Coke and a smile and go nuts, Leafs fans. Happiness is good for the health.

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Toronto does pay a lot of Canada's tax dolars but other places pay there fair share arround the country as well. Places in Northern Ontario like Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay get hardly any funds from the government. They are too busy trying to keep the mega city up to par and better. The Roads would be better if the city would build Concrete roads. They last a 100 times longer and require very little maintenance. Ever travel On highway 17 through northern Ontario, how many more people have to die in head on colisions before they decide to go with devided highway. Maybee if we lowered our imigration and were more concerned about getting people jobs that already live here, then we might be better off.

I am just trying to get a rise out of people with the stereotypical conservative Toronto-based banter.

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What annoys *me* is the attitude that celebrations are supposed to be restricted and tempered until there's universal consensus that one has sufficient cause to celebrate.

There's nothing wrong with being enthusiastic about any aspect of a team's success, no matter whether it's a goal, game, or series. Are ticketholders supposed to not shout and cheer loudly when the Leafs score a goal because they haven't won the game yet, too? I mean, that's a premature celebration too, right? They haven't accomplished anything till 60 minutes are over.

And if we win a playoff game, obviously we're not supposed to celebrate because we haven't won the series yet, like you say.

And if we win a series, by the same extension, obviously we shouldn't celebrate happily because we haven't won the Cup yet. Or if we win the series in Round 2. Or Round 3.

Good grief, there's enough to be negative about in the world and the layoff-happy corporate climate of today without starting putting restrictions on how cheerful people are allowed to be when something good happens for them. Have a Coke and a smile and go nuts, Leafs fans. Happiness is good for the health.
no kidding. We are criticized for being a quiet ACC crowd. Then we are criticized for being enthusiastic fans (at least the ones who did not get their ACC tickets given to them by their employer or vendor).

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I am just trying to get a rise out of people with the stereotypical conservative Toronto-based banter.
Ok, you got a rise out of me .

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Born in Mississauga, I've lived very close to T.O and am near Hamilton right now. My family loves the Leafs...but I've grown to hate them over the years (the team, not the family, haha). I don't know what it is...I honestly can't stand anyone who plays for them and I'm just put off by the fact that they're all so old. I originally started to cheer for the Sens for the simple fact that they sucked and I thought it'd be funny if they actually did something.

Then along came the 2000 season and they really started to improve. So here I am, not a bandwagon jumper, but rather a long-time Sens fan who dislikes the Leafs.
Wow, you're a real traitor, liking the senatards. Usually when your family likes a certain team(like the leafs) you tend to like that team too.

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By the way, not to start a fight or anything, but the person who started this thread wanted to know how LEAFS fans felt living in OTTAWA, not the other way around, LOL.

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By the way, not to start a fight or anything, but the person who started this thread wanted to know how LEAFS fans felt living in OTTAWA, not the other way around, LOL.
I bet there is just as many Leafs fans living in Ottawa as there are Sens fans.

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I bet there is just as many Leafs fans living in Ottawa as there are Sens fans.
Yes definetly!

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