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03-22-2008, 01:05 AM
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I can't stand you. But honestly you people are awesome fans. You people brought so many fans to the Garden and made my night a living hell. For the most parts you were very repesctful (a few ignorant fans but thats expected from every team in any sport), You guys are like the Sox fans of hockey (or Yankees I guess). You people made your presence known in Boston. You guys have a great following obviously. I come in peace and just wanted to let you know you have an awesome fan base. I wish Boston had a hockey (we have a core die hard base but not nearly as big as yours) following like your city does but our forte is baseball (which I am a big fan of the Sox). So all hatred aside I just wanted to let you know your fans are great and true die hards.

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thanks for the kind words.

GO BOSOX!!

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thanks for the kind words.

GO BOSOX!!
Atleast we can agree on one thing.

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I second theperfectsturm comments. Except not much of a Red Sox fan.

Go Alouettes thou! Diamond Ferri is the best addition to the Al's. He's a Boston boy! I'm bias I played on the same team as him 2 years ago.

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Atleast we can agree on one thing.
Sadly, many Habs fans are also Sox fans or, even worse, Patriots fans.

How such a match can happen is beyond me.

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03-22-2008, 02:01 AM
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I second theperfectsturm comments. Except not much of a Red Sox fan.

Go Alouettes thou! Diamond Ferri is the best addition to the Al's. He's a Boston boy! I'm bias I played on the same team as him 2 years ago.
Everett, MA. He tore it up against BC in 2004 when he was with Syracuse.

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See Boston and Montreal have a lot of things in common. I think our big disagreement is in hockey.

Diamond played with my semi-pro team in front of about 150 people, and the next day he signed with the Arizona Cardinals. A week after he scores a TD versus the Steelers in front of a full house.

Now he's up in Montreal tearing it up at linebacker.

BTW he gave me crap because I told him I bet against Syracuse.

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Sadly, many Habs fans are also Sox fans or, even worse, Patriots fans.

How such a match can happen is beyond me.
I hate the Pats

Been a Cowboys fan my whole life.

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03-22-2008, 02:12 AM
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Sadly, many Habs fans are also Sox fans or, even worse, Patriots fans.

How such a match can happen is beyond me.
I'm just guessing but does it have something to do with some quebecois moving to new england for jobs? I mean, I remember reading about that happening in the early 1900's... maybe that connection still exists to a certain extent

but I live on the west coast so its only a guess...


as for the OP, I have to say that I can never remember so many habs fans making the trek to boston as much as the past couple seasons. It might just be a fad for now due to the currencies being pretty much even now... again, its only a theory

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hackett, you could be right. I know the city I live in there is a huge French Canadian population here. There also many French Canadian social clubs here. One club has a funny painting of Quebec City and its says across it "It's warmer in Quebec." I know many people have family living on both sides of the border. So if your cousin in the US is a Red Sox, Patriots, or Celtics fan your more likely to gain interest about that team to create a talking point. Also, all those teams are within driving distance. Thats what draws me to the Al's 4 hours to get to the games from Lowell, MA

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I love the Red Sox (or hate the Yankees) but also hate the Patriots and the Bruins and I honestly don't care about the Celtics. The hate factor comes mainly from the rivalries (Habs-Bruins, Colts-Pats, Red Sox-Yankees). Even though I hate teams, I can always give them credits (like you guys drafting Patrice Bergeron either because the Habs didn't want him or you guys took him before us or by drafting my hometown hero in Raymond Bourque). You guys in Boston have one team in every major sports. We don't (losing the Expos was a big blow for the city). We only have the Canadiens and that's mainly why we're die hard fans and willing to go miles to support OUR team. The Habs = the people's team. Here in Montreal, the only thing you read/watch/listen on the newspapers/tv/radio is mainly about the Habs whereas in Boston, you can talk about the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, NCAAF, NCAAB, Bruins...

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Sadly, many Habs fans are also Sox fans or, even worse, Patriots fans.

How such a match can happen is beyond me.
Guilty as charged. The Sox/Patriots thing stems from visiting really close family in Foxboro when I was younger. They took me to many, many games. Because of that I started following them closer than my old favourites, St.L Cards/Wash. Redskins.

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BoSox > rest of baseball. This means you, Blue Jays fans.

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BoSox > rest of baseball. This means you, Blue Jays fans.
I kinda laugh when the blue jays think of themselves as canada's team. The older fans liked the expos because they were the first team in canada. Not all of these old expos fans converted to the jays.

Besides, Vancouver has always had a strong fanbase for the mariners. Even the people in winnipeg seem to take kindly to the twins.


There are jays fans across canada, but its not anything nearly like the perception of southern ontarians

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Sadly, many Habs fans are also Sox fans or, even worse, Patriots fans.

How such a match can happen is beyond me.
I'm one of those. Coming of age in Vermont in the late 60's, it was easy to root for Montreal—about an hour and change away from my home. The Expos were new and Boston had that great mystique.

That said, I knew many Vermonters who were die-hard Bruins fans.

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I'm just guessing but does it have something to do with some quebecois moving to new england for jobs? I mean, I remember reading about that happening in the early 1900's... maybe that connection still exists to a certain extent.
I remember Jean Beliveau saying in his book that even when he was a young man a lot of the Habs- most of whom would have been Quebecois at the time- were fans of the Boston sports teams.

I don't know if it has anything to do with why so many Quebecois root for the Sox, but yeah, there was a big migration of Quebecois to New England for work in the late 1800's/early 1900's. My mom's grandparents, and a lot of their siblings and cousins, moved to the Springfield, MA area around 1910. My grandfather, who was born in 1923, remembers seeing shops in Springfield in the 1930's with signs saying "Help Wanted- No Canadians", just like other parts of the country you'd see similar signs saying "No Irish" or "No Polish". He was the fifth of six kids, so by the time he was born his four sisters had all learned English and they spoke more English than French at home. Parts of Massachusetts, Northern and Eastern Connecticut, and Vermont are still heavily populated by people of Quebecois descent. We actually have a French-Canadian Genealogical Society in Connecticut (my mother joined last year). I think a lot of the hockey fans/players in New England (including me ) are the descendants of those people- even now, when I'm at the rink during a beer-league game, I notice a lot of French last names on jerseys.

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I kinda laugh when the blue jays think of themselves as canada's team. The older fans liked the expos because they were the first team in canada. Not all of these old expos fans converted to the jays.

Besides, Vancouver has always had a strong fanbase for the mariners. Even the people in winnipeg seem to take kindly to the twins.


There are jays fans across canada, but its not anything nearly like the perception of southern ontarians
Am one of those Vancouver Habfans that like the Mariners. I also don't mind the Redsox but hate the Yankees. However, for NFL teams I like the Packers but dislike the Patriots.

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I hate the Red Sox and Patriots far more than the Bruins.

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thanks for the kind words.

GO BOSOX!!
Go Tigers!!!

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I hate the Pats

Been a Cowboys fan my whole life.
Been a Miami fan here my whole life, maybe Boston can match Miamis one win tonight?

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I'm one of those. Coming of age in Vermont in the late 60's, it was easy to root for Montreal—about an hour and change away from my home. The Expos were new and Boston had that great mystique.

That said, I knew many Vermonters who were die-hard Bruins fans.
I knew a few, but just as many Hab fans!


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thanks for the kind words.

GO BOSOX!!
Go Mets, Go A's!





Anyways, on the issue of hating Boston's sports teams... I hate half of them, the Celtics and obviously the Bruins. I don't mind the Red Sox and i'm a huge Patriots fan. Still wore my Patriots apparrel proudly even after the nightmare that happened in early Ferbruary.

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