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05-02-2008, 04:04 PM
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The problem is that there will never be a shortage of aholes whose lives are otherwise worthless so they feel they are real men when they hit someone because of the jersey they are wearing. I have had season tickets on and off for years and sometimes I'm ashamed to be rooting for the same team as some of these aholes.

And it's not just the fighting. Some of the things the fans say to folks who wear opposing jerseys are just plain out of line. Whenever you put 20,000 people in one place there will be a certain number of aholes but sometimes at the Rangers games I think we have more than our share.

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05-02-2008, 04:04 PM
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If you spend any time reading that board you know that those people are fools. I've been a member of that board for years and as long as I've been there the 305 people (among many others) have been patting themselves on the back over their stupidity it seems.
I belong on that board but I haven't been getting on there because 1) I can't at work and 2) there are so negative and all about putting OTHER RANGERS FANS & THE TEAM down (when they are doing bad). I like this board so much better because the environment is more positive.

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05-02-2008, 04:23 PM
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Some people are crazy.

Razzing in good fun is just that... in good fun.

You joke about one team, they about another.

Debate on a message board is also O.K...

But physical violence is absurd...

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05-02-2008, 04:36 PM
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This is nothing like European soccer though

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05-02-2008, 04:55 PM
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Was at a NYR/TOR game up in Toronto a few years ago. Bure scored the winner with less than a minute remaining on a breakaway

There were 6 of us and I can swear that we were the ONLY ones heard in the building.

We were given the evil eye by more than a few, but the immediate fans around us made us feel welcome and while there was trash talking both ways, it was in fun and all good natured.

When we got out of the building, obviously we were very vocal, but again, all in good fun and we were approached by a group of about 5-6 Leafs fans and while we thought something was going to go down, again nothing so it was cool.

My experience in Toronto would not suggest that they are an arena full of idiots like the Island and the Swamp and down in Filthadelphia, but I've been there just that one time so it's just a small sampling.

just my .2

When you root for your team in the other teams house you show respect. Cheer , root all you want. Taunting and chanting if you are not in the majority is plain stupid. Fans need to respect other fans and respect the game. I go to another teams locale, I put on my ranger shirt, cheer and KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT. The problem nowadays is people are not afraid to get their a** handed to them so they taunt and act like uncivilized clowns.

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05-02-2008, 04:58 PM
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This is nothing like European soccer though
Those uys like to riot for the sake if rioting, & its 100 thousand people going buck wild not a few dozen...@ best a few dozen.

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05-02-2008, 05:03 PM
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I watched the whole thing. The Pens fan started it by acting tough.. he got ****ED up!

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I watched the whole thing. The Pens fan started it by acting tough.. he got ****ED up!
If he stated it he deserves to be verbaly asaulted by every Ranger fan in the place. No excuse for phisical violence. But at that point you can yell whatever you want at him.

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05-02-2008, 05:11 PM
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Wearing your Rangers jersey can help you bond or get heckled by people. Is there a fine line when you don't treat someone like a human being when they wear an opposing jersey? When you see someone wearing another team's jersey, does it justify your right to beat them up?

Last night, around the vicinity of 305/306, there were Rangers fans yelling at a Penguins fan and then one pushed him so hard that he fell back. I don't know if he would have gotten back up if it wasn't for his backpack. Things got heated and the Penguins fan ran (up the stairs) back after the Rangers fan that pushed him. The next thing that happened made me wish that I wasn't a Rangers fan (at that moment), the Rangers fan pushed his guy down the stairs. I swear I saw him flip down and hit the barrier into row A of that section.

I understand that we are fans who support a different team but when did we stop being humans. When is it ok to hit someone because they are not supportive of your choosing?

I've been heckled, booed and I admit to have verbal confrontations with opposing fans but it's always in their arena and they said some racist stuff about me. Not once will I let a verbal confrontation get physical.

It was terrifying watching that Penguins fan fall down the stairs. What if he had died? How do you justify killing someone over a hockey game? Lastly, when did someone people decide that opposing hockey fans are human beings that don't deserve the same respect as the home team fans?
i was in 402 and saw exactly what you were talking about. That Pens fan started that whole scrap. If he wants to start **** he needs to be prepared for that stuff.

Also, it is the Pens fan fault he went back up the stairs to get back at the Rangers fan.

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05-02-2008, 05:13 PM
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It's a shame that people will resort to violence... in any setting, let a lone a hockey game.

I just wanted to chime in that some friends and I go the Garden once a year for a game and we've never had a problem. Yeah, some heckles here and there, but for the most part, all the fans have been cool. Fortunately, THAT'S the majority...


'Course... we don't act like a-holes though....

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05-02-2008, 05:56 PM
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Anyone who gets in a fight over watching a sporting event needs serious help.
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EMS people ran over, I guess it was that serious for them to call up the EMTs. I am sure both of them got kicked out. After that, I saw Penguins fans sneaking out, some afraid. This 14-15 year old kid wearing a baby blue Crosby jersey was making his way out and people just harassed him and giving him the finger. He wasn't even doing anything, he looked afraid.
Heck you /I/all of us would be scared if we were 15, in the playoffs, in the opposing teams building where another visiting fan just got roughed up.

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If you spend any time reading that board you know that those people are fools. I've been a member of that board for years and as long as I've been there the 305 people (among many others) have been patting themselves on the back over their stupidity it seems.
Glad I don't sit there then, my cat is too.

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i was in 402 and saw exactly what you were talking about. That Pens fan started that whole scrap. If he wants to start **** he needs to be prepared for that stuff.

Also, it is the Pens fan fault he went back up the stairs to get back at the Rangers fan.
*If* what your saying is true...then yeah he deserved it. Sometimes you have to know when to walk away.

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05-02-2008, 06:58 PM
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did he have a Crosby jersey on? Maybe he was taking a dive.

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did he have a Crosby jersey on? Maybe he was taking a dive.
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05-02-2008, 07:33 PM
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did he have a Crosby jersey on? Maybe he was taking a dive.
THEN whined about it...

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did he have a Crosby jersey on? Maybe he was taking a dive.
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05-02-2008, 08:01 PM
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EMS people ran over, I guess it was that serious for them to call up the EMTs. I am sure both of them got kicked out. After that, I saw Penguins fans sneaking out, some afraid. This 14-15 year old kid wearing a baby blue Crosby jersey was making his way out and people just harassed him and giving him the finger. He wasn't even doing anything, he looked afraid.
EMS? Are you sure about that? I was in 306, right next to 305 and saw most of what happened.

Some dude wearing a Laraque shirt was taunting 305/306. Some guy a few seats from me ran over to him by gate 71 and shoved him. I couldn't see into the gate so I have no clue what happened after the shove. Next thing I saw was some kid with a backpack run up the stairs and shove the guy back. Of course, that guy was then bounced around like a pinball and did fly into the railing. He got up on his own though and was obviously very, very pissed before getting escorted out. Did not see any EMS though. Also a Pens fan a few seats from me got ejected also after his friend who seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time got ejected.

It started with the dude wearing the Laraque shirt but he seemed to be on his way out anyway. What escalated it was the Ranger fan who felt the need to run down the stairs and shove him by gate 71. The Pens fan with the back pack didn't help by running up the stairs and retaliating. After that, it was a few Ranger fans who wanted to act tough/stick up for the guy by shoving him. So I don't know if anyone else got a better view but I think none of this would've happened if the Ranger fan just stayed in his seat.

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Anyone who gets in a fight over watching a sporting event needs serious help.
i'm with u on that but back in 96-97 playoffs against the debs, i went the 2nd game of the playoffs and i got messed with on a bunch of occasions, verbally and physically until finally the wrong guy messed with the wrong dude, me , and lets just say he wasn't walking after i got done with him, and in general the swamp brings out the worst kind of fans, as in devil fans, i've had more problems with idiots at the meadowlands than anywhere else. i don't don't like to fight and try to avoid it but sometimes u have to do what u have to do.

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did he have a Crosby jersey on? Maybe he was taking a dive.
I seriosuly want to put this quote in my signature

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did he have a Crosby jersey on? Maybe he was taking a dive.
This is seriously a beautiful quote.

Right up there with Malik in Jagrs' wedding --"Straight up the middle without looking" (or something like that, hehe)

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When opposing teams fans are sitting near me, I will heckle them but i think it's ridiculous when it gets physical. Game 3 had a similar altercation in 323. There were these 2 Pens fans who were having a good time and probably cheering too much. Not sure what they were yapping about since I was in 322. But their abuse included people walking over, slapping them, throwing beer on them(why waste an $8 beer, if you don't want it, give it to me...), a girl stealing one of their hats and the guy chasing her down the Gate before getting a beer in the face or something(couldn't really see), and the kicker was when a Ranger fan put one of the guys against the wall by the throat.... It's probably the only time I've ever been embarrassed to be a Ranger fan.

With all that said, Let's Go Rangers!!! Win it Sunday and bring it back home!!!

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i had pens fans in front of me for both games and had an uneasy feeling since people up in the 400's tend to throw things.. needless to say a few items came soaring down at the pens fans.. i'm sitting there worrying if my girlfriend or myself is going to get cracked off the back of the head, not a good feeling to have in your home arena..

also last season after buffalo knocked us out, someone up in the 400's tosses a full jumob soda off the back of a fellow ranger fans head.. that was scary to see..

i mean when is enough enough..? people really need to chill and just enjoy the game.. it's cool to chant and what not but when physical violence comes into the picture it's just unnecessary..

there really needs to be some sort of consequences for season ticket holders (in all arenas) that want to get stupid..

on a side note you have to blame the money hungry fair weather fans that will sell they're tickets to anyone, usually being visisting team fans.. it sickened me last night to see how many people jumped ship and sold off they're tickets..

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Wearing your Rangers jersey can help you bond or get heckled by people. Is there a fine line when you don't treat someone like a human being when they wear an opposing jersey? When you see someone wearing another team's jersey, does it justify your right to beat them up?

Last night, around the vicinity of 305/306, there were Rangers fans yelling at a Penguins fan and then one pushed him so hard that he fell back. I don't know if he would have gotten back up if it wasn't for his backpack. Things got heated and the Penguins fan ran (up the stairs) back after the Rangers fan that pushed him. The next thing that happened made me wish that I wasn't a Rangers fan (at that moment), the Rangers fan pushed his guy down the stairs. I swear I saw him flip down and hit the barrier into row A of that section.

I understand that we are fans who support a different team but when did we stop being humans. When is it ok to hit someone because they are not supportive of your choosing?

I've been heckled, booed and I admit to have verbal confrontations with opposing fans but it's always in their arena and they said some racist stuff about me. Not once will I let a verbal confrontation get physical.

It was terrifying watching that Penguins fan fall down the stairs. What if he had died? How do you justify killing someone over a hockey game? Lastly, when did someone people decide that opposing hockey fans are human beings that don't deserve the same respect as the home team fans?

Tribalism. Good stuff. We were better at it in the 70's and 80's.

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He wasn't even doing anything, he looked afraid.
Intimidation. Hostile home crowd. Love it.
Relax. This ain't Philly. Kid made it out alive.

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05-02-2008, 11:37 PM
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If you go over to the board on NYR.com a lot of those chuckleheads (most of who sit in 305 i think) are busy patting themselves on the back over this... its sickening.
I know a guy who sits in section 305. It's supposed to be the best section in the 300 level.

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Some of the things the fans say to folks who wear opposing jerseys are just plain out of line.
Huh? out of line? HUH???

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