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04-01-2011, 08:48 AM
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Why are Flyers fans so quiet?

For some reason the once scary Flyer fans have turned into mutes. This season, one announcer after another has commented on how quiet the crowd is and as much as it's annoying to hear that, it's true. Philabright said the same thing on twitter last night and said there is no buzz both in the WFC and the city. The team has a better record on the road than at home; can the lack of fan support be part of it?

People always laugh at Toronto crowds for being too corporate and reserved but the Go Leafs Go chant starts early. The crowd in Montreal is always loud right from the start. The Flyers came off such a great run and have been leading the conference pretty much all season and you'd think that would get the fans yelling, but are they bored? Taking the team for granted? Too corporate? What do you guys think?

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To me, fan reaction/action depends on how the team is playing in front of them. 20 minutes of playing = 40 minutes of fan boredom/frustration.

How can you cheer your team on when the team you're cheering for doesn't give consistent effort?

No jump, no excitement, lackluster, no "jam": Description of the team's current play or the fan's current state of mind?

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For some reason the once scary Flyer fans have turned into mutes. This season, one announcer after another has commented on how quiet the crowd is and as much as it's annoying to hear that, it's true. Philabright said the same thing on twitter last night and said there is no buzz both in the WFC and the city. The team has a better record on the road than at home; can the lack of fan support be part of it?

People always laugh at Toronto crowds for being too corporate and reserved but the Go Leafs Go chant starts early. The crowd in Montreal is always loud right from the start. The Flyers came off such a great run and have been leading the conference pretty much all season and you'd think that would get the fans yelling, but are they bored? Taking the team for granted? Too corporate? What do you guys think?
Baseball Season. Eagles coming soon. Flyers are even rumored to take a back seat to the 76ers during playoffs too.

And this slump after leading the race for the presidential... well, that's not making it easier. Philadelphia fans want to win. Not coast. Kill kill kill!

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Flyers fans react to how the team is playing, they don't just cheer like a bunch of mindless drones.... they feel how the game is going.

Caps fans just like to be loud constantly to be loud.

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Flyers fans react to how the team is playing, they don't just cheer like a bunch of mindless drones.... they feel how the game is going.

Caps fans just like to be loud constantly to be loud.
This.

The team is frustrating as hell right now. I'm sure the fans in attendance are just voicing that (or not voicing that as the case may be).

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This.

The team is frustrating as hell right now. I'm sure the fans in attendance are just voicing that (or not voicing that as the case may be).
But this has been going on all season, and they were winning early on. I could understand it if it was recent.

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But this has been going on all season, and they were winning early on. I could understand it if it was recent.
It hasn't seemed overly quiet to me in the 7 or so games I've made this year.

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because the games have been boring

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So, a few announcers say the Flyers fans are quiet during a few games and that translates to Flyers fans being quite all year?

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You are all wrong. The fans have been outpriced to go to games. Most people at games do not know the game or interact, more involved playing with their i-phones or being seen. Season ticket holders will sell their tickets to recoup the costs to have the tickets for the playoffs. It is the Cartsie-Richie penonomen.

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They're clearly holding their collective breath whilst waiting for Richie to pass more.

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04-01-2011, 09:54 AM
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Maybe losing 7 or their last 8 games at home has something to do with it...

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I personally think that it has a lot to do with the fact that the Flyers are playing differently under Lavy than how they have in the past. Gone is the overly aggressive hitting and fighting Flyers and in are the new skilled and winning Flyers. Even though we have a great team I have to say that the games aren't nearly as entertaining this year. Kind of weird if you think about it.

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the flyers crowd usually takes until march-april to really get fired up. the way they've been playing lately isn't helping that. also, cartsiephan brings up an excellent point; the lower-bowl is almost entirely phillies fans that thought a flyers game would be a neat one-time expense. come april 13th it'll be the loudest building in hockey

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So, a few announcers say the Flyers fans are quiet during a few games and that translates to Flyers fans being quite all year?
It's been happening all year. The announcers have said it more often lately but many times throughout the year there have been comments made. Last night Evander Kane said playing in Philly is fun. It should never be fun for visiting teams to come to Philly.

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Maybe they should shut down the Pavillion etc and get the drunk fans to sit in their seats or beat up all the corporate parasites with their iPhones checking on their stocks via their apps and discussing insider trading deals or tax loopholes...

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the flyers crowd usually takes until march-april to really get fired up. the way they've been playing lately isn't helping that. also, cartsiephan brings up an excellent point; the lower-bowl is almost entirely phillies fans that thought a flyers game would be a neat one-time expense. come april 13th it'll be the loudest building in hockey
Absolutely. There are some in this generation of Flyers fans who really aren't as smart about the game as those before them. I see them look at me when I applaud a clear on a first-period PK. Then they notice there were some others who applaued as well. They just don't understand. But when "Make Some Noise" is on the jumbotrons, they are all over that. Maybe if the Flyers just put that up 20 times a game, all would be fine for the newbies.

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Absolutely. There are some in this generation of Flyers fans who really aren't as smart about the game as those before them. I see them look at me when I applaud a clear on a first-period PK. Then they notice there were some others who applaued as well. They just don't understand. But when "Make Some Noise" is on the jumbotrons, they are all over that. Maybe if the Flyers just put that up 20 times a game, all would be fine for the newbies.
I think you are on to something....seems younger people need to be prompted these days to think.... otherwise they are catatonic. Everybody likes to be entertained CONSTANTLY (smartphones don't help!). Moments of silence and reflection mean something is wrong...

Anyway. gross exaggeration but I do recall seeing an article about all the cognitive dissonance with other entertainment in arenas that takes away from people watching the actual game......

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They're clearly holding their collective breath whilst waiting for Richie to pass more.
The most obvious phenomenon is the "SHOOOOOOT" that you hear throughout the crowd. But the most disturbing is the "lets go flyers" chant. No one has a clue how to get it right.

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The most obvious phenomenon is the "SHOOOOOOT" that you hear throughout the crowd. But the most disturbing is the "lets go flyers" chant. No one has a clue how to get it right.
i can't stand the bombarding calls to shoot during flyers powerplays. it's no wonder they're so much better on the road than they are at home. and i agree. i'm sick of hearing the "let's go rangers" chant at flyers games with "flyers" cleverly affixed over "rangers." get it right people.

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I personally think that it has a lot to do with the fact that the Flyers are playing differently under Lavy than how they have in the past. Gone is the overly aggressive hitting and fighting Flyers and in are the new skilled and winning Flyers. Even though we have a great team I have to say that the games aren't nearly as entertaining this year. Kind of weird if you think about it.
That is a huge piece to the game. When the team does not play with any emotion, the crowd doesn't have any as well.

Went to a Bruins/Flyers game a couple years back and before the game really even got going there were two fights, the most energy the building had all night was during those fights. As much as people say fighting does not belong, I really think it is an integral part of the fan experience.

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I'm usually quiet because I'm watching what is going on, carefully.

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I really don't mind people yelling shoot. When you can actually hear it on TV, the team generally does need to really ****ing shoot the puck.

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I'm usually quiet because I'm watching what is going on, carefully.
This is true...I'm similar although in the playoffs not as much....watching too carefully and holding things in aggravates my IBS....

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I think it's the fact that many fans are being priced out, so businessmen and the like are taking their clients and partners to the game to discuss business, instead of watching the game and being interactive. It's actually very annoying and noticeable.

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