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04-09-2013, 10:00 AM
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The only time I think it's acceptable to boo is at lack of effort. There were many times in the past this team deserved booing. Not anymore, though. They give it 100% every game. They just aren't that talented.

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04-09-2013, 10:05 AM
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Again, young doesn't mean anything to me so stop mentioning it. They're still pros at the NHL level. They going to get booed if they don't perform. Period. Whether they're 20 or 35. It's part of the business. Deal with it.
So you expect young players to play at the same level and consistency as veteran players? Experience is extremely important. As I'm sure you know, but I guess it's irrelevant to their performance? Makes no sense to me.


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Did you take the time to buy a ticket? Drive to the arena? Pay for parking? Buy concessions?


Then you have every right to cheer how you want to cheer, and boo how you want to boo. Every other fan has the right to like it, or hate it.



Express yourself.....

Don't like it? Do something about it!

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They going to get booed if they don't perform. Period.
Close. Players should get booed if they underperform. Regardless of age. That is true.

But the question is, are they underperforming? All rookies go through growing pains and make rookie mistakes. That's part of normal player development.

Obviously a rookie shouldn't be held to the same standard as a 10-year veteran. The hard part is deciding what are reasonable performance expectations for a rookie player on a bad team, so that you can properly judge whether they are underperforming or not.

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04-09-2013, 10:07 AM
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Did you take the time to buy a ticket? Drive to the arena? Pay for parking? Buy concessions?


Then you have every right to cheer how you want to cheer, and boo how you want to boo. Every other fan has the right to like it, or hate it.



Express yourself.....

Don't like it? Do something about it!
And fans on a message board have a right to call you out for it.

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04-09-2013, 10:08 AM
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And fans on a message board have a right to call you out for it.
Exactly.

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04-09-2013, 10:15 AM
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All the complaining here reminds me of:


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04-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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You have a right to drink too much at the game too. It doesn't make it the right thing to do.

Just because you have the right to do something, doesn't mean you shouldn't use some judgement.

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04-09-2013, 10:28 AM
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I'm a firm believer that Buffalo's lack of success is often a self-sustaining phenomenon. We know how to act when our teams are lousy, but we have no idea how to cope with success. Whenever I'm in attendance at a close game, our fans are quiet...waiting for the inevitable punch in the gut. The 06-07 team was a prime example of this - the atmosphere was nervous and uncomfortable.

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04-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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Buffalo has a passionate fan base, no doubt. But it's also fickle, overly negative, and sometimes ignorant of the finer details of the game. Yes, this can be said to some degree about every fan base, and many times it's much worse. Still, constant booing makes me wonder why some fans even go.

why do people still go to Bills games? outside of getting drunk.

one of life's great mysteries.

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04-09-2013, 10:33 AM
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So you expect young players to play at the same level and consistency as veteran players? Experience is extremely important. As I'm sure you know, but I guess it's irrelevant to their performance? Makes no sense to me.
Many young players outperform veterans. You can't paint a broad brush with it either way. Personally, I don't boo very often. But I will certainly defend another fans right to boo whenever they want to. It's not even a debate. If other fans don't like to hear it, they don't have to go.

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04-09-2013, 10:39 AM
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How to support your hometown hockey team 101. See.... Winnipeg Jets 2011-12 season.

How to look like complete imbeciles when supporting your hometown hockey team. See...... NY Rangers, Philldelphia Flyers.... any year, any season.

Buffalo is way closer to Winnipeg than NY/Philly.

There will always be A-**** in any crowd. Just take care not to expose yourself as being one!

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04-09-2013, 10:57 AM
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Many young players outperform veterans. You can't paint a broad brush with it either way. Personally, I don't boo very often. But I will certainly defend another fans right to boo whenever they want to. It's not even a debate. If other fans don't like to hear it, they don't have to go.
No one is debating the right to do it, so I am not sure why that even gets brought up. I find it annoying myself, but I would never even argue that one can boo if they wish.

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04-09-2013, 11:02 AM
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Ott was just on GR, riffing on just this very topic.
In the last postgame both Ott and Miller asked the fans to give the rookies a break with the booing.

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No one is debating the right to do it, so I am not sure why that even gets brought up. I find it annoying myself, but I would never even argue that one can boo if they wish.
It's the whole point of this thread, no? Guy posted an article saying not to boo young players. My point (and others) is that fans have every right to boo. In the end, there's no debating that point, which you seem to agree with. Can it be annoying to some people? Sure, but there's a lot of things at sporting events that can be annoying. Ignore them or just don't go to the games.

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04-09-2013, 11:10 AM
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In the last postgame both Ott and Miller asked the fans to give the rookies a break with the booing.
Wow. It's a shame it has come to this.

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04-09-2013, 11:11 AM
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I think the booing in general should stop. It's pretty embarrassing to boo your own team.
Yes, embarrassing for the team. That's kind of the point.

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04-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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Oldest or youngest team in the league, they're still professionals at the highest level. Fans have every right to boo. And why does anyone care what another fan chooses to do at the game? They paid for a ticket, it's their right.
I usually agree with most of your posts, but here I can not. Just because a fan pays money it does not give them free rain. Yes booing and cheering is expected, but it can and must not become personal. Boo the action or play but never the player. IMOA...

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04-09-2013, 11:14 AM
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I agree. They're the youngest team in the NHL, in the early stages of a rebuild. Cut them some slack.
Did I still pay 50 dollars for a seat? Are they still getting paid hundreds of thousands?

I think we're all overlooking the fact that 5 or 6 minute stretch of that Devils game was some of the most one-sided play I've ever seen in an NHL hockey game. Like historically bad. Regardless of who was out there, they deserved it.

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Yes, embarrassing for the team. That's kind of the point.
No, it's embarrassing for those who boo. That's the point.

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04-09-2013, 11:16 AM
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IMO the in-arena fanbase is as rotten as the team's Roch core.

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04-09-2013, 11:18 AM
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Yes, embarrassing for the team. That's kind of the point.
The booing speaks more about the fans than the team. Yeah, everyone's frustrated, but to hear boos every single game is overkill. The fans are better than that.

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No, it's embarrassing for those who boo. That's the point.
Doesn't embarrass me in the slightest.

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04-09-2013, 11:21 AM
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Doesn't embarrass me in the slightest.
That's the problem.

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I still haven't seen a good explanation as to why booing is embarassing/*******ish/whatever. Only assertions that it is.

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