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Screaming "Let's Go Rangers!" during the anthem?

View Poll Results: Saying LGR during the anthem
It's disrespectful and I don't do it 78 41.05%
It's disrespectful but I do it anyway 7 3.68%
It's fun and I do it, so shut up 33 17.37%
It's harmless, but I don't do it 65 34.21%
Other (please specify) 7 3.68%
Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

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10-31-2011, 10:53 PM
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Screaming "Let's Go Rangers!" during the anthem?

Hey, guys. I just wanted to gauge the thoughts of this board on this topic. An old guy at the game who was a veteran was very offended by this, and I thought maybe he was misreading what was happening.

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I'm not going to freak out over it but typically see it as pretty moronic to be honest. The singing of the national anthem is a time to stand up, shut up or sing along. IMO it's disrespectful to be shouting anything out during the anthem.

Usually it's some schmuck who thinks he's funny. It's pretty lame IMO, maybe that's just me. There are another 2 hours + to shout whatever the hell you want ... that's my 2 cents

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It gets me pumped.

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Gets me kinda pumped, especially after "streaming." I'll do it at that point, but no where else in the song. Kinda becoming an MSG tradition.

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After having to stand and do the pledge every day in school for all those years, standing and removing my cap is enough. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

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As someone who thinks that singing the anthem before every single sporting event is overkill anyway, I have absolutely no problem having a little fun during it.

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standing and removing my cap is enough.!
I hope that just came off sounding way douchier then it was actually meant.

Tell that to the men & women who put their lives on the line, that you standing and removing your hat is enough

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As someone who thinks that singing the anthem before every single sporting event is overkill anyway, I have absolutely no problem having a little fun during it.
I agree that it is overkill.

But, if it's being done it's really not that difficult to respect it .... is it?

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Yeah it's become a tradition after "streaming" when everyone does it. I like that but there's no reason to yell it after every line. I personally don't take part in it but I like it as long as it's just that part. Hearing the building get loud during the anthem in the playoffs gives me chills.

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I agree that it is overkill.

But, if it's being done it's really not that difficult to respect it .... is it?
No it's not, but I don't think it's disrespectful.

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I hope that just came off sounding way douchier then it was actually meant.

Tell that to the men & women who put their lives on the line, that you standing and removing your hat is enough
Dude, I have the utmost respect for the men and women that serve our country. Please. My point was, I don't have to sing along to the anthem, standing and taking my hat off to honor my country doesn't make me a bad citizen because I don't sing along to the anthem.

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I personally find it rather disrespectful, but it's been done for years (at the Garden). At least people don't boo other anthems.

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People have been doing the "Let's Go Rangers!" for years. I'm sure there have been many service people who have gone to Rangers games and no one has ever complained. If that's the case, then isn't fans getting loud during the anthem disrespectful? After all, we should either be singing along or keeping our mouths shut and respecting our nation or something.

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Dude, I have the utmost respect for the men and women that serve our country. Please. My point was, I don't have to sing along to the anthem, standing and taking my hat off to honor my country doesn't make me a bad citizen because I don't sing along to the anthem.
I wasn't saying that. I thought the way you said it that you think it's enough to just stand up and asking you to not shout "LGR" was going overboard.

My fault ...

I'm by no means a singer either

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I wasn't saying that. I thought the way you said it that you think it's enough to just stand up and asking you to not shout "LGR" was going overboard.

My fault ...

I'm by no means a singer either
It's all good. My grandfather received a Purple Heart in WWII, I respect the Military, trust me.

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I don't think it's disrespectful at all. In fact, its a way to combine two things we all love: our team and our country.

At Cornell games the crowd shouts RED at the appropriate moment in the anthem.

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Like it, it's kind of like our Anthem tradition. I don't yell it because there are a couple thousand people trying to beat each other to the punch but it hits me when I hear it.

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im an active duty service member myself, and if i was in uniform at a Rangers game, you would see me at attention facing the flag, as is expected of me and out of respect for the flag, what it stands for, and for my brothers and sisters on the front lines while im at home enjoying a hockey game. if im in street clothes, ill enjoy the Anthem, seeing as how it is a celebratory song in my eyes, but i wont be disrespectful about it either.

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im an active duty service member myself, and if i was in uniform at a Rangers game, you would see me at attention facing the flag, as is expected of me and out of respect for the flag, what it stands for, and for my brothers and sisters on the front lines while im at home enjoying a hockey game. if im in street clothes, ill enjoy the Anthem, seeing as how it is a celebratory song in my eyes, but i wont be disrespectful about it either.
Thank you for your service.

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As someone who thinks that singing the anthem before every single sporting event is overkill anyway, I have absolutely no problem having a little fun during it.
Exactly. I voted 'other' because I don't do it, but think that it is more than harmless, I think it adds character to a Garden who is steadily losing it.

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Love it at garden and even more at colo.

It depends really where you sit and who your with. Tonight I was in 100's with girlfriend therefore I don't do it. If I'm with my drinking buddies in 300's then we are all over the place with it

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I am somebody who loves to do it... I respect the national anthem and Im the first one standing when there is any Military, NYPD, or FDNY personnel honored at the game, but I think its a tradition. It sort of sets the tone for the screaming to come during the game. It absolutely gets me pumped, even though it clearly pisses of the elderly couple who sit in front of me.

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I think it's a bit disrespectful. Not a battle I want to fight though, and I know that I'm in the minority here.

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It's moronic... But I'm not offended by it.

I'd like the same people to stop yelling shoot when we're on the powerplay.

The players on the ice don't need your input. It is just distracting.

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i find it particular to MSG crowds during Ranger games and it gives me the chills everytime so i enjoy it. plus its only during the pause in the song for the most part until the very end where even Amirante encourages everyone to drown him out....i wouldnt like it if it was accross the board in every stadium/arena - even if i was a fan of those teams. ie) not at yankee stadium

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