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04-08-2013, 11:12 PM
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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.

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To any lingering Avs fans: thanks for the fun evening! It's not like anything entertaining was on tv tonight
So....I'm here to attempt to poach you, remember?

So, here's what I can offer:

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2) Some place warm. A place where the beer flows like wine and beautiful women instinctively flock to like the salmon of capastrano!

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04-08-2013, 11:13 PM
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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.

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04-08-2013, 11:14 PM
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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.
I sincerely hope that you don't actually believe that we legitimately WANT and enjoy our teams losing?

I was talking with a Flames Mod tonight, and I had mentioned that this gimmick actually seemed to liven up BOTH the Avs and Flames GDT's tonight. Losing as much as the Avs have has really made our own GDT's depressing.

There's no harm in humor, especially when both fanbases were seemingly down for it tonight.

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So....I'm here to attempt to poach you, remember?
I'm there!



Truth be told, I'd say the Avs are probably my second favorite team anyways. I'm actually kind of disappointed they won't be in the same division as us.

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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.
Okay.

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04-08-2013, 11:17 PM
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I was talking with a Flames Mod tonight, and I had mentioned that this gimmick actually seemed to liven up BOTH the Avs and Flames GDT's tonight. Losing as much as the Avs have has really made our own GDT's depressing.

There's no harm in humor, especially when both fanbases were seemingly down for it tonight.
Definitely. Let's face it, neither team has a lot to cheer for right now. I think anything to lighten the mood is welcomed.

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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.

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Definitely. Let's face it, neither team has a lot to cheer for right now. I think anything to lighten the mood is welcomed.
Your picture had me wondering. What was with the woman behind the coaches tonight, she looked like an escort.

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04-08-2013, 11:33 PM
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Your picture had me wondering. What was with the woman behind the coaches tonight, she looked like an escort.
Haha I'll be completely honest: I didn't even realize she had a head until way later in the game


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I sincerely hope that you don't actually believe that we legitimately WANT and enjoy our teams losing?

I was talking with a Flames Mod tonight, and I had mentioned that this gimmick actually seemed to liven up BOTH the Avs and Flames GDT's tonight. Losing as much as the Avs have has really made our own GDT's depressing.

There's no harm in humor, especially when both fanbases were seemingly down for it tonight.
Yeah, it was a great time watching both GDT's, had some great laughs through the game, and was really happy to see both fan bases enjoy themselves, when there isn't much to be happy about, right now.

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I sincerely hope that you don't actually believe that we legitimately WANT and enjoy our teams losing?

I was talking with a Flames Mod tonight, and I had mentioned that this gimmick actually seemed to liven up BOTH the Avs and Flames GDT's tonight. Losing as much as the Avs have has really made our own GDT's depressing.

There's no harm in humor, especially when both fanbases were seemingly down for it tonight.
This.

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I sincerely hope that you don't actually believe that we legitimately WANT and enjoy our teams losing?

I was talking with a Flames Mod tonight, and I had mentioned that this gimmick actually seemed to liven up BOTH the Avs and Flames GDT's tonight. Losing as much as the Avs have has really made our own GDT's depressing.

There's no harm in humor, especially when both fanbases were seemingly down for it tonight.
after hearing Oiler fans cheer for their team to lose for top picks over the past 3 years I put nothing by any fan base. In fact I see alot of Flames fans that are cheering for the team to lose and have been for a while, so why wouldn't I expect the same from others?

I understand the mentality where you accept losing, but I think there is a fine line between accepting that the teams is horrible & trying to find bright spots and encouraging losing. But too many fans cross over to the dark side and end up encouraging losing and talking about it like it's the only solution.

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04-09-2013, 12:51 AM
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after hearing Oiler fans cheer for their team to lose for top picks over the past 3 years I put nothing by any fan base. In fact I see alot of Flames fans that are cheering for the team to lose and have been for a while, so why wouldn't I expect the same from others?

I understand the mentality where you accept losing, but I think there is a fine line between accepting that the teams is horrible & trying to find bright spots and encouraging losing. But too many fans cross over to the dark side and end up encouraging losing and talking about it like it's the only solution.
I would tend to agree with you. Not all but most on this board have been actively hoping we lose and while I get the logic behind "if we are going to suck we might as well get the best prospect we can" it seems very hypocritical from a fan base that mocked the oilers for hoping for the same only a few years ago.

The Avs fans were more of making a joke of it, not to mention many are hoping another poor season means they clean house management and coaching staff. But it is rather sad to see 2 fan bases generally indifferent to how there team plays.

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after hearing Oiler fans cheer for their team to lose for top picks over the past 3 years I put nothing by any fan base. In fact I see alot of Flames fans that are cheering for the team to lose and have been for a while, so why wouldn't I expect the same from others?

I understand the mentality where you accept losing, but I think there is a fine line between accepting that the teams is horrible & trying to find bright spots and encouraging losing. But too many fans cross over to the dark side and end up encouraging losing and talking about it like it's the only solution.
Well I like using the band aid analogy. Do you rip it off fast or slowly nudge it off?

I think most men (and posters on this board) prefer the rip off fast, have higher pain but shortens the duration. Versus the slowly peeling which has less pain but longer duration.

In my mind, cheering to lose is hoping your team rips off the band aid quickly.

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Glad to see the Flames curb stomped those fools. Win the last games against Vancouver and Edmonton and I'll be a happy man.


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But it is rather sad to see 2 fan bases generally indifferent to how there team plays.
There's no choice left but to laugh at our own team. We go round and round pointing out the problems but until management does anything we've got nothing left to talk about in all honesty.

If we're going to suck, we'd rather at least get something positive out of it as fans. But you can bet your ass 99.9% of us would have fired Sacco twenty games ago if we could have.

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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.
#SoMad

I'm assuming by now you've figured it's a joke.
While I wasn't part of this, the sarcasm levels are off the charts.

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I'm assuming by now you've figured it's a joke.
While I wasn't part of this, the sarcasm levels are off the charts.
The sad thing is, there are those who weren't joking.

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The sad thing is, there are those who weren't joking.
Then they certainly have a different opinion of the Flames than you or me. While I want us to get a great draft pick, I can't cheer against us.

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I started reading this topic and wow, talk about a disgusting display by both Flames and Avalanche fans. Cheering for your team to lose is despicable and there is no place for it in the world of competitive sports. Anyone cheering against their own team is a pathetic excuse for a sports fan.
I bet you're a blast at parties.

Almost every post was sarcasm, get off your high horse.

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5 home games + 1 vs the oilers I just want to win what we can of those.
Would not be upset at all if we finished the season with 4 road losses though.

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I saw how active this thread was, and I was surprised.


....then I opened it.

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