Donald Jr. and Tennessee Wing Fan - thanks for your posts. I feel extremely relieved to know that others feel the same way I do. I was willing to give Nashville a chance by being a full season ticket holder this past season, but after all is said and done, the anxiety level I feel going to the Sommet Center is too high. I'm a female too and don't quite have the "presence" to intimidate any of these people. The guy who spit on me though, it was right on the top of my head and his wife did smack him for it. Common sense prevented me from smacking him myself.
Thanks again you guys!
You are amazingly patient. If that'd happened to me at Savvis (now Scottrade) when the Wings played the Blues, I'd have turned around and decked somebody. Girl or no, I'd never take that from somebody.
I only went to one game out East against the Blues, and we completely whaled on 'em. Scottrade is usually about 50/50 though, with so many transplants from different areas. Though I never would banter/mouth off with anyone other than my dad's best friend, a huge Blues fan and St Louis native.
I did manage to get security called on me and my dad though before the game. There's a picture over in the "Post your Picture" thread in the Water cooler of my dad and I, in Blues and Wings jerseys respectively, looking like we're about to pound each other. I guess some other guy walking down the street freaked and alerted security. The guy just shook his head - as we were flanked by a skinny lady in a Blues jersey (with a camera) and a short kid, completely out of place, in a Flyers Brind'Amour jersey. If that obviously wasn't family ribbing, I don't know what is.
And it's a SHAME they'd tease your child to the point of tears over his jersey. Seriously, people like that need to be evaluated. I understand they're not Wings fans, but good grief. There's a difference in joking and just being a plain d-bag..