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#41 Ilovedupas

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:51 PM

I guess grandma should have taught me how to spell these Polish words too. blink.gif

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (Ilovedupas @ May 1, 2008 - 09:51PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess grandma should have taught me how to spell these Polish words too. blink.gif

I'm off to enjoy the game - GO WINGS!



You should check out the chat feature here during the game. It is a fun place!

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#43 ILWingsFan1

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:24 PM

I actually don't have to put up with too much garbage because I live in a little town that doesn't have an NHL team. Though this year because we got Calgary's farm team there are a few dweebs who think that means we all need to root for Calgary. Uh, no. That won't happen. And the Black Hawks never make the playoffs so it's not like there's any good-natured arguing going on with the Black Hawk fans. I mean, really, they can't say Detroit or anybody else sucks. They're Black Hawk fans!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:50 PM

its real easy for me to defend the wings living in st louis.

#45 Donaldjr2448

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:05 AM

QUOTE (Tennessee Wing Fan @ May 1, 2008 - 08:57PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You should check out the chat feature here during the game. It is a fun place!

Let's GO Wings!!!


I very sorry that someone treated you that way at a game!! I have done alot over the years to support hockey and the NHL, but when fans of a welfare team spit, and throw and tell six year ols that they suck, I have a problem with that! Growing up in Detroit I have no problem standing up to some redneck from Trashville. There are some folks there that are great however, but a majority of them are A@$holes! I hate not being able to see my Wings in action, but I also want to be able to watch them on TV, and not from a jail cell. For example, today I oicked my sister up from the airport in Trashville and since its game day I wore my Wings jersey, and I still got nasty dirty looks from people. My Mom was standing next to me (also a Wings Fan here in TN) and she said can you believe some of these people and the looks your getting, I turned around at her and shouted extremly loudly, "well if they had a hockey team that was worth a s#$t I would have retired this jersey a couple of weeks ago, Its not my fault their a first round doormat" Oh well, we all got the last laugh on those loosers anyway, heres to driving the uhaul when they move to Kansas City!!!!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:23 AM

As previously stated i get a lot of Stars fans. They always talk about how Detroit always "chokes" in the postseason. I point out the fact sometimes you fall short when you are the best team every year. The best occasionally gets upset. I tend to give as good as I get, because I refuse to let some idiot that represents a team that can't stay in the same place disrespect my team which is one of the best teams to ever grace the NHL. I also like to remind them that Yzerman will ALWAYS be better than Modano.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:26 AM

I'm originally from Chicago, now living in Atlanta and will be moving to Greensboro, NC in about a month. In Chicago, I took a lot of crap from people because obviously the Wings and Blackhawks are rivals. Living down here, no one really cares. Hockey in the South is more like a circus sideshow act or something; most people aren't as into it as people in say, Montreal or New York.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:37 AM

I'm in Pittsburgh too. Whenever I'm in that kind of situation, I just remind them that Crosby is a pansy. That usually works.
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#49 Wings_Fan_in_KC

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:40 AM

Fans in STL are rabid. They hate the Wings and they hate Wings fans. To set the stage, this was Dec 26th, 2007 in STL and I was wearing my old school #16 Konstantinov sweater and my wife was wearing her #40 Zetterberg and we were right down in the thick of things 8 rows off the glass. We sat by some “OK people”, some “Not 100% OK people” and one Butth@le. The OK people were able to take my ribbing and boisterous support of the Wings. The Not 100% OK people were visibly gritting their teeth and making some quiet comments back but not wanting to push the issue. The Butth@le was annoying and didn’t seem to know anything about the game except that he liked the guys in Blue. He was right in front of us and after one of his rude remarks, I leaned over and said, “Is there some reason you keep looking at me and not the game?”

The next few times he turned around I pointed back to the game and said “eh-eh-eh” like you do to a kid when they are getting into something they shouldn’t. Finally, thinking they were squatters, I opined (out loud) that they probably weren’t even his seats – (his kid and him came down from the second level well after the game started and sat in a couple different places before settling in front of us). He said something about Detroit fans and I said, “Yeah, at least we know hockey.” He couldn’t take it any more and took his kid back up to the upper deck for the 3rd period.

I had a good discussion with the guy that was sitting next to my wife when she was out in the concourse (bathroom and beer run) – he knew his stuff and he was one of the OK people who took it all in stride. One of the Not 100% OK people even by the end of the night was begrudgingly saying, “Yeah, dey can outskate the crap outta da Blues, man.” When it was all over a few of us shook hands and I said, “The Blues always play the Wings hard…..I don’t know what happened tonite.” That seemed to make some of them feel better. A few said, “We’ll get ya next time!”

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#50 T.Low

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:45 AM





I moved out west from Clarkston Mi 10 yrs ago. 1 hr south of vancouver, and 1.5 hrs north of seattle.

The Canuck fans try to give me s*** I just smile and say " yeah, the canucks are doing ok for an expansion team, but they're still a 40 yr old virgin"

And that usually closes the deal right there.

#51 RedWingfaninCO

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:51 PM

My sister and I (I'm a girl too) go to the Pepsi Center a couple times a year when the Wings are in town. Usually we ignore the smack talk and just don't get involved. I have on two occasions had a response to the Red Wings Suck chant after the games. One was just "Scoreboard don't lie" and the other was "Check the scoreboard".

We were at the game last night and learned a new reply to the Red Wings Sucks chant. When they start it, just start chanting back, "Ten Stanley Cups! Ten Stanley Cups!

In reality after last nights game, there weren't a lot of Avs fans left to talk any smack anyway.

Great game! Go Wings!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:56 PM

I am origonaly from Illinois, but I am studying in Germany right now. I didn't read the rest of the posts in the thread but i am willing to bet I am the farthest right now. (6 time zones away)
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (RedWingfaninCO @ May 2, 2008 - 03:51PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We were at the game last night and learned a new reply to the Red Wings Sucks chant. When they start it, just start chanting back, "Ten Stanley Cups! Ten Stanley Cups!


Damn! I was at the game last night too, and I wish I had thought of chanting that back. thumbup.gif


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Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:38 PM

I read some pretty upsetting stories, some of them make me question some of the things I have said, done, or allowed to happen.

The best advice I can give that you should be careful about drinking too much when you are a visitor.

The next best thing I can say is that being a fan isn't so different from the rest of life. You just got to treat people the right way.

Anyway, the year of the so called Stunner at Staples (I think, there were lots of playoff games in California those years) I was in line to piss. There was this guy really trying to give it to me, and he was all over the place. I remember "I oughtta beat your ass" kinda talk.

I said, "Is this really what you want... do you want all these people -- these kids -- to see how bad a sport you are..." after adding a "you realize I am way bigger than you old man" I did my business.

When I got out in the corridor I almost got escorted out of the game. Then the man who was behind me with his two boys said "he didn't do anything wrong, accept put on the wrong jersey... it was real good the way he handled himself in there" and I got to go back to my seat for the third period.

I feel sorry for everyone who has gotten bullied or had kids cry and I kinda wish I didn't get coast through these situation just because I am a big tall guy.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:40 PM

I live in Ducks territory so I am surronded by idiots but when I go to games when the wings come to town I usually take some verbal abuse but there is a line. If it continues throughout the night then i fire back or if they throw peanuts or anything on me then theres a problem. Ducks fans only talk s*** when they score or are ahead, they think they are so tough, then again everyone is Orange County thinks they are hard haha. Dont take too much s*** though, if it is in good fun cool, but if the opposng fan makes a verbal attack on you or say Lidstrom, then knock his ass out haha.

#56 WunderfulWorldOFOzzie

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:46 PM




Wow , i guess living here in Canada well in between toronto and Ottawa i have had my share of those type of fans. The sense is here why not chear for a canadian team but the Wings have always been my team . At that rate I have had statistical rants with toronto fans , Avs fans and so on and so on ...I answer generally in kind like for instance for toronto leafs fans.."you have to ask are you gonna see a cup before the world ends" Then you have to remind them how many times we beat them giving its every couple of years because of the nhl schedule ...


Ottawa game i went to wasnt bad, they didnt have much to say because There was a split in fan base that night i went half sens fans and half Wings fans .Of course that was before Stevie Retired and got some overtime that night also .Of course the Wings won 3 - 2 .


In closing you just gotta mention what team records are they usually trying to chase and break oh the stats especially last night wow Franzen simply awesome ...Keep up the great work WINGS ....!!! clap.gif
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:32 PM

Wow, after reading these stories, I have to say how impressed I am with the Minnesota fans. They were nice to me even though I was a Wing fan.

There is a line. It's too bad people cross it.

BTW, thanks for clearing up the dupas thing. I saw the name and was racking my brain trying to remember who he played for. I don't speak Polish. I was sure he had been a Leaf or a Hab. Silly me.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:47 PM

QUOTE (ChitownWingsfan @ May 1, 2008 - 01:59PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For me its easier to take it from actual hockey fans that know what they are talking about. I hate listening to some idiot talk about how the Wings suck and they no nothing about hockey and can't back up their 'argument'.

I also hate listening to Bhawk's fan do it. Don't blame the Wings because your team sucks.

If the Blackhawks make the playoffs in the near future - I can guarantee the fans down there will really be world class a-holes dry.gif

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE (RedWingfaninCO @ May 2, 2008 - 04:51PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My sister and I (I'm a girl too) go to the Pepsi Center a couple times a year when the Wings are in town. Usually we ignore the smack talk and just don't get involved. I have on two occasions had a response to the Red Wings Suck chant after the games. One was just "Scoreboard don't lie" and the other was "Check the scoreboard".

We were at the game last night and learned a new reply to the Red Wings Sucks chant. When they start it, just start chanting back, "Ten Stanley Cups! Ten Stanley Cups!

In reality after last nights game, there weren't a lot of Avs fans left to talk any smack anyway.

Great game! Go Wings!

Back in the fall of 1998 a few buddies of mine, & I went to a game in Chicago...Right on cue mid-way thru the 2nd period the Hawk fans started their ever-so-original 'DEE-TROIT SUX' chant...

After having several too many brews that evening I stood up, & started chanting 'STANLEY CUPS'...My buddies immediately joined in, & so did a few dozen other Red Wing fans in our section...

In about 2 minutes I'd say a few hundred (maybe more) were joining in...Kinda shut those damn F.I.B.S. up in a hurry thumbup.gif

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:59 AM

I don't take any crap on this. In NY when someone told me Detroit bought the Cup, I shot right back, "With that logic, the Rangers should have three or four, so what's up with that?" Then point out our draft picks from Lidstrom, Pavel, Hank... (now Franzen). This is a team with the best scouting, perhaps in any sport.

In Philly I get the same crap, and rather than use logic (why waste it?) I taunt them about their old "Legion of Broom" that we dismantled and sent their pathetic dreams of glory down in flames.

Finally when people tell me Detroit never wins, I tell them that's crap "Three cups in ten years, how many cups does your team have in the past ten years?" This is the hardest championship in any sport and that we are in the running every single year is huge.

Basically a combination of logic with direct stabs at where they hurt the most! Don't back down.





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