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#1 jmr13

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:24 PM

I have simply had enough of listening to the bandwagon Blackhawks fans the last few weeks. Perhaps when they have a few more cups they can come talk to us then. Now I get the distinct pleasure of listening to their car horns all night long. Where were these people a year or two ago when the blackhawks were practically begging people to purchase tickets?

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:31 PM

We have our fair share of bandwagon fans. Although, i think the majority of ours just expect the wings to be good since we've been good for so long, so many people dont start following them till playoffs because in their minds thats all that matters. I never got that though, why jump on the wagon in thefinal stride of the season and root for the team if you dont know anytihng about the players? Stupid if you ask me.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:39 PM

We have our fair share of bandwagon fans. Although, i think the majority of ours just expect the wings to be good since we've been good for so long, so many people dont start following them till playoffs because in their minds thats all that matters. I never got that though, why jump on the wagon in thefinal stride of the season and root for the team if you dont know anytihng about the players? Stupid if you ask me.



especially when you start to talk to them about the game and becomes painfully obvious that most have no idea what your talking about. I have been a wings fan my entire life (literally). the overriding opinion I get from people here is that I should hang up my wings hat and wear a hawks one...I laugh like crazy about that. I don't mind the opposing team's fan when they have been a fan through thick and thin, and don't feel the need to yell "detroit sucks" at a blackhawks game when the hawks aren't even playing the wings. It'll be interesting to see what happens next season.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?

We don't seem like we've got many bandwagon fans because the team has been competitive for so long. But when the Wings were awful, the fans weren't there in Detroit either. It's not very much fun to support a terrible team for very long.

It's why I would say Detroit is actually Footballtown™. Because the Lions suck year after year, and us fans just keep coming back for more punishment.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:29 AM

It's why I would say Detroit is actually Footballtown™. Because the Lions suck year after year, and us fans just keep coming back for more punishment.


Yep. The Lions still get way more coverage and attention than any of the other teams combined, despite sucking ass every year. Imagine if they ever put a good season together.

Every one of the other three teams have pretty bandwagon heavy fan bases.

As far as the Hawks go, I can't wait to see them lose all of their depth in the offseason. Glad this season is over. I am happy for Hossa though.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:33 AM

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?



I was living in the D near Gratiot and Gunston.
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All fans are bandwagoners first, then become long term fans.... that, or they move on to other teams. LOL

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:40 AM

especially when you start to talk to them about the game and becomes painfully obvious that most have no idea what your talking about. I have been a wings fan my entire life (literally). the overriding opinion I get from people here is that I should hang up my wings hat and wear a hawks one...I laugh like crazy about that. I don't mind the opposing team's fan when they have been a fan through thick and thin, and don't feel the need to yell "detroit sucks" at a blackhawks game when the hawks aren't even playing the wings. It'll be interesting to see what happens next season.


This happens so much to me! My coworker does it, but he only talks about crosby and i think the only reason he does that is because he knows i hate crosby and the penguins. Specially other teens at my church. They all know I'm a huge hockey fan and they will talk like they know everything and will get team names wrong and will mix the teams up with wrong cities. Usually the second they start talking about hockey they are getting stuff wrong.

But I am glad hockey is becoming more popular and my friends at church are slowly becoming more knowledgeable, specifically about the caps sense thats like the home team here. One kid mentioned some facts about a player and they were all correct. I was speechless
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:40 AM

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:28 AM

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?

We don't seem like we've got many bandwagon fans because the team has been competitive for so long. But when the Wings were awful, the fans weren't there in Detroit either. It's not very much fun to support a terrible team for very long.

It's why I would say Detroit is actually Footballtown™. Because the Lions suck year after year, and us fans just keep coming back for more punishment.

I jumped on the Yzerman bandwagon in 83.

I remember when the Joe was clean and one of the newest, coolest places to see a live game. The only problem was, it was frequently empty! In my childhood memories, it always seemed to be Tigers. That was the ticket in town, especially in 84.
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#12 ChitownWingsfan

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:48 AM

The issue for me, at least, isn't that Chicago has bangwagon fans, all teams do certainly. But these Hawks bangwagons are just jackasses, they act like they were there from the beginning and they weren't. There has to be a certian amount of humility when you just start following a team. You can't scream Detroit Sux when you know nothing about the rivalary. I can't tell you how many times I've heard from admittedly new fans that they hate the Flyers. Why? Because you're playing them? Its not like there is any history there so whats the beef besides that you're an idiot?

Be a bangwagon fan and when the parade happens Friday, I hope they celebrate their ass off but be honest about it and admit you weren't there for the team a couple years ago. Thats all.

Edited by ChitownWingsfan, 10 June 2010 - 09:21 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:39 AM

I have simply had enough of listening to the bandwagon Blackhawks fans the last few weeks. Perhaps when they have a few more cups they can come talk to us then. Now I get the distinct pleasure of listening to their car horns all night long. Where were these people a year or two ago when the blackhawks were practically begging people to purchase tickets?

Every team has it's a'hole and bandwagon fans, including the Red Wings. Whenever a team wins a championship, the fans will be the loudest. Happens every year. It doesn't matter who won more championships, who has better personnel, why my city is better than yours, whatever. Let them have their moment in the sun, they'll eventually fade away and life will return to normal. As long as they aren't hurting anybody, it isn't worth getting all pissed off at the hassle because this happens every year. Just ignore and walk away. You, me, nor anybody else is going to change these fans.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:57 AM

The issue for me, at least, isn't that Chicago has bangwagon fans, all teams do certainly. But these Hawks bangwagons are just jackasses, they act like they were there from the beginning and they were. There has to be a certian amount of humility when you just start following a team. You can't scream Detroit Sux when you know nothing about the rivalary. I can't tell you how many times I've heard from admittedly new fans that they hate the Flyers. Why? Because you're playing them? Its not like there is any history there so whats the beef besides that you're an idiot?

Be a bangwagon fan and when the parade happens Friday, I hope they celebrate their ass off but be honest about it and admit you weren't there for the team a couple years ago. Thats all.

Happens in every arena, every city like you said. So why get pissy about it? Who gives a damn if they say Detroit sucks or Philly sucks? They're just being playful and in the moment. They could say 1000 things much worse and much more offending.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:05 AM

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?


I was more interested in Sesame Street and applesauce in the mid 80's :) My old man introduced me to hockey in 95 or 96, but I think he prolonged my exposure to the sport because of my mom's hatred of violence and the fact that we had Probert. Just a hunch though.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:10 AM

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?

We don't seem like we've got many bandwagon fans because the team has been competitive for so long. But when the Wings were awful, the fans weren't there in Detroit either. It's not very much fun to support a terrible team for very long.

It's why I would say Detroit is actually Footballtown™. Because the Lions suck year after year, and us fans just keep coming back for more punishment.

And as Packers fans, we laugh. :P
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:13 AM

I'll be happy to not have jackasses who don't know what icing is sticking their heads in my office saying, "hawks rule, wings suck!" that'll be nice. I won't miss that. I have some friends who have followed the Hawks their whole lives, had season tickets while they were terrible, and it's good for them. But it's tough living in Chicago as a Wings fan. Especially this month.

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?


I was at the Joe. My dad used to take me and my sister with his buddy to games all the time. They wouldn't charge us for tickets because we'd sit on their laps.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:15 AM

I'll be happy to not have jackasses who don't know what icing is sticking their heads in my office saying, "hawks rule, wings suck!" that'll be nice. I won't miss that. I have some friends who have followed the Hawks their whole lives, had season tickets while they were terrible, and it's good for them. But it's tough living in Chicago as a Wings fan. Especially this month.



I was at the Joe. My dad used to take me and my sister with his buddy to games all the time. They wouldn't charge us for tickets because we'd sit on their laps.


They have their fun now, but when half their team disappears between now and October due to cap issues you'll know you'll have the last laugh.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:23 AM

I'll be happy to not have jackasses who don't know what icing is sticking their heads in my office saying, "hawks rule, wings suck!" that'll be nice. I won't miss that. I have some friends who have followed the Hawks their whole lives, had season tickets while they were terrible, and it's good for them. But it's tough living in Chicago as a Wings fan. Especially this month.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:36 AM

And as Packers fans, we laugh. :P

Not for much longer you won't!

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