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"You know, the whole "Detroit Sucks" chant gets WAY over blown. Any real Hawk fan hates the fact that some of our idiot fans do that, but of course we cant help what they do, so it makes us look bad.

I just see it brought up a lot in arguments when unfortunately we have no control over it. Its not like EVERYONE does it, you can barely hear the 300 or so fans that do do it. Its really embarressing but WAY over blown IMO."

@mahi

Speak for yourself. Clearly you have no clue what you are talking about. So, the detroit sucks chants from 02 to 07 were orchestrated by whom? Hint: the only people who went to games in those days were those who knew and liked the Hawks. Believe me, I know, I was there. Hating detroit/the wings is an integral part of being a Chicago/Hawks fan. I've never heard a Hawks fan say that before. The chant was started in the 80s. There was no bandwagon bulls*** back then.

/derail

edit: forgot to quote.

edit2: LOL @ "300 fans or so that do". So when a "Let's Go Hawks" chant is equally as loud as a "Detroit Sucks" you think that's about 300 fans?...I don't even know where to begin with that utter delusion.

I'm friends with some Blackhawk fans, good hockey fans but when Detroit gets brought up they get this irrational hatred. Sort of like Wings fans feelings toward the Avalanche back in the day, or Pittsburgh and Anaheim now. The only difference is I'm not sure what happened to cause this eternal hatred. It's crazy intense on their part.

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I was at the game and was pretty disappointed... They spent more time booing Detroit than they did cheering their own team. The Chelios thing was ridiculous and he looked a little upset after being booed even louder when he asked them to let bygones be bygones. Hell, they were booing/heckling his Mom!

I've never been to a Chicago game, but I will say that the LA fans would probably give them a run for their money. Few years back I wore my Wings Jersey to a game in LA. Several cigarette burns later, it was my most prized jersey. By the end of the first period two security guards escorted me and my friends around. Literally, they walked with us to the smoke point, or to go get beer, or to the bathroom, because in addition to the fact that the LA fans were obnoxiously drunk and hostile, we were becoming drunk and hostile in return :)

LA needs to replace beer sales with weed. Go to a game high, and see if you have any desire to get into a fight. You're more likely to spend 20 minutes trying to figure out the meaning of the Jumbo-Tron.

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I've never been to a Chicago game, but I will say that the LA fans would probably give them a run for their money. Few years back I wore my Wings Jersey to a game in LA. Several cigarette burns later, it was my most prized jersey. By the end of the first period two security guards escorted me and my friends around. Literally, they walked with us to the smoke point, or to go get beer, or to the bathroom, because in addition to the fact that the LA fans were obnoxiously drunk and hostile, we were becoming drunk and hostile in return :)

LA needs to replace beer sales with weed. Go to a game high, and see if you have any desire to get into a fight. You're more likely to spend 20 minutes trying to figure out the meaning of the Jumbo-Tron.

or wondering why the players are moving so fast. :hehe:

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or wondering why the players are moving so fast. :hehe:

*Smirk* I've been to a few games in such a state. You notice a lot of tiny little things on the ice, that you will never notice if you are in a "normal" mindset. Just little things, right down to someone's skate kicking up ice, or someone losing their balance to .0002 seconds. Though I will admit the "Crowd" can be a little unnerving in said state :-p

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A bandwagoner is only a fan of a team when they're winning. The Wings weren't doing a whole lot of winning when Steve first started his career. How could those fans have been bandwagoners? Also, the term "bandwagoner" means someone who is a fan ONLY when the team is winning, and then is not a fan when they don't. If you start being a fan when the team is winning........................and you're a still a fan X number of years later, you're not a bandwagoner.

Sakes alive man, go read a dictionary. That is if you even know how to read.

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A bandwagoner is only a fan of a team when they're winning. The Wings weren't doing a whole lot of winning when Steve first started his career. How could those fans have been bandwagoners? Also, the term "bandwagoner" means someone who is a fan ONLY when the team is winning, and then is not a fan when they don't. If you start being a fan when the team is winning........................and you're a still a fan X number of years later, you're not a bandwagoner.

Sakes alive man, go read a dictionary. That is if you even know how to read.

What you say is true for the most part, but I think there is a gray area in this. If people do what you say, then yes, they are a bandwagoner. However, fans that have "more" interest when the team is doing realy well, and less when they are sucking ass, isnt neccessarly a bandwagoner IMO. This goes back to how I was taking about putting a good product on th Ice. I hve always kept up with the Hawks ever since I became a fan in 1995, but I would be lying if I said my intrest was really high during their aweful years. I would still watch them when I could, and keep up with any news about them, but I certainly didnt invest as much time and money as I do when they actually got their s*** together. I dont live in Chicago, so I didnt waste much time traveling from North Carolina to watch a terrible team. I went when I could, but it wasnt a top priority. Now, I have seen them play 12 times in the past three years. I just dont believe in 100% support if the front office fails to put a good team on the Ice. If they dont care, why should we as fans? If you support a s***ty front office, then why would they even need to change anything? Lack of support shows them they need to do somthing, we arent happy.

So while I am sure Chicago has a TON of bandwagon fans, I think some really good true fans get lumped with them because they refused to support a very bad team/front office. Its not that we ever stop being fans, we just go sick of year after year putting a very bad team on the Ice.

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Found this article on NHL.com where a couple Wings commented on what they thought of the fans in Chicago booing Chelios.

DETROIT – Some Red Wings are still talking about how their former teammate was treated by Chicago fans last week.

December 17 was Chris Chelios Night at the United Center, with the Blackhawks organization honoring the Chicago native and former Hawks captain. Chelios spent nine seasons with Chicago before a trade involving the Red Wings.

During a pre-game ceremony, with his family on the ice, a large smattering of boos rose above the United Center crowd.

“I thought it was unfortunate that they were booing him,” Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom said on Wednesday. “He spent nine years there, and I thought he was their best player throughout that period. I thought they were going to show him more respect. Most of the crowd showed him that respect. There was a click that booed him and I thought that was unfortunate, because he was an outstanding player when he played for him.”

Red Wings center Kris Draper said that Blackhawks’ fans should have remembered that while he was playing in Chicago, he was one of the Wings’ biggest challenges.

“As a friend and a teammate, especially with his wife and kids that were on the ice, you felt bad for him,” Draper said. “I don’t think a guy like Chris Chelios deserves it. He’s from Chicago, he’s proud of the fact that he’s a Chicago kid, he went on played for the Chicago Blackhawks, and a guy that competes and battles. When he played for Chicago against Detroit, he was a warrior – he went after everybody. He fought Steve (Yzerman), he did everything. It was something that certainly wasn’t deserved, with everything he’s accomplished, and he’s going to be a first-ballot hall-of-famer as well, so it was tough to watch.”

Draper said that the booing didn’t affect the Wings’ on-ice performance in the 4-1 loss, however.

“It’s Chicago vs. Detroit, you don’t need to get fired up anymore or anything like that,” Draper said. “We were glad to be a part of it, and, like I said, as teammates, we thought that he would have got a favorable reception. It’s unfortunate that that was the case.”

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OF COURSE Lids and Draper don't agree with it. They played with him. If you're from detroit you're not going to understand. There a plethora of reasons why he deserves it. Many of which have not been made known by the media. He's an *******.

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One Chicago fan calling out another Chicago about being a bandwagoner?; It's like watching two seagulls fight over a dead fish. Shouldn't they be doing it in their own backyard?

I lol'd. I think I peed my pants a little.....

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