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#1 Rivalred

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:23 PM

Pretty interesting view...

http://www.freep.com...5/1053/sports05
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

there are bad fans in every town. Dumb article that is written only to piss people off for attention. Write a real article ya clown.

But I must be off, I have some jerking off to do. Oh btw I like to consider myself extremely attractive and am proud of myself for being your intellectual superior as I am going to UofM next year, and I am a better hockey player than Crosby.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

Seems LGW didn't get the memo:

The concept of being a fan is fairly simple. It starts with loving the sport. If you do, the experience should be great, win or lose. A true fan supports their team, its players and its coaches through thick and thin.


We have a two game losing streak and posters here are cashing in all their chips.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:40 PM

Seems LGW didn't get the memo:



We have a two game losing streak and posters here are cashing in all their chips.

If you ever read the GDT thread, sometimes it only takes one bad period :hehe:

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:45 PM

If you ever read the GDT thread, sometimes it only takes one bad period :hehe:


...or missed save.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

yeah I read this article wasn't too fond of it
Balanced is probably what I am, although that's just a polite way to say that you don't do anything very well.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

To see some of yall's posts and to see how much you can't stand LGW or how the fans on this site post why even come here and post yourself? I don't get it. This article seems like one of those "ugly" fans that got butt hurt because Holland didn't spend 7mil on Wisniewski. So he's taking it out on the fans. It's a sport for gods sake. Entertainment. There are those fans in every sport and to write a stupid article about it just makes you and the fan base as a whole look more stupid then what the article is talking about. I see posts on here all the time like the above talking about how bad people are on this site. It's just silly.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

meh. If I wanted to read condescending, self righteous crap, I'll read Mitch Albom. He's pretty much cornered the market on it.


More likely what happened is the guy went from being a sports fan as a kid, then returned and saw how it is as an adult. It's like people forget that the word "fan" comes from fanatic.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:54 PM

To see some of yall's posts and to see how much you can't stand LGW or how the fans on this site post why even come here and post yourself? I don't get it. This article seems like one of those "ugly" fans that got butt hurt because Holland didn't spend 7mil on Wisniewski. So he's taking it out on the fans. It's a sport for gods sake. Entertainment. There are those fans in every sport and to write a stupid article about it just makes you and the fan base as a whole look more stupid then what the article is talking about. I see posts on here all the time like the above talking about how bad people are on this site. It's just silly.

Only a s***ty fan would say something like that. :P

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#10 hillbillywingsfan

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:01 PM

Only a s***ty fan would say something like that. :P

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HEY!! hahahaha

I had to + you on that one.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:09 PM

Bow down to the most righteous Wings fan out there! Spare me, if your a real Wings fan you stand by them no matter what. So what if people get a little pissed off when the Wings lose or things aren't perfect? That's what being a fan is all about, you care about the team. You don't sit down look at the score that reads "STL - 10 DET - 2" and just go "Whatever, we'll get em next time!" You get up cuss and swear, grab a beer, chug it, burp, sit back down swear some more and then when the games over move on.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

...or missed save.


...or Zetterberg kicked out of the face-off dot.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

lol stupidest article ive ever read. it doesnt even deserve its own thread. this guy is more of a whiner than the fans hes calling whiners lol

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:48 PM

It is a wonderful thing that freep.com publishes what the common reader thinks, but they need to do it in a different fashion...

Very poor piece (of s***)...

It is controversial, therefore we have it... Yet, a good writer always looks at all aspects to allow the reader to make the final decision....
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:58 PM

I disagree with the author's premise, but he does make some valid points. Every fan base has armchair GMs, fair-weather fans, and those who simply embarrass themselves, but like a vast majority of Wings fans, including most on LGW, I acknowledge that sports are just sports, not the end of the world but something I am passionate about and enjoy watching, talking about, reading about, etc. As a fan of the Red Wings, do I have the right to disagree with a decision that Ken Holland makes about a certain player? Yes. Does my opinion (key word here) have any effect on the outcome? No. Do I have the right to express my displeasure if the Wings lose a game in which they did not appear to give 100% effort (especially if I paid good money to see it in person)? Yes. Again, is my opinion going to have any effect on the outcome? No. So, I shake my head and hope that the mistakes the organization makes will not lead to a lesser degree of success than I have come to expect, I turn off the TV or boo from my seat in the stands, I throw my hat on the ground and storm out of the room, occasionally I kick the table and break a toe or two (ala 95 SCF), but life carries on, and so do I. I am proud to be a Red Wings fan, I am proud to be from Michigan, but I do not expect to be held accountable for how every fan of the Red Wings chooses to conduct themselves, neither do I make any apologies for their choice of expression, nor do I seek to impose my standards on anyone or seek to conform to anyone else's standards.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

I'm confused at which angle the writer was going with this story? One thing is for certain he has never taken a Logic course. First its wrong for me to get pissed at anything, but then its ok to do so???? I'm suprised the Free Press actually posted this article! Not good at all, not to mention he never backed up anything he stated with facts. Oh well, we all have our opinions I suppose!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

I really think the article is about the Detroit Lions and has nothing to do with the Wings or their fans. The writer must be a NFL-only fan and just is ignorant to how the rest are, including us. If that is the case, then I can understand why he wrote it, but it makes absolutely no sense. How can you stand by a team (the Lions) who are a disgrace? The ownership has run it into the ground and there is almost nothing respectable left about the organization as a whole. If you say true fans stick with a team like that no matter what...you're a lemming.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

Meh.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

Meh.



Pretty much.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:32 PM

I think the author is on to something. I was in pure disbelief when DRW fans on message forums started crying when Sharks landed Brent Burns and acted like it was all Holland's fault. DRW fans were pissed because they think Wild would easily take Hudler + Kindl for Burns and a 2nd... then rant on that Holland didn't even try. That entire thing just really amazed me how ignorant some DRW fans (arm chair GMs) really are. This time of year is always the same, they expect Holland to make a block buster signing/trades at all costs, no matter how bad it hurts the future, just for the sake of making block buster signings/trades.

Then the Ericsson re-signing really took the cake. Lol. People thought Ericsson, despite probably being worth $3.5+ in the open market, should take no more than $1 million from Holland. When Holland gave him a slightly over-paid contract, which will likely be considered a bargain in year or so, Red Wings fans went ape s*** like he wiped his ass with the American flag or something, while completely ignoring that his cap hit doesn't hurt the team what-so-ever.

I have to agree with the author, he is right that DRWs are the most unrealistic and unappreciative fans in the game.





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