Jump to content


Photo
* * - - - 4 votes

Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?


  • Please log in to reply
69 replies to this topic

#1 BMoSki4

BMoSki4

    Draftee

  • Member
  • 5 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

I know it's a silly online poll, but right now we are losing.
I don't want Hockeytown to lose to Nashville.
Vote.

http://www.freep.com...RTS05/120415028

#2 Jeff6851

Jeff6851

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 726 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

It's sad that a fanbase that trashes their arena after every game is considered better than a fanbase that is loyal and knows the game
Detroit fan living in St. Louis
"To whom much is given, much is expected."
"Play them six times, they might win four, but not this game. Not tonight."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

#3 CrimsonFlame

CrimsonFlame

    1st Line Sniper

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 862 posts
  • Location:Troy, Michigan

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

Anyone who even has to ask this question should not be writing about hockey.

#4 BMoSki4

BMoSki4

    Draftee

  • Member
  • 5 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:01 PM

I mean we all know the answer to this question and how insanely comical it is that the question is even presented, but it has been and I really would rather we beat them than not.

#5 8 Legged RedWing

8 Legged RedWing

    Arms... Legs... Whatever.

  • Bronze Booster
  • 1,276 posts
  • Location:Farmington Hills, MI

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

I voted. I'll take all the victories we can get in this series. :hehe:

#6 GetToDaChoppah

GetToDaChoppah

    Prospect

  • Member
  • 49 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

It's sad that a fanbase that trashes their arena after every game is considered better than a fanbase that is loyal and knows the game


I am a STH of the Nashville Predators and I have never seen anyone trash the arena. How so do you account for this claim?

Also a fan base that is loyal? The Nashville Predators fans rallied and damn near rioted when they even thought about moving the team and helped it stay put and it has thrived ever sense garnering tons of respect along the years across the league.

When I think of loyal Red Wings fans I think about seeing them get up and leave during Game 3 with plenty of time to try and mount a come back attempt. Never, unless the game was just ridiculously out of reach late in the 3rd have I seen Predator fans leaving. Especially with it being a playoff game! Shame...

#7 King Crane

King Crane

    3rd Line Checker

  • Silver Booster
  • 386 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

Posted Image

"I'll smile in June" - Jimmy Howard 


#8 GetToDaChoppah

GetToDaChoppah

    Prospect

  • Member
  • 49 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

Why are you still here?


Am I not allowed to be? Am I breaking rules that I am unaware of?

I mean I think you have all the right in the world to be here and cheer yourself on as a better fan just as I will do the same for myself and my team.

Just because I make a reply to an egregious comment about Predator fans, I am a bad guy? I don't care if you say Red Wings fans are better, that's cool. I have a problem when people take cheap shots and say things out of their ass. As I STH I take offense to someone saying we trash our arena and even hinting that we aren't loyal. That's about as near sighted as an opinion that you can have.

#9 Jeff6851

Jeff6851

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 726 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:20 PM

I am a STH of the Nashville Predators and I have never seen anyone trash the arena. How so do you account for this claim?

Also a fan base that is loyal? The Nashville Predators fans rallied and damn near rioted when they even thought about moving the team and helped it stay put and it has thrived ever sense garnering tons of respect along the years across the league.

When I think of loyal Red Wings fans I think about seeing them get up and leave during Game 3 with plenty of time to try and mount a come back attempt. Never, unless the game was just ridiculously out of reach late in the 3rd have I seen Predator fans leaving. Especially with it being a playoff game! Shame...


Apparently you missed the first two games because everyone here can tell you they were throwing their towels on the ice after both games.

Your team has no history, they are relatively new and therefore can generate a lot of excitement just because they do pretty good every year, don't, even for a second, think they know anything about hockey that a Detroit fan doesn't.
Detroit fan living in St. Louis
"To whom much is given, much is expected."
"Play them six times, they might win four, but not this game. Not tonight."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

#10 GetToDaChoppah

GetToDaChoppah

    Prospect

  • Member
  • 49 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

Apparently you missed the first two games because everyone here can tell you they were throwing their towels on the ice after both games.

Your team has no history, they are relatively new and therefore can generate a lot of excitement just because they do pretty good every year, don't, even for a second, think they know anything about hockey that a Detroit fan doesn't.


Sorry we have only been around for 14 years. It's not our fault we weren't blessed with a National Hockey Team until 1998 but hockey has been around in Nashville since the 60s so some of us aren't as dumb to the sport as you may like to think.

I've never said Nashville knew any more about hockey than a die hard Detroit fan either.

I'm simply saying it's not fair to write us off as hicks with no grasp of the sport because we are from the South.

Oh and those weren't towels they were shirts and I'm sure most of them were thrown by visiting Red Wings fans and possibly a few Predators fans who didn't care for an XL Shirt. I have about 20 of them in my drawer from playoffs because they are way too big to wear. I guess some folks decided to donate their to the ice :) They will go to charities now instead of not being worn.

Edited by GetToDaChoppah, 16 April 2012 - 11:26 PM.


#11 Jeff6851

Jeff6851

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 726 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:32 PM

Sorry we have only been around for 14 years. It's not our fault we weren't blessed with a National Hockey Team until 1998 but hockey has been around in Nashville since the 60s so some of us aren't as dumb to the sport as you may like to think.

I've never said Nashville knew any more about hockey than a die hard Detroit fan either.

I'm simply saying it's not fair to write us off as hicks with no grasp of the sport because we are from the South.

Oh and those weren't towels they were shirts and I'm sure most of them were thrown by visiting Red Wings fans and possibly a few Predators fans who didn't care for an XL Shirt. I have about 20 of them in my drawer from playoffs because they are way too big to wear. I guess some folks decided to donate their to the ice :) They will go to charities now instead of not being worn.


You're right, you guys have the best fans in the NHL because you've had hockey around since the 60s and throw your shirts on the ice because the first thought is that they are going to charities. Stop playing country music after a goal (it's not as exciting as you like to think) and stop throwing catfish on the ice and I'll take your fanbase more seriously but they aren't anywhere near as good as Detroit fans.

All those Detroit fans you see at opposing teams' arenas aren't just "bandwagon" fans from that area, a lot of them travel from Detroit to see their team. I doubt that many Nashville fans are like that
Detroit fan living in St. Louis
"To whom much is given, much is expected."
"Play them six times, they might win four, but not this game. Not tonight."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

#12 wolverine1817

wolverine1817

    Go Blue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 159 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

what the hell? how is this even close?

#13 GetToDaChoppah

GetToDaChoppah

    Prospect

  • Member
  • 49 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

You're right, you guys have the best fans in the NHL because you've had hockey around since the 60s and throw your shirts on the ice because the first thought is that they are going to charities. Stop playing country music after a goal (it's not as exciting as you like to think) and stop throwing catfish on the ice and I'll take your fanbase more seriously but they aren't anywhere near as good as Detroit fans.

All those Detroit fans you see at opposing teams' arenas aren't just "bandwagon" fans from that area, a lot of them travel from Detroit to see their team. I doubt that many Nashville fans are like that


Oh God whine much?

I could care less who the BEST FANS OF HOCKEY are. It's a silly poll only devised because The Tennessean and The Detroit Free Press are sister papers. All in good fun and you make it out to be life or death.

Who cares what we play when we score a goal. It's Nashville, the home of country music. So we have a country music star tweaking the words of one of his biggest hits to cater to the Predators. SHOCKING! HOW DUMB IS THAT! Pfft.

Oh and I've traveled to many away games as have other Predator fans. We usually have a section (303 the Cell Block) organize trips during the season. We had one to Florida, St.Louis, Chicago, Colorado and a few more. Keep thinking that Red Wings fans are the only ones who travel to away games though, it seems to be working for your outrageous ego.

We haven't been around as long (yet) but that doesn't mean we can't start tradition and hopefully see it passed down for generations to come just like Red Wing fans before you did for you. Stop being so prude and high and mighty about the whole deal.

Like I said keep being the "best" fans in hockey and leaving playoffs games in the 3rd period with plenty of time with since you're all so loyal and we'll keep banjo stringing and yeehawing when we advance in the playoffs :)

Edited by GetToDaChoppah, 16 April 2012 - 11:42 PM.


#14 Yak19

Yak19

    -Playmaker Elite-

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,836 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

There are a lot of Wings haters, not hard to click on an online poll.

#15 Ally

Ally

    just figured out how to change my title

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 487 posts
  • Location:Canada

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:50 PM

I love LGW but it's getting annoying to read all the posts from the few Nashville fans on here that just want to argue. Might have to take a little break.

 
"Everything he does is exciting to watch.” -Holmstrom describes Datsyuk


#16 GetToDaChoppah

GetToDaChoppah

    Prospect

  • Member
  • 49 posts

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

I love LGW but it's getting annoying to read all the posts from the few Nashville fans on here that just want to argue. Might have to take a little break.


Don't. I'm only here for the series.

In all honesty though, don't be biased, read the comments. There is nothing wrong with a little friendly ribbing, and poking fun and getting into this rivalry for the Playoffs. However that's not the case since I've joined here. It's been nothing but blatant disrespect and foul words and harsh assumptions around every corner. You simply cannot have a valid/sensible debate on this forum with a Red Wing fan. It's really no fun for either side. I know I'm not having a blast having to defend myself, my city and my team every time I even say the simplest thing.

"Red Wings in 6"

Me: "I hope Nashville in 6"

"HICK, REDNECK, RETARD, COUSIN F***ER, ETC."

It's shameful and an embarrassment towards real Red Wing fans that I've met in person at home & away games that will actually talk to you like a human and talk hockey, not crude geographical stereotypes or such of the sort.

Edited by GetToDaChoppah, 17 April 2012 - 12:01 AM.


#17 Yak19

Yak19

    -Playmaker Elite-

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,836 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

Don't. I'm only here for the series.

In all honesty though, don't be biased, read the comments. There is nothing wrong with a little friendly ribbing, and poking fun and getting into this rivalry for the Playoffs. However that's not the case since I've joined here. It's been nothing but blatant disrespect and foul words and harsh assumptions around every corner. You simply cannot have a valid/sensible debate on this forum with a Red Wing fan. It's really no fun for either side. I know I'm not having a blast having to defend myself, my city and my team every time I even say the simplest thing.

"Red Wings in 6"

Me: "I hope Nashville in 6"

"HICK, REDNECK, RETARD, COUSIN F***ER, ETC."

It's shameful and an embarrassment towards real Red Wing fans that I've met in person at home & away games that will actually talk to you like a human and talk hockey, not crude geographical stereotypes or such of the sort.


There are people like this on every team's forum, i really never got the logic of going on another team's forum but welcome.

#18 wolverine1817

wolverine1817

    Go Blue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 159 posts

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

I love LGW but it's getting annoying to read all the posts from the few Nashville fans on here that just want to argue. Might have to take a little break.


I find the Red Wings fans that flip their s*** every time Nashville scores a goal way more annoying

("WOW GUYS SEE YA NEXT SEASON")

#19 Wingzman91

Wingzman91

    2nd Pair Defenseman

  • Bronze Booster
  • 309 posts
  • Location:Fort Myers, FL

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:07 AM

Whichever team has the most votes by 7 p.m. on Tuesday wins. The losing team has to congratulate the winner on their Facebook page.
So let's go, Red Wings fans! Let's show Nashville why Detroit is hockeytown!



Thank you for voting!
Detroit. 49.56% (2,678 votes)
Nashville. 50.44% (2,726 votes)

Edited by Wingzman91, 17 April 2012 - 12:08 AM.


#20 GetToDaChoppah

GetToDaChoppah

    Prospect

  • Member
  • 49 posts

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

There are people like this on every team's forum, i really never got the logic of going on another team's forum but welcome.


I can honestly tell you the Predators NHL forum is not like that at all. We have a few Wings fans on there who are from Nashville and we have civil, sometimes classy jabbing, but all around civil discussions.

If someone if on your forum and not there to troll but to discuss the series with the rival team's fans I see no harm.

I can't stand the Facebook Team Pages that get flooded with opposing team trolls that ruin good discussions so I know what you're saying and I definitely do not fit the same bill.

I know there isn't much love loss between the teams and apparently the fans but that doesn't mean we can't debate and discuss, agree to disagree on topics without resorting to classless name calling, etc.





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users