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roboturner

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In Topic: Official - Little Caesars Arena

28 April 2016 - 07:13 PM

Instead of The Joe the nickname will be The Dough


In Topic: Official - Little Caesars Arena

28 April 2016 - 06:50 PM

I hope they change their mind on this. There's still plenty of time. This might be the one time I hope the press/media makes the idea sound stupid so they reconsider. 

 

I can make my peace with the name but I would really prefer if the exterior was committed to the Red Wings. Red and White please. 

 

 

Maybe pressure from the fans as well. It looked like they were taking a beating on their facebook posts.

 

But lets be realistic, they aren't going to change it.

 

I guess I'll give them props for that massive bait and switch they're trying to pull off. Gotta take some balls.


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

28 April 2016 - 06:47 PM

Well not everybody is from Detroit and I hear it all the time


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

28 April 2016 - 06:26 PM

Hometown fans booing their team is pretty much the equivalent of someone saying 'this team blows'


In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

28 April 2016 - 03:37 PM

If a poster is "too argumentative or aggressive" for somebody's taste then why doesn't that person utilize the 'ignore' feature? Problem solved.

 

And why would 'team bashing' be against the rules? Perhaps the team deserves bashing...   If you're only going to allow non-negative posts and this team continues it's downward trend, you're not going to have any posters left. Imagine if the fans in Edmonton or Toronto or Buffalo weren't allowed to be negative in any way....

 

Also, you can quit pretending you want the site to feel like this...

 

I'd like to think of this place as a virtual sports bar, with each of you pulled up on your own stool, with a cold beer in your hand and a hearty rant about the values of CORSI and Jimmy Howard's SV% on Saturday afternoon games during Leap Years when Mike Emrick is calling the game and Babcock is wearing his McGill tie at the tips of your fingers. Don't take it too seriously, and enjoy it in a manner that contributes to make the site better for everyone.

 

Is that too much to ask?

...because you really don't. I can guarantee you that if there were even just twenty people sitting in a bar watching our latest playoff games, you would have heard the phrases "This team sucks" "F*** this team" "What a joke" from multiple people at multiple times. If you don't want to hear or read things like that then you'll either have to watch all the games on the campus of an Ivy League school (where those phrases probably wouldn't be used by some one with a bigger vocabulary that the average LGW contributor) or you can watch the game by yourself.

 

"This team sucks" or "Errosion again!!!"  is probably people's honest assessment of the situation and I'd rather have that than nothing. At least I'd be able to see if anybody else agrees with me or if they don't. After all, isn't that the point of forming an online community?