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#2339073 Detroit Listed as a Bandwagon Fan Base

Posted by Electrophile on 10 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

A bandwagoner isn't just someone who becomes a fan when the team is winning, it's someone who immediately disavows them when they start losing, and then hops back on when they start winning again.  If you've been a fan since the early to mid-90s, like myself, you've only known the Red Wings to be a successful, competent franchise.  If we go through some lean years and you quit watching, but then come back when they win the Cup again, THEN you're a bandwagoner.  It doesn't describe people who become fans when the team starts a streak of good fortune, but then stays with them regardless.

#2339033 Detroit Listed as a Bandwagon Fan Base

Posted by Electrophile on 10 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I think all teams, except those that always suck, have some fans that are only fans because it's cool, or because the team is winning, or because the team's colors look nice on a shirt (heard that one once).  The more successful you are, the worse it is.  I don't think the entirety of the Red Wings fan base is made up of bandwagoners, but that doesn't mean we don't have any.

#2338220 Zetterberg named Captain, 36th Captain in Red Wings History

Posted by Electrophile on 07 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Can't say I'm surprised. It was practically written in stone once he got that huge (read: lifetime) contract. Though if it had been given to Pavs instead, I'd have been equally as happy. Those two are the best we've got.

#2337854 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by Electrophile on 06 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Totally off-topic, but I love your signature, Kevin.  Even if the league did offer people free Center Ice, I don't have cable in my room (don't even have a TV, more to the point), and the only TV in the house that does have a digital cable hook-up is for family use, so I can't commandeer it to watch hockey. 


That said, if I DID have cable TV.....they'd have to offer it to me for free because there's no way in hell I'm giving the NHL a dime of my money.

#2337849 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by Electrophile on 06 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

The lockout's over?  I'm honestly having a hard time getting excited about it.  I hope the Wings do well, because well.....that's the point, but my enthusiasm is almost completely non-existent.

#2337241 Countdown to January 14th

Posted by Electrophile on 01 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Things didn't work out too bad for the Wings the last time there was a 48 game season.


Yeah, I can't wait for the Red Wings to get swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by a team that is sub-.500 for the season either.  Good times, my man.  Good times.

#2336734 Countdown to January 14th

Posted by Electrophile on 26 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

No hockey. I wouldn't trust these people to walk into a room with only one door and remember how to get back out again.

#2334135 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Electrophile on 15 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

Does anyone care about hockey anymore? I've found I don't really miss it, and I didn't think I'd feel that way. All of these clowns have so completely soured the sport for me, if it comes back, I won't watch it. I'll follow the games to some extent here on LGW, but I sure as hell won't go out of my way for it. I did the same thing after the MLB strike in 1994, and it took quite a long time to re-ignite my love for baseball.

Grown adults, all making a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge sum of money well beyond that of their fans, arguing over who should get more money.


#2333285 NHL Officially Cancels 2013 Winter Classic

Posted by Electrophile on 02 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

Saying the NHL can go fornicate with itself is putting it mildly. I'm sick of the league, I'm sick of the people running the league, I'm sick of the people running the Players' Association.....sick of them all. Fire them all, hire new people, start from scratch. Or in more direct terms, scorch the earth and then salt it.

#2328867 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Electrophile on 15 September 2012 - 11:36 AM

Everyone involved in this entire scenario can kiss my ass. Especially Gary Bettman.

#2325206 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Electrophile on 14 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

The longer this goes on, the less confident I am that this will be resolved. Which is going to royally piss me off.

#2322125 Red Wings Alumni Showdown Roster

Posted by Electrophile on 26 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

If Scotty can coach, Steve can play. Come on Captain, take a couple shifts, give the crowd a thrill.

#2318978 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by Electrophile on 13 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

I don't think we're going to go 0-82 this season, but I also don't think we're making the playoffs, either. I think we're going to be comfortably mediocre, never excelling, but never truly sucking either. The team has too many holes, some of which weren't filled adequately. We didn't get Parise or Suter which sucks, but that's life. The reason I don't think we're going to do that well this year has little to do with anything that happened specifically this year, aside from Lidstrom's retirement, but rather has to do with Holland not doing much of anything to improve the team over the last 4 seasons. The chickens always come home to roost, and this is our year, it would seem.

Don't take this post as a sign I'm turning my back on the team, or jumping off the bandwagon or whatever else it is you crazy kids like to throw around in an effort to appear morally superior to other fans. I'm just calling it like I see it, and what I see isn't that great.

#2315306 Matt Carle signs with Tampa Bay: 6-years, $33-million

Posted by Electrophile on 04 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

When do we sit back and objectively say hey, this team is screwed? Because I feel we're nearing that point.

#2314659 Zach Parise agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by Electrophile on 04 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

I understand people are disappointed we didn't land either of these two players, but too many of you are absolutely overreacting. We didn't sign a couple of hockey players, it's not like the President was just shot. The amount of teeth-gnashing, wailing, hair-pulling, and manic frenzy is disproportionate to the event.

Everyone just calm the hell down.