Booing is so stupid. If you hate the way the team played, you stay silent. Silence is the worst. It means the fans can't even bother letting you know how pissed off they are, that's how pissed off they are.
So you're saying that something like this could never happen between the fans of another team? That's rather short-sighted. Stupidity exists everywhere and if you think this is somehow indicative of Penguins fans or what they're like, you're wrong.
I'd like to see an honest pie chart of where the hate comes from. How much of it is jealousy? How much of it is because he has the demeanor of a huge ******? How much of it is because of his apparent sense of entitlement?
Speaking for myself, I'm not jealous of Crosby. We have very talented guys on our team that surprise, surprise.......no one wants to punch in the face. We have gold medalists and Stanley Cup champs as well, so it's not like we're all pining for that either.
Frankly, he comes off like a whiny brat. The bitching to refs every other whistle, the dives, the after-the-whistle pushing and shoving, the apparent sense of entitlement as you put it....put it all together and you have a talented, but completely unlikeable person. I don't think anyone here, least of all myself has said he's NOT talented, because he is. He obviously wouldn't have achieved what he did in such a short period of time if he wasn't any good. So that's not in question. His attitude is, and for me, that goes a long way. Put Crosby in a Wings uniform and everyone would love him (after getting over the initial strokes and heart attacks that would follow the announcement) because within 5 minutes of being in our system, he'd get put in his place and told that in no uncertain terms, would we put up with it. Suddenly you'd see the humble, quiet and Yzerman-like Crosby. We'd all be wearing #88 jerseys and naming our first born sons Sidney.
That's the difference between OUR team and everyone else.
Actually, do you want to know what an embarrassment to the NHL looks like? A team that can't sell out its games until it makes the playoffs, and only then because the majority of people in the seats are rooting for THE OTHER TEAM.
I thought we were past complaining about negative ratings? Complaining about negative ratings is going to get you negative ratings.
I understand that. I think it's juvenile, but I understand it. I just thought it was odd, since I wasn't insulting anyone here.....I was talking about the dudes up in the box that decide if it's a goal or not. Don't think any of them post here. Frankly, it makes me wary to post in GDTs anymore. *sigh*