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walrus
02-09-2011, 08:19 AM
really? PlayerS? Then Maine fanS assault elderly UNH fans in their rink.
Who do you expect more out of? idiot fan(atics) or players?

WildShawn
02-09-2011, 08:19 AM
Ahh, the things that get noticed when youre one point ahead of Northeastern for sixth place and getting it handed to you, twice in one weekend, by a team you claim unworthy of being a rival...

Be fair, they DID get 1/4 points, at home, against their REAL rival the weekend before ;)

WildShawn
02-09-2011, 08:22 AM
Who do you expect more out of? idiot fan(atics) or players?

well since that was almost a decade ago, lets go into who do you expect more out of idiot players, or coaches/administration?

Hutchins was a moron for doing what he did, one of the most disgusting things you can do, and he was benched by his coach (as was Aikins, who took a run at the goaltender in the same game, I believe?) for a couple of games.

I expect to be able to take my dad to a game and not have to go to the Emergency Room with him from an idiot fan assaulting him. (it wasn't my dad, I'm just saying....)

MagicCat
02-09-2011, 08:24 AM
This year at the alfond, i had the great fortune of having a water bottle dumped then thrown at me, nacho cheese thrown down towards the direction of myself and the unh player parents and fans celebrating after the OT goal, bags of chips emptied out, etc. The unh fans have way more class then the Maine fans, for example random maine fans ranting "hey number X, your mother is a whore!" Throwing pucks at opposing teams players is also very classy. So until the maine fans have that happen to them, maybe they should rethink about themselves as being fans with class.

walrus
02-09-2011, 08:31 AM
I expect to be able to take my dad to a game and not have to go to the Emergency Room with him from an idiot fan assaulting him. (it wasn't my dad, I'm just saying....)
I agree, there is no reason for anyone to chuck a puck at anyone, player or opposing fan. It pretty ignorant when you can't enjoy a game(win or lose) without being civil.

WildShawn
02-09-2011, 08:48 AM
I agree, there is no reason for anyone to chuck a puck at anyone, player or opposing fan. It pretty ignorant when you can't enjoy a game(win or lose) without being civil.

And I agree about the spitting thing, It was the most shameful thing I've seen a player do on the ice in person.

WildShawn
02-09-2011, 08:51 AM
This year at the alfond, i had the great fortune of having a water bottle dumped then thrown at me, nacho cheese thrown down towards the direction of myself and the unh player parents and fans celebrating after the OT goal, bags of chips emptied out, etc. The unh fans have way more class then the Maine fans, for example random maine fans ranting "hey number X, your mother is a whore!" Throwing pucks at opposing teams players is also very classy. So until the maine fans have that happen to them, maybe they should rethink about themselves as being fans with class.

C'mon now, you hear idiots like that at UNH randomly shouting the same kind of things out there. I would never say that UNH fans have WAY more class than the Maine fans, maybe Vermont and/or UMass fans who would, in unison, start chanting about the jobs of a players mom ;) But I don't think that Maine and UNH fans are that different from each other which is why its a silly argument.

acs64
02-09-2011, 09:02 AM
Yeah, I wuzznt going to bring it up, but since it has.....it was pretty disheartening to hear the Maine Sucks cheer loud and clear on NESN. Over and over and over again. I always thought UNH fanz took some pride in their cheer creativity. Most all of hockey east fans now have hit the bottom of the barrel, apparently taking UMass and BU fans as their role models.

unhpuckfan2001
02-09-2011, 09:13 AM
Yeah, I wuzznt going to bring it up, but since it has.....it was pretty disheartening to hear the Maine Sucks cheer loud and clear on NESN. Over and over and over again. I always thought UNH fanz took some pride in their cheer creativity. Most all of hockey east fans now have hit the bottom of the barrel, apparently taking UMass and BU fans as their role models.

Unless things have changed from when I sat there, the M-A-I-N-E sucks cheer is held until UNH is winning. And from my seats, I only heard three times Friday, four times Saturday -- so, slightly more than once a period.

I hate that so many people say, "sucks" during the goal song. It was supposed to be just against NU . . . but, be honest, Maine's goalies aren't great. Actually, what I heard the most was "Go ----, Go White" - my wife and I commented on how we couldn't actually hear "Go Blue" and wondered if it was on purpose, Maine's normal battle cry being "Go Blue!". Aside from the goal song and M-A-I-N-E Maaaine sucks, I didn't hear it a lot.

Also, it's worth noting, it's nice that STH's are finally starting to participate in UNH chants started on the other end of the ice.

WildShawn
02-09-2011, 10:37 AM
Yeah, I wuzznt going to bring it up, but since it has.....it was pretty disheartening to hear the Maine Sucks cheer loud and clear on NESN. Over and over and over again. I always thought UNH fanz took some pride in their cheer creativity. Most all of hockey east fans now have hit the bottom of the barrel, apparently taking UMass and BU fans as their role models.

In reality though, wasn't it more disheartening to see Maine sucking than to hear Maine sucks? ;) :D

UNH fans haven't been creative or loud, or travel well, etc, since the beginning of the last decade :(

thecomicbookguy
02-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Yeah, I wuzznt going to bring it up, but since it has.....it was pretty disheartening to hear the Maine Sucks cheer loud and clear on NESN. Over and over and over again. I always thought UNH fanz took some pride in their cheer creativity. Most all of hockey east fans now have hit the bottom of the barrel, apparently taking UMass and BU fans as their role models.

Yeah, it was pretty constant, wasn't it? Just over and over and over again. A solid 12 minutes of the second period was nothing but "Maine Sucks!" repeated over and over again.

Except not really.

gounhwildcats
02-09-2011, 12:29 PM
so you're basing this on second hand oppinion? FYI, there are no group cheers at Maine that involve "suck(s)".

I'm basing that on what people who post on this message board have personally told me of their experiences at Alfond. And a cheer that involves the word "suck" is far better than being pelted with snowballs outside the arena or having soda dumped on you from the balcony above or feeling like you were going to get curb stomped for wearing a UNH jersey into the arena. All of which I have personally been told has happened to various posters on this board when they went to Alfond.


On tv you guys have a one word cheer vocabulary and that word is sucks, I heard it all game long in both games. My guess is it was written on the Thunder sticks so you wouldn't forget what to say:D

That was very helpful as it is a difficult word to remember over the long haul of a 60 minute game :D.

gounhwildcats
02-09-2011, 12:35 PM
Yeah, it was pretty constant, wasn't it? Just over and over and over again. A solid 12 minutes of the second period was nothing but "Maine Sucks!" repeated over and over again.

Except not really.

Never let the facts get in the way of a good argument.

walrus
02-09-2011, 12:55 PM
Yeah, it was pretty constant, wasn't it? Just over and over and over again. A solid 12 minutes of the second period was nothing but "Maine Sucks!" repeated over and over again.

Except not really.

We're basing this on what we heard on the broadcast, listen to your DVRed copy and you'll see what we are talking about. Their may be other things said or cheered but NESNs mike don't pick it up or maybe they aren't recognizable?

GoUNH
02-09-2011, 12:58 PM
We're basing this on what we heard on the broadcast, listen to your DVRed copy and you'll see what we are talking about. Their may be other things said or cheered but NESNs mike don't pick it up or maybe they aren't recognizable?

I heard a lot of "sucks" at the game Friday and on NESN on Saturday. Honestly, that is not what its like at the average home game, the students were pumped and quite vocal. Kids nowadays........

Erix_The_Red
02-09-2011, 01:48 PM
I agree, there is no reason for anyone to chuck a puck at anyone, player or opposing fan. It pretty ignorant when you can't enjoy a game(win or lose) without being civil.

Except Curry who shoots pucks into the stands.

Malts18
02-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Chad, great to see you, Dean, Tobey, Christian, and the rest of the gang again. It seems to grow bigger every year. Glad you got to see 2 great games, and share some "ginger ales" afterwards. Maybe next year we'll actually get some good weather for you guys.

Glad you guys made it back to your respective homes okay, and we'll be eagerly awaiting the 2012 trip.

Irish... thanks, buddy... and the trip was amazing... as usual. Well, the rain was again a bit surreal, but nowhere near as bad as last yr! Yep, two more key wins and glad everyone arrived home without too much trouble. Thanks again for coming out and having some fun afterwards each night! Great times, brother... Next yr can't get here quickly enough! :)

Malts18
02-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Well.. aside from the "sucks" issue and what is or is not an appropriate amount to use in cheers.... UNH has now upped its record vs Maine to 10-3-0 since 2/07 and 14-5-0 since 2/05. Not bad for a team Maine does not even consider its arch-rival. ;)

UNHhockey29
02-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Does the rest of cheer have "sucks" in it?

Nope and it was pretty loud on the tv

IrishWildcat
02-09-2011, 09:57 PM
And a cheer that involves the word "suck" is far better than being pelted with snowballs outside the arena or having soda dumped on you from the balcony above or feeling like you were going to get curb stomped for wearing a UNH jersey into the arena.

Yeah, if you wear a jacket that even resembles something with Maine colors, we'll just ask you what the score of the game was. ;) :D

But seriously, I could care less about creativity or being clever or any of that crap. So long as the crowd is making noise, and lots of it, I'm happy. I believe in keeping things simple so that as many people jump in as possible.

Did we say "You Suck!" or Maine Sucks!" a lot? You bet. Does it lack creativity? Of course it does. It's neither clever nor well-thought out. I'll be the first to admit that.

However, it's the crowd's job to create a hostile atmosphere for an opposing team to play in. That's especially imperative when it's our major rival. In order to create such an atmosphere, it's usually a good idea to get as many people involved in chants/cheers as possible. Therefore, it's a good idea to keep things simple and easy to comprehend. "(Insert goalie's name here)...YOU SUCK!" isn't too hard to figure out. Unfortunately, it seems like "You Suck" is a phrase that has a definitive cadence and tone to it that you can distinguish easily on TV.

Just because the mike doesn't pick it up doesn't mean it isn't there. Announcers have a wonderful way of talking over crowd noise. We try to mix it up, usually something along the lines of "Let's Go Cats" or "U-N-H" when there's a play where the crowd starts to get excited (scoring chance, big hit, etc.) some others are useful as general filler. Situational specific stuff (PP, PK, 2-man) There's plenty more than "You suck!" if you either listen for it or make your way down to the Whitt to enjoy a game.

There's more to the crowd than what the mikes pick up. Heck, most of the cheering goes on when the commercials are on the TV.