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UNHhockey29
02-10-2011, 05:18 PM
AND I had to laugh when I see the scoreboard encouraging fans to be loud! That is embarrassing!

Did you know that Maine has the "noise meter" on their score board? Isn't that the same exact thing as our uber impressive amber board saying to make noise? I'm pretty sure every arena that has some sort of board does that.

walrus
02-10-2011, 05:47 PM
Were there this many complaints after Maine played BU earlier this year ("the song" at the start of periods + PP's, "BC sucks" in their sieve chant, "sucks" during intros, "[goalie 3x] you suck!", etc.)? Cornell down in Florida (rock n' roll part II - "sieve! you suck!", "******* 'em up, ******* 'em up, go CU", "[school name] - sucks!", "hey [goalie], you're an embarrassment to [school] and [school] hockey sucks", etc)? Or can we expose this for the hollow charade that it is.

Maine hockey: we'll ignore complaints of trash being dumped from the balcony for years but if you shout "you suck" at an opposing rink we'll cry till the rafter rings.

The steins must be empty.
They weren't on TV, so Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WildShawn
02-10-2011, 05:55 PM
really?
I was not aware that the retirement had been announced to the public....
I surely hope that Borek is not taking the reins, I mean I know what he did to Lake State, and THEY WERE a tourney powerhouse

best of luck to whistling Dick, a nice man, for certain, happy retirement

quality post. As you continue your downward spiral towards LSSU and then Michigan Tech status, we'll continue to compete and hopefully some day win a title, but we already know the most competitive days of this rivalry are in our rear view mirror.

Malts18
02-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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

Yeah, Dean! Heehee... ;)

Malts18
02-10-2011, 06:02 PM
There's also the "Wheels on your house song", which I think is reserved for Maine, although I stand to be corrected. As well there's a couple different variations on the "If you can't get into ----, go to ----" song.

The best cheer of all isn't really a cheer and I've only heard it at UNH games. Just prior to the announcement that there's one minute left in the period, the student section calls out "Hey John, how much time is left?", to which he answer's "One minute, one minute left in the period". The student section then replies "Thank you!!". Normally that's the end of it, but on Friday after the "thank you" in the third period, the PA guy actually said "You're very welcome.". Truly hilarious :D

You guys are also forgetting the "Go!!" "Fight!!" "Win!!" "Go, Fight, Win!!!" chant that starts each period and immediately after every UNH goal. Love that cheer the most!

Snively65
02-10-2011, 06:06 PM
A UNH chant that I like is ĘDrive home safely!Ędirected at the other team┤s fans in their rink near the games┤s end when a UNH win is assured.

Malts18
02-10-2011, 06:16 PM
Still pathetic here.... WHERE IS THE TALK ABOUT THE GAMES THIS PAST WEEKEND???? The talk of "sucks" just is a smokescreen to deflect away from what is going on with the rivalry. UNH is 10-3-0 in the last 13 and 14-5-0 in the last 19 vs Maine. If the Maine people really want to be mad at something, be mad at THAT. Be mad that their team is a shell of what it once was. Be mad that Timmay is grinding it into the ground and can't get a drip of good going out of a team that has -- on paper -- good quality: Nyquist, Diamond, Abbott, Dimmen, Dee, O'Neill, et al. Where is the Maine anger at that? All the Maine fans are still railing on about the "sucks" cheers? Come on....

MagicCat
02-10-2011, 06:19 PM
To break up the chant discussion, something has been puzzling me. Maine's goalie Saturday night, Shawn Sirman refuses to look forward during the national anthem and stares directly at the student section. I believe this was his second start at UNH and he has done it both times. I ask the Maine fans does he do this every time, if so is it because he is Canadian?

WildShawn
02-10-2011, 06:28 PM
A UNH chant that I like is ĘDrive home safely!Ędirected at the other team┤s fans in their rink near the games┤s end when a UNH win is assured.

I also like "THANKS FOR PRAC-TICE" CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP after a blow out

IrishWildcat
02-10-2011, 06:58 PM
I also like "THANKS FOR PRAC-TICE" CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP after a blow out

My absolute favorite is

Is that not the ice down there?
(Yes that is the ice down there)
Is that not the scoreboard there?
(Yes that is the scoreboard there)
Is that not a goalie down there?
(Yes that is a goalie down there)
Is that not a sieve right there?
(Yes that is a sieve right there)
Is that not the winning team?
(Yes that is the winning team)
Is that not the losing team?
(Yes that is the losing team)
Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team!

Greg Ambrose
02-10-2011, 07:02 PM
Still pathetic here.... WHERE IS THE TALK ABOUT THE GAMES THIS PAST WEEKEND???? The talk of "sucks" just is a smokescreen to deflect away from what is going on with the rivalry. UNH is 10-3-0 in the last 13 and 14-5-0 in the last 19 vs Maine. If the Maine people really want to be mad at something, be mad at THAT. Be mad that their team is a shell of what it once was. Be mad that Timmay is grinding it into the ground and can't get a drip of good going out of a team that has -- on paper -- good quality: Nyquist, Diamond, Abbott, Dimmen, Dee, O'Neill, et al. Where is the Maine anger at that? All the Maine fans are still railing on about the "sucks" cheers? Come on....

Here, here! Good post. I have to laugh when I hear Maine fans complaining, including references of how they are treated at the Whit. First, let's compare the amenities at the Whittemore Center vs. those at Alfond. How about sight lines, how about ability to hear the pa system. I have been to every Maine game at the Whit since the place opened in 1995. Up until this year I sold 50/50 tickets, so I got around the arena quite a bit. Although I don't doubt that Maine fans are occasionally mistreated at the Whit, there is no way that it reaches the level found at Alfond.

A few years ago we witnessed a production at Alfond that included an unfurled banner reading "University of No Hardware" that was skated out onto the ice. Something like that, that is brought out onto the ice during a game has to be sanctioned by the University. A good friend of mine was so incensed, he wrote the AD (forget his name) demanding an apology and, you know what, he got it. But the fact that this happened at all speaks volumes about what Maine is all about.

I can't tell you how many times I have been harassed up there and have observed Maine fans verbally, and sometimes physically, assault UNH fans. And I have heard the same thing from BU and BC fans as well. I won't paint all Maine fans with this broad brush, because I have met plenty of nice people up there, but there is definitely an undercurrent of hostility among a certain subset up in Orono, a subset that I believe is tolerated by authorities.

UNHhockey29
02-10-2011, 07:48 PM
so you're basing this on second hand oppinion? FYI, there are no group cheers at Maine that involve "suck(s)".


To break up the chant discussion, something has been puzzling me. Maine's goalie Saturday night, Shawn Sirman refuses to look forward during the national anthem and stares directly at the student section. I believe this was his second start at UNH and he has done it both times. I ask the Maine fans does he do this every time, if so is it because he is Canadian?

I was wondering the same thing. It was a little creepy.

goblue
02-10-2011, 10:59 PM
My absolute favorite is

Is that not the ice down there?
(Yes that is the ice down there)
Is that not the scoreboard there?
(Yes that is the scoreboard there)
Is that not a goalie down there?
(Yes that is a goalie down there)
Is that not a sieve right there?
(Yes that is a sieve right there)
Is that not the winning team?
(Yes that is the winning team)
Is that not the losing team?
(Yes that is the losing team)
Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team!
An oldie but still the best, in my opinion. That one dates back to at least the 70's.

TripleE
02-10-2011, 11:39 PM
Here, here! Good post. I have to laugh when I hear Maine fans complaining, including references of how they are treated at the Whit.

*Short of the occasional, harmlessly misinformed undergrad* - do you suppose any of those bitter, classless schmucks barking a big bark while they're safe in Alfond Arena are actually the ones passionately traveling to see the team drop two games at the Whit, but still giving their boys a clap at the end of the game? My guess is no. Every team has rink rats, bleacher creatures, whatever you want to call them. Ignore them.

I made my first trip to the Whit Saturday night (long overdue) and I had a great time! I have only been to Agganis and Whit now -- any suggestions for next years conference venture?

unh1982
02-10-2011, 11:52 PM
My absolute favorite is

Is that not the ice down there?
(Yes that is the ice down there)
Is that not the scoreboard there?
(Yes that is the scoreboard there)
Is that not a goalie down there?
(Yes that is a goalie down there)
Is that not a sieve right there?
(Yes that is a sieve right there)
Is that not the winning team?
(Yes that is the winning team)
Is that not the losing team?
(Yes that is the losing team)
Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team! Winning team! Losing team!..
.by far the best cheer.

unh1982
02-10-2011, 11:57 PM
here, here! Good post. I have to laugh when i hear maine fans complaining, including references of how they are treated at the whit. First, let's compare the amenities at the whittemore center vs. Those at alfond. How about sight lines, how about ability to hear the pa system. I have been to every maine game at the whit since the place opened in 1995. Up until this year i sold 50/50 tickets, so i got around the arena quite a bit. Although i don't doubt that maine fans are occasionally mistreated at the whit, there is no way that it reaches the level found at alfond.

A few years ago we witnessed a production at alfond that included an unfurled banner reading "university of no hardware" that was skated out onto the ice. Something like that, that is brought out onto the ice during a game has to be sanctioned by the university. A good friend of mine was so incensed, he wrote the ad (forget his name) demanding an apology and, you know what, he got it. But the fact that this happened at all speaks volumes about what maine is all about.

I can't tell you how many times i have been harassed up there and have observed maine fans verbally, and sometimes physically, assault unh fans. And i have heard the same thing from bu and bc fans as well. I won't paint all maine fans with this broad brush, because i have met plenty of nice people up there, but there is definitely an undercurrent







...




.. Of hostility among a certain subset up in orono, a subset that i believe is tolerated by authorities.
ditto, great piece
..

Malts18
02-11-2011, 05:34 AM
*Short of the occasional, harmlessly misinformed undergrad* - do you suppose any of those bitter, classless schmucks barking a big bark while they're safe in Alfond Arena are actually the ones passionately traveling to see the team drop two games at the Whit, but still giving their boys a clap at the end of the game? My guess is no. Every team has rink rats, bleacher creatures, whatever you want to call them. Ignore them.

I made my first trip to the Whit Saturday night (long overdue) and I had a great time! I have only been to Agganis and Whit now -- any suggestions for next years conference venture?

Have you been to Matthews Arena since the renovation? Last yr we went there and loved it... pretty cool old barn, they still have the dog pound, and the renovations really made it nicer without ruining the look. Also, NU's fans are pretty good, too. Just a thought.

walrus
02-11-2011, 06:16 AM
it. Although I don't doubt that Maine fans are occasionally mistreated at the Whit, there is no way that it reaches the level found at Alfond.
.

I've walked around Alfond, no way UNH were abused the way Maine fans are abused at the WHitt. This means as much as what you say, which is nothing

GoUNH
02-11-2011, 06:32 AM
I've walked around Alfond, no way UNH were abused the way Maine fans are abused at the WHitt. This means as much as what you say, which is nothing

Fail.

walrus
02-11-2011, 06:36 AM
Fail.

Coming from you, that also means nothing