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ECACHL writer
11-11-2009, 11:23 PM
Rabid readership: to what extent is it acceptable/appropriate to boo a collegiate student-athlete, specifically a D-I hockey player?

GreatLakerMohawk
11-12-2009, 08:57 AM
When you're an RPI fan and Chris Huxley is carrying the puck.

UMICHhockeyRULZ
11-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Whenever your team is playing Michigan state university and sparty has the puck...:p

alslammerz
11-12-2009, 12:01 PM
When you're an RPI fan and Chris Huxley is carrying the puck.

Serious question- why is this? I would love to know the story behind this as it is the first I've ever heard of it.

Ralph Baer
11-12-2009, 12:47 PM
Serious question- why is this? I would love to know the story behind this as it is the first I've ever heard of it.

H****y had committed to RPI to enter in the 06-07 season. (He would have been a senior this year.) About three minutes after Dan Fridgen was let go as the RPI coach, it was announced that he would go to Harvard after a year in the USHL. While he was within his rights to change at that point, the timing has never been explained. All Seth Appert has said is that he did not want players who did not want to play for RPI.

You can have him. I like Peter Merth, who Seth Appert signed after arriving, better.

I agree with GLM.

alslammerz
11-12-2009, 04:35 PM
H****y had committed to RPI to enter in the 06-07 season. (He would have been a senior this year.) About three minutes after Dan Fridgen was let go as the RPI coach, it was announced that he would go to Harvard after a year in the USHL. While he was within his rights to change at that point, the timing has never been explained. All Seth Appert has said is that he did not want players who did not want to play for RPI.

You can have him. I like Peter Merth, who Seth Appert signed after arriving, better.

I agree with GLM.

Oh, okay then.

Rainman
11-12-2009, 10:52 PM
I'll give my own example of when Colgate students booed a hockey player.

Last February, in the home season finale for Colgate vs. RPI, late in the 2nd period RPI's Garret Vassel slammed Colgate's Jason Williams into the boards. He didn't get up, and had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. Vassel was given a 5-minute major, and when his penalty expired and was back on the ice, all the Colgate students erupted with loud booing and chants of "12 you suck!" (he wears #12) unless he was on the bench.

I don't want this story to sound offensive to faithful RPI fans, but thankfully Williams did not suffer a serious injury, though the Colgate fans in the rink at the time thought so. Luckily Colgate was able to defeat RPI 2-1 in overtime, causing the crowd to erupt in a frenzy and forget about the Williams "injury".

critsports
11-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Rabid readership: to what extent is it acceptable/appropriate to boo a collegiate student-athlete, specifically a D-I hockey player?

Whenever said player is wearing a horrid Green/Gold/White combo uniform, in any building, at any time, that says Clarkson on it!!!! (Sorry Vic)

Kronojon
11-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Whenever said player is wearing a horrid Green/Gold/White combo uniform, in any building, at any time, that says Clarkson on it!!!! (Sorry Vic)

THIS.

Also, any Cornell player, coach, or fan.

vicb
11-13-2009, 05:19 AM
Whenever said player is wearing a horrid Green/Gold/White combo uniform, in any building, at any time, that says Clarkson on it!!!! (Sorry Vic)

And here's back at whatever shade of Red it is (i.e. SLU, RPI and Cornell) :) .

Waite21
11-13-2009, 07:25 AM
I don't want this to turn into a Chris Huxley thread, but I do want to state that not all RPI fans fault Huxley for his decision to go to Harvard.

If he decided that Harvard with Ted Donato was a better fit for him than RPI with a coach to be named later (if I recall correctly, there was a significant time lapse between the time when Dan Fridgen was let go and the time Seth Appert was hired), I cannot find it within me to boo him for making that decision.

Hopkinja
11-13-2009, 07:29 AM
And here's back at whatever shade of Red it is (i.e. SLU, RPI and Cornell) :) .

What, no Colgate? Or are they and Harvard, not red enough? :D

TechMan07
11-13-2009, 09:57 AM
And here's back at whatever shade of Red it is (i.e. SLU, RPI and Cornell) :) .

Amen VIC!

I can't stand those SLUZERS!!! (Or the pinko-commies for that matter :))

Ralph Baer
11-13-2009, 11:13 AM
What, no Colgate? Or are they and Harvard, not red enough? :D

I am red-green colorblind, so I really shouldn't get into this discussion :D, but I always thought my birthstone, a garnet, which I assume is also Union's color, is some kind of red too.

FlagDUDE08
11-14-2009, 07:17 AM
I am red-green colorblind, so I really shouldn't get into this discussion :D, but I always thought my birthstone, a garnet, which I assume is also Union's color, is some kind of red too.

There's no question on my birthstone which color I support. The ruby.

MarkEagleUSA
11-14-2009, 02:04 PM
All the green and red haters... :eek: Thank God we wear blue and gold! :D


I don't want this to turn into a Chris Huxley threadNeither do I, but after seeing him play last night I was not at all impressed.

35-Year Go Big Red Fan
11-14-2009, 10:06 PM
An odd question at this level. This is not pee-wee or even high school. These are men playing a sport.

I'm also a first-amendment supporter. Booing if you are displeased, or to rag on the opposition is American as the Boston Tea Party.

I nearly always save my boos for the opposition or the refs, but occasionally a player on the home team takes a dangerous action, gets out of control, demonstrates an extreme lack of effort, or otherwise merits a reprimand. I don't boo my teams simply because I'm disappointed in their play -- we fans have a job to do -- supporting our team, as long as they are making an effort.

Ralph Baer
11-15-2009, 01:19 PM
All the green and red haters... :eek: Thank God we wear blue and gold! :D
You're a Cub Scout? ;)

MarkEagleUSA
11-15-2009, 02:34 PM
You're a Cub Scout? ;)Not for more years than I care to remember... :o

Red Cloud
11-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Neither do I, but after seeing him play last night I was not at all impressed.

Join the club. I'm glad he went to Harvard.

I hope no one is surprised by the way I voted.