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hanasoni
04-11-2010, 12:00 AM
Of the four teams (BC, WI, MU, and RIT) it was quite obvious which team had the best fan base, truly representing college hockey, as it is played every weekend, from October to now, and that was RIT!!

They have only been DI five years, come from a conference most of us think of as inferior, and have fewer sudents than many of the colleges represented in DI hockey.

The RIT students were great to witness: most were dressed in school colors, orange, almost always clean in terms of vulgarity, picked up on whatever was happening around them (most of the time not related to the game at hand), and they were very well organized.

Hope to see your team stay in contention, the cheers can be addictive!!

Any challengers??????

sfo19
04-11-2010, 12:22 AM
Of the four teams (BC, WI, MU, and RIT) it was quite obvious which team had the best fan base, truly representing college hockey, as it is played every weekend, from October to now, and that was RIT!!

They have only been DI five years, come from a conference most of us think of as inferior, and have fewer sudents than many of the colleges represented in DI hockey.

The RIT students were great to witness: most were dressed in school colors, orange, almost always clean in terms of vulgarity, picked up on whatever was happening around them (most of the time not related to the game at hand), and they were very well organized.

Hope to see your team stay in contention, the cheers can be addictive!!

Any challengers??????

If it most of the time wasn't related to the game, I'm not sure how they would positively represent college hockey. You're an RIT fan, so obviously you have this opinion that you stated above. This is just a dumb argument. Everyone thinks they have the best fans in college hockey.

aaawall91
04-11-2010, 12:35 AM
I will say that RIT today was hilarious. Even giving wisconsin crap chanting "were are your fans?" Because wisconsin fans were just non exsitent. I sat in a section basically full of them but I couldn't tell they were watching a national championship game...they were the loudest in the 3rd when it was all but over. RIT was on their feet all game and was the only thing I could hear in the rink. Gameplay was barely there, few cheers here and there but nothing of championship caliber.

I think Wisconsin had the most fans there followed closely by Miami, than RIT, closey by BC, closley by Michigan.

I didn't attend the semi final games, but RIT is my new 2nd favorite team based on commitment of their fans.

Yager
04-11-2010, 12:43 AM
If it most of the time wasn't related to the game, I'm not sure how they would positively represent college hockey. You're an RIT fan, so obviously you have this opinion that you stated above. This is just a dumb argument. Everyone thinks they have the best fans in college hockey.
They were still by far the best fan base there. Without them it would have been desolate. Michigan Tech, Miami, Ferris State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and more fans also helped cheering loud and sharing cheers. I think it was a really cool thing to have all these groups work together and invent new cheers.

hanasoni
04-11-2010, 12:44 AM
If it most of the time wasn't related to the game, I'm not sure how they would positively represent college hockey. You're an RIT fan, so obviously you have this opinion that you stated above. This is just a dumb argument. Everyone thinks they have the best fans in college hockey.

# 1: I'm not an RIT fan, my loyalty is to my team, which didn't make the regionals.

# 2: Cheers unrelated to the game, like when the North Dakota fan walked by (NO MORE MAS-COT. NO MORE MAS-COT). Or when the young beautiful Erin Nichole was doing a live interview during a commercial break (WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?). When a few Wisconsin fans swore at them it was "WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT! WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT! Nothing to do with the game, but very funny.

UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing
04-11-2010, 12:45 AM
What a stupid idea. RIT = best represented fans?

How many fans does RIT have? 20? 30?

bigmrg74
04-11-2010, 12:47 AM
They were still by far the best fan base there. Without them it would have been desolate. Michigan Tech, Miami, Ferris State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and more fans also helped cheering loud and sharing cheers. I think it was a really cool thing to have all these groups work together and invent new cheers.

That and teaching each other new cheers. :D

Had a ball tonight thanks to the RIT fans. Just goes to show if you don't just poo-poo something because its not exactly the way you want it, and just show up to have a good time, you can end up having a GREAT TIME. Its all in the Attetude, and the RIT fans had it.

Eaglefan06
04-11-2010, 12:50 AM
RIT, congrats on your "Best Represented" trophy. I would be a little jealous, but BC also brought home some hardware this weekend.

STATEdude3
04-11-2010, 12:57 AM
The RIT fans were louder than the Wisconsin fans and the BC fans despite being outnumbered and not even playing in the game...that says nothing good about the fans of the teams that played tonight.

Yager
04-11-2010, 01:03 AM
What a stupid idea. RIT = best represented fans?

How many fans does RIT have? 20? 30?
Considering that they brought more fans over 6 hours away (at least 300) than the Penalty Box section can even hold AND didn't resort to "Purple Fa**ots cheers, you don't have a lot of ground to be talking on. When you compare what they had in Detroit to what all the other schools brought, there is no doubt what-so-ever.

GoUNH
04-11-2010, 04:13 AM
The "RIT" chant at the end of the Championship game was tacky.

avsfan733
04-11-2010, 04:33 AM
The "RIT" chant at the end of the Championship game was tacky.


of course it was! and that's why it was so perfect.:p

GoBucky36
04-11-2010, 04:40 AM
Wisconsin fans = still the best fans in all of college hockey. I mean seriously, what other fans would make themselves look silly by wearing cheesey, fake mustaches just to support their team?

avsfan733
04-11-2010, 04:50 AM
Wisconsin fans = still the best fans in all of college hockey.

once they get their signs right side up...

tomwarns
04-11-2010, 06:14 AM
If it most of the time wasn't related to the game, I'm not sure how they would positively represent college hockey. You're an RIT fan, so obviously you have this opinion that you stated above. This is just a dumb argument. Everyone thinks they have the best fans in college hockey.

I agree with SFO19. Furthermore, RIT fans were not nearly as numerous as you think. Almost all of them packed into one section, whereas the other fans were just spread out. Any school as close to the Frozen Four as RIT was and making its first bid, while the school gives out free bus rides and hotels should have that many fans at the games, if not more. I talked to my friends at RIT, and they said the team wasn't really that relevant until they started winning at the end of the year and made their run. I'm not calling the RIT fans bad fans, but let's review the situation objectively. I would argue that Wisconsin fans were better for being more numerous and for starting up some pretty loud chants on opposite sides of the arena. Also, I would argue BC fans were better fans since there were more BC fans there overall compared to RIT (not students), despite having by far the longest trip to detroit. 12-14 hour drive? that's dedication.

RIT fans will go back to not caring about the team when they fade back into oblivion, but it was great to see them enjoy being there. their presence definitely helped add some sound and energy to the building, but we can't start saying things about these "amazing fans" that aren't true.

unclenick
04-11-2010, 06:36 AM
RIT, congrats on your "Best Represented" trophy. I would be a little jealous, but BC also brought home some hardware this weekend.

This says it all :)

WildKitty
04-11-2010, 07:20 AM
RIT has some pretty amazing fans. A few reasons for my judgement:

The sheer number of active RIT threads right now. What is it, three? Four? For a late-coming AHA team, that's pretty impressive.

Their desire to sit together, regardless of where their tickets put them. Yeah, they look like more because they're sitting together. That doesn't mean there were less of them: ever hear about the sum of the parts? Noise in Albany was amazing.

I heard a few RIT chants on TV during the game. Now, I wasn't paying the best attention, my team not being in it, but I ONLY heard RIT chants.

So, Wisco fans, you've been acknowledged for a while as being arguable the best fans in college hockey. And I know BC fans - you guys are no slouch. But I think this time around, for outpouring of noise, intercollegiate cooperation, and alma mater loyalty, Rochester takes it.

wolverine318
04-11-2010, 07:53 AM
RIT fans were awesome at the game. They completely dominated the cheers over Bucky and BC and even Miami during the semifinals. It was hilarious watching the RIT fans.

LtPowers
04-11-2010, 07:55 AM
RIT fans will go back to not caring about the team when they fade back into oblivion

We're not going anywhere, skippy. Oblivion! We'll show you oblivion. Check back in in five years and see what RIT's done.


Powers &8^]

GoUNH
04-11-2010, 08:08 AM
We're not going anywhere, skippy. Oblivion! We'll show you oblivion. Check back in in five years and see what RIT's done.


Powers &8^]

Whoa whoa, lets not get ahead of ourselves here. You had a nice little run. Plenty of teams have had improbable, nice little runs in the tournament. Generally, we have to be reminded of them because those teams normally settle back to where they belong. Take it and enjoy it for what it was.

Did RIT have the best fans, or did the BC, Wisconsin and Miami fans act as if they've been there before? Discuss.