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BU2K
03-13-2012, 08:33 AM
I seriously don't get you. So when there's a great play and I spontaneously "jump up" and get excited, you're really serious that I should just stay "glued to my seat?" Are you for real? You call that "inconsiderate?"

I sure as hell do. As someone with osteoarthritis and bone on bone in my left knee, I don't have the option of spontaneously "jumping up". There is someone by me who always jumps up EVERY TIME we have a breakaway on the far end. He ends up directly between me and the goal which completely blocks my view. I understand the excitement factor and wish I could join him, but I can't and miss the play every time. I've talked to him, I've yelled at him, yet he keeps doing it.

But just because it adds to his enjoyment, who care if it detracts from someone else's? That's not inconsiderate at all... :rolleyes:

BigRedTerrier
03-13-2012, 08:42 AM
I just don't get why at 99.9% of hockey arenas at any level people can stand at exciting moments (breakaways, big power plays/penalty kills, the last minute of a game), but somehow it's only at agganis that this becomes a federal case.

Must be the vinegar in the beer

Tell people "down in front" during a Bruins game during a breakaway and see what happens.

KnightsOfTheRound
03-13-2012, 08:43 AM
That must be rough for you, and I'm sorry. But I can sympathize with the person in front of you too. Almost any odd-man rush makes me leap out of my seat, even if its right in front of me. It's pathological and I don't think I could control it if I tried. If the person in front of me pleaded I might try to control it though.

chickod
03-13-2012, 08:57 AM
That must be rough for you, and I'm sorry. But I can sympathize with the person in front of you too. Almost any odd-man rush makes me leap out of my seat, even if its right in front of me. It's pathological and I don't think I could control it if I tried. If the person in front of me pleaded I might try to control it though.

Yes, but nobody has ever told me to "sit down" in 51 years of attending sporting events. I thought it was incredibly presumptive of her to make a general statement like that. And BU2K - I understand, but I just don't get what you are saying. Once again, we have to "accomodate" everyone no matter what the circumstances? I'm sorry that you have osteoarthritis. Perhaps I will as well someday. But what you're saying is that I CAN'T ENJOY MYSELF, either. It's a two-way street. So in other words, I should just stay home. And don't say, "No, but you can just sit there." Because that's not why I go to a SPORTING EVENT. Do you understand the derivation of the word "fan?" It comes from "fanatic." And I didn't say I get up every time the puck goes into the corner. I said I jump up on a great play or a goal. It happens maybe three or four times a game. So if 12 seconds out of three hours is going to ruin your enjoyment of the game, then I don't know what to tell all of you. As I said before, eventually there will be so many "rules" in this country that nobody will be able to do anything (which, of course, is exactly what the government wants - we morons shouldn't be allowed to think, because the elite "experts" know what's better for us than we do - that's why they've done such a wonderful job managing our economy...)

chickod
03-13-2012, 09:09 AM
I just don't get why at 99.9% of hockey arenas at any level people can stand at exciting moments (breakaways, big power plays/penalty kills, the last minute of a game), but somehow it's only at agganis that this becomes a federal case.

Because it's the Northeast, which is the hotbed for the left-wing elitists who look down their nose at anyone they don't approve of. You should be used to it by now. Either way, it's pointless to argue. This is exactly why this country is polarized and beyond any hope for "compromise." The two sides have now separated to such extremes that they will never find any common ground. As each side moves further from the other, they both become even more intransigent. So just forget it. I'll do whatever the h*** I want, and if someone doesn't like it they can stay home. Or go back to Cambridge or Brookline... and besides, they can always call RSIG who, I'm sure, would be happy to kick me out...

Terrier520
03-13-2012, 09:14 AM
Because it's the Northeast, which is the hotbed for the left-wing elitists who look down their nose at anyone they don't approve of. You should be used to it by now. Either way, it's pointless to argue. This is exactly why this country is polarized and beyond any hope for "compromise." The two sides have now separated to such extremes that they will never find any common ground. As each side moves further from the other, they both become even more intransigent. So just forget it. I'll do whatever the h*** I want, and if someone doesn't like it they can stay home. Or go back to Cambridge or Brookline... and besides, they can always call RSIG who, I'm sure, would be happy to kick me out...

So the liberals don't want you to stand?

theprofromdover
03-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Because it's the Northeast, which is the hotbed for the left-wing elitists who look down their nose at anyone they don't approve of. You should be used to it by now. Either way, it's pointless to argue. This is exactly why this country is polarized and beyond any hope for "compromise." The two sides have now separated to such extremes that they will never find any common ground. As each side moves further from the other, they both become even more intransigent. So just forget it. I'll do whatever the h*** I want, and if someone doesn't like it they can stay home. Or go back to Cambridge or Brookline... and besides, they can always call RSIG who, I'm sure, would be happy to kick me out...

Dope.

theprofromdover
03-13-2012, 09:26 AM
I sure as hell do. As someone with osteoarthritis and bone on bone in my left knee, I don't have the option of spontaneously "jumping up". There is someone by me who always jumps up EVERY TIME we have a breakaway on the far end. He ends up directly between me and the goal which completely blocks my view. I understand the excitement factor and wish I could join him, but I can't and miss the play every time. I've talked to him, I've yelled at him, yet he keeps doing it.

But just because it adds to his enjoyment, who care if it detracts from someone else's? That's not inconsiderate at all... :rolleyes:

Amen.

chickod
03-13-2012, 09:32 AM
So the liberals don't want you to stand?

They don't want me to do anything that they don't approve of...it permeates every aspect of society.

chickod
03-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Dope.

Is that what you smoke?

BU2K
03-13-2012, 10:05 AM
They don't want me to do anything that they don't approve of...it permeates every aspect of society.

I thought that was the Republican platform? :D

Rover
03-13-2012, 10:11 AM
I sure as hell do. As someone with osteoarthritis and bone on bone in my left knee, I don't have the option of spontaneously "jumping up". There is someone by me who always jumps up EVERY TIME we have a breakaway on the far end. He ends up directly between me and the goal which completely blocks my view. I understand the excitement factor and wish I could join him, but I can't and miss the play every time. I've talked to him, I've yelled at him, yet he keeps doing it.

But just because it adds to his enjoyment, who care if it detracts from someone else's? That's not inconsiderate at all... :rolleyes:

I had no idea Gentry was being so rude. :confused::eek::cool:

limey
03-13-2012, 10:20 AM
I seriously don't get you. So when there's a great play and I spontaneously "jump up" and get excited, you're really serious that I should just stay "glued to my seat?" Are you for real? You call that "inconsiderate?" My dad took me to Fenway Park when I was 6. When someone hit a home run, everyone STOOD UP and cheered. It's a "natural" thing for humans, or don't you understand that? I don't recall yelling at everyone to "sit down." I got up like everyone else. Did I see every square inch of the field? No...but we're not in our living room. If you want that experience, fine, go to Channel 702 on DirecTV during Wimbledon and you can see everything from Serena's bra strap showing under her dress to the beads of sweat dripping off Nadal's jaw. And you can watch six matches at once to boot.

You say "what is politically correct" about this? What do you call PROHIBITING me from standing up SPONTANEOUSLY during an exciting moment of a game? Like I said before, if you don't agree with the "fan mentality," sit in the press box where you have an unobstructed view. It's because of people like you that Agganis is a DEAD arena. I UNDERSTAND about being "considerate." I don't INTENTIONALLY try to block people's views. I have already mentioned ad nauseum that it is SPONTANEOUS (look it up - it's in the dictionary). It is NOT pre-meditated! If you think that is "f-ing" over my "fellow fans," then you're an idiot. If you want to sit in a theatre, don't go to a hockey game. Go to your "controlled environment" like the rest of your Orwell/Huxley zombie morons. And I'm done with this pointless "discussion."

The fact is that they simply don't let the fans get into the game like they used to in the good old days... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbD6W7YT5A&feature=related

J.D.
03-13-2012, 10:34 AM
How long are the shifts for those RSIG people anyway? Because one woman was in line getting a slice and a coke (I'm sure Rover will chastise me for reporting that).

Went to the BC-Virginia football game a couple years ago. Not kidding when I say that there are under 30 seconds left in the game with the clock running I think (maybe even less time than that)...UVA down 17-13 with a 4th down or hail mary attempt coming. Some woman took the time to get up and walk down 10 rows to tell someone to sit down, rather than just stand up for the remaining time (which was only a couple plays).

Rover
03-13-2012, 10:43 AM
How long are the shifts for those RSIG people anyway? Because one woman was in line getting a slice and a coke (I'm sure Rover will chastise me for reporting that).

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Make sure you get her full name next time and write down any conversation you eavesdropped on so you can post it out here, Scoop.

CLS
03-13-2012, 10:45 AM
...And I'm done with this pointless "discussion."Just thought you should know that evidently someone hacked your account and posted seven messages since you were done with this pointless discussion, starting four minutes after you were done.:rolleyes: Or do you spontaneously post as well as jump out of your seat at hockey games?

brassbonanza
03-13-2012, 10:53 AM
and besides, they can always call RSIG who, I'm sure, would be happy to kick me out...

You aren't a college student, and (probably) don't look like one, so they won't care. I wish I were being sarcastic.

brassbonanza
03-13-2012, 10:55 AM
I have a hard time believing that

Nips, no. Other forms of alcohol, yes. That's all I was talking about, with respect to the RSIG guy asking me to take off my hat entering the arena to ensure there were no nips hidden between my hat and my head. :confused:

J.D.
03-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Make sure you get her full name next time and write down any conversation you eavesdropped on so you can post it out here, Scoop.

If she introduces her name into a public discussion and provides me pen and paper, I will.

pirate
03-13-2012, 11:06 AM
This is a hot topic for my family at the Philly Union soccer games. As I mentioned yesterday they solicit your preference for how you'd like to watch a game, which solves 90% of the issue. But, the two dorky kids in front of us stand up on every play that looks promising. Thus, they block every shot, every goal and every key call at that end of the field. Everybody stands up when we score, not everybody stands up every time we take a shot. Even if we could jump up the instant they do, we still can't see until we are standing all the way up, by which point the play has occured.

I have no idea why people need to stand for every 2-1 break in hockey...do they stand up in their den if they are watching on TV? It isn't just the excitement, it is some other urge or inability to contain themselves, and it does include a dose of not caring what the people behind you see or don't see.

The players don't score or make a save because you stood up the moment the puck crossed the blue line, you don't see it any better standing up, the players don't know you are standing. The game is full of exciting moments, there is no need to stand up every time we take a shot or have a play developing...which isn't the same as saying sit on your hands or don't make noise.

I suspect my 6th grade music teacher would suggest standing helps with your singing etc. but I don't think standing creates much incremental noise in a .2 second span in a packed hockey arena. The noise doesn't impact the completion of a pass or put a shot on goal...the one time players wouldn't hear noise is when they are in the midst of handling the puck on a big play. Wouldn't the noise fire up a team more during TV breaks or before a faceoff? But that is the time for people to check their iphones, iforgot.

The baseball analogy may not apply here...do we jump up on every pitch? Every pitch could lead to a home run, a hit batter, a great put out etc. So why not jump to your feet every time the pitcher releases the ball?