Rivalries are one of the greatest things about being a hockey fan. We rib each other about losses, standings, bad plays, but there is always one classless “fan” that ruins the fun for everyone.
The Blues “fans”, one in particular just made their case for worst sports fan ever.
Updated with the actual list + notes
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I usually reserve the “fan” (with air quotes) for the Blackhawks, as there are only 3 true Hawks fans in the entire city of Chicago, while the rest are just clueless bags of dog $#!% that don’t know a single thing about hockey beyond Jonathan Toews and that %#@&-bag Patrick Kane. They spew nonsense and derogatory comments about mothers, sisters, even your children.
That was until I became aware of a post written over at St. Louis Game Time from the Wonderful, classy gents at WIIM called 11 Signs You Are A Red Wings Fan had a few zingers thrown in, but mostly uninspired filler.
Yes I can take a joke, yes Detroit has bad areas, yes people jumped on the bandwagon in 1995. But why do you feel the need to attack the economic plight of the hardworking amazing people that make up, in my opinion the greatest place on earth to live. Detroit built this nation with the kind of innovation and forward thinking that still holds true to this day. What has St. Louis ever done? That’s right, nothing. Just a stupid arch and crappy beer.
We are all going through tough times and St. Louis isn’t immune to this. I’ve been there many times, its empty, no one wants to live there, and their crime rates are actually higher than Detroit’s when you look at overall crime (which tells the true story) and not by population. St. Louis has Ghetto’s and burned out buildings just like any other major city.
But that’s not the worst part of this article, I can take that stuff in stride even though it has nothing to do with hockey. What made my jaw drop about this was actually one person in the comments section that made this statement that took things too far.
It comes from dablues7 “12. You think Vladimir Konstantinov was a good Defenseman..... whereas at least one person here thinks he was just a cheap shot artist that got what he deserved……” he even uses this in his tagline “I still maintain Vladimir Konstantinov got what he deserved...If you can't handle that then kiss my ass......”
All I can say to that is WOW!. What an ignorant #%^! How could anyone wish something like that on another human being? This is a game, it’s not war. These guys play hockey, a sport where hitting and fighting are not only a huge part of the game they are taught how to do so. To say that a human being deserved to be handicapped no matter what you may think they did to deserve it is wrong, and you should be ridiculed mercilessly for doing so. And furthermore how dare you take something that was written as a farce and turn it into something so ugly.
Graham at WIIM had a good point. “This is the same fanbase that idolizes Chris Pronger. Yet, if Pronger were to be injured in a car accident and had his career ended, I would be sad, because it had nothing to do with him as a hockey player, and was simply a terrible accident. Then again, I’m a good person”
Lets take a deeper look at this list .
Top 11 Signs You're A Red Wings Fan
11. You think Chris Chelios' restaurant is a really fashionable place. To get shot. (Chelli's Chili in Clinton Twp is partnered with Andiamos. Its a very nice sports bar.)
10. On your unemployment form, where it says city you put, "Hockey Town." (Its one word - Hockeytown)
9. You think the NHL was invented in 1995. (The NHL died in 95 to Blues fans, and resurfaces once a year for about 10 games until they show that they are really just a bunch of bums)
8. You think Gordie Howe is Steve Yzerman's dad. (We know that Gordie is the father of Mark Howe)
7. You wear a Wings sweater to a game in St. Louis with the Canucks in town. (That's because we're EVERYWHERE!)
6. You don't read most hockey sites on the Internet because they're just jealous. (I don't need to read other sites because they are full of nonsense, case in point.)
5. In the heat of the moment in bed, you yell out Lidstrom's name. (I'll give you this one)
4. In your universe, Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby were good hockey players. (If in "our Universe" you mean reality, then yes Drapes and Maltby were amazing hockey players that would rival any teams best penalty killers and defensive forwards)
3. You don't even need a Stanley Cup Final series to burn part of Detroit to the ground. (at least we know what it feels like)
2. Thanksgiving dinner was catered by Little Caesars. (Yum!)
1. You can't take a joke. (and you can't write one.)
St. Louis: 0
Let’s let the teams settle this on the ice
I cried a little bit because of the shot at Vladdy. I live in St Louis, and I hate blues fans more than anybody else on the planet.
Yes... rivalries - and how many teams do we have one of those with? I'm calling it now, next time we play StL at the Joe - taunt Halak. What will make it even better? He'll be on the bench.
I just became legitimately and incredibly offended by the Konstantinov comment. Like I mentioned to Twig on twitter, I'm actually writing a simple speech in Russian on the Russian 5 right now because that's how much this line meant to me as a kid. All of them were quality players and no one, not even Ericsson (who I currently hate) or Crosby (who is a little girl) should ever have their career ended by anything other than their own choice. What an awful human being. I can't name a single Wings fan who would EVER say something like that about any player, current or past. It also bothers me that they taunted Jimmy. Really guys? None of the goals he let in were particularly bad (unlike a certain other team's self-scoring highest paid goalie), and generally resulted from poor defense. And it's not like he let in 5. This is my major pet peeve about hockey fans, they don't know when it's appropriate and sportsman-like to taunt. Just because your team can't score more than two goals a game, doesn't mean that the goalie on which they scored three deserves a arena-wide taunting chant. Have some class. I was at the home opener this year when we scored five on Anderson and we didn't start the taunt. Have some class. Oh wait, the classiest player they ever had got robbed by Stevie Y and then they lost him because they're assholes. If I'm bandwagon because I was born in 1989 and have only known the Wings when they're good, then the same applies to most of their "fanbase." Asshats.
St. Louis is a terrible place. I had a two game series there 5 years ago now, and the bus ran out of gas just outside of busch stadium. Our coach got off the bus where he was approached by 'businessmen' on the corner. We tried to flag down a passing police car. Emphasis on tried as he shook his head and kept driving. Seems like a place where I'd want to live...
I keep reading the comments over at St. Louis Game Time and they just keep getting worse. I can't believe that some of these people think that Wings fans don't know Hockey. even if you jumped on the Bandwaggon when the team got good that was 20 years ago. I think we know hockey, what a sad bunch of depressed little men over there
I'm sure it's not representative of all Blues fans. Hes clearly not that bright, and can't really handle being an underdog, and does not posses the mental sophistication to express this in any other way. I actually feel sorry for him, as he clearly hasn't been/won't be getting laid any time soon.
I've never posted on here before, but this is one of the best stories I've read, I haven't been able to stop laughing. Unfortunately, we moved from downriver Detroit to directly in between of Chicago and St. Louis so I am all too familiar with both so called "fan" bases. But that's ok. I thankfully am of fan of the best franchise in sports and can make a grown man cry when they say anything else (thats a proven statement). I'm on my way to the game tonight as I type this and I know the Wings will show everyone just why they have so many real fans and why the blues don't. And I'll enjoy reminding then if that. LGRW
Trust me, I live 15 mins from st louis so I know what ur talking about. I've been to det and they both have burned down buildings just standing there. Our crime rate is way worse same as police brutality ! N blues fans have very low knowledge of Hockey as well. They only know crosby backes towes kane and crosby and ovi, that's it. N they hate det and chi just cuz we play better then them overal, total retards. I'm leaving now off to the game tonight lol lgrw !!!
Agreed, but aside from all that.. I'd like to point out how Detroit and St. Louis are similar. Both cities have people that work hard and watch hockey. We're humans and as such, we shouldn't be letting things spiral into a pile of human sewage. There are some downright terrible Wings fans out there, but I don't know a single one that would say something like that about a rival fan's hockey player. Just terrible. I hope we blow them out tonight, not because the Blues suck, but because these "fans" need to be taught a lesson in humility. I could have respect for the Blues if these yahoos weren't on there spewing their filth. Ok.. I need to stop now.. otherwise this is gonna spiral quite quickly.
Precisely my point. Its a game and it should be fun, the ribbing should be too. It only takes one person to ruin it and this guy just gave me a bad taste for St. Louis fans, one that i had previously only reserved for Hawks fans @Josh Howard
It's very hard NOT to hate when this kind of stuff is said. It's usually done by those who have no basis to make arguments. It's just pathetic.