Tim Thomasen wrote: BurghersAndDogsSports wrote: DudeMan2766 wrote: Tim Thomasen wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:The first period it was dead. before they played like mud. Yohe mentioned it, and a bunch of other people on twitter who were both there and watching did as well. I just to chalked it up to being at home but when I see people there complaining about it, and I switch to every other game and the places are fantastic, its a trend. MSG....M-S-G was louder than our fans were...thats a joke.
Not really. Why should fans have to cheer non stop for a team? What's wrong with just sitting there and watching the team play and play when something happens? I'm a diehard fan and I only scream when something happens (like a save, goal, hit, fight etc). Just because your not loud doesn't make you a bad fan and just because your loud doesn't make it a good thing. Look at Montreal for example and how there fans act. Doubt you want that in the CEC.
When I go to games Im that way. I watch, im not screaming and yelling the whole time either. But buddy there is NO NOISE comming from the Pittsburgh crowds hardly at all. Its like this for a while, playoffs not withstanding. Maybe I'll wait till tmw to explain better but his article just really struck a nerve with me. And when the fans come out like that tonight, against the team who's city DK challenged, then yeah I hope he gets it thrown back at him and then some.
I try to explain this people and nobody understands. There is always an excuse. I don't jump up and down, go crazy and scream. I'm at the edge of my seat watching most of the game as well. But there is no buzz, no atmosphere and it rarely gets loud even what it should. Plus, ever since David "whiteout" Morehouse came along the piped in atmosphere has been as stale as 8 week old bread.
I don't think you need to explain better to be honest.
They can get loud when they want to. You need to give them a reason to do so. The team playing like mud doesn't help at all and plus, if people don't want to cheer and just watch the game they should be able too.
Me and you have different ideas of atmosphere and that is fine. You always site fans need a reason to cheer, to get loud. I get that, but I am talking about from 6:30 until 10:30, from a lull in the game, from playing bad to playing good it's not the same anymore.
There is zero atmsosphere at all. You used to walk up and be a part of the crowd, now they build a new arena and are to stupid to include places for all us fans to start getting into the games ( think steelers tailgating). I know if I say white outs people immediatley tell me I'm an idiot and go to a pirates game to get free stuff. It's not about that, i give them to good wiil, it was about the feel, the fun, the buzz, the excitement. It's gone.
I know everyone will retort fun is what you make it, who cares what other people do, if the team plays good its fine ther and whatever. I just can't believe anyone goes to the games now and by the time the puck drops is fired up like before.
My point is even if the team is playing great the crowd an atmosphere is about 10% what it was before, it's it the mics on Root.