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Old 03-04-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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This is a rallying cry for us Flames Fans to show the team and the coaching staff that we are right behind them every step of the way with this incredible turn around!

Let's get this playoff bandwagon train going and get the saddledome rocking!

Do you remember when we were embarrassed by the Oilers 7-3 back in January? Do you remember us getting blown out in Toronto (4-0) and Montreal (5-1) right after? We were second last in the division in front of Phoenix.

That was definitely the low point of the season. Some of CP wanted Hartley back, some questioned whether Monahan and Gaudreau were grossly overrated, some wondered what Giordano would get us on the trade market, some wanted us to tank.

The Flames could've given mailed it in and wait for next season. But they refused. Since then, the Flames have went 11-2-1, and are now in the driver's seat for the playoffs.


So, lets show the boys that we are right behind them!
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:17 PM   #2
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Shhh I'm trying to enjoy my cognac at this sporting event. Good show!
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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Kudos to the driver of the white Cadillac that I saw this morning on Deerfoot with the Flames car flag. First one I've seen all season...
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Can confirm that it was a library for periods 2 and 3 last night. Tres disappointing.

Wings fans were making more collective noise until OT.

I don't like how fairweather the attending fans have become. They don't make noise until good things happen on the ice. But it's still home ice. You want the team to feel like the building is behind them, even before they score a big goal. It should be a motivating factor to help them tie a game or pull ahead. If we don't get behind the team from the drop of the puck then home ice ceases to be much of an advantage.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:26 PM   #5
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I say good sir, this raucous behaviour shant be tolerated!
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Kudos to the driver of the white Cadillac that I saw this morning on Deerfoot with the Flames car flag. First one I've seen all season...
Remember when there was one on every third/fourth car during hockey season between 04-09?
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:31 PM   #7
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Time to hang my flag. I'll be the tool in the silver Santa fe who sucks at signalling, but if you give me a honk and wave I'll fire a thumbs up back
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:32 PM   #8
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Calgary sports fans are terrible in pretty much all situations save for very intense, special moments. Same with concert crowds, just abysmal. It's part and parcel of living in a high income, white collar city. They'll pay for tickets, but they're coming to act like white collar business people, and no more.
Basically, don't expect too much from sports fans in this city unless it's a REALLY special moment/time. We've got 0 and 10 on our sports fandom, white collar to a tee. Most Calgarian's relationship with sports/music/entertainment is "I pay my hard earned money to go and relax while being entertained, it's not up to me to be part of an atmosphere."

Even those that will contest that out of habit or emotion because they're Calgarians will be agreeing with that assessment, deep down.

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Basically, don't expect too much from sports fans in this city unless it's a REALLY special moment/time. We've got 0 and 10 on our sports fandom, white collar to a tee.
I would agree with that. I dont think it has much to do with being 'white collar' or a businessman or anything though.

I just dont go crazy at concerts or sporting events until things have progressed to a certain level.

Perhaps people in other places are just more easily entertained?
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Basically, don't expect too much from sports fans in this city unless it's a REALLY special moment/time. We've got 0 and 10 on our sports fandom, white collar to a tee. Most Calgarians relationship with sports/music/entertainment is "I pay my hard earned money to go and relax while being entertained, it's not up to me to be part of an atmosphere."

Even those that will contest that out of habit or emotion because they're Calgarians will be agreeing with that assessment, deep down.
Why do you even post on a Flames fan board? You continually crap all over Calgary fans on attendance and other things. Let me guess, you don't have Stamps and Flames season tickets and cheer your butt off all the time.
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I would agree with that. I dont think it has much to do with being 'white collar' or a businessman or anything though.

I just dont go crazy at concerts or sporting events until things have progressed to a certain level.

Perhaps people in other places are just more easily entertained?
Those crowds are typically associated with white collar populations. There's a reason why owners/promotors love the white collar cities because they get their money from a wealthier, sturdier demographic, while the players/artists love the blue collar cities because they get an actual atmosphere and mutual kinship with their fans.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:41 PM   #12
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Why do you even post on a Flames fan board? You continually crap all over Calgary fans on attendance and other things. Let me guess, you don't have Stamps and Flames season tickets and cheer your butt off all the time.
I love the teams themselves, deeply. I had season tickets for five years, so it's not coming from nowhere.

If it helps at all, my sentiment comes from a desire for fans to better, I truly wish that was the case. It's not mockery/condemnation out of superiority.

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Old 03-04-2017, 03:42 PM   #13
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Well said. IMO, this is the result of the cost of going to a Flames game rising to a price that only a small portion of the fan base can afford.

The atmosphere I experience during periods 2 and 3 of yesterday's game was an absolute embarrassment to a club that is playing some great hockey. The atmosphere I experienced during the overtime was the complete opposite, and made me want to go back.

Let's have more of the latter.
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Overtime last night was the first time I've experienced playoff atmosphere at a game since 2015 vs the Ducks. Need much more of that.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:57 PM   #15
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It is embarrassing... they need to put the cheaper seats closer to the ice and go up in price the higher you go. Put in nicer seats higher up with lots of room to keep the "elites" happy so they can bring there clients without ruining the atmosphere for everyone else. The site lines are usually better as well.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:57 PM   #16
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I'm a bit surprised at all the comments about the dome being quiet last night. It was loud in my area. I'd been noticing that recently it was impossible to sustain a Go Flames Go chant but there were a bunch of good ones last night. Part of it is the on the players though too. When Gio hit Brown vs LA the building started buzzing and got loud. This edition of the Flames don't get very many big hits and I think that's part of it.

Overall, I agree it's been a bit quiet this year but It's picking up now
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I'm a bit surprised at all the comments about the dome being quiet last night. It was loud in my area. I'd been noticing that recently it was impossible to sustain a Go Flames Go chant but there were a bunch of good ones last night. Part of it is the on the players though too. When Gio hit Brown vs LA the building started buzzing and got loud. This edition of the Flames don't get very many big hits and I think that's part of it.

Overall, I agree it's been a bit quiet this year but It's picking up now
That's unfortunately not a Flames issue, the league has been working to remove fighting and big hits from the game over the past few years. Watching games across the NHL, you just don't see the big hits and fights anymore.

It's all about perfectly executing system hockey now.
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:42 PM   #18
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I would love for Flames fans to have a chanting song they could sing in unison. Like in any European or south American soccer league. I bore of the Go Flames Go and people always get out of cinc.

It would have to be a fan started song, the Flames don't have time for that. Any talented writers or singers want to have a go at one? We would be the first team in the NHL to have one.
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I think most fans are still nervous. This team has been inconsistent this year, and years past, and there's been so much heartbreak with this team for nearly a decade now. Fans are conditioned to expect the worst, and won't cheer loudly for fear of looking stupid after.

Also, whatever happened to trumpet guy? That guy along with Harvey could get the crowd going by himself.
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Maybe just the Ring of Fire lyrics? Chant style.
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