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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby Lions4ever » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:31 pm

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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby zark » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:55 pm

Doesn't this Argo guy have anything else to do than hang around our sight? Nothing personal, but don't you have your own problems?...Just wondering...It's just kind of weird to me,IMO...When the Lions win, I hope you go around cheering for them...
Sorry, I just don't get it...Is he a wannabe Lions fan?...
Hey, get a QB why don't ya'.
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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby Ravi » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:03 pm

zark wrote:Doesn't this Argo guy have anything else to do than hang around our sight? Nothing personal, but don't you have your own problems?...Just wondering...It's just kind of weird to me,IMO...When the Lions win, I hope you go around cheering for them...
Sorry, I just don't get it...Is he a wannabe Lions fan?...
Hey, get a QB why don't ya'.
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Actually, I do tend to cheer for the Lions against everyone but the Argos. The Lions and Argos are now sister franchises of sorts since we are both owned by the same gentleman. As for the QB situation, I think that you guys will soon be helping us out.
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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby cromartie » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:56 pm

zark wrote:Doesn't this Argo guy have anything else to do than hang around our sight? Nothing personal, but don't you have your own problems?...Just wondering...It's just kind of weird to me,IMO...When the Lions win, I hope you go around cheering for them...
Sorry, I just don't get it...Is he a wannabe Lions fan?...
Hey, get a QB why don't ya'.
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Ravi's a nice guy who has been around here forever. Took him awhile to come around on Braley though.

Incidentally, at what point do you guys jump off the hockey train and start to pay attention to the best damn curlers in the world?
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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby sj-roc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:27 pm

cromartie wrote:
zark wrote:Doesn't this Argo guy have anything else to do than hang around our sight? Nothing personal, but don't you have your own problems?...Just wondering...It's just kind of weird to me,IMO...When the Lions win, I hope you go around cheering for them...
Sorry, I just don't get it...Is he a wannabe Lions fan?...
Hey, get a QB why don't ya'.
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Ravi's a nice guy who has been around here forever. Took him awhile to come around on Braley though.

Incidentally, at what point do you guys jump off the hockey train and start to pay attention to the best damn curlers in the world?

Been watching for years, Cro. But I'm worried about K-Mart. As well as his rink has played, and they've made some amazing shots while running the table so far, I fear he'll find a way to gas it in the end as he has in the past. He came up six inches heavy on a draw shot for gold against Norway's Pal Trulsen in SLC '02. And I don't know what he was trying to do with his last shot against David Murdoch's Scottish rink at the Worlds last year, after literally throwing away his previous one (as in, deliberately into the boards to give Murdoch a relatively easy tap to lie shot, well protected). Now if the Murdoch rink can come back in this tiebreaker to play Canada again in the semifinal, all bets are off AFAIC.
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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby West Coast Blue Fan » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:36 pm

Lots of room for fans to jump back on now!

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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby Hambone » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:32 pm

Ravi wrote:I fully expected the Vancouver fans to boo the Canadian Olympic hockey team off of the ice after that loss to the U.S. tonight. Vancouver fans did that back in '72 and woke that listless team up. What has happened to those tough Vancouver fans? Have the Vancouver hockey fans become so accustomed to mediocrity that the lousy performance of this over-hyped Olympic hockey team means nothing to them?


You have to put things into perspective Ravi. I don't know how old you were in 1972 or if you were even born then. Today it's commonly regarded as the greatest series in hockey history but that is the 20/20 hindsight edition. I was in Grade 10 at the time. What many tend to forget is the buildup prior to the series. All across Canada confidence was brimming and I think that premeated from every fan right through to the core of the lineup. Canada was going to take the series 8-0. There was no doubt about that in the minds of Canadian hockey fans. They truly believed that. The only question mark in their minds was how badly they were going to drub the Soviets each night out. Later the players would admit they knew before first period of the first game was over they knew they were in for the battle of their lives and started wishing they'd taken the series a little more seriously during the summer. By the time the puck dropped in Vancouver Team Canada was down 2-1 and considered a national disgrace. Vancouver fans took a lot of heat for the booing that rained down from the rafters of the Pacific Coliseum. Did Team Canada deserve it? Probably not. However I think it's safe to say had the series started in Vancouver with it unfolding as it did with Game 4 being in Montreal then the reaction in Montreal would've been exactly the same if not much, much worse. Vancouver was fairly new to bigtime hockey in 1972. I shudder to think what might've happened in Montreal. Given the history of Montreal's passionate hockey fans a riot down Rue Ste. Catherine wouldn't have been out of the question.
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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby Ravi » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:41 pm

Hambone wrote:
Ravi wrote:I fully expected the Vancouver fans to boo the Canadian Olympic hockey team off of the ice after that loss to the U.S. tonight. Vancouver fans did that back in '72 and woke that listless team up. What has happened to those tough Vancouver fans? Have the Vancouver hockey fans become so accustomed to mediocrity that the lousy performance of this over-hyped Olympic hockey team means nothing to them?


You have to put things into perspective Ravi. I don't know how old you were in 1972 or if you were even born then. Today it's commonly regarded as the greatest series in hockey history but that is the 20/20 hindsight edition. I was in Grade 10 at the time. What many tend to forget is the buildup prior to the series. All across Canada confidence was brimming and I think that premeated from every fan right through to the core of the lineup. Canada was going to take the series 8-0. There was no doubt about that in the minds of Canadian hockey fans. They truly believed that. The only question mark in their minds was how badly they were going to drub the Soviets each night out. Later the players would admit they knew before first period of the first game was over they knew they were in for the battle of their lives and started wishing they'd taken the series a little more seriously during the summer. By the time the puck dropped in Vancouver Team Canada was down 2-1 and considered a national disgrace. Vancouver fans took a lot of heat for the booing that rained down from the rafters of the Pacific Coliseum. Did Team Canada deserve it? Probably not. However I think it's safe to say had the series started in Vancouver with it unfolding as it did with Game 4 being in Montreal then the reaction in Montreal would've been exactly the same if not much, much worse. Vancouver was fairly new to bigtime hockey in 1972. I shudder to think what might've happened in Montreal. Given the history of Montreal's passionate hockey fans a riot down Rue Ste. Catherine wouldn't have been out of the question.


Point taken, Dale. I wasn't even three years old at that time so I don't remember anything about it. All I know is what I have seen via the replays of the games, media reports and that CBC movie that ran about that series not too long ago. :wink:
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Re: Where have those tough Vancouver fans gone?

Postby zark » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:28 pm

Who is this Ravi guy? Is he a troll or what? Can't he ask these questions on an Argo sight? What does he know about BC except the minority who booed, in the '72 series. That's a long time ago.
I don't know this guy...obviously he's older...but...I really don't get his question...I think he's a troll...
Should I teach my kids to boo Canuck teams? What a goof .Am I over reacting?????
Stick your anti- Canadian thoughts to yourself. Or chant USA,USA,USA etc...
Yikes how anti- CaNUCK CAN YOU GET? :tease:

Should I post this? :juggle: Meh! Stick to Argoland.
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