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Top 5 Things Not To Do At Another Arena

In preparation for the season…and with intention of being in Dallas for opening night against the Blackhawks…I present 5 things away fans shouldn’t do…

5. Swear up and Down. Nobody enjoys hearing swearing when it’s directed towards their team. But more importantly not around their kids! I was at a game where a guy was dropping F bombs and all sorts of foul stuff right next to some cute little girls. Their father was horrified, this just isn’t the way to behave. Just because NHL 24/7 was on last night does not make it ok.

4. Talk about the good old days of your team. I can’t tell you how annoying it is to hear older fans of teams like New York or Boston or even Pittsburg and Philadelphia talk about Jagr, Messier, Orr…etc. They say stuff like “well back when so and so was playing we would be up 13 goals by now!” This is crap… we all know it…if you want to talk about hockey how bout you talk about the game at hand.

3. Leave your seat many times. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to watch the game while sitting next to people who are getting up over and over again. They’re the people that like to purchase every food item separately during different periods, and who also need to attend the bathroom three times during important plays as well. Not only are you getting in the way of the ice….but c’mon wait till the break. Seriously, at $7 for a hotdog do you have that kind of cash to throw around? If so you can donate to the Rat Trick by…..just kidding.

2. Don’t show up wearing a jersey of a team that isn’t even playing. Perfect example, you’re at a Lightning and Panthers game having a great time. Then, some guy shows up and won’t shut up how the Red Wings would kick BOTH these teams down. It’s annoying and serves absolutely no purpose. I get it, you’re from Detroit and you love your team. You can go back now.

1. Don’t be that guy that is rooting for the other team, but doesn’t understand that he’s in someone else’s home. You know when you go into someone else’s arena there are two ways you can do it. You can be the polite guy that loves hockey and talks with fans of the other team. Or you can be the loud, abrasive guy that is obnoxious from the opening faceoff until the final horn.

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  • Esbee92

    I wish people would not ruin things for other people. I once got cussed out in my own barn (the RBC Center) by a Flyers fan on Rod Brind’Amour jersey retirement night! He started yelling DURING THE CEREMONY “LET’S GO FLYERS!” Yes he was drunk. No excuse for spending most of the game yelling at the Canes players “GET UP YOU P@SSIES!” for the ENTIRE GAME. I got sick of it and turned around and shot him a look. Apparently he did not like that since he spent the next few minutes screaming at me “YOOOOOU BITCH!” at the top of his lungs. Yes he should have been tossed. I was alone and intimidated and frankly no around me said anything…if it happened again I would react differently (Although he was told earlier to watch his language by an usher). I don’t buy the “Well you’re at a HOCKEY game” excuse. I swear like a sailor but I don’t need to do it in a public place surrounded by kids. That’s just gross.

    Good fan? The Bruins fan (a Boston transplant) who sat next to my mom making friendly conversation and offered to buy us all beers.

  • Scott Mullin

    I have to admit I’ve broken Rule #2 multiple times. I just can’t stand the fact that my Panthers jersey doesn’t have a name on it. I just love my Cheechoo Sharks jersey!

  • FrankRekas

    I like the old days. When an opposing fan showed up in your building and acted like a goof, taunting the home team etc all night long, he usually got what he deserved. Not that I’m a proponent of fighting in the stands, but if people would just be respectful in someone else’s building. It’s like visiting a home that you were never at before. But I guess some fans never learned respect.

  • davidlasseter

    I too have broken rule number 2 at a Panthers/Bruins game. But, in my defense, it was a sweet LA Kings Gretzky sweater that I just received as a Christmas gift.

    There’s really no excuse to get pickled and loudly swear at any sporting event. My feeling is if you can’t come up with something clever enough to yell that doesn’t include cursing, chances are you’re a moron who needs to sit down and shut up anyway. No way arena security should let that stuff go down for long. That’s when you get fights in the stands and the game doesn’t need that either.

  • Esbee92

    Sadly I was prepared to take matters into my own hands in my incident. Me=5’5″ girl! My mom said “He could have hit you!” I said “GOOD because he would have GONE TO JAIL!”

  • HTFDWhalers

    I show up in another team’s jersey all the time. That’s because I don’t live in my team’s city.

  • NCCaniac42

    Hey.. Next time someone in the RBC Center does that to you.. TWEET Me.. I will come over from section 303 and help remove the idiot.. nicely of course. @Esbee92