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Jcomp
06-12-2009, 04:59 AM
A casual buddy of mine insisted today, upon finding out that I'm a Laker fan (I try to keep that a little low key down here as everyone hates LA) and a Dallas Cowboys fan that I must also be a Yankees fan so I can be a fan of the most hated franchises in each sport.

I actually don't care much for baseball, but I know his logic is sound. By that reasoning, who should I have cheered for in Hockey this past season so I can be ready next year? And hell, while we're at it, can my international brethren point me to the most notorious futbol/football/soccer club so I can root for them too?

I need to stop procrastinating and go the distance with being an ambassador to every evil empire in each league. Thanks, everyone, for your assistance...

Haggis
06-12-2009, 05:01 AM
I believe you have no choice but to be a Red Wings fan.

Srsly.

eta: Oh, and by the way, you can root for them tomorrow night in game 7. :)

Jcomp
06-12-2009, 05:05 AM
I believe you have no choice but to be a Red Wings fan.

Srsly.

eta: Oh, and by the way, you can root for them tomorrow night in game 7. :)

I was actually hoping that would be the case since I knew they were still in it and seemed like the more unlikable / bullyish team compared to Pittsburgh. Excellent.

Of course, I'm trusting that you're not just trying to lure me astray, sir. If I find out your franchise is actually comprised of a bunch of lovable gents and has a history of employing good sports with humble spirits I'll be greatly disappointed...

poetinahat
06-12-2009, 05:05 AM
I'd guess Red Wings (because of their recent dominance) or Flyers, but I'm kinda far from the ice at this point.

I used to like the Cowboys (they were my fifth favorite as a boy - I had a hierarchy for the whole league) - but that was back when Tom Landry and Roger Staubach were around.

Man, how do you get the Cowboys and the Lakers in the same house? Might as well start following Manchester United and Collingwood too... (yeah, I know; "who's Collingwood?" -- they're Aussie Rules -- the most famous football club in the world... within a 2km-square area of Melbourne.)

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 05:07 AM
Let's Go Penguins!!!

Jcomp
06-12-2009, 05:09 AM
Man, how do you get the Cowboys and the Lakers in the same house? Might as well start following Manchester United and Collingwood too... (yeah, I know; "who's Collingwood?" -- they're Aussie Rules -- the most famous football club in the world... within a 2km-square area of Melbourne.)

See, this is good for me to know, in case I'm overseas. I want to be well rounded.

Incidentally, I was born into the Lakers / Cowboys fandom. Dad was a fan so I was. Never questioned it, I just came out the womb bleeding the colors my old man wears...

Haggis
06-12-2009, 05:09 AM
I was actually hoping that would be the case since I knew they were still in it and seemed like the more unlikable / bullyish team compared to Pittsburgh. Excellent.

Of course, I'm trusting that you're not just trying to lure me astray, sir. If I find out your franchise is actually comprised of a bunch of lovable gents and has a history of employing good sports with humble spirits I'll be greatly disappointed...

Not a chance.

*hands Jcomp an octopus*

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Damnhaggis/article_15883_2.jpg

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 05:09 AM
In hockey I think you'd be more of a Canadiens fan. You seem to like the flashy teams, and in hockey the flashy team is the Canadiens.

Silver King
06-12-2009, 05:51 AM
How come no one ever posts these kind of threads in the Sports forum? (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=121)

Come on, we need some love in there! :)

wannawrite
06-12-2009, 05:54 AM
Do we even HAVE a sports forum? (leave it to the talking fish peen to know these things)

Anyhow...

As far as hockey goes....dude. Do you really have to ask? Red Wings, of course! I've been a Detroit Red Wings fan since waaaay back when they sucked and used to be called the Detroit Dead Things.

It's gotta be the Wings, all the way.

KTC
06-12-2009, 05:58 AM
IT'S THE CANADIENS!!!


GAWD!

And yes...you're a Canadiens fan. GO HABS GO!

Sharonb423
06-12-2009, 06:28 AM
Just checked with my husband, the foremost authority of hated teams of all kinds (he is a well rounded New England sports fan, therefore knows who to hate) and without hesitation he also replied

CANADIENS

KTC
06-12-2009, 06:30 AM
Just checked with my husband, the foremost authority of hated teams of all kinds (he is a well rounded New England sports fan, therefore knows who to hate) and without hesitation he also replied

CANADIENS

No.No.No. He has to be a fan of the Canadiens. They are the only team. He can hate Toronto all he wants. In fact, he should make it his life's mission to hate the Leafs.

Haggis
06-12-2009, 06:36 AM
GO HABS GO!


They're already gone.

First round. Right? :D

KTC
06-12-2009, 06:37 AM
They're already gone.

First round. Right? :D

shut your red face

KTC
06-12-2009, 06:41 AM
2007-08 - Detroit Red Wings
2006-07 - Anaheim Ducks
2005-06 - Carolina Hurricanes
2003-04 - Tampa Bay Lightning
2002-03 - New Jersey Devils
2001-02 - Detroit Red Wings
2000-01 - Colorado Avalanche
1999-2000 - New Jersey Devils
1998-99 - Dallas Stars
1997-98 - Detroit Red Wings
1996-97 - Detroit Red Wings
1995-96 - Colorado Avalanche
1994-95 - New Jersey Devils
1993-94 - New York Rangers
1992-93 - Montreal Canadiens
1991-92 - Pittsburgh Penguins
1990-91 - Pittsburgh Penguins
1989-90 - Edmonton Oilers
1988-89 - Calgary Flames
1987-88 - Edmonton Oilers
1986-87 - Edmonton Oilers
1985-86 - Montreal Canadiens
1984-85 - Edmonton Oilers
1983-84 - Edmonton Oilers
1982-83 - New York Islanders
1981-82 - New York Islanders
1980-81 - New York Islanders
1979-80 - New York Islanders
1978-79 - Montreal Canadiens
1977-78 - Montreal Canadiens
1976-77 - Montreal Canadiens
1975-76 - Montreal Canadiens
1974-75 - Philadelphia Flyers
1973-74 - Philadelphia Flyers
1972-73 - Montreal Canadiens
1971-72 - Boston Bruins
1970-71 - Montreal Canadiens
1969-70 - Boston Bruins
1968-69 - Montreal Canadiens
1967-68 - Montreal Canadiens
1966-67 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1965-66 - Montreal Canadiens
1964-65 - Montreal Canadiens
1963-64 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1962-63 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1961-62 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1960-61 - Chicago Blackhawks
1959-60 - Montreal Canadiens
1958-59 - Montreal Canadiens
1957-58 - Montreal Canadiens
1956-57 - Montreal Canadiens
1955-56 - Montreal Canadiens
1954-55 - Detroit Red Wings
1953-54 - Detroit Red Wings
1952-53 - Montreal Canadiens
1951-52 - Detroit Red Wings
1950-51 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1949-50 - Detroit Red Wings
1948-49 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1947-48 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1946-47 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1945-46 - Montreal Canadiens
1944-45 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1943-44 - Montreal Canadiens
1942-43 - Detroit Red Wings
1941-42 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1940-41 - Boston Bruins
1939-40 - New York Rangers
1938-39 - Boston Bruins
1937-38 - Chicago Black Hawks
1936-37 - Detroit Red Wings
1935-36 - Detroit Red Wings
1934-35 - Montreal Maroons
1933-34 - Chicago Black Hawks
1932-33 - New York Rangers
1931-32 - Toronto Maple Leafs
1930-31 - Montreal Canadiens
1929-30 - Montreal Canadiens
1928-29 - Boston Bruins
1927-28 - New York Rangers
1926-27 - Ottawa Senators
1925-26 - Montreal Maroons
1924-25 - Victoria Cougars
1923-24 - Montreal Canadiens
1922-23 - Ottawa Senators
1921-22 - Toronto St. Pats
1920-21 - Ottawa Senators
1919-20 - Ottawa Senators
1918-19 - No decision
1917-18 - Toronto Arenas
1916-17 - Seattle Metropolitians
1915-16 - Montreal Canadiens
1914-15 - Vancouver Millionaires
1913-14 - Toronto Blueshirts
1912-23 - Quebec Bulldogs
1911-12 - Quebec Bulldogs
1910-11 - Ottawa Senators
1909-10 - Montreal Wanderers
1908-09 - Ottawa Senators
1907-08 - Montreal Wanderers
1906-07 - Montreal Wanderers
1906-07 - Kenora Thistles
1905-06 - Montreal Wanderers
1905-06 - Ottawa Senators
1904-05 - Ottawa Senators
1903-04 - Ottawa Senators
1902-03 - Ottawa Senators
1902-03 - Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA)
1901-02 - Montreal AAA
1901-02 - Winnipeg Victoria
1900-01 - Winnipeg Victoria
1899-1900 - Montreal Shamrocks
1898-99 - Montreal Shamrocks
1897-98 - Montreal Victorias
1896-97 - Montreal Victorias
1895-96 - Winnipeg Victorias
1895-96 - Montreal Victorias
1894-95 - Montreal Victorias
1893-94 - Montreal AAA
1892-93 - Montreal AAA

KTC
06-12-2009, 06:42 AM
That might help.

Chumplet
06-12-2009, 08:05 AM
Mmmm. Lotsa Habs in that list. If you want a team to love to hate, I'd say the Flyers. They're a buncha dinks.

BardSkye
06-12-2009, 08:31 AM
Go with the Wings. I started cheering for them back when they were the worst team in the league, just to annoy my neighbours in Montreal.

I also think Hawthorn's better than Collingwood.

Jcomp
06-12-2009, 08:36 AM
See, following LA / Cowboys precedent, the team needs to have great-but-controversial-borderline-unlikable players in their history (Kobe, early Magic when he got his coach fired, Michael Irvin, Hollywood Henderson, etc.), be at the very least the 2nd most successful franchise in league history (LA and Dallas are both 2nd to Boston & Pittsburgh respectively) and, of course, be the absolute most hated franchises in their league (everyone hates the Cowboys, and no other team in the NBA gets the equivalent of the "Beat LA" chant that the Lakers get even in games where they aren't playing).

These are the basic criteria folks. Help me out here... I don't want to start cheering Detroit in Game 7 only to find out I shouldn't have...

Btw, I fairly recently found out that hockey live and in person is awesome. I caught a minor league game in SA some time back & it reminded me of when I briefly wanted be a hockey goalie in junior high...

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 12:38 PM
IT'S THE CANADIENS!!!


GAWD!

And yes...you're a Canadiens fan. GO HABS GO!

You say potato....

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 12:41 PM
They did get their heads handed to them...

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 12:42 PM
I don't like words like Stinky, but....

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 12:45 PM
http://www.pajamadeen.com/images/blame-canada.jpg

KTC
06-12-2009, 01:20 PM
Well! I never.

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 02:01 PM
I bet you have.

Wayne K
06-12-2009, 02:01 PM
You may not remember.

regdog
06-12-2009, 03:11 PM
GO HABS GO!


They're already gone.

First round. Right? :D

Yep, thank to the Bruins :D


Oh and for the Yankees on behalf of Red Sox fans

HA HA

Haggis
06-12-2009, 03:17 PM
See, following LA / Cowboys precedent, the team needs to have great-but-controversial-borderline-unlikable players in their history (Kobe, early Magic when he got his coach fired, Michael Irvin, Hollywood Henderson, etc.), be at the very least the 2nd most successful franchise in league history (LA and Dallas are both 2nd to Boston & Pittsburgh respectively) and, of course, be the absolute most hated franchises in their league (everyone hates the Cowboys, and no other team in the NBA gets the equivalent of the "Beat LA" chant that the Lakers get even in games where they aren't playing).

These are the basic criteria folks. Help me out here... I don't want to start cheering Detroit in Game 7 only to find out I shouldn't have...

Btw, I fairly recently found out that hockey live and in person is awesome. I caught a minor league game in SA some time back & it reminded me of when I briefly wanted be a hockey goalie in junior high...

Top NHL Goons (http://www.prohockey-fans.com/hockey-articles/top-10-goons_062608.html)


#10 – Dave Brown

#9 – Stu Grimson - former Red Wing

#8 – Tie Domi

#7 – Gordie Howe - former Red Wing

#6 – Clark Gillies

#5 – Terry O’Reilly

#4 – Joey Kocur- former Red Wing

#3 – Dave Shultz

#2 (tie) – Dave Semenko

#2 (tie) - Bob Probert - former Red Wing

#1 – Tiger Williams - former Red Wing

regdog
06-12-2009, 03:23 PM
I'm going to disagree with listing Bob Probert as one of the NHL's best goons. He was a very good hockey player who just happened to be able to kick most guys asses in the process of playing a solid game of hockey.


Go Wings