The W
Views: 152328298
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
3.7.13 1134
The 7 - Random - Booing National Anthem
This thread has 4 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(3941 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (12 total)
Net Hack Slasher
Banger
Level: 105

Posts: 124/2805
EXP: 12207862
For next: 54438

Since: 6.1.02
From: Outer reaches of your mind

Since last post: 5669 days
Last activity: 4089 days
#1 Posted on 25.4.02 1701.47
Reposted on: 25.4.09 1702.50
Now it seems like it's an okay thing to do to boo the national anthem of an opposing country. It really showed in Detroit in game 1 basketball game with Toronto.

Here's a question, why do we play the national anthem before game. It's always been custom but should we seperate sport and politics?

One more thing, the next time I hear a sportcaster question the intellegence of the wrestling fan, while he speaks to mainstream sport fan. I'm going to freak.

Promote this thread!
Merc
Potato korv
Level: 57

Posts: 42/680
EXP: 1457529
For next: 28408

Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

Since last post: 3369 days
Last activity: 3347 days
#2 Posted on 26.4.02 0555.09
Reposted on: 26.4.09 0559.01
Speaking from an outsiders point of view, could it be that: the average American is told how fantastic their country is and how much they should love it, so often they equate anything non-American with being inferior.

Alternately it could just be a misguided belief they are showing their loyalty to their team by booing anything to do with the other team.
DrewDewce
Bratwurst
Level: 78

Posts: 235/1403
EXP: 4319837
For next: 62408

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Derby City

Since last post: 304 days
Last activity: 45 days
Y!:
#3 Posted on 26.4.02 0914.22
Reposted on: 26.4.09 0919.49
I certainly wouldn't appreciate it if Canadian's booed our National Anthem, so I would never even consider booing theirs. Plus, "O Canada" is a better song than the U.S. National Anthem in my humble opinion.
The Goon
Banger
Moderator
Level: 101

Posts: 97/2518
EXP: 10386305
For next: 331407

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 662 days
Last activity: 609 days
#4 Posted on 26.4.02 1025.06
Reposted on: 26.4.09 1029.06
The odd thing was that in the case of the anthem getting booed at the Leafs/Islanders game, a good few of the Isles are Canadian!

Anyway, booing ANY anthem is just appalling. No call for that at all. Especially for two countries who have been great neighbours for so long(Canada and USA).
dunkndollaz
Banger
Back to Back Survivor
Level: 103

Posts: 226/2658
EXP: 11263566
For next: 207879

Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 285 days
Last activity: 271 days
#5 Posted on 26.4.02 1045.29
Reposted on: 26.4.09 1059.02
I was at a game at Madison Square Garden a couple of years ago between the Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks when the microphone went out on John Amirante as he started "O Canada" - without missing a beat the capacity crowd broke into a rousing rendition of the song.

Now if it had been either Long Island's song or the state song of NJ, it might have been a different story.
Freeway
Scrapple
Level: 116

Posts: 151/3504
EXP: 17048119
For next: 276026

Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 2385 days
Last activity: 2072 days
#6 Posted on 29.4.02 0055.38
Reposted on: 29.4.09 0057.30
Hey, during my six or seven years of having Flames' season tickets...not once did I boo the US anthem. Why? Because THEY GOT THE NUKES, and they'll use 'em if I boo 'em.
gyfruffsmit
Chaurice
Level: 6

Posts: 2/4
EXP: 651
For next: 256

Since: 29.4.02
From: London (there is never any need to add England after this)

Since last post: 6044 days
Last activity: 5765 days
#7 Posted on 29.4.02 0741.26
Reposted on: 29.4.09 0741.44
Oh you poor misguided North Americans.

If only you had ever seen an England game.

Our fans not only take it on themselves to boo/whistle/generally shout down any other teams anthem, but they take pride in it.

Oddly it only happens at football (not rugby) but I don't really see it as a bad thing the way the commentators, and apparently you, do.

Its all part of the sort of pre game/war dance/psyching out thing that goes on, a bit like the New Zealand Haka (which literally is a war dance!).

Its not like their putting down the other country its just trying to gain a psychological advantage, mind games.

(edited by gyfruffsmit on 29.4.02 1342)
Travis
Boerewors
Level: 45

Posts: 343/385
EXP: 618008
For next: 42161

Since: 7.3.02
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 6618 days
Last activity: 6554 days
ICQ:  
#8 Posted on 29.4.02 0756.07
Reposted on: 29.4.09 0759.02

    Originally posted by gyfruffsmit
    Oh you poor misguided North Americans.

    If only you had ever seen an England game.

    Our fans not only take it on themselves to boo/whistle/generally shout down any other teams anthem, but they take pride in it.

    Oddly it only happens at football (not rugby) but I don't really see it as a bad thing the way the commentators, and apparently you, do.

    Its all part of the sort of pre game/war dance/psyching out thing that goes on, a bit like the New Zealand Haka (which literally is a war dance!).

    Its not like their putting down the other country its just trying to gain a psychological advantage, mind games.

    (edited by gyfruffsmit on 29.4.02 1342)


Americans and Canadians enjoy acting all "appalled" over minor things like this. The only problem being that in hockey, almost every team is at least 25% canucks, so Isles or Wings fans booing the Canuck Theme Song is sort of pointless. On the other hand there are very very few Canadians in the NBA. The simplest solution would be to not play the Canadian anthem in America or the American anthem in Canada. But that would be logical...
Aaron Thomas
Weisswurst
Level: 13

Posts: 18/22
EXP: 8478
For next: 1789

Since: 8.1.02
From: Washington, D.C.

Since last post: 6485 days
Last activity: 5993 days
#9 Posted on 29.4.02 1118.36
Reposted on: 29.4.09 1123.33

    Previously on WIENERVILLE, dunkndollaz said
    Now if it had been either Long Island's song or the state song of NJ, it might have been a different story.


Especially since New Jersey doesn't have a state song...

Aaron Thomas
Hadrosaurus foulkii - because who needs a state song when you can have a state dinosaur!
Elitist
Bauerwurst
Level: 26

Posts: 51/111
EXP: 96122
For next: 6155

Since: 3.1.02
From: USA, USA

Since last post: 6224 days
Last activity: 4568 days
#10 Posted on 29.4.02 1247.05
Reposted on: 29.4.09 1247.50
If ever a state needed a state song, it's New Jersey.

Maybe something by Springsteen. It's either that or Bon Jovi.
dunkndollaz
Banger
Back to Back Survivor
Level: 103

Posts: 232/2658
EXP: 11263566
For next: 207879

Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 285 days
Last activity: 271 days
#11 Posted on 29.4.02 1334.48
Reposted on: 29.4.09 1344.21
Actually, we do have a state song in NJ - it's called "I'm from New Jersey" by Red Mascara. You can access the song at a number of sites on the web including this link

Click Here

It's almost as embarassing as the NJ Devils......
haz
Landjager
Level: 65

Posts: 74/904
EXP: 2234245
For next: 101395

Since: 2.1.02
From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Since last post: 2152 days
Last activity: 816 days
#12 Posted on 29.4.02 1417.22
Reposted on: 29.4.09 1424.38

    Originally posted by Travis



    Americans and Canadians enjoy acting all "appalled" over minor things like this. The only problem being that in hockey, almost every team is at least 25% canucks, so Isles or Wings fans booing the Canuck Theme Song is sort of pointless. On the other hand there are very very few Canadians in the NBA. The simplest solution would be to not play the Canadian anthem in America or the American anthem in Canada. But that would be logical...



In fact, we can go even further. Why bother with any anthems, especially in hockey. Are you trying to play the Canadian anthem for Canadians... Why not play the Swedish, Czech, Russian, Finnish, etc.... There are a few players from those countries on the teams too???

Just don't bother with it. It seems to cause nothing but problems.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Smackdown 2 CAWs
Next thread: David Lynch to direct "Teletubbies" Movie!
Previous thread: Rock v. Hogan - At The Movies
(3941 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Random - Booing National Anthem Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2020 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.115 seconds.