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#1 inkman

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM

Maybe it's the rum talking, or just the fact that I'm away from the day to day malaise but I've decided to turn a corner.  Let me preface this by stating that I hate losing.  It makes my blood boil and generally obliged to violent behavior.  I'm not going to do it any more.  I'm a Sabres fan and I'm going to root like hell for this team, come hell or high water.  My embarrassing actions and words involving the team and it's players over the last few years have made me weary.  I don't want to live like that.  I want to root for the good guys and despise the bad guys (okay I've already got that part down).  Join me in my crusade if you're willing.

Edited by inkman, 29 October 2013 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

Who hacked ink's account? No, seriously, just delete the post and there won't be any charges.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

Good on ya. I'm pretty laid back about sports in general, and I think it's a good way to go. Root for them, hope for them, but never get angry at them. It's just not worth it.

Also, I'm jealous you're deep enough into rum at 2PM on the Tuesday to post this.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:08 PM

I'm in.

Assuming you are the real inkman and not some kid that hacked his account.

Ink, reply in a way that will let me know it's really you ... ;)

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Calves or it didn't happen.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

View Postinkman, on 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM, said:

Maybe it's the rum talking, or just the fact that I'm away from the day to day malaise but I've decided to turn a corner.  Let me preface this by stating that I hate losing.  It makes my blood boil and generally obliged to violent behavior.  I'm not going to do it any more.  I'm a Sabres fan and I'm going to root like hell for this team, come hell or high water.  My embarrassing actions and words involving the team and it's players over the last few years have made me weary.  I don't want to live like that.  I want to root for the good guys and despise the bad guys (okay I've already got that part down).  Join me in my crusade if you're willing.

Truth is I'm there.  I will even add that while I was calling for Rolston to be fired I am now beginning to see signs of life from this team.  The system seems to have changed a bit (or they are getting better at it but I don't think so).  They are pressing the puck up the ice more often and it's turning into chances for them.  The forecheck, for the most part, exists.  The D are pinching on the boards (like every other team does to us) and the winger is covering the breakout.  It's happening.  It's not perfect but there is definitely more life in this team over the past 3 games.

I'm not totally sold on Rolston, but I do like what I am seeing lately.  Now, I might get more depressed after Thursday's game... :)

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:32 PM

View Postinkman, on 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM, said:

Maybe it's the rum talking, or just the fact that I'm away from the day to day malaise but I've decided to turn a corner.  Let me preface this by stating that I hate losing.  It makes my blood boil and generally obliged to violent behavior.  I'm not going to do it any more.  I'm a Sabres fan and I'm going to root like hell for this team, come hell or high water.  My embarrassing actions and words involving the team and it's players over the last few years have made me weary.  I don't want to live like that.  I want to root for the good guys and despise the bad guys (okay I've already got that part down).  Join me in my crusade if you're willing.

Oh, it's DEFINITELY the rum talking.

GO SABRES!!!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

You don't come off as cool or knowledgeable, ink, but it is more fun to just pull for the team.

I saw the game last night on the Dallas broadcast.  The broadcast team fully understands the dark place the Sabres are in right now, but their take is that it's darkest before the dawn.  They see the youth that's already playing at a high level and know all the draft picks that are coming and they see the Sabres as a future up-and-comer.

View PostMattPie, on 29 October 2013 - 01:06 PM, said:

Also, I'm jealous you're deep enough into rum at 2PM on the Tuesday to post this.

It's the team that did it to him.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

I've already announced my intentions to watch for the kids development.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:51 PM

<-------  Embrace the tank and all of your wildest dreams just might come true...

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

I'm in. What other choice do I have?

View PostClaude_Verret, on 29 October 2013 - 01:51 PM, said:

<-------  Embrace the tank and all of your wildest dreams just might come true...
Whoa, Not only a great avatar, but message too!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

Kind of where I am at. I went to the Tampa game and realized that no matter what I am rooting for this team. I can go to ten lightning games a year and cheer them like crazy. Not when Buffalo is in town.I still will bitch here and there but it is what it is so we may as well just suck it up and get on for the ride.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

View PostDoohickie, on 29 October 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

You don't come off as cool or knowledgeable, ink, but it is more fun to just pull for the team
Wait, WTF is this?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

View Postinkman, on 29 October 2013 - 02:00 PM, said:

Wait, WTF is this?

:lol:

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

Ink, I think you're mainlining the Zeitgeist of this message board, and possibly Sabres fans generally.

I'm there.

What's there to be overly-exercised about? Darcy? Rolston? Pegula? Pffffffffft. Whatever.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

I think I have a beat (bead?) on what makes a lot of this fan base tick. It's in our DNA to be obsessed with Stanley. Right from the get-go, Punch was hired with all his championship credentials to turn the Sabres into the first expansion team to win a Cup. Close. When that team started fading, the Knoxes quickly turned to Scotty Bowman. By Regierian standards, Bowman had a mere sip of coffee before being let go. After an interlude where the franchise seemed rudderless, John Muckler looked attractive. You see where I'm going. Close again in 99. How far off in 01, 06 or 07? Hell, with a bit more ownership support and a modicum of daring from Darcy, we could have two, three Cups under our belts. Then Terry comes in on Day One and says crazy things about You Know Who. Yet, here we are, as far away as ever, and they're still dangling it in front of us. It's painful. It's maddening. It makes us crazy.

Edited by PASabreFan, 29 October 2013 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

Quitter.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

I root for them and bet against them.  Takes the sting out of the losses for me.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

I've been rooting for them and will continue to.  No reason not to.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:30 PM

I still want Darcy gone :P

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

View Postinkman, on 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM, said:

Maybe it's the rum talking, or just the fact that I'm away from the day to day malaise but I've decided to turn a corner.  Let me preface this by stating that I hate losing.  It makes my blood boil and generally obliged to violent behavior.  I'm not going to do it any more.  I'm a Sabres fan and I'm going to root like hell for this team, come hell or high water.  My embarrassing actions and words involving the team and it's players over the last few years have made me weary.  I don't want to live like that.  I want to root for the good guys and despise the bad guys (okay I've already got that part down).  Join me in my crusade if you're willing.

:thumbsup: I've been in that space for about 6 years...  it's a good place to be.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

I can't stop rooting for them.  I find myself in my man-cave with my Sabres Neon and my Go - Sabres stop lights on, and I still wear my Sabres t-shirt under my work shirt on gamedays.  No matter how many times I say I want to quit the team...I can't bring myself to.  

I've stuck by the Bills this long, I'll be damn sure to stay with my Sabres.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

I'm assuming the end goal of everyone here is to see the team win and root for them. People go about that in different ways, but we're all rooting for the team.

However...I will try to reiterate a few things....and even remind myself...

1) Try not to make things personal between posters.

I know I can say some blunt things, and in doing so I can stick my foot in my mouth at times. I never want to cut down a poster as far as life goes. Your opinions on the team are fair game, but I always try not to make it personal. By running my trap, I inadvertently say some offensive things...and believe it or not, I feel bad at times. I have blasted my college football team, talked flippantly about a disease, and am sure have said many other things that I would come to find out effect people in their daily life. I have learned to tone down over time, but I still never mean to be a dip to people. It's a fine balance between being entertaining and being an a-hole at times.

2) Having said that.....I have gotten too personal with members of the franchise at times. Some of it is fair game, like trying to cling to a job as long as possible at the detriment of the overall product, but some of it is not. There are some things that I feel are worth inspecting or commenting on that shouldn't be for the sake I could be wrong. While I feel comfortable talking about it and feel I see enough to warrant conversation, many can not or do not. I have tried to tone that down as well, especially with non hockey-direct matters.

I hope most in the organization don't read these boards, as it probably isn't healthy for them. I've given examples from the racing world in my circle, and I hope they take the fluff stuff with a grain of salt. I just watched the Cancer video on the Sabres site, and in the spirit of Ink's idea, made me realize all these guys have lives outside the rink, and some of it is bad stuff. I've always tried in the past to let it be known how much I respect or admire a lot of the guys off the ice, even if I rip them a new one for their roles with the team. Ruff, Pominville, Miller.....even Pegula and Black.


So while I am not going to grab a pom-pom and a Zanax like Ink may have done, I can try to be a tad more sensitive at times. I want these guys to win as much as anyone.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

Self medication is key here.  Lets all try and remember we are in this together.  The bickering can become intolerable.  We all want the same thing, some just view the means to the ends differently.  Lets all gather around and take a hit from the peace pipe (I'm not actually condoning drug usage as that is illegal :thumbsup:).

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:07 PM

I'm rooting for a tank because I think it's the best way to a future championship AND it's the legitimate goal for the team. I want the team to do what they want to do, and getting a high pick is it.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

Ink get's his own "I'm gonna stop bitching like an angry middle school girl!" thread?  10/10 would read again.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 29 October 2013 - 06:56 PM, said:

Ink get's his own "I'm gonna stop bitching like an angry middle school girl!" thread?  10/10 would read again.
I think I'm too drunk too understand this Jew Fro

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:09 PM

This thread reads like a big ol' group therapy session... good on all of you!

We are all Sabres fans, and we care too much!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:29 PM

:thumbsup:

Let's Go Buffalo!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:34 PM

Kum ba yah sabres, Kum ba yah! Kum ba yah my team, Kum ba yah!

Okay now I'm in. :P

Where's Labatt in this cyber space hug ?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:42 PM

View Postinkman, on 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM, said:

Join me in my crusade if you're willing.

Welcome.

I'm enjoying watching the kids play their first season.  It's fun.

I think I want the record to blow, as to really maximize the draft pickery.  Historically I've strongly argued against tanking, but this year, we've obviously and officially committed to the tank, so I'm on board.  It's sort of liberating not caring about win/loss, and although I still find myself rooting for the win, it's a bit more relaxing to sit back and pay attention to the players' growth.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 29 October 2013 - 07:42 PM, said:

Welcome.

I'm enjoying watching the kids play their first season.  It's fun.

I think I want the record to blow, as to really maximize the draft pickery.  Historically I've strongly argued against tanking, but this year, we've obviously and officially committed to the tank, so I'm on board.  It's sort of liberating not caring about win/loss, and although I still find myself rooting for the win, it's a bit more relaxing to sit back and pay attention to the players' growth.
It's good to hear someone on the good side.  Man I'm drunk.  Why isthis ###### italisized?  

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

View Postinkman, on 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM, said:

Maybe it's the rum talking, or just the fact that I'm away from the day to day malaise but I've decided to turn a corner.  Let me preface this by stating that I hate losing.  It makes my blood boil and generally obliged to violent behavior.  I'm not going to do it any more.  I'm a Sabres fan and I'm going to root like hell for this team, come hell or high water.  My embarrassing actions and words involving the team and it's players over the last few years have made me weary.  I don't want to live like that.  I want to root for the good guys and despise the bad guys (okay I've already got that part down).  Join me in my crusade if you're willing.
So, you gave away your ballz as the anniversary gift? ;)

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:54 PM

I think it takes more balls to root for losing teams than it does winners.

This idea that "sheep root for losers" is horseshit.   Sheep bandwagon.

Let me tell ya about LA fans...

Edited by IKnowPhysics, 29 October 2013 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

Please, take the hand of the poster to your right. One, two, three:

Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya,
O Lord, kum bay ya.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:07 PM

View Postdeluca67, on 29 October 2013 - 08:03 PM, said:

Please, take the hand of the poster to your right. One, two, three:

Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya,
O Lord, kum bay ya.

I took R_dudly's hand. Kind of regretting it. Anybody got a wetnap?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

View Postdeluca67, on 29 October 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:


So, you gave away your ballz as the anniversary gift? ;)

He saved money on having to buy her actual charms for the bracelet.........

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

View Postdeluca67, on 29 October 2013 - 08:03 PM, said:

Please, take the hand of the poster to your right. One, two, three:

Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya,
O Lord, kum bay ya.
Just go away

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 29 October 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

He saved money on having to buy her actual charms for the bracelet.........
Hysterical