Tomorrow night MSG gets to host another Game 7. I have no idea how the game will go but I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk to the fans going to the game.
First of all, you better be as loud as you possibly can for the entire game. (Side note: did the Verizon Center sound quiet to anyone else most of Game 6?) Pretty sure I don’t need to tell you to do this though. I do apparently need to tell you what to chant.
At the 8:10 mark of each period a now familiar chant will begin. I’m here to beg you not to do it. It’s a stupid chant with no purpose. I hate it and have since the first time I heard it. (Side note: There was one time I enjoyed it – 3rd period of game 5. There was a stoppage of play at 8:04 and those who think this is a good idea were so confused as to what to do. I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. Thought it would be the highlight of my night. Little did I know.)
Anyway, why are we chanting about the opposition? I don’t care about them and neither should the rest of our fanbase. Instead I have a better idea.
Why not chant something that supports the home team?
You want to do a countdown, go right ahead. How about we count down till the 10 minute mark and chant for Gaby?
Or chant our stud defensemans’ name at the 5 minute mark? (I’m thinking this could be “Danny! Danny!” since Girardi doesn’t really work in chant form.)
Or if you really want to piss Ovi off, keep the chant at the 8 minute mark but chant our number 8s name not theres. Pretty sure Prusty would love that!
I honestly don’t care who you chant for as long as he’s wearing blue. Our boys need us to back them. Chanting that one of the greatest players in the world sucks doesn’t really accomplish that. It actually just motivates him which is the last thing we need tomorrow.
So this is my plea to anyone going to the game. Don’t continue this useless chant that the Senators started for us. (It’s not even our chant people!!!) Chant for our boys. Support the team you’re paying to see. I’m sure it will help a lot more than what you’re doing now.