Monday, March 30, 2009

Every single one of you is a stupid, ungrateful Fucking Moron.

Careful, Sheldon. Apparently you're next.

Yeah, I'm talking to you. All of you. Every single fucking idiotic person who was in attendance at the Bell Centre on Saturday night who decided, in your infinite wisdom, to boo Craig Rivet.

Craig Rivet!

You remember Rivet, right? Drafted by the Habs in 1992 after his first season with Kingston in the OHL. Went on to toil for the Baby Habs (then based in Fredericton) for parts of four seasons before finally sticking with the Big Club in 1997-98. Worked his ass off for twelve full years in the organization, and became a steady, reliable defender who would help out the offence on occasion, would stand up for his teammates, was good in the room (even wore the "A") and could step up to work the powerplay in a pinch. A loyal soldier, by all accounts a friendly, hardworking sort. Still referenced in almost every feature as our beloved Captain Koivu's best friend. Traded at the deadline a few years back for Josh Gorges and the pick that became Max Pacioretty because he was out of contract in the summer. If I recall, he was devastated at being shipped out.

What, for fucks sakes, tell me what in the preceding paragraph makes you fucking dolts want to boo Craig Rivet when he returns as a member of the Sabres? Fuck me, he didn't demand a trade. He didn't burn his Canadiens jersey on the dais at his introductory San Jose press conference, did he? Did he badmouth the organization in any way? Did he cause the Canadiens any embarrassment while he played for them? Did he use the morning skate Saturday to piss on the logo at centre ice? Did he spend the game throwing cheap shots and waving the finger at the red seats? For fucks sakes, you fucking people need to get a grip. Your team is trying to right itself from a train wreck of a slump, already fired the coach, spent most of the winter doing their best to derail a promising season with mobsters, sulking, atrocious goaltending, drug rumours and more, and in an important game against a team chasing Montreal for a playoff spot, you spent your energy booing a guy who served the team for a decade and got traded? Are we raining garbage down on the Cristowall next visit? Brickbats for Steve Begin? Catcalls for Sheldon Souray and Mark Streit? Hanging Mickey Ribs in effigy ... wait, bad example.

Look, I understand that you've got a right to cheer and boo to your little, dimwitted fucking heart's content. I even enjoy the abuse heaped on guys like Grabovski or Avery or Chara (although really, Milan Lucic should be the one on the receiving end for the Bruins.) But you booed a defensive defenceman on the fucking Sabres ... why? Because he used to play for Montreal and got traded? Players come and go ... do you fuckheads boo every former Hab? Because he took some liberties with our players? Rivet is a not-too-fast, not-too-offensively gifted stay-at-home defenceman. He makes his living shutting guys down and making them think twice about coming near his goalie or teammates. Unless there was a particularly egregious foul I missed, why are you booing a former loyal servant for doing his job? Christ, the Sabres have one of the biggest diving crybabies in the league in fucking Derek Roy, and you fuckers booed Craig Rivet? Get fucking bent, you bunch of fucking twits.

And enough with the fucking OLE chant, for fucks sakes!

37 comments:

HabsFan29 said...

well done 10. for the smartest fans in the league, sometimes we're pretty stoopid

Cornelius Hardenbergh said...

This is like when Boston fans booed big dumb joe. Then he fumbled in a goal. Way to go, Boston fans. At least we're not supposed to be the smartest fans in hockey. (hahaha, really?)

"And enough with the fucking OLE chant, for fucks sakes!"

Fucking right!

Hadulf said...

Yes. THANK YOU!

And yes, stop the fucking OLÉ chants, its embarassing. How about "Go Habs Go"? Sounds better...

Robbie said...

That is the fucking fun of it isn't it but the fucking quote, "unquote" FANS don't really have a clue about hockey in this town. The real fans fucked off right after the 1979 season and have made some guest apperances from time to time (especially when the team was winning 1986, 1993) These fucking so called fans don't know the difference between a shaved beaver and shag carpet. They don't fucking deserve to have a team anymore, i hope fucking "boy George" sells the team to Kansas City, how fucking funny would that be.

Moey said...

@ Robbie, you talkin about me? That's exactly what I did, effed off after 79, showed up for 86 and 93. Then at the beginning of the 2006/07 season Souray was on Entertainment Tonight, I figured what the heck, now there's a reason to watch the Habs again.(I'm a chick). Good timing, they started getting decent again.

Anonymous said...

"do you fuckheads boo every former Hab?"

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Hear! Hear! Fucking morons.

And, if there's a "let's boo Derek Roy" bandwagon, I would like to know where I can get on.

lawyergirl77 said...

Great post, 10.

I yelled at everyone booing Rivet in our section. The answer was a drunken - "y'a joué pour le Canadien pis y'était pourri."

Whatever I gave up. Remember, these are the same people who have started booing frickin' KOIVU at every game. They believe whatever Réjan Tremblay tells them.

The thing is that there aren't that many people who were booing Rivet or even Koivu at each game. The loud, generalized boos that I've head have been for the following players (in no particular order): Sundin, Chara, Lucic, Brière, Ryder, Jagr, Avery... those are the people who get truly abused up in the stands. Heck, even Ribs got off easy, IMHO. Unfortunately, the very vocal minority stands out, especially when they're booing.

As for the Olé Olé, I have no problem with it, provided it doesn't start until the 3rd period, DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. Every time we start it early, we frickin' lose and it's damned annoying.

However, when the playoffs start, then all bets are off and we make as much noise as possible. If it means Olé Olé, so be it. It's become more of a generalized chant anyway... It's not at all the same thing as yelling Hey-Hey-Goodbye - it's more of a "woo we're happy, we're doing well, yay" song rather than a "you fucking suck" song.

Just my two cents from up in section 315.

James said...

Beautiful rant, poetry in its finest form. All that you said was true, down to every single 'fuck'.

Fuck the fucking fuckers. All of them.

Anonymous said...

All the booos are coming from a minority... yep montreal rednecks ..les biens-etre sociaux at 10 $ tics up in the blue sections. Trust me.

eyebleaf said...

Amazing post. I couldn't agree more, especially about the fucking OLE chant. That shit is whack.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that. I feel better.

mcguffers said...

Booing Derek Roy would only confuse him into thinking it was a home game.

Jaybird said...

Correction: We have already booed Streit! And possibly Souray.

It is pathetic.

Araev16 said...

Gives me the willies when I agree/respect something that a Habs fan is ranting aboot. But regardless, nice work.
Unfortunately fans en masse, just like people are stupid. Flyers baffoons were booing Recchi last night.

KML said...

Great stuff 10. I was actually about to post something similar to what LG wrote.

Living in Ottawa I don't get to many games, making my most recent visit to the debaucle versus the Leafs that much more troubling.

However, it wasn't the game itself that was the worst part of the night. No, that honour is saved for the fucking post-game clowns that loudly pissed and moaned on Stanley about the number of Anglos on the team and the horror of having a captain that doesn't speak French (as if their joual horseshit passes for actual French). For a split-second, I honestly thought of turning on the Habs, simply because the team is supported by far too many ignorant asses - the types that would boo a guy like Rivet.

Maybe it's up to the sane ones to pull off some kind of Habs fandom reclamation project because this is getting ridiculous.

gillis said...

Good post but I'm pretty sure people were booing him because he kicked the shit out of Kostopolous. But I admit there was a bit too much booing for my liking.

LETS GO JUNIORS!!

Sonia said...

Awesome post, HF10.

For the record, the booing of Rivet started years ago, when he was still a Hab. I think it came from the fact that he was an unspectacular, albeit steady, defenseman on some very bad Habs teams, and had just signed a multi-year deal. So he became a high-profile target (especially after Breezer left), with most of the hate coming from the francophone media, who never missed an opportunity to direct snarky, malicious remarks Rivet’s way.

This vitriol was picked up by fans in forums and chat rooms (the same morons who sided with that contemptuous slacker, Mickey “Little Fuckity Fuck” Ribs, against Saku) and the booing began. And continues.

After he was traded, he dared say that he liked the weather in San José and that it was kind of nice not to have to scrape 3 inches of snow & ice off his windshield every morning. This led to more media venom, from the same hacks who likely swear a blue streak every time they have to scrape snow & ice off their windshields – bunch of fucking hypocrites!

@LG77 – Continue yelling at these feces-tossing fucktards. And give them some from me!

Jay Bouwmeester said...

At least now you know why I (and every other free agent who's any good) WILL NEVER PLAY FOR YOU.

James said...

@Jay- good call. That way, you can be LEGITIMATELY booed when you visit the Bell Centre. And no one will complain about it.

moeman said...

Can't disagree too much with the rant but what if its a nicely CHested tight Habs tee-shirted gal singing Olé before the anthems and then mercilessly ripping Rivet?

Word Verif = chompi

Melly said...

I love it when HF10 (fucking) loses it. Spot on rant, as usual.

J.T. said...

Bravo, 10! I hate booing under two circumstances: first, to humiliate a decent guy just because he used to play for the team and no longer does...like Rivet, Streit, Souray, Ryder and probably Huet tomorrow...and second, to ride the team when it's down. If it's a completely disgraceful no-show, I can understand some frustrated booing in the last couple of minutes. But I've heard them booing the first wave of the PP in the first period if they don't score. That's not exactly helpful or encouraging.

@KML: Yeah! Bring sanity back to Habs fandom!

word: Flump. I hope the Habs don't flump through the last seven games of the season.

Boob Gainey said...

I was at the Oilers game and Souray only started to get really booed after he nailed Tanguay in the mouth.

Habs should have a special promotion: "boo them in person". After each game you select one fan who booed and allow him/her to go into the dressing room and boo the player(s) in person.

Moey said...

The "element" as I so fondly call them (I'm surrounded at work by the way, ughhhh)support the red white and blue, the "CH" but not the players. This actually seems to make sense in their narrow minded ignorant don't get out much never leave Quebec (except for Cuba or Mexico cheap all-inclusives or the chalet up nord wid de pedalo) little ninds. Those are the ones telling Higgy that he sucks when he's out in a restaurant and the same dickheads that are booing Saku. There, I fell much better now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Ole thing..if we r up 2-1 in the 1st..too soon..remember it started when we were up 4-0 on Ottawa then bang bang..tight game...Go Habs Go is the chant required for an energy burst at a key time. Ole is for 3 goal leads with less than 10 mins left..the Na na good-bye can kick in late in a play-off game/series.

kevincrumbs said...

Wow, who knew so many people hated the Olé chant? Is it an issue with when it's being sung or is it just the song in general? Personally speaking, I love it and it sure beats the general "Go (insert team name) go" chant that every team has in the NHL. I do have a problem sometimes with it being sung a bit early but I do like it. In a perfect world though, we'd all be singing "Les Canadiens sont la" but that's just me.

I'm baffled sometimes as to why we boo certain former players. Rivet, Souray and Streit don't deserve it. Ryder doesn't either but I can't understand why some would boo him.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

Thank you, HF10! Especially for the "Ole" bit - I don't think we've ever won a game if the crowd started singing it before the 3rd period. It just pisses other teams off.

For me, the worst is the fact that the "fans" are still booing Koivu, even though he's been lighting the lamp lately. I didn't agree with it following the All-Star Break, but at least I could understand it. The team is sucking, and the Captain isn't scoring, so let's bitch about it. But when he has 6 points in 5 games? Seriously? (I don't think they booed him on Saturday, but they definitely did the previous game - before he scored the OT winner, and then they all cheered. Hypocrites.) We don't deserve a guy like Saku for even one year, much less the 13 he's spent here, battling injuries (he was leading the league in scoring before that first knee injury - I'll always wonder "what if..."), cancer, and a stick to the fucking eye, with no real team behind him, all the while giving back to the community even though the press has never cut him any slack.

I hope everyone gets their wish and Vinnie comes here, gets the C, and sucks royal ass because of the pressure of being the French saviour. Maybe that might knock some sense into these "fans".

Wait, no, it wouldn't. They'd just boo him the next time he's in town, invariably while having a career season with the playoff-bound team we traded him to for spare parts and 9th-round draft picks. Fuckers.

Geez, this ranting business is infectious!



On a completely unrelated note, I noticed last night that Mike Cammalleri is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Can you say bidding war?

(A small part of me hopes that Gainey just says "fuck it" and signs both Cammalleri and Tanguay. I would definitely need to change my underwear.)

moeman said...

Some fans can be real boobs, some are fake.

orangeman said...

Good rant. I never understood the booing either. But, then again, I remember what happened after thre 1st round last year. Some people are only invloved in sports to vent their already existing psychosis. Then throw in mob mentality and you have cop cars on fire.

And if the 'fans' boo Huet tomorrow I will personally fly to Montreal to hug the guy after the game. He did so much for this team and deserves a warm welcome. I actually don't even want him to play, but if he does I'll settle for a 1-0 win. I only wish him the best.

Sheriff25 said...

Well put. As a Bruins fan, I can't stand it when they boo someone that played his ass off for years and years and then was traded. They tried this a few years ago when Mike Knuble came back in his first game, but the boobirds quickly shut the fuck up.

k said...

word.

cottoneye said...

I'm going to the game tomorrow and I'm not planning on booing Huet. HOWEVER, if the Habs are down by a few goals, I mayyyyyyy be tempted to join in the HU-ET HU-ET thing, because you know what? Huet seems like a pretty nice dude and I think the mocking could get to him. I'm sorry, but I'd sell my soul to the devil for a fucking win.

As for the Olé thing: word. I get very nervous when the fans do it in the middle of the second. The other team ALWAYS scores on us seconds later.

South Shore Habs Fan said...

cottoneye - Mockery and jeering is fine. Hell, it's almost expected. But the booing is just a lack of respect.

Besides, Chicago is pretty much in. They can afford to lose a game to us, right?

... right?

x-ine said...

Fuck the fucking "fans" is right. Thanks for this, HF10.

Those assholes don't deserve to be at the game. There are plenty of people (myself included) who respect the greats and not-so-greats who once played for our team and got traded away and who can't get tickets to the game because asshats who boo at everyone get them instead. Injustice, I say!

Boo Grabovski, fine. He's a fucking tool anyway. But Rivet? Really? Our any member of our team, even if they aren't playing well? Come on.

These fucking losers make us all look bad. Fuck 'em!

ddawwidd said...

As someone said earlier - I like the Ole chant, except when it's being sung too early.

And yes, the morons treated Huet like shit yesterday.

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