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jeffb 12-21-2010 12:48 PM

Waffles?
 
Ok, i don't get it. I was listening to the radio this morning and they went on about how Make Believe fans are throwing Waffles on the ice at games in disgust over their play. Hmmmm :confused2:

WTF message does throwing waffles on the ice supposed to send? Most were saying that it's being done because they're frustrated with the team. Really........really? Only in this city would fans of that team spend hundreds of dollars to go and watch a shit team, that they already know is shit just so they can throw ...............waffles? There must be a more effective way to protest, no?

Baffling really, they can't even throw anything cool on the ice. Lame! Anyway, just wondering because i still can't believe this one. So waht's the meaning behind this lamness?


If you threw something at a Raptor game, what would it be? lol

fancylad 12-21-2010 01:06 PM

How is it baffling? someone gets mad and throws something.

would you understand the consept better if it was a cup of beer or a crumpled up piece of paper?

jeffb 12-21-2010 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 482252)
How is it baffling? someone gets mad and throws something.

would you understand the consept better if it was a cup of beer or a crumpled up piece of paper?

Waffles? Come on, who brings waffles to a hockey game or any sport? I figured you'd be one thinking there was nothing stratnge about that.

fancylad 12-21-2010 01:26 PM

I think it's pretty funny actually.

What i think is strange is starting a whole thread about it and overanalizing it like there's something more to talk about. The act itself was a very simple thing.

Shadowfax 12-21-2010 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 482253)
Waffles? Come on, who brings waffles to a hockey game or any sport? I figured you'd be one thinking there was nothing stratnge about that.

whatever floats your boat i guess...no different than an Octopus or plastic rats

jeffb 12-21-2010 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Mxyzptlk (Post 482270)
whatever floats your boat i guess...no different than an Octopus or plastic rats

The Rats were even more stupid, didn't the Octopus have a meaning behind it at least. Waffles make no sense whatsoever. Just wondering if there was a meaning behind it. Like fans were "Waffling" on the team or something? Which that can't be it. lol

Shadowfax 12-21-2010 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 482276)
The Rats were even more stupid, didn't the Octopus have a meaning behind it at least. Waffles make no sense whatsoever. Just wondering if there was a meaning behind it. Like fans were "Waffling" on the team or something? Which that can't be it. lol

feeling lazy this morning so i'll just rip this from another site :)...

The first octopus landed on the ice during the Red Wings' 1952 Stanley Cup run, courtesy of brothers Pete and Jerry Cusimano, who owned a fish market. If you know your cephalopods, you will know that an octopus has eight tentacles. In those days it took eight playoff wins to claim the Cup, hence the supposed symbolism of the gesture.
The Red Wings were perfect in the '52 playoffs, sweeping the semifinal and the final in straight games. The octopus has been a good luck charm ever since.
By 1995, the team had adopted the tradition by introducing a mascot, Al the Octopus. Al is raised to the rafters of Joe Louis Arena before every home playoff game, and used in team merchandising and promotion.

and this...

The rat trick was a gimmick popularized by fans of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL) during their 199596 season and trip to the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals. The term, a play on hat trick, was coined by Panthers goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck after teammate Scott Mellanby killed a rat in the locker room prior to the team's home opener, then scored two goals. Fans immediately picked up on the idea and began throwing plastic rats on the ice to celebrate goals. By the time the Panthers reached the 1996 playoffs, thousands of rats hit the ice after every Panthers goal, resulting in an off-season rule change by the NHL that allowed for referees to penalize the home team if fans disrupt the game by throwing objects onto the ice.

waffles ???...i have no fucking idea :haha:

jeffb 12-21-2010 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Mxyzptlk (Post 482286)
feeling lazy this morning so i'll just rip this from another site :)...

The first octopus landed on the ice during the Red Wings' 1952 Stanley Cup run, courtesy of brothers Pete and Jerry Cusimano, who owned a fish market. If you know your cephalopods, you will know that an octopus has eight tentacles. In those days it took eight playoff wins to claim the Cup, hence the supposed symbolism of the gesture.
The Red Wings were perfect in the '52 playoffs, sweeping the semifinal and the final in straight games. The octopus has been a good luck charm ever since.
By 1995, the team had adopted the tradition by introducing a mascot, Al the Octopus. Al is raised to the rafters of Joe Louis Arena before every home playoff game, and used in team merchandising and promotion.

and this...

The rat trick was a gimmick popularized by fans of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL) during their 199596 season and trip to the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals. The term, a play on hat trick, was coined by Panthers goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck after teammate Scott Mellanby killed a rat in the locker room prior to the team's home opener, then scored two goals. Fans immediately picked up on the idea and began throwing plastic rats on the ice to celebrate goals. By the time the Panthers reached the 1996 playoffs, thousands of rats hit the ice after every Panthers goal, resulting in an off-season rule change by the NHL that allowed for referees to penalize the home team if fans disrupt the game by throwing objects onto the ice.

waffles ???...i have no fucking idea :haha:

Exactly. Thanks.

Shadowfax 12-21-2010 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 482315)
Exactly. Thanks.

the real question is whether they were plain, blueberry or chocolate chip ?...mmmm chocolate chip waffles

fresh n' spicy 12-21-2010 02:10 PM

leaf fans :facepalm:

LX 12-21-2010 02:11 PM

I made liege waffles last week. Nobody was going to get those for throwing purposes.

Psi 12-21-2010 07:47 PM

It's a great money make scheme now.

Go to the ACC before the game.
Charge 1$ per waffle, bring several 32(or 100) packs.
Profit :yeah:

jeffb 12-21-2010 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Psi (Post 482409)
It's a great money make scheme now.

Go to the ACC before the game.
Charge 1$ per waffle, bring several 32(or 100) packs.
Profit :yeah:

1$ ??


Come on, these are Leaf fans....they're used to getting fleeced, you can do better then that, they'd pay 5$ ea. and think it's a bargain. ;)

While you're at it, piss on them and tell them it's rain. lol

Barracuda 12-21-2010 08:00 PM

I love waffles. But I'd rather eat 'em than throw 'em.

Yuksek 12-21-2010 08:01 PM

It's cheaper than beer at the ACC

jeffb 12-21-2010 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 482412)
I love waffles. But I'd rather eat 'em than throw 'em.

Well leaf fans love to throw stuff away, especially money.

fancylad 12-21-2010 08:24 PM

this coming from a guy who has likely paid for Janet Jackson CDs.

MrClutch 12-21-2010 08:32 PM

i thought you couldnt bring food in a plastic to a game?

jeffb 12-21-2010 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 482431)
this coming from a guy who has likely paid for Janet Jackson CDs.

Nope i stole them all ;)


Even if i did, at least she's been successful and has been number 1 dozens of times in the last 25yrs, when was the last time the Loafs were number 1?

Belsius 12-21-2010 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 482431)
this coming from a guy who has likely paid for Janet Jackson CDs.

:haha:


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