Tonight is the 35th Anniversary of one the most famous chants in American Sports.
On Feb 25, 1979, Denis Potvin
, NHL Hall-of-Famer, 5 time Stanley Cup Champion, and Captain of the New York Islanders
laid a hard check on New York Rangers
forward Ulf Nilsson
. That hit effectively ended Nilsson's career, and made Potvin the target of unending abuse from Ranger fans. Rangers fans have never forgotten nor forgiven Potvin. To this day, regardless of which team the Rangers are playing that night, if someone whistle's the first few bars of "Let's Go Band
," all of Madison Square Garden will erupt in a chant of "Potvin Sucks!"
posted by Flood
on Feb 25, 2014 -
The Texas Rangers were one strike away from winning the World Series for the first time in their 40-year history in Game 6
Thursday night. Twice. [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Oct 27, 2011 -
Heckling? Good Natured Fun or Verbal Abuse
The recent assault of a fan by Texas Rangers' reliever Frank Francisco with a folding chair is inexcusable, there's no doubt about that. But what about the fans who literally spend every moment at the park needling, heckling and verbally abusing the players?
There's a difference between ribbing the opposing team and calling an athlete a fat f***. Where does the line get drawn and why is any heckling permitted anymore?
posted by fenriq
on Sep 16, 2004 -
There's a new elite force protecting the wilderness in Canada; a duo whose love of the bush has become more than a vocation, it has become a calling. This is the story of some rangers who, unlike Mounties, aren't interested in getting their man. Meet the Lesbian Park Rangers
posted by debralee
on Jun 18, 2003 -