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DTCromer
06-08-2009, 09:35 AM
A). Cubs fans chanting: "Lets go Cubbies in GABP."

or

B). Reds fans booing the Cubs fans for doing that


Gotta go with B.

bounty37h
06-08-2009, 09:39 AM
I think the Reds fans that were there have the right to do it-not saying I agree with it, but they are at least there. The embrrasing part is we cant fill the stadium with our own fans, so more embarrased of our fans that werent there in general...

Carin4Narron
06-08-2009, 09:50 AM
If you don't like the Cubs fans coming to Cincy, you can stop it by going to the games They can afford to drive there, why can't you?

DTCromer
06-08-2009, 09:56 AM
I think the Reds fans that were there have the right to do it-not saying I agree with it, but they are at least there. The embrrasing part is we cant fill the stadium with our own fans, so more embarrased of our fans that werent there in general...

I just think it's funny that all Reds fans do is boo and the only time they start chants is after Cubs fans do.

It's even more embarassing when we can't be louder than the visiting road team's fans.

It's kinda like when the most intelligent piece of information coming from a fans' mouth is "You suck!" or "You're a bum!"

eichstadtreds
06-08-2009, 11:04 AM
A). Cubs fans chanting: "Lets go Cubbies in GABP."

or

B). Reds fans booing the Cubs fans for doing that


Gotta go with B.

Hearing Lets go Cubbies is disgusting enough but when it is in GABP it is even worse. I went saturday and Reds fans were pretty vocal, but a good 15,000 were cubs fans which made a lot of noise.

GIDP
06-08-2009, 11:13 AM
I think its more embarrasing that the only time cubs fans pay attention is when they hear someone start that chant.

bubbachunk
06-08-2009, 11:28 AM
A is worse but happens regardless because opposing teams fans will always find tickets.

xavr1
06-08-2009, 01:55 PM
Cubs fans suck. I agree that the most embarassing part of all is that we even find ourselves in the situation where out of town fans almost equal us in number at our own stadium.

bounty37h
06-08-2009, 02:50 PM
If you don't like the Cubs fans coming to Cincy, you can stop it by going to the games They can afford to drive there, why can't you?

I dont live in Cincy, Ohio, or even the midwest US. AS to the why cant I afford it, well, every response I have for you would get me banned or more bad points on RedsZone, so will keep it to myself.

mroby85
06-08-2009, 03:04 PM
I was there, and also started booing, but only to drown out the chants from the cubs so you couldn't hear it in the stadium. Cubs fans completely took over the stadium this weekend, and were completely annoying to sit around.

I'd definitely say A is more embarassing, especially since I participated in B, lol. It annoys me that they can completely take over our stadium and make it sound like the game is at Wrigley or something. We live a couple hours from the stadium, and stay in hotels, I can't figure out why people who live in the city don't fill the stadium.

Fon Duc Tow
06-08-2009, 03:10 PM
I was at Saturday night's game in a section of mostly Cubs fans because we bought the tickets from a scalper I guess.

2 guys almost got into a fight. Both Reds fans.

If I had to make a guess that night it looked like about half Cubs half Reds fans although I'm sure it is not that bad.

I would hope the Banks project brings more people downtown. The attendance problem has a lot to do with not having much to do around the ballpark to attract people down there. Newport and Extra Innings, that's about it as it stands now.

I kept waiting to see the classless Cubs fans as individuals but I never saw it. Worst thing I can say is I find it to be rude to chant your team's name in another team's stadium but I can't fault them for that because we let them get away with it.

1. "Here we go Redlegs!" at Wrigley Field = Probable beer dumped down your back anonymously from behind.

2. "Here we go Cubbies!" at GAB = "Darn those darn Cubbies fans."

Cubs fans are annoying like Steelers fans are annoying but it would be nice to have their numbers. I would put this in the "winning cures all" category.

fugowitribe
06-08-2009, 03:33 PM
I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the reds do not have a chant that every fan knows. "lets go redlegs" is not very catchy and younger fans feel goofy chanting a name that they do not understand. I was the leader of my student section in high school, so hearing those "explicit word here" cubs fans get that chant going in GABP is as frustrating as can be. I see it as a lack of unity among reds nation rather than a lack of fans. We need a "Neutron Man" (from OSU football games....RIP) or a guy in left beating the drum (like the indians do at there park) to get people in unicin and actually get people off there seats in big spots . Instead we have a Reds Rally pack and more mascots than a superhero convention. oh and don't forget about the guy who plays that damn "make some noise make noise" song every time they need a lift.....but it never works. I would do it for free if I could be there all the time, but I live three hours away and I am still in college.

xavr1
06-08-2009, 03:59 PM
1. "Here we go Redlegs!" at Wrigley Field = Probable beer dumped down your back anonymously from behind.

2. "Here we go Cubbies!" at GAB = "Darn those darn Cubbies fans."

Cubs fans are annoying like Steelers fans are annoying but it would be nice to have their numbers. I would put this in the "winning cures all" category.

Couldnt agree more. I was at the Saturday night Indians game a couple weeks ago and walked by a section with two of the most drunken abnoxious Indians fans standing constantly and yelling obscenities. They were waay out of line and not one Reds fan said boo to them. I was happy to be in another section. I also remember being in the bathroom after a Steelers game (Bengals loss of course) two years ago and some rowdy Steelers fan came in talking smack to everyone within earshot. Again, no one said a word. It was one Steeler fan and like 2 dozen Bengal fans. I was guilty in that case, too unfortunately.

I guess what Im saying is that, as bad as it may sound, I think a lot of the out of town heckling and overt cheering would subside quickly if Cincy fans showed a little spirit and fought back.

scounts22
06-08-2009, 04:25 PM
I'd definitely say A is more embarassing, especially since I participated in B, lol. It annoys me that they can completely take over our stadium and make it sound like the game is at Wrigley or something. We live a couple hours from the stadium, and stay in hotels, I can't figure out why people who live in the city don't fill the stadium.

I feel the same way. They are the rudest group of visiting fans I've ever been around. Two years ago right after they clinched the division, the Cubs were in Cincinnati, and again, so were a ton of their fans. Their fans booed the Reds when they took the field. They booed the Reds in their own stadium!!! Not to mention the fact that the eintire group I was around were wasted at noon for a Sunday game, dropping the F-bomb constantly while there were a number of kids around. Then, of course, there was the stupid "Let's go, Cubbies" chant that they did eight million times, AND they started singing some lame Cubs song after the game. One of the Reds hit a home run and they booed him. The list could go on, but I can feel my blood pressure starting to rise so I'll stop.

I was at the game on Saturday, but before I went, I stopped at the bar because I knew what I was about to face. I knew I would need liquor to survive the experience. It's a good thing I did too, because when we got to our seats, we were surrounded by a sea of blue. Needless to say, we met up with a friend from college and spent most of the game on the patio at the Machine Room. We ended up going back to our seats for the last few innings, and when the Reds looked like they might score in the bottom of the 9th, of course we were excited and stood up (which I consider showing support for your favorite team. We weren't trying to be rude). Apparently the people behind us didn't like that because in the top of the 10th when it looked like the Cubs might score, they made comments such as, "Uh oh, we might score. If we were Reds fans we'd stand up now, but every baseball fan knows that's not what you do..." and stupid stuff like that. My friend called them a lovely name, which they heard and repeated, and that was it. I took great pleasure at the end of the game telling them to drive home safely. Mature? No. Did it make me feel better? You bet'cha.

Slyder
06-08-2009, 04:35 PM
Put this in rotation at the stadium for the next Scrubs series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quKraecWnTs

scounts22
06-08-2009, 04:58 PM
Put this in rotation at the stadium for the next Scrubs series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quKraecWnTs

Gawd that is some awful singing, but it made me laugh out loud!

Captain Hook
06-09-2009, 12:50 AM
Here in Columbus the overwhelming majority of us are OSU fans as anyone would expect.What I think most people that haven't been to Columbus wouldn't expect is how many of the rest of people here that are college football fans are Michigan fans.I have to say that I know a few that I either work with or grew up with and for the most part the only reason they are fans of UM is to irritate the rest of us.Some people just like to do this.They are usually miserable people and can only find enjoyment in life by ruining someone else's good time.Even after OSU has dominating Michigan for a long time they love to pipe up when ever they get a chance to and remind us that we haven't won every game we've played and that we probably won't in the future when that usually has nothing to do with the conversation.They're stupid.

I imagine that the Cubs fans are about the same way.None of them have ever seen a championship.They are called the Lovable Losers for a reason even though I really don't get the lovable part.I for one at least have the memories of the 1990 WS season and while I don't remember the Big Red Machine years I love hearing other Reds fans talk about those teams.Cubs fans do not have those kind of memories nor does anyone they know regardless of how old they are.It really must suck to be them.I can almost understand why they act the way they do.If they can make people concentrate on how annoying they are maybe we won't question why they are fans of a team that has never given them anything to be happy about.

gilpdawg
06-09-2009, 01:00 AM
Everytime the Cubbies chant started I had a simple reply. 1908 clap clap clap 1908 clap clap clap. That shut em up in my section. I went Saturday, and of course most of the Cubs fans in my area were long gone by the 11th. Buncha hacks.

Captain Hook
06-09-2009, 01:05 AM
Everytime the Cubbies chant started I had a simple reply. 1908 clap clap clap 1908 clap clap clap. That shut em up in my section.

There was a guy running around the stadium Sunday with a homemade T-shirt that had 1908 painted of the front and that it must stink to be a Cubs fans on the back.He was running all through the stand just to make sure the Cubs fans could see him and he was a pretty big guy and was being pretty loud as well so I doubt any of them missed him.I would never do that but it was still pretty funny.

gilpdawg
06-09-2009, 01:10 AM
There was a guy running around the stadium Sunday with a homemade T-shirt that had 1908 painted of the front and that it must stink to be a Cubs fans on the back.He was running all through the stand just to make sure the Cubs fans could see him and he was a pretty big guy and was being pretty loud as well so I doubt any of them missed him.I would never do that but it was still pretty funny.
I thought it was a very fun atmosphere. Playoff like. Most fun I've had at a game in years. I hope they keep on coming to the games. It was a blast.

jmac
06-09-2009, 04:12 AM
The cub crowd situation involves more than just Cincy. If you watch other road games the Cubs play, they always have a good turnout. I Cant stand them at all but their fans do show up on the road wherever it is for the most part.

BluegrassRedleg
06-09-2009, 04:59 AM
I just wake up thanking God every morning that I don't support a team that has "ies" at the end of its name.

BurgervilleBuck
06-09-2009, 12:12 PM
Everytime the Cubbies chant started I had a simple reply. 1908 clap clap clap 1908 clap clap clap. That shut em up in my section. I went Saturday, and of course most of the Cubs fans in my area were long gone by the 11th. Buncha hacks.
I was doing the same thing up in 523 on Sunday.

The Cubs fans I talked to this weekend were cool. They admit the team sucks this season (Whether this means they'll treat Lou like they treated Dusty is another thing). But I rarely, if ever, have a problem with visiting fans on a personal basis. The chants are hard to take but, hell, if we had a nationwide cable network that broadcast our games, we'd probably hear Reds chants in Florida, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, LA, and Chicago.

Probably.