How to win Twitter friends and influence Habs fan anger


How to win Twitter friends and influence Habs fan anger

By Jon Fucile

Twitter is a good way to bring fans together in one place to talk about the team they love and have good-natured battles with fans from opposing teams. You can send Tweets you like to all your followers, make your own and have private conversations with Montreal Canadiens fans as soon as theyre done setting their house on fire after a first period goal.

But if you really want to get into some good debates you need to make more friends! Today, we here at Wicked Good Sports are going to walk you through a few examples and better prepare you for the world of Twitter sports arguments.

Were sure youre sitting there saying I dont need tips Ill just be nice to everyone! You could not possibly be more wrong.

Take for example the start of the Bruins-Canadiens game Monday night. Our subject went right on the offensive as soon as the puck dropped:

Classic move! In this example, Montreal fans like to pretend their players are respectable and get SUPER upset if you make jokes about diving or faking injuries.

It also helps if you make reference to some recent history between the team. After the incident between Max Pacioretty and Zdeno Chara, Dr. Mark Recchi made a joke about how Pacioretty might have been exaggerating his injuries if he was at the movies a couple days later.

Because this is still a sensitive topic, our subject here is sure to get a lot of replies after that comment, increasing his Twitter awareness.

Next, start attacking players who are slumping, talentless or way over paid. If you can find a player on the opposing team that is all three you should certainly target them.

As that fool Bill Simmons has taught us, making silly pop culture references also seems to help with the insult. Science currently has no explanation for this.

Next, mock the tradition of the team and city and talk about the history that 90 of their current fan base wasnt alive for but still quotes every five seconds.

By this point your inbox should be FULL with comments about your mother, bad things happening to your behind and death threats. Sip some hot cocoa and laugh as the hate mail rolls on it.

Almost every dumb fan base like the one in this example only talks trash when their team is winning. Make sure to call them on that and invite more dialogue.

The goal here is to spark more conversation and this should do the trick.

Another important move is to call the opposing fan base on their hypocrisy as often as possible. In our case study today, Montreal fans love to talk about how the Bruins players are dirty. When a player from their team does something dirty, and believe us it WILL happen, make sure to mention it. The opposing fan base will LOVE it.

The opposing fans will make a series of illogical excuses so just laugh in their faces and carry on.

By now, your Twitter feed should be blowing up and you should be enjoying all the hate. At this point you need to forget any morals you may have and go for the throat. Mention something terrible that happened to the opposing team again and make casual jokes about it as if you dont care.

If Gwen Stefani were here, she would say that at this point the opposing fans will be going b-a-n-a-n-a-s! bananas!

When they start tossing bigoted statements your way, again mention how much their team disgraces the game and how much they suck. This will just twist the knife a little deeper and work them into a bigger frenzy.

Once you can literally feel their fury through the computer screen it is time to sign off and let them stew. Oddly enough, this will anger them more than if you stayed and harassed them more. Sign off with a parody of a song you like that talks about the opposing team.

Youll be super popular in no time!

Also, Montreal is the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Celtics late rally falls short, Bulls hold on to win, 105-99


Celtics late rally falls short, Bulls hold on to win, 105-99

It was only 24 hours earlier that the Boston Celtics learned a valuable lesson about what can potentially happen if you let up on an opponent too soon.

The Chicago Bulls made the same mistake on Thursday as the Celtics wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter and made it a one-possession game for the last couple of minutes.

But like Boston did against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, the Bulls managed to fend off a late rally by Boston in handing the Celtics a 105-99 loss.

Boston had multiple opportunities to tie the game or take the lead in the fourth, only to consistently come up short.

Their last shot came with less than a minute to play and Boston trailing 101-99.

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown had the ball and seemingly had a mismatch with Nikola Mirotic guarding him.

Brown dribbled into the lane, spun away from Mirotic and left his feet and landed without anyone to pass to.

It would prove to be a critical turnover as Dwyane Wade came down afterwards and drained a 3-pointer, his fourth of the night, to make it a 104-99 game with 26.3 seconds to play.

That would be the Celtics’ last chance at a victory.

The Celtics trailed by as many as 15 points, but made it a game courtesy of a slew of baskets by Isaiah Thomas.

He finished with 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting.

As well as Thomas shot from the field, he’ll most remember this game for the shots he didn’t make; his free throws specifically.

A career 86 percent free throw shooter, Thomas was just 2-for-6 from the line on Thursday.

Boston (1-1) also got a strong game from Avery Bradley who had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Bulls, playing their season opener with a newly-formed Big Three of prodigal son Dwyane Wade, ex-Celtic Rajon Rondo and All-Star Jimmy Butler, didn’t waste any time establishing control of the game.

Chicago opened the game with an 8-2 run and led by as many as 15 points. Boston had moments in which it cut into Chicago’s lead, but the Bulls’ control of the game remained strong throughout the night.

Things got a bit chippy in the second quarter when Jae Crowder was called for an offensive foul against Jimmy Butler, a good friend of his as well as a former teammate at Marquette.

After Butler hit the ground, he used his legs to tie up Crowder who fell to the floor afterwards. Crowder then forcefully put the ball in Butler’s chest.

That led to some back and forth trash talk between Isaiah Thomas and ex-Celtic Rajon Rondo.

Officials reviewed the play and called all four players – Crowder, Thomas, Butler and Rondo – were called for a technical foul.

Tempers cooled down afterwards for both teams as the Chicago Bulls continued to stay red-hot from 3-point range.

The Bulls were especially impressive in the first half when they were 7-for-13 on 3s.

And leading the 3-point barrage was Wade who rarely looked to score beyond the 3-point line a year ago. He would finish with 22 points which included a trio of 4-pointers which was the first time he made that many 3s since the 2012-2013 season when he played for the Miami Heat.

Chicago’s top scorer was Butler who had 24 points and seven rebounds.

Chicago Bulls sign former Boston Celtics guard R.J. Hunter


Chicago Bulls sign former Boston Celtics guard R.J. Hunter

Minutes before they opened their regular season Thursday against the Celtics, the Bulls announced the signing of shooting guard R.J. Hunter.

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