Thrashers fans schedule event

Here are the details, as provided to me the Thrashers fan club, for an event to be held Saturday to support the Thrashers remaining in Atlanta. It will be held in the Gulch by Philips Arena.

From Jimmy Parks:
Saturday from Noon-4:00 PM
Come out to support our ATLANTA Thrashers! They are our team and they MUST remain in Atlanta. There will be general tailgating activities of food, beer, music and goofy games. I expect to see many “Save Our Thrashers!” type of signs. Let’s keep them mostly clean, lol

Wear your team clothing and bring your signs for pictures. Bring your cameras and phones. During the final hour we will get everyone assembled for a group photo. Photos go to Gary Bettman, the AJC, on facebook, etc, for all to see that we love our team!

It is very important to show visible (and vocal) support for the Thrashers, so really try be there, at least for the last hour! We are thinking about trying to get people like Dan Kamal, Jay Bird, maybe Jeff Schultz to speak during the last hour. Don’t know if we can get anyone on such short notice.

When I get  final details and I will pass them along.

177 comments Add your comment

Lisa Lewis

May 18th, 2011
3:02 pm

This is a fan gathering tailgate put together by Nasty Nest Thrashers fan Jimmy P., all details can be found at this link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124735637607320#!/event.php?eid=124735637607320

Disgusted

May 18th, 2011
3:03 pm

Go On and Leave Thrashers! Nobody wanted you here anyway which is obvious by the “FAN” attendance you attracted. Leave!!!! Good Riddance!!!!!

chc4

May 18th, 2011
3:04 pm

What a joke. The rally should’ve taken place in Nov., Dec. and Jan. at the ticket booth.

PapaHockey

May 18th, 2011
3:06 pm

Hell yeah! I’ll be there!

Puck Like A Porn Star

May 18th, 2011
3:07 pm

Send the trolls to Canada!! Keep the Thrashers in Atlanta!!

Show Me The Money

May 18th, 2011
3:11 pm

I hope the President of the fan club brings the check book. We’ve been wanting to audit it for quite a while.

Don Waddell would love to see it.

Bobby G

May 18th, 2011
3:11 pm

if anything at least its a party…Atlanta is good at some things.

PMC

May 18th, 2011
3:11 pm

I completely applaud the people for doing this. I hope it’s a great rally with lots of bonding, but in the end… it’s about the 60M transfer. That’s why they league hasn’t lifted a finger.

It’s never been about viability, if it were we would have had retraction already.

PMC

May 18th, 2011
3:12 pm

Don Waddell is Marie Antoinette.

DAVID FLORIO

May 18th, 2011
3:15 pm

IM SURE THE “BALKIN” IS AVAILABLE FOR A SPEACH…LOL..YOU CAN PAY HIM A FEE SO HE CAN PAY HIS CREDITORS OFF…LOL

chris

May 18th, 2011
3:18 pm

Some people wrongly associate the lack of support for the Thrashers under this ownership with a lack of support for the Atlanta Thrashers in general.

ATL TOM

May 18th, 2011
3:18 pm

The Atlanta Who?

Mark R

May 18th, 2011
3:19 pm

Somebody bring hockey goals and street hockey stuff for the kids and those of us who refuse to grow up. Bring friends and relatives and be ready to party. It ain’t over till its over. Once they are gone, they aren’t coming back, so put up, or shut up.

Marrietta St Thrasher

May 18th, 2011
3:19 pm

You need to move this to infront of CNN or the Cent Park…no one will even know your down in the gulch….bad location to make a point and be seen.

Sid

May 18th, 2011
3:19 pm

Wish I could be there to support the rally. I’m in Albany, NY and been a fan since the start. Please keep them in ATL!!!

Mike

May 18th, 2011
3:21 pm

Lisa, can we make signs to keep the Thrashers in Atlanta but send Chris V. to WPG???

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Thrash Fan

May 18th, 2011
3:24 pm

Please don’t feed the trolls from Winnipeg. I’m sure they did (do?) the same thing on the Phoenix newspaper websites. Look at how far that’s gotten em…

STAY HOPEFUL ATLANTA. STAY STRONG.

chief of smoke

May 18th, 2011
3:25 pm

We all should be there and then go to Select A Seat

Deport Santana

May 18th, 2011
3:28 pm

chris V is probably already in winnipeg, he’s a spy obviously. also..i’m a grown man..i can’t see myself at a rally with the fan club that uses “lol” in their messages, what is this 16 year old texting speech? give me a break, we are doomed. our own reporter wants the team gone. ownership claims to have been trying to sell it for how long now, the ajc is gloating the fact that kincade’s balkan is a used car salesman who owes money all over town. yeah..get jeff schultz there, he either hates this team or he allows his hatred for DW to overshadow the problem of the team flying north, seems like the AJC is enjoying the fact they’ll get to spend more time talking about Chipper again.

Who should stay or leave?

May 18th, 2011
3:33 pm

I think we should send the owners and Don Waddell to Winnipeg. But the rest of the organization and the team? They’re awesome…they should stay right here.

atlanta masterplan

May 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

Who the heck are the thrashers??

Puck Like A Porn Star

May 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

Agreed on the Gulch being a bad location. Ditch the tailgating, and move the rally to Centennial Park. Otherwise, the rest of the sports world will wonder why we gathered in a huge hole in the ground while our cheering is drowned out by train whistles. Imagine a news helicopter with live coverage of a light blue crowd of Thrashers fans (leave those hideous burgundy jerseys at home!).

Erf

May 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

Deport Deport Santana

96 olympics

May 18th, 2011
3:39 pm

I have been in Atlanta for 20 years. Who are these thrashers that I keep hearing about.

LB

May 18th, 2011
3:44 pm

Guys, I am from Winnipeg and 15 years ago we did the same thing in having a rally to “Save our Jets”. We filled our famous Portage and Main square, wearing Jets jerseys, waving banners, screaming “Go Jets Go” had money being donated into trust funds, but in the end it did not work. We lost our Jets because we did not have a proper arena and poor ownership. Although the fan support was there, this is one of your main problems (last in league attendance) and now owners (love them or hate them) now need to sell to recoup their losses.

If we get your team, we will be happy but at the same time will fully understand your loss, especially the ones who did come out and enjoy the game.

Zach wikipuff

May 18th, 2011
3:44 pm

This reminds me of the save the caps rallys of the early 80’s where they signed rod langway.

Marietta St Thrasher

May 18th, 2011
3:45 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2011/05/18/manitoba-province-thrashers.html

seems like folks in winterpeg a questioning there own on actually paying real money for NHL tickets

Winnipeg Jet

May 18th, 2011
3:48 pm

Jet fires from the slot….he scores….

Deport Santana

May 18th, 2011
3:48 pm

erf, I am a responsible journalist. look around.

Mark R

May 18th, 2011
3:49 pm

There is absolutely no reason why the fans gathered at the Gulch can’t march up to the front of CNN and Phillips once the crowd is big enough. The Gulch is the perfect place to park, meet, party, and then march in a huge group!

jimcee

May 18th, 2011
3:50 pm

Rallies are nice and all but I would say it would make more sense to go to pick your season ticket day on the 21st and buy tickets for 2011-2012 and then visit the rally.An NHL team needs at least 10,000 season ticket holders to be viable….maybe even 12,000.

Back off term "Rally"

May 18th, 2011
3:51 pm

Rally is a dangerous term – the Canadian media will cover it when a small group shows up for a “rally”. I hope a ton of fans show up, but if you get 300 at a “cookout” or “tailgate” then you can exceed expectations. 300 at a rally will be BAD PR – be careful what terms you use. Great idea to have the “cookout” or “tailgate” sounds like fun.

Want to help in an easy way - ATL FANs

May 18th, 2011
3:51 pm

If you have a PC and a mouse, you can help keep the Thrashers in Atlanta:

http://www.keepthethrashers.com/forwardlinkATL.html

Sharon

May 18th, 2011
3:52 pm

I’ve had Thrashers season tickets since the very first season, and this rally idea is so ill-conceived, half-baked and tacky I wouldn’t even tinkle on it if it were on fire.

It sounds like all this poor idea will accomplish is making the collective followers of the Thrasher look and sound like trailer park refuse.

Anything or anyone associated with those foul, crude, poorly educated, uncouth, self-aggrandizing losers in the “Unsanitary Nest” can all go to Canada (or [Heck]) for what the rest of the Thrashers fan base care.

MANAWAR

May 18th, 2011
3:53 pm

IM FROM WINNIPEG BUT DON’T THINK MY USER NAME IS BASHING YOU. I THINK THAT IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SPONSORSHIP $s WITH 2 BIG LEAGUE TEAMS. THATS WHY THEY CAN’T SELL THEM TOGETHER, A NEW BUYER NEEDS ALL REVENUE FROM BOXES,PARKING IF APPLICABLE,SPONSORS & NAMING RIGHTS.I KNOW HOW LOOSING A TEAM FEELS & IT’S NOT PLEASANT.HAVE A GOOD TIME AT YOUR PARTY & KEEP UP THE HOPE. LOL

Joe "SLOW" Johnson

May 18th, 2011
3:59 pm

D-Wad should come down and have a couple of BEERS.

HonkyTonkHero

May 18th, 2011
4:00 pm

Yea…lasts have a big rally in a canyon of a parking lot…hidden from the whole world. We should do the park but Herman Cain will be there announcing his candidacy for President. I imagine there will be quite a crowd for that. Perhaps we could borrow them. I too wanted a rally but this seems ill fated based on the location. Either way…I plan on being there.

Puck Like A Porn Star

May 18th, 2011
4:05 pm

Take over Cain’s rally since there will already be press coverage.

Hell, if Cain can keep the Thrashers in Atlanta, I’LL vote for that lunatic!!

HonkyTonkHero

May 18th, 2011
4:06 pm

Heck…maybe Cain would realize that owning an NHL team is way cooler than being president and just buy the team.

SM

May 18th, 2011
4:06 pm

Sharon are you saying you don’t like that fat blond chick who literally stalks the players ?!?! if anyone has ever tried to post on the official messageboard, you know exaclty who I am talking about. I agree the fan club isn’t gonna help the situation.. if it’s anything like posting on the board with them , yikes. I can picture that blankspace chode there telling everyone they’re stupid and he’ll ban them if you disagree with anything he says.

Mark R

May 18th, 2011
4:10 pm

So Sharon, what is your plan? Should we all do nothing?

The Balkan

May 18th, 2011
4:12 pm

I might br corrupt..but I am gonna fit in. It’s Atlanta, I can be no worse than your current owners or team president..police department..mayor.. bus drivers. c’mon folks.. i’m Kincade’s BFF.

thesawch

May 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

Go to youtube and look up the save the jets rally in 1995 when we had 35,000 show up. If we had a rally today to show our support to get a team back we would get 40 to 50 thousand. So anything less then 10,000 in Atlanta would be a discrace as you have 10 x the population as Winnipeg.Wait till the official announcement that the Thrashers are coming back its going to be a party in Winnipeg….

East Point Bob

May 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

I hope chrisv is there, so he can be bitch slapped for selling out the fans & players and doing just what asg tells him to, The little bitchboy !

Deport C-Viv

May 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

Winnipeg Devil! We cast you out ! Bring back Knobler or Custance!

Boogeyman

May 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

A tailgate rally the little fan support the thrashers have. To little to late, with no interest of anyone wanting to keep the thrashers in town blowing 130 million kiss them goodbye. With the US still in a recession this team is as good as gone. Atlanta failed already to support a NHL team they should have never had a second chance.

Kiss them Good-bye they are going to Winnipeg. Cash in hand and are as good as sold to someone who has very deep pockets. Bettman needs to quit his experiment putting teams in markets that it will never be successful in Phoenix is one Atlanta another the list goes on and on.

Joe "SLOW" Johnson

May 18th, 2011
4:21 pm

thesawach: if you get the Thrashers and they go on a 11 year losing streek – how many Winnipeg fans show up then? In your opinion, just curious.

Joe "SLOW" Johnson

May 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

By the way thesandwich, you boys don’t have anything better to be doing than standing around and wasting time. Canada not a great place to visit and even worse to live.

nine

May 18th, 2011
4:26 pm

bad ownership =/= bad fanbase

bad ownership = disillusioned fanbase

Any effort to get that message to a potential local ownership group needs to be made. Holding hockey ransom to a poorly run and funded product and saying ‘you have to show up anyway if you want to keep it’ is a pisspoor way to run a business. Spirit Out.