Ah, yes.  You have to love fans that always talk tough when it comes to permanently turning their back on a sport they love.

Fans are no stranger to talking tough when it comes to their favorite sport being locked out.  This song is a perfect example of that thought.  Some of the lyrics include this line; "If you go and lock the door then I won't wear your merch no more."  Whenever the NHL resolves this lockout situation, the diehard NHL fans will bust out their NHL gear and start watching NHL games.

Fans said the same type of things right here in Albany, NY when the NFL was in a lockout last season.  Fans called "The Noe Show" and "Game On with Bruce Jacobs" to say things like, "I'll never watch the NFL again."  The NFL only missed the Hall of Fame Game for crying out loud due to the lockout.

Fans who talk tough about permanently turning their back on the sport they love are full of hot air.  The fans who are the most vocal actually love the sport the most.  There is simply no way they will keep their distance from a sport they love and never watch another game ever again once the emotion subsides and the games are back.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.