Why Do Heat Fans Wear All White?!?

Forum: OFFSHORE FORUM - Online Sportsbetting - Mentioned in NY TIMES, WSJ, USA TODAY, & DRF. The internet's most popular and busiest sports betting forum. The place to discuss all kinds of sports and gambling related subjects.

Thread: Why Do Heat Fans Wear All White?!?

  1. #1 Why Do Heat Fans Wear All White?!? 
    Buried Alive after week 2 of the NFL PyRo CaPPer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Around
    Posts
    6,241
    I been wondering this for awhile
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    RX Local Doug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    None are enslaved more than those who falsely believe they are free !
    Posts
    36,730
    maybe Iceman knows ?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    . TTinCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sunny place for shady people
    Posts
    28,840
    I think they ask their fans to. Cool concept

    It's also a big hispanic thing, because the all wear white in their marches here.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    RX Junior NYCappo83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    33
    PyRo,

    The old Winnipeg Jets were really the first ones to start the "wear white" thing...looked sick in a hockey arena...lots of other pro sports teams latched on...

    Here is what Wikipedia says...

    "The Winnipeg White Out is a hockey tradition that dates back to 1985 when hockey fans in Winnipeg were asked to wear white clothing to home playoff games in Winnipeg, creating a very intimidating effect and atmosphere. It was created as a response to the "sea of red" created by fans of the Calgary Flames, whom the home town Winnipeg Jets were facing in the first round of the playoffs. The Jets would eliminate the Flames in four games, and fans wore white for every playoff game since. Fans coined it the "White Out".

    The tradition has since been carried on in Phoenix, where the Jets relocated in 1996 to become the Phoenix Coyotes.

    Several other teams have since tried to replicate the success of this tradition. During the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the San Jose Sharks attempted to create an "ocean of teal" during their semi-final series against the Flames with dismal results. The Philadelphia Flyers gave away orange t-shirts to create an "orange crush" against their semi-final opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning, who countered with a white out of their own.

    Among other teams, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim fans have also attempted the White Out, along with fans of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    The tradition is also prevalent in other sports, as the student section at Penn State's Beaver Stadium held a white out during the nationally televised football game between Penn State and Ohio State in October 2005. Also, the Miami Heat of the NBA have started a "White Hot Heat" promotion, similar to the White Out."


    Cappo
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    . TTinCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sunny place for shady people
    Posts
    28,840
    There's only one way to do it, and that's to give T-shirts away to everyone at the door & tell them to put them on.

    Expensive, but extremely cool
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    UF. Champion U. Boxslayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Titletown, Fla.
    Posts
    12,293
    Fan unity, home court advantage, whatever

    Its been the Miami Heats Playoff Promotion. "Heat are white hot."

    They give out shirts I believe, and the chairs are covered in white for the playoffs.

    Similiar concepts have been done throughout sports.

    Lou Holtz had South Carolina fans wear all black at a night game to "black out the Gators".
    Resulted in a 48-3 ass whooping or something close. Gator WRs said to then-coach Spurrier, "Tell the Carolina fans thanks for wearing all black, made it easier to see the ball to catch passes."

    Marketing, intimidation, fan unity, creating a unique environment, whatever. Sort of like growing out a playoff beard.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    W-R-X Champion Dubpoet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Field of Dreams
    Posts
    17,177
    They call it a white out.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    RX Senior juice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    2,986
    because they hate black people
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    RX Senior
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hollywood, Florida
    Posts
    2,960
    The last three years they have alternated between red hot, black hot and now white hot.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10  
    RX Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Waterford
    Posts
    735
    Do they have to give the shirts back after the game? The only reason I ask is because when ESPN was doing their post game show I noticed a lot of the seats had the white shirts on them. You could also see workers going around and picking them up.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  11. #11  
    RX Wizard Labeeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,766
    Thanks to NYCaappo on this one. This garbage with the Heat giving out shirts is a joke. The people of Winnepeg had it right. They were truly supportive of their Jets. They are the epitome of the White Out. It seems like this comes up every time the Heat play at home.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  12. #12  
    RX Senior
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hollywood, Florida
    Posts
    2,960
    In the lower bowl the heat has put white covers on the seatbacks to make it look whiter. The whole thing is gay to me.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  13. #13  
    Cui servire est regnare Brock Landers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    champaign, il
    Posts
    11,075
    Quote Originally Posted by juice
    because they hate black people
    LOLOLOL
    Reply With Quote  
     

  14. #14  
    RX Junior
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
    maybe Iceman knows ?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  15. #15  
    RX Junior
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers
    LOLOLOL
    Reply With Quote  
     

  16. #16  
    Official Rx music critic and beer snob FairWarning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    The Taxpaying side of Michigan
    Posts
    23,648
    All their pastels are dirty.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •