How to win a chirp battle against obnoxious Islanders fans

Sparky and NYLES - mascots! For shame!

Sparky and NYLES – mascots! For shame!

The Islanders have beaten the New York Rangers again in the regular season! Well color me envious – or not! Listen, I love a good rivalry and Rangers vs. Islanders is one of the best in sports.

However, this season an unusual maybe even abnormal amount of Islanders fans are coming out of the woodworks. I know who the real diehard Islander fans are, because they’re quietly happy right now. Why are they quiet? Because they know that the Islanders have been horrible for two decades and haven’t won anything yet.

In addition, they are all over the age of 40 and barely remember those 4 coveted Cups won in a row.

Still, there are bunch of Islanders fans finally taking the brown paper bags off their heads and dusting off some of their old gear. Heck, I saw some dude in a Long Island supermarket proudly sporting a fish sticks jersey! Oh boy!

However, these are the ones that are not only easy to smackdown but loads of fun to do so in the process. Here’s some gems from last night’s social media war for you to enjoy and some older ones as well.

These Two Tweets started the fun:

Then the chirping began:

Other way to nail em? Hit them with fish sticks jokes:

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Listen, let them have fun. Don’t get overly worked up about it. Regular season hockey is a different animal than play off hockey. Let’s see what happens in April!

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore