Forgive me if you've read this before...
A number of years ago - the one win season (BBY - before Bob Young) I had, through Football Niagara (thank you Wally Barrow (no relation to big John)), the job of handing out the pre-game programmes to fans as they entered the stadium. In exchange I had my choice of the multitude of unoccupied seats once the game started. I would make up little lines to make it a more interesting job. For example I would say things like "Tonight is guaranteed win night. That's right, the Cats are guaranteeing someone will win". All in good fun with malice towards none. With the opposing team's fans I would say things like "Good luck tonight, but, not too much". Most visiting fans had a nice chuckle about Mike's wittiness. Then there was the Gang Green game. The response I received from one conceited "fan" was something like "We don't need luck". This put me off for the rest of the pre-game programme hand-outs.
Needless to say when we won (in OT) I really wished I had a chance to to meet up with this "fan" just to rub it in a little bit. Actually, upon reflection, if I had met him I would not have been a jerk about it, other than to say something like "What a bad luck game your team had". To really be obnoxious, (which under the circumstances would have been excellent karma towards him) would have been just as bad as the attitude he displayed.
The lesson I learned that night? Always be gracious in both victory and defeat. To do otherwise is just boorish undignified behaviour.
BTW this is why Gang Green are the blew team of the west to me.