Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bringing a horn to the Heights




Watching the World Cup sparked an idea. Next season the Super Fans should start blowing vuvuzelas when the other team is on offense. I know this would annoy most of the stadium. The down in front, whale pants crowd would be in an uproar. But the student section filled with the cheap plastic horns could finally give BC a unique home field advantage. Mississippi State fans bang cow bells all game. This could be our thing...yet with only a more international and obnoxious flair. As the BC's jumbotron used to say "Signal Deafening Noise!"

Labels: , ,

22 Comments:

At 6:40 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

I think this is a great idea. Obviously some would deride it as corny (many would, at first) but BC has zero home field to speak of and an entire student section of people blowing on these things would definitely disrupt the opponent. It would be a good training tool for most BC fans, too, as I'd say the casual BC student fan has no idea to make noise on D but basically only cheer after plays on offense (Clemson fans do this the best). BC normally has a better D than, so this would really capitalize on a strength. Plus, as you said, it makes BC unique. Boise St. is known for their blue turf. It may be corny but at least they're "known" for something.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger chicagofire1871 said...

While I welcome any form of help for our D and would love more fan involvement from the student section, I'm no fan of the vuvuzelas. That dull buzz, droning through every match is destroying the singing from the best organized supporters. Just listening to soccer games is part of the fun of watching them, the vuvuzelas wreck that fun element to soccer.

If BC wanted to take a page from the World Cup, they should learn and sing funny, comical songs about our opponents. Certainly, BC students are clever enough to do this.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger cherry ghost said...

Bill, with all due respect this is the worst idea you have ever had. I cannot stand those ridiculous horns and the vuvuzelas would drive most people off the wall.

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger blist said...

I personally can;t stand them, but if the opponents don;t either, well, I could get to like them - France is blaming it's tie vs Uruguay on them (from ESPN Soccernet)--
France captain Patrice Evra has already blamed the noise generated by the vuvuzelas for his team's poor showing in its opening 0-0 draw with Uruguay.

"We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas," Evra said. "People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them."

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Adam M. said...

The Superfans are usually the only ones making any noise in Alumni when the other team is on offense. It's the rest of the stadium that typically doesn't.

Plus, I don't think they'd allow us to bring these things into Alumni Stadium in the first place. TeamOps is pretty strict with noisemakers at BC sporting events. I know we brought some to a hockey game at Northeastern because pretty much anything is allowed there. One of the Northeastern students had a megaphone.

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Obviously this would never happen, but the students not making noise on defense? Please. If they're not making any noise, how would you describe what the whalepansian alumni and GA fans are doing?

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Walter said...

Yeah sorry, this is a frightening idea.

I'm all about expanding our traditions, but not at the expense of blatantly ripping them off from other places, especially when they're really annoying.

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger Marcova said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Greg said...

My friend used to bring one to games in 1999. He got in to a few games with it, but they started stopping him at the gate. So, as far as I know, the vuvuzelas are not allowed in Alumni.

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Erik said...

I remember some Syracuse chick had a fog horn in our student section back in the 90s. We might have stolen it from her, we might have blown it at an opportune time for BC, and we might have also slammed it into the ground and broken it.

I'm not admitting to any of this, just saying it may or may not have happened.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Galvin said...

haha Erik, I think the words you are looking for are "Respondent lacks the knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations"

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

Congratulations, Atl, I think you've found one of the few things that could make a BC game day experience worse than it already is.

I love the idea of the student section making up songs like the soccer fans around the world. They could distribute lyrics and "to the tune of ..." flyers to tailgaters, on the Superfan facebook page (I assume there is one), etc.

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Erik said...

Don't turn us into Duke please.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

You guys are overreacting. I can think of a bunch of things that are way more annoying than a crowd full of vuvuzelas. How about an entire stadium yelling "Let's Go.... Mountaineers!". No? Okay, how about the Trojan marching band playing the same fanfare over and over and over again for an entire game. Still not good enough? How about "Enter sandman"? The Tomahawk chop song?

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger JoeyFenn said...

i love the idea, maybe BC will have an actual atmosphere at the games

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

Here's a compromise -- kazoos. Much easier to conceal from the fun police, too.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

How about cranking Air Supply's Greatest Hits through the sound system?

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

alex, if you've ever been to a virginia tech game at lane stadium, you'd have to be wearing whalepants not to get into "enter sandman." agree on all the rest though.

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Sr.Atlanta said...

Vuvuzelas are a great idea! But kazoos will work better to get by the no fun police. hhhmm my flask or a kazoo! I'll need to get pants with bigger (interior) pockets! Bill, do the BC pants come with big roomy pockets?

Other issue is our non-student/superfan fans are ridicoulously boring! They've told me to quiet down at the ACC championship games!!! Got to figure out a way to remind these people they are at a sporting event NOT church!!

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger CT said...

The only way to get BC to have a semblance of a real gameday stadium experience is to schedule every home game for 8pm, to give the kids and priests all day to drink, hope the season-ticket holders fell asleep at home rather than at the game, then dress up the opposing team as BU hockey players, and have them draped in the Union Jack.

I see Texas saved everybody's conference by leveraging the Pac-10 for mo' money. Either that, or they got a piece of the BP Fund. I hear they're getting ex-cons to clean up the beaches down there. Must be Frank Beamer's work-release program.

I guess expansion has been shelved until the Big 10 decides how much money is enough.

 
At 4:36 AM, Blogger mmason said...

Just great--given what was one of the worst sounding sporting events in world history this weekend, the USA vs. England soccer match, all because of thousands of people blowing one endlessly long vuvuzela flat note for what reason I'll never know--and now you think it's good for BC football fans' 12th man lullaby? How do you watch a game and blow at the same time--with all due respect and...well, y'all know what I mean.)
That buzzing drone was more like hearing an endless swarm of flies conspiring to create a sonorous death by a thousand cuts comboed with the Chinese Water Torture. Geez, Bill--what are you thinkin'? The tomahawk chop chant was bad enough...and I still can't quite deal with this "Sweet Caroline" fixation.

Can we just come up with a QB this year that runs the offense with poise and guts and a healthy linebacker tandem that goes All-America and scores pick 6 TD's and leave the cheap trick horns to whacked out Brit soccer fans? Hell, I'll hum along to that.
(My apologies for the worst set of mixed metaphors in the new decade, but, man--no more horns in the stands, ok?) The NCAA should be sanctioning for stuff like this...
Go Eagles!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Dan said...

I see no reason why we shouldn't just play the ear bleeding eagle screech on loop the whole time we are on defense or at the least each time the opposing QB drops back.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home