Thursday, July 8, 2010

Horn Tootin'

I'm not sure what I'm ready to see come to an end more: all this NBA free agency nonsense or the soccer. If you happen to be really into one or both of those, then that's cool, but I'd rather watch all three Twilight movies than LeBron's "Ding Ding Ding, Look at Me!" TV special tonight, and don't feel the need to pretend to like soccer every four years just because every cab driver in Dallas can't shut up about it.

The one thing that has intrigued me a little bit about this whole soccer tournament, though, is the vuvuzelas. It's been kind of funny to hear fans complain about the noise that the plastic trumpets make because it drowns out their SINGING. Is this a summer camp for girls, or a sport?

Yes, they are annoying. I get that. But as Don Ohlmeyer of ESPN pondered in his long-winded column this morning- do they have a future in America? As Ohlmeyer mentioned, the UFC has already banned them, and I'd expect many leagues and stadiums to follow suit. But on the other hand, the Marlins have already had a promotion involving vuvuzelas this summer, so there's got to be someone else out there willing to go bush-league and use vuvuzelas to increase crowd noise, right?

So I'm giving you the chance to be prophetic here: which MAC or CUSA school will give their student section vuvuzelas for a Tuesday- or Wednesday-night ESPN2 game? I got dibs on U of H.

8 comments:

Cro-magnon Frog said...

I could see ut giving their fans vuvuzelas. It's the liberal keep austin weird mentality that loves soccer anyway. So I could easily see them embracing it.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

In previous years I would've said Boise, but I suppose they're off the hook now that they're joining up with the good ship MWC.

North Texas seems like it'd be an extremely viable candidate, but I like the cougar high angle. I just hope to god it's SMU. HATE HATE HATE.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Yeah, except that NCAA regs prohibit noisemakers during games. I tried to start the official Section V Horned Frog All-Star Kazoo Band a couple of years back and the Athletic Dept said nope... NCAA regs

Lyle Lanley said...

Good point, but Mississippi State still has their cowbells and plenty of schools have used thundersticks.

LA Frog said...

So many options...the Deamons (Deacons) vs the Presbyterians on ESPN3.com or USC @ Hawaii. The best bet is Cinncy @ Fresno State on ESPN after TCU vs. the Beaver. Now that Rotten has informed us of the rules of noise makers, I could see SMU buying off the NCAA to use it as a distraction tactic against the Frogs on our Friday nighter

Rotten Arsenal said...

They probably don't go after programs that have had some noise makers for a long time, but I'd be willing to bet that the NCAA would act swiftly if anybody tried a concerted effort at vuvuzulas... unless it was Baylor, since there probably aren't enough people in the stadium to actually hear the damn things anyway

Although... maybe I'm wrong and they wouldn't care anyway considering there was A GUY PLAYING THE FUCKING BAGPIPES at Lupton during the Regional final against Baylor and nobody made him stop.

SkeezerFrog said...

If my memory serves me correctly, vuvuzelas are a has-been item in the TCU bookstore. They were available in purple circa 2003.

Angry Trey said...

I like em. I think we should all bring purple ones to the Oregon State game