The guy behind me had the water bottle filled with pennies. It was annoyingly loud in my ear but the sound did not carry at all. Leave them at home. Yelling is much better!
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Why not yelling + pennies in water bottle
1. cupping your hands around your mouth
2. clapping your hands together
both of those make more noise and are less annoying than pennies in a water bottle.
Pennies in a water bottle= jingling keys THERE IS NO DAMN DIFFERENCE!
But I find it difficult to clap my hands together while they're cupped around my mouth.
Ah, that would require an extra hand (the other two being used to focus your yelling towards the field).
Since the bottle is a cylinder, the sound is transmitted in all directions and disintegrates quickly. Making it just annoying to the people in the immediate vicinity. I can't imagine any sound from the bottle actually reaches the field.
It's just an incredibly lame idea. Use your mouth to make noise. Don't use little gimmicks.
I agree. There was a dude a few rows back from me with the pennies + water bottle. It was pointless. Even in bluehair territory where I was sitting, it was completely lost next to all the screaming.
On a related note, I came home the hoarsest I have been in a loooong time. My voice is still a bit scratchy two days later. So glad to have been a part of that awesome crowd that made ND burn some TOs and take some delay of game calls. Makes me feel like I (and all the rest of us) can take a little share of credit for this victory! Thanks, Freep and other haters for uniting all of us behind this coaching staff and this team. GO BLUE!
home? WAIT A MINUTE
obviously home = under an I-94 underpass
Well if 1 random person is swinging a water bottle yeah, Im sure it doesn't carry. if 108,000 are swinging them I bet it gets loud, ya know? Even if it was just the student section that would be pretty loud.
Also, the best way i figure is for everyone to wear swishy pants with half empty tic tacs and altiods in their pockets ... that way you can cup your hands to yell and rub your legs together and get the altoids to make noise. Just imagine this, nite game, everyone in Maize including the team, smoke, guitar blaring over the PA system, a wolverine mascot revving a motorcycle on the 50, swishy pants and tictacs.
I had an unfinished keg and a bet-losing ND fan to get back to. Bwahaha!
at "the" home. :)
Chunks? (Not Chunks). Gig's up. You're a phony.
for your licence plate.
You say the sound didn't carry, yet you were right next to him... explain.
As Chunks the Hobo posted above, "Even in bluehair territory where I was sitting, it was completely lost next to all the screaming."
I could hear the annoying sound when the crowd quieted before nd came to the line (yeah, the guy kept shaking the damn thing even when it really wasn't necessary) but as soon as everyone really started yelling again, it was lost completely.
So, I made a leap of faith that the sound didn't carry too far.
If you can smuggle in/convince security it is not a weapon, metal serving spoon + bottom of crappy kitchen pot works wonders. You will never be able to use either for their intended purpose again, but you may be tempted to leave out your deformed kitchenware to intimidate guests.
you detach that, short of a circular saw/plasma cutter?
You don't need to detach it, I meant bang on the bottom rather than the side. insert that's what she said, etc.
However, pennies in a water bottle / soda can duct-taped shut is a great training tool for errant puppies.
My freshman year here, the '06 season, there were a few guys sitting far down in the student section who somehow smuggled in milk cartons and filled them with pennies. These guys really went at it, shouting, jumping up and down, and shaking the milk cartons on almost every play. Now the water bottle might not carry, but I could hear their milk cartons from near field level all the way up in the frosh nosebleed seats.
1. they slosh pretty slow in there and really don't make much noise at all.
2. I tried it for like 20 min. (it's heavy and my wrist started hurting.)
3. My water tasted all "metally."
4. After after almost choking to death on a penny, I tried to get them out and spilled water all over myself and it looked like I wet my pants.
What am I missing?
Am I the only that gets annoyed by that "FAIL" line everyones saying?
you are not alone. Not alone at all.
Rico, I'm with you 100 % on that "fail" line its played out, Just like Charlie Weis's whining !!!!
They should use nickels. It is five times louder.
Just think what they could do with some Sacajaweas.
...or at the very least a shitload o' dimes
Susan B. Anthony's are the real noisemakers. That was the critical flaw in this whole equation.
I read the title as "Penis in Water Bottle -- FAIL".