June 21st, 2010 at 4:47 PM ^

We had a vuvuzuela section at Yost last season. They even did a performance on the ice during the first intermission at senior night. We need this for football.


June 21st, 2010 at 4:47 PM ^


But imagine this scenario: U-M allows the use of the vuvuzela for the UCONN game on a trial basis. More than a thousand are brought to the stadium, most concentrated in the student section. Every time UCONN gets to a 3rd down situation, the horns blast. At a few key moments, their QB is clearly flustered.

After the game, (a U-M victory, of course) the UCONN coaches and players comment that the vuvuzelas were instrumental in disrupting the cadence, distracted the team, etc., and contributed to their loss. Wouldn't that cause at least some amount of reflection on the part of all of us, that - perhaps - they were worth it?

Mr. Robot

June 21st, 2010 at 4:55 PM ^

Absolutely nobody blows on them until except in quick blasts at key moments for the enemy offense (ie, on a curcial down's snap count, right before an enemy reciever is about to make a catch, or on the occasional crucial third or fourth down).

Also, horns must only be blown by old people who wouldn't be making any noise otherwise. Students and all other regular noise-makers must proceed with going bananas as normal.


June 21st, 2010 at 6:38 PM ^

To see fake IDs used by the crowd ... Reprising The Breakfast Club:

ANDREW: This is the worst fake ID I've ever seen. Do you realize you made yourself sixty-eight?

BRIAN: Oh, I know ... I know, I goofed it.

ANDREW: What do you need a fake ID for?

BRIAN: (like its obvious) So I can get my vuvuzela horn into the Michigan games!


June 21st, 2010 at 5:04 PM ^

The people who need these things aren't in the student section.  They need to be handed out to anyone coming into the stadium who appears to be over the age of about 55.  They don't make noise to begin with, so maybe this is a way to actually get them involved in the game.  Student section - keep doin' what you're doin'. 


June 21st, 2010 at 5:08 PM ^

I can't imagine those God-awful things being allowed in.  The AD should be proactive and ban them and any other noise makers now.

Section 1

June 21st, 2010 at 5:20 PM ^

And no other punch-line is needed.

I was going to be a smart-aleck, and post the List of Prohibited Items at Michigan Stadium; I would have taken an oath in saying that it included "horns" as a prohibited item.  I seem to recall one patron, a trumpeter, who after years of coming to the game and playing "Charge," and various other clever musical lines and soundbites, was told one year that he could no longer bring it.  Which made me happy, if only for the fact that, like... "Charge"?

But, damn!  Here's the webpage for Prohibited Items.  Do you see "horns"?  I'm going to get Joe Parker cracking on this one, pronto.  Allez!  Tout de suite!


And while you're at it, Joe, could we please have a llittle less cowbell? 

the_big_house 500th

June 21st, 2010 at 5:22 PM ^

using these things during an opponent's possession of the ball might prove to be very interesting. Seeing Dantonio blow up on the crowd behind him because Sparty can't hear the play call would be awesome. I change my vote!


June 21st, 2010 at 9:02 PM ^

I think I was just obviously hammered and they felt the need to check my pockets (it was Delaware State, the only game of the year I didn't feel the need to actually be able to remember). The shitty part is, after confiscating my booze they threw away my football ticket. However, I ran home and grabbed another one, because Delaware State tickets were worthless and no one even bothered to try and sell them.... by the time I got back to the game it was 35-0. Should've just stayed home and drank more.


June 21st, 2010 at 5:57 PM ^

Dave Brandon drafting a policy outlawing vuvu's right this mnute. It would be difficult to conceal one of these noise makers in your pants. You'd have to walk a little rigid through the turnstiles. I'd rather hide a fifth of rum.


June 21st, 2010 at 6:50 PM ^

I suppose you could stick it down the front of your pants and into one leg. When the gate guard demands you show him what you've got in there, you just say, "I prefer to remain a virgin until I'm married."

Mustachioed Ge…

June 21st, 2010 at 6:06 PM ^

There is no bigger vuvuzela hater than I but I do believe that if used discriminately they could be quite effective. However, such a scenario does not seem even the slightest bit possible, especially if those asked to be discriminate are thousands of drunk college students.


June 21st, 2010 at 6:14 PM ^

I'm all for home field advantage in any way we can muster it. If we were to play vuvuzelas only while Michigan is on defense, we'd be so loud it'd be ridiculous. I absolutely love the idea. Just beat the crap out of any drunk kid trying to play it while on offense. It's win win.