June 22nd, 2010 at 3:00 PM ^

...hopefully any vuvuzela enforcement at Michigan Stadium won't extend to other more traditional and tolerated "irritants (e.g., noisemakers)".

Per Scott Chipman of the Big Ten Conference via email this a.m.:  The Big Ten has specific policies that do not allow irritants or noisemakers, so vuvuzelas would not be allowed. Below is the specific language from our football game management manual.

A. Nonpermissible Items - The arena management is responsible for enforcing the Big Ten policies in this regard. The following items may not be brought into the arena by patrons: Alcoholic beverages, bottles, cans, cups or containers, irritants (e.g., noisemakers) or strobe lights. In addition, the facility may have additional restrictions on items that can be brought into the arena.

Every good Michigan fan knows that there's always need for more cowbell.


June 22nd, 2010 at 3:13 PM ^

I still don't like people who pull out their keys on "key plays"and then don't yell.  YELL, PEOPLE WITH KEYS!!! THIS IS YELLING!!!'s actually typing in caps, but...I'm serious.  I'd rather you have a vuvuzela than keys and not yelling.  That said, vuvuzelas...are terrible for mankind. 

Mr. Robot

June 22nd, 2010 at 3:16 PM ^

The Big Ten was ahead of the curve on this one. It WOULD be Ohio State to first try and officially organize mass vuvuzelas at a football game.


June 22nd, 2010 at 3:32 PM ^

so...that doesn't mean a darn thing. Technically cowbells are disallowed by the Big Ten, but we still play them. If anything it will just force me to buy a vuvuzuela that comes up apart in multiple pieces so I can sneak it in.


June 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 PM ^

a vuvuzela into the bedroom as part of foreplay and my partner was not happy. Even when I scored a goalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

















June 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 PM ^

So the wording says no irritants. Since that's the case, why can visiting fans get into games? I find the overwhelming sea of Ohio State fans at Michigan Stadium the last two games to be quite the irritant.