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Old 06-14-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I just ordered mine from amazon.com in ORANGE !!! to support Holland who WILL win the world cup !!! Can't wait to bring it to my local sports bar !!! woohooooo !!
I hope you don't get beaten over the head with that horn. lol. My sports bar patrons would kill me if I started blowing one of those inside.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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They have them in the Mexican leagues also...I dont care for them, you cant hear the commentators and it does sound like your watching them play in a beehive.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I didn't really notice them so much until somebody pointed them out to me. We watch a lot of Mexican soccer, so I think I'm just used to them

There's discussion about having folks DJ during the games at the neighborhood bar- some people are so incredibly annoyed with the vuvuzelas that anything would be better, and some people feel like they're worth putting up with to hear the commentary. Be interesting to see which way it goes.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Don't forget about the Irish, who should be there. France (and Henry hand ball) should be home making baguettes and smoking heaters.
Ireland (Republic of Ireland) isn't part of the UK. It's its own country. Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but they're not the ones who didn't qualify for the WC as a result of Henry's handball.

Back on topic...

I hate the vuvzelas. FC Dallas gave them away at the first game of the season and the supporter's group about revolted.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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I find them extremely annoying - one reason I haven't watched a single game of the WC.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I didn't really notice them so much until somebody pointed them out to me. We watch a lot of Mexican soccer, so I think I'm just used to them

There's discussion about having folks DJ during the games at the neighborhood bar- some people are so incredibly annoyed with the vuvuzelas that anything would be better, and some people feel like they're worth putting up with to hear the commentary. Be interesting to see which way it goes.

I'd walk out of any bar that put on a DJ while matches were being played.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I'd walk out of any bar that put on a DJ while matches were being played.
Yeah, like I said, some people want to hear the commentary.

But on the other hand people were complaining about the vuvuzela noises and asking that they turn the volume down, so the thinking was if you can't hear the commentary anyway, might as well have people play records.

(just to be clear we're not talking like clubby dance music DJs. This crowd is mostly retired punks/ aging hipsters in the late 30s-40s range. I'd walk out of any bar playing oontz-oontz-oontz music whether there was a game on or not!)
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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really obnoxious - they were annoying during the confed cup and they are still annoying now

i'd much rather hear the singing, chanting and real atmosphere of the game .... not just a bunch of mindless buzzing

during the confed cup my wife declared I was on my own for the world cup if the buzzing was going to be constant - she hasn't watched a minute of it yet

the bar I watched US/England at the crowd pretty much drowned out the TV and no one wanted to hear the broadcast

if SA or some other country where it's part of their tradition is playing then fine, blow away ......... but the constant drone over every game is already tiresome
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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I actually had one when I was a kid. It did not last long in the Casa de Moth.

They are horrific and FIFA should ban them with all due haste. I thought my TV was busted.
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