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Old 06-21-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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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.

You are in Arkansas sir...I am in South Florida where there are thousands of thriving Latin people that EMBRACE soccer and get crazy watching their teams play ! Here it is accepted and embraced.....in Arkansas I'm sure it's not.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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You are in Arkansas sir...I am in South Florida where there are thousands of thriving Latin people that EMBRACE soccer and get crazy watching their teams play ! Here it is accepted and embraced.....in Arkansas I'm sure it's not.
Good call. Although many of my people are accepting of the World Cup, they do have that initial, "Soccer is for foreigners," moment. Arkansas gets a wrap for being behind the times, and it isn't too far from the truth (but we aren't all that way).
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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i like the vuvuzelas,i think also that it is part of the culture of south african football
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I couldn't really hear the vuvuzelas until the Ghana game! I was for Ghana, so it was really exciting, and I can imagine how the crowd must have been going crazy! Nevertheless, the Vuvuzelas are plastic, so I don't like them. Big clots of plastic are clogging up the oceans and lots of beautiful places and that poo doesn't biodegrade. Plastic seemed like a good idea at the time. I think it used to be called celluloid.

Anyway it seemed useful and durable, but I don't think the inventors thought that one through. I think they should stop making vuvuzelas. How much of those are going to be floating in the ocean or uglifying the SA landscape after the games? Hopefully someone will make me feel better and say they're actually cardboard...
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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And here I thought they had those horns just to keep us Americans awake!
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Right now, it's probably strychnine.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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I'm not terribly bothered by them, I've gotten used to them being in the background.

It's also a local tradition, so what's for us far far away to complain about what they do. That'd be like South Africans complaining about cowbells being used in America, we'd tell them to shut up and let us do as we want.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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They MUST be offensive if a bleacher creature with one got booted from a Yankees game! Of course, he was blowing it in the ear of a phillies fan.
Yankee Fan Blows Vuvuzela In Phillies' Fan's Ear, Gets Booted From Stadium
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i like the vuvuzelas,i think also that it is part of the culture of south african football
I hate them and they are hardly cultural, some factory owner introduced them in the '90's as just another way to make money. They are also banned in South African rugby as a nuisance.
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