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Annoying Buzz at World Cup Games

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Lugnuts, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I'm never overly inspired to watch soccer, but I had some interest in this year's World Cup. Unfortunately, I'm one of those "high sensory" people, and I absolutely can't stand the buzz from those horns. I had to turn off the sound, which further puts a dent in my attention span.

    Any thought that this noise might affect TV ratings and/or interest?
     
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Down in the cafeteria at work this morning, they had the World Cup on the radio. Everyone was looking around wondering where the beehive was. Terrible.
     
  3. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    OK - so a search of Google News, and it looks like a ban is still being considered.

    http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Vuvuzelas-might-yet-be-banned-from-World-Cup?urn=sow,247947
     
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    One can only hope. It makes watching it a terrible chore, and I love watching the WC.
     
  5. mb

    mb Active Member

    You'll take my vuvuzela from my cold, dead hands. I think they're great.
     
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I hate the vuvuzelas, but it's interesting, my South African friends are really wondering what the fuss is about. When I complained the first day on facebook, a friend from South Africa wrote something like, "It's an African instrument. The games are being played in Africa. Get over it."
     
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    After the Confederations Cup last year, I am used to it. Don't even notice it any more.
     
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just me, but after about 30 seconds of watching it fades into the background and you don't notice anymore.
     
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    African Instument, Is that like Mr. Oden's Opus?
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Blatter said today they won't be banned.
     
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I get used to them after a minute or two, but they are unbelievably annoying.

    If you're at the games, I'm guessing the only way to not go insane with rage at the noise is to buy one of those damn things and join the crowd. I'd be pissed if a flew halfway around the world to watch the World Cup during my vacation and I had listen to that all game long.
     
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