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Laughing at the game

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Clean Undies, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Dear Abby,

    It's been pointed out that CU fans should not be booing the team. The players can't tell if the boos are directed at them or at the coaches. Booing might have the effect of scaring off recruits and upseting fans, or so I've been told.

    What about laughter?

    I'm ashamed to admit that I was laughing during the Toledo masacre. Seeing the once proud Buffs reduced to the role a whooping boy to a mediocre MAC team was too much. My response to last Friday's tragicomedy was frustration diguised as amusement. I was a guest of TBD and was supressing my desire to boo and break things at his bar or in his home. Had I been in the Glass Bowl stadium, I probably would have been laughing there, too. The laughter came to an abrupt stop, though, when Cody nearly got his head torn off on the meaningless last minute rushing TD, at which point nausea set in.

    Watching an inept game of CU football as a farce was liberating when the alternative is to be crass.

    I suspect that laughing is as offensive as booing. If the quality of play against Wyoming is the same or worse as what we saw against CSU and Toledo, is laughter okay, or should laughter be supressed, too? No player wants to be the target of laughter.

    What is the best way to supress my desire to boo or cuss or laugh or throw up or otherwise cope with the possible disappointment that I might confront over the next 4 games?

    Signed,
    Emotionally confused CU fan
     
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  2. Buff fanatic

    Buff fanatic Well-Known Member

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    yell things like "F*CK". Thats what I do.
     
  3. BuffNut99

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    A collective groan from the crowd usually suffices... arguably more "effective" than booing, which players and coaches actively try to block out.
     
  4. fatbuff

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    Well if the whole CU crowd yells that, they'd better do it in unison, like a repeated chant. Because if they just all say F*CK once real long, like a prolonged BOOOOO it has too many strange possibilities.

    The F stretched out could just sound like a muffled hiss of some sort. That would have the players scratching their helmets probably.

    The U stretched out, rhyming with DUH, might cause the players and others to wonder who it's directed at, likely the refs will assume it's them.

    The CK is difficult if not impossible to stretch out, it would likely only garner a stuttering sort of sound especially if not done in accurate unison by all participants. That might just cause all on the field to feel sorry for the fans.

    Is this really workable?
     
  6. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    yep, confused, whooping is something you do when you're excited - i think you mean whipping boy
     
  8. MiamiBuffs

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    Skidmark,
    booing is a form of Constitutionally protected Freedom of Speech. Some people seem to think that this inappropriate. But to them I say ƒuck that.

    --Abby.
     

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