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TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 10:58 AM
Had a rant about this same thing last year...so once again...


stop the wave at football games.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 11:07 AM
Had a rant about this same thing last year...so once again...


stop the wave at football games.

Paint me blind.... But I didn't see it.


Nor would I participate in it, if I did see it!!!!

TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 11:09 AM
Paint me blind.... But I didn't see it.


Nor would I participate in it, if I did see it!!!!

SEZ started it.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 11:13 AM
SEZ started it.

Dang Dark Side People..... :loser:

sakebomb
12-14-2007, 11:25 AM
It must have not done to well. I don't remember seeing it at all.

TxDavid
12-14-2007, 12:35 PM
It must have not done to well. I don't remember seeing it at all.

What he said. I don't remember the wave. But Yes, let's not start that crap again. The wave has no place at football games.

Hagar
12-14-2007, 12:41 PM
What he said. I don't remember the wave. But Yes, let's not start that crap again. The wave has no place at football games.I saw it. It was lame. I got scolded by the people around me because I didn't do it.

I still won't do it the next time either. Its lame.

I would like the bull pen to get the DE-FENSE chant going a little more. Actually, I wouldn't mind hearing it constantly while the defense is on the field, but I know that's an unreal expectation.

SheTexan
12-14-2007, 12:46 PM
I saw it and got a good laugh. It will never get past the Bullpen cause most of us are standing and waving our arms anyway, SOOOOO therefore, the death of "the wave." :)

TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 01:56 PM
It started in like 136, made it behind the visiting bench all the way to 121 and died. I don't think it'll ever make it to the Bullpen, or at least beyond the Bullpen.

YellerLotYeller
12-14-2007, 01:56 PM
We call our section the wave killers.

Vinny
12-14-2007, 02:00 PM
SEZ started it.the wave lost its waveness around the 35 yard line each time they tried it.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 02:01 PM
the wave lost its waveness around the 35 yard line each time they tried it.

Then quit trying to start it Vinny!!! ;)

Vinny
12-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Then quit trying to start it Vinny!!! ;)trust me...me and my lameass self only stand up when something good happens...they call me the waveNazi.

Double Barrel
12-14-2007, 02:17 PM
Dang Dark Side People..... :loser:

Don't blame us! It was the sideliners! :wild:

thunderkyss
12-14-2007, 02:30 PM
I saw it. It was lame.

I still won't do it the next time either. Its lame.


I like the wave.

TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 02:53 PM
Don't blame us! It was the sideliners! :wild:

SEZ is always in the wrong. It started on the left side (looking from the Bullpen) of the endzone.

You are guilty by association, my friend.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 02:55 PM
Stadium wars.............

brakos82
12-14-2007, 06:04 PM
Hey! We started it! (points towards where the Kingdome was)

Double Barrel
12-14-2007, 06:11 PM
SEZ is always in the wrong. It started on the left side (looking from the Bullpen) of the endzone.

You are guilty by association, my friend.

At least our section is over 90% TEXANS fans! :fans: :texflag: not 50/50 like...uhhhh...elsewhere

imatexan
12-15-2007, 01:42 PM
You are all grumpy old men when it comes to the wave. The wave is a fun thing to do. Get over it.

Vinny
12-15-2007, 01:47 PM
You are all grumpy old men when it comes to the wave. The wave is a fun thing to do. Get over it.no waive for you! AND no waive when we are on offense.

Texan_Bill
12-15-2007, 01:57 PM
NO WAVE EVAH!!!

Not even at Astros or Rockets games...... :wild:

TexansLucky13
12-15-2007, 01:58 PM
I like the wave.

Yes...

YellerLotYeller
12-15-2007, 02:01 PM
I like the wave.

No...

TexansLucky13
12-15-2007, 02:02 PM
Yes...

No...

Yes huh!! The wave is awesome!

:tease:

Joe Texan
12-15-2007, 02:20 PM
http://re3.mm-a3.yimg.com/image/2550991198

Kaiser Toro
12-15-2007, 02:37 PM
The Wave is a legacy gesture from days of old.
http://www.eden-project.co.uk/images2/queen3b-6014025.jpg

BTW, I thought the Bull Pen was fantastic during the Broncos game and deserved a fan game ball for their collective effort from a visual and audio standpoint.

HJam72
12-15-2007, 03:31 PM
I think all you people are going to have to settle this with water blasters. :cowboy1:

....don't forget to spray the cheerleaders.

SheTexan
12-15-2007, 03:46 PM
Truthfully, I can tolerate the WAVE better than I can those stupid beach balls!! I DID NOT spend a huge sum of money to get hit in the head, get pushed around by grown men trying to PLAY beach volleyball, and most of all, get distracted from watching my TEXANS because I am dodging a stupid ball!! Those around me know they better keep the damn thing away from me because if I get my hands on it, it becomes history!!

StarStruck
12-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Truthfully, I can tolerate the WAVE better than I can those stupid beach balls!! I DID NOT spend a huge sum of money to get hit in the head, get pushed around by grown men trying to PLAY beach volleyball, and most of all, get distracted from watching my TEXANS because I am dodging a stupid ball!! Those around me know they better keep the damn thing away from me because if I get my hands on it, it becomes history!!


I had begun to think that I was the only one. Thanks!

Double Barrel
12-15-2007, 04:02 PM
AND no waive when we are on offense.

Noob football fan rule violation no. 1, cheering at Reliant when our offense is on the field. :dangit:

Truthfully, I can tolerate the WAVE better than I can those stupid beach balls!! I DID NOT spend a huge sum of money to get hit in the head, get pushed around by grown men trying to PLAY beach volleyball, and most of all, get distracted from watching my TEXANS because I am dodging a stupid ball!! Those around me know they better keep the damn thing away from me because if I get my hands on it, it becomes history!!

Too bad the Bullpen isn't filled with passionate Texans fanatics such as yourself. Between the opposing teams' fans and the beach volleyball crowd, it's a wonder some of your compatriots watch the game at all! :shades:

We don't have time for any of that nonsense up in Gridiron, Texas, birthplace of the homefield advantage (as proudly stated by the Houston Texans). :D /chain yank

Vinny
12-15-2007, 04:22 PM
We don't have time for any of that nonsense up in Gridiron, Texas, birthplace of the homefield advantage (as proudly stated by the Houston Texans). :D /chain yankonly because you don't have a free hand since you are scared you are going to fall off the ledge up there.

TxDavid
12-15-2007, 04:40 PM
You are all grumpy old men when it comes to the wave. The wave is a fun thing to do. Get over it.

For the record, I don't consider myself old. And most of the "youngins" today couldn't hold a candle to the "old folks" out there at the stadium.

Back to the topic at hand......


The wave is not appropriate at football games. Why you may ask? Because the wave distracts the fans from the game. It removes the homefield advantage.

The wave makes noise, but not enough to make a difference when we are on defense and are trying to be loud.

When we are on offense, there should be no noise, and the wave creates noise. So the wave doesn't work here either.

It also shows apathy towards the game on the field. It says, "We're bored with the game, lets do something else." That's not the kind of attitude I want to project to my Texans.

Support your Texans - not the wave.

Kaiser Toro
12-15-2007, 04:47 PM
For the record, I don't consider myself old. And most of the "youngins" today couldn't hold a candle to the "old folks" out there at the stadium.

Back to the topic at hand......


The wave is not appropriate at football games. Why you may ask? Because the wave distracts the fans from the game. It removes the homefield advantage.

The wave makes noise, but not enough to make a difference when we are on defense and are trying to be loud.

When we are on offense, there should be no noise, and the wave creates noise. So the wave doesn't work here either.

It also shows apathy towards the game on the field. It says, "We're bored with the game, lets do something else." That's not the kind of attitude I want to project to my Texans.

Support your Texans - not the wave.

Agreed. Exhibit A:
http://www.watertrader.co.uk/magazine/Image10.gif

As you can see the potential energy needs to be harnessed rather than allow it to form into kinetic energy, at the incorrect time, where it becomes an uncontrollable and misguided force.

The wave must die and Joe Texan does not surf. That is not not what he does. :texflag:

sakebomb
12-15-2007, 04:54 PM
We don't have time for any of that nonsense up in Gridiron, Texas, birthplace of the homefield advantage (as proudly stated by the Houston Texans). /chain yank


We didn't have a beach ball up in Gridiron, Texas but that doesn't mean we were left out. I saw tons of paper airplanes going everywhere. One flew all over the place and a dude in the front row of the Bull Pen caught it. I'm assuming the Texans will limit the size of the pamphlets in our beer holders in the future.

Drunks + paper airplanes = hours of fun

Double Barrel
12-15-2007, 05:00 PM
only because you don't have a free hand since you are scared you are going to fall off the ledge up there.

hey, an experienced mountain goat herder has been well trained by Gridiron sherpas to use their toes to hold on to the rocks. Otherwise, explain my Texans towel waving in one hand and the Texans big finger display on the other hand (don't ask about the big finger when I'm holding a drink!).

High altitude cheering has been raised to an artform up here, for one must yell during the exhale while breathing in life-giving oxygen through the nasal cavities. We do offer private lessons in simultaneous inhale/exhale breathing (for a small nominal fee).

We must also possess eagle-eye like vision, for the action on the field from the upper perspective might overwhelm those sitting at sea level. Vision exercises are recommended to increase your viewing pleasure.

Perhaps one day, with proper guidance, you might have what it takes to wear your own Gridiron, Tx. wristband! :cowboy1:

We didn't have a beach ball up in Gridiron, Texas but that doesn't mean we were left out. I saw tons of paper airplanes going everywhere. One flew all over the place and a dude in the front row of the Bull Pen caught it. I'm assuming the Texans will limit the size of the pamphlets in our beer holders in the future.

Drunks + paper airplanes = hours of fun

Occassionally opposing teams' fans do find ways to entertain themselves. ;)

Joe Texan
12-15-2007, 08:35 PM
The wave is always behind me so I could care less although it is a stupid hipnotec thing. I do not have a problem getting hipnotized but the wave is too late the Texans already have me 5 hours before game time. I do like the "M A R I O, M A R I O". I like the fact that teams come all the way down to the 10 And get held out of the Bull Pen. I do not like them getting 3 but I do like the Defense. I love the fact that I cannot hear a thing when they are creeping in. And most of all I like the delay of game it sometimes causes.
The Bull Pen truly is the 12th man of RELIANT. I say we call it the GIANT OF RELIANT, BULL PEN YEAAAAAAAA!

FILO_girl
12-16-2007, 01:21 PM
The wave is always behind me so I could care less although it is a stupid hipnotec thing. I do not have a problem getting hipnotized but the wave is too late the Texans already have me 5 hours before game time. I do like the "M A R I O, M A R I O". I like the fact that teams come all the way down to the 10 And get held out of the Bull Pen. I do not like them getting 3 but I do like the Defense. I love the fact that I cannot hear a thing when they are creeping in. And most of all I like the delay of game it sometimes causes.
The Bull Pen truly is the 12th man of RELIANT. I say we call it the GIANT OF RELIANT, BULL PEN YEAAAAAAAA!

You ain't never been up to GridIron, Texas... NEZ obviously.
The paper planes were funny, but I did have a bit of Texans tea before the game...

DB, you got Rep. That post was the greatest! :texflag:
500 section rules!!

TEXANRED
12-16-2007, 01:44 PM
Had a rant about this same thing last year...so once again...


stop the wave at football games.

NO!

The wave is the single greatest invention by sporting fans.

You will do the wave and you will like it. And thats final.

TEXANRED
12-16-2007, 01:48 PM
For the record, I don't consider myself old. And most of the "youngins" today couldn't hold a candle to the "old folks" out there at the stadium.

Back to the topic at hand......


The wave is not appropriate at football games. Why you may ask? Because the wave distracts the fans from the game. It removes the homefield advantage.

The wave makes noise, but not enough to make a difference when we are on defense and are trying to be loud.

When we are on offense, there should be no noise, and the wave creates noise. So the wave doesn't work here either.

It also shows apathy towards the game on the field. It says, "We're bored with the game, lets do something else." That's not the kind of attitude I want to project to my Texans.

Support your Texans - not the wave.

Aren't you doing the wave in your avatar?

aj.
12-16-2007, 02:10 PM
The Wave is Cool.

Sincerely,

Bellbottoms
Howard Cosell
Ford Pintos


Actually the principle behind the Wave (which I can't recall exactly but it has something to do with the lowest common denominator) is also alive and well in the form of the Landry's Helmet Shuffle. Kids excluded from the generalization of course. I saw grown men high fiving the other night when they guessed helmet number 2.

axman40
12-16-2007, 03:30 PM
The wave has never been Nachos !
:cowboy1:

NitroGSXR
12-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Well, this is the first that I'm hearing about these objections to the wave. Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with doing the wave. I see it as a symbolic sign of unity for fans for a brief moment during the games. I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. Do I personally join in on the wave? Not really. I'll raise my arms but I won't get out of the seat. When my boy is with me, you better believe I'll be jumping up for the wave. I enjoyed them tremenously as a kid and certainly does my boy today. I'll keep doing them because I'm there to have a good time with my family and I certainly won't let any grumpy Guses try and ruin my time with my family for scolding me for the wave. I'd like to have fun with everyone and the wave is a good way of doing that. I get what some of you guys are saying but don't you think lightening up a little bit here is warranted? The wave isn't intended to spoil anyone's fun but only add to it for a couple of moments.

I really didn't think anyone had a problem with the wave. I can certainly understand the beach balls but the wave? I dunno, guys. I dunno...

brakos82
12-16-2007, 03:46 PM
:woot2:

Double Barrel
12-17-2007, 11:40 AM
I'll keep doing them because I'm there to have a good time with my family and I certainly won't let any grumpy Guses try and ruin my time with my family for scolding me for the wave. I'd like to have fun with everyone and the wave is a good way of doing that. I get what some of you guys are saying but don't you think lightening up a little bit here is warranted? The wave isn't intended to spoil anyone's fun but only add to it for a couple of moments.

I really didn't think anyone had a problem with the wave. I can certainly understand the beach balls but the wave? I dunno, guys. I dunno...

If you take part in the wave while our offense is on the field, expect to be given the glare reserved for noobs. Cheering for our offense while they are at the line of scrimmage, or any other general distraction, is not intelligent football fanatics behavior. Cheering for the offense should be reactionary, in that they do something good and we react. Otherwise, we are just making their jobs harder and negating the "homefield advantage".

The wave during defensive stands....it's a double edged sword. All that energy should be focussed towards screaming your head off when the playclock is running, trying to disrupt the timing of opposing teams' offensive signals and snap counts. The wave generally distracts fans away from the game, so it's probably not the best course of action if we want to establish a rabid atmosphere that actually impacts the course of the game.

Now, during television timeouts, quarter and halftime endings, I'd say go for the wave if it's something you enjoy. It's all a matter of timing, though. Football has strict guidelines for determining optimized homefield advantage. This ain't baseball where you just cheer when something is finally happening.

Texan_Bill
12-17-2007, 11:48 AM
Now, during television timeouts, quarter and halftime endings, I'd say go for the wave if it's something you enjoy. It's all a matter of timing, though. Football has strict guidelines for determining optimized homefield advantage. This ain't baseball where you just cheer when something is finally happening.

Sorry, DB. I disagree with this too... If you have that much energy during time-outs, you are not expending enough while on defense.

Just sayin'........:pirate:

Double Barrel
12-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Sorry, DB. I disagree with this too... If you have that much energy during time-outs, you are not expending enough while on defense.

Just sayin'........:pirate:

Well, I'm giving the pro-wave crowd a loophole. I'm not a participant in the exercise, but I can understand the desire to keep it fun for the kids. I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the wave as a wee lad, before falling off the deep end and devoting myself to hardcore fanaticism.

My own take is that I'm there for the game 100%. They could do away with all the other window-dressings, including cheerleaders *gasp!*, because my focus is on the field.

But it is entertainment, so there is something available for everyone.

Texan_Bill
12-17-2007, 12:08 PM
Well, I'm giving the pro-wave crowd a loophole. I'm not a participant in the exercise, but I can understand the desire to keep it fun for the kids. I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the wave as a wee lad, before falling off the deep end and devoting myself to hardcore fanaticism.

My own take is that I'm there for the game 100%. They could do away with all the other window-dressings, including cheerleaders *gasp!*, because my focus is on the field.

But it is entertainment, so there is something available for everyone.

I hear what your saying........ But the cheerleaders?!? May you rot..... :jk:

HardcoreTexan
12-18-2007, 12:47 AM
From what I could see the Wave actually made it around 95% of the stadium....dying down and picking up steam....distraction...(well I saw it) and I always see the beach balls at every game too....haha
Never actually participated in the wave..prolly never will either..and I'm definatly not old

TexanSam
12-18-2007, 12:58 AM
The wave seems appropriate at baseball games. Probably because there's a constant lull in action between pitches and between batters. I've never seen a successful one at a football game. If they did it in between quarters, during the two minute warning or during a timeout I'd have no problems with it. During the game though it seems kinda dumb

HardcoreTexan
12-18-2007, 01:07 AM
I just save my energy for more explosive bursts of excitment when the Texans make awsome plays:fans:

ensign_lee
12-18-2007, 01:10 AM
I like the wave.

And I have plenty of energy leading all the rows around row R in the Bullpen in cheers. Who do you think reverberates the temporary seating to kick off the "DEFENSE" chants? :D

So +1 for the wave.

While I understand the reasoning behind why some of y'all don't like it, I find it fun. The end.

TexansLucky13
12-18-2007, 01:17 AM
You people think too much.

Wave = fun

Txn_in_Oki
12-18-2007, 01:56 AM
So people don't like the wave because it is too physically intensive for their bodies and they would rather "save" their energy? Wow. I have no idea how you make it from you vehicle to the stadium. Are you the same people that will wait 10 minutes for someone to give up a front row parking space at the store rather than walk an extra 25 feet?

It's not like I'm some sort of wave fanatic or anything but come on, if people think it's fun then who cares. I'm sorry but I can't take complaints seriously about the stupidity of the wave from anyone with body paint and a blue and red fright wig on.

"Oooooo look... someone started the wave..."

"Here it comes... here it comes..."

"WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"Aww geez... I just pulled a hammy."

"Damn you Mr. Wave-Starter-Guy!!! Damn you to HELL!!!"

:wild:

dskillz
12-18-2007, 09:35 AM
The wave sucks. Just shows that you are not paying attention to what is going on the field. You are just awaiting with glee for the wave to make it back to you. WEEEEEEE!!!!!!! What is fun about that?

Some tried to start the wave in the 600s while the Texans had the ball. They were determined to get it going and tried about 12 times until they finally gave up. At that point, the team was driving down the field, and I think it was still a one-score game. Yet, they felt like they needed to start the wave instead of watch the game.

Just not for me.

Texan_Bill
12-18-2007, 09:47 AM
So people don't like the wave because it is too physically intensive for their bodies and they would rather "save" their energy? Wow. I have no idea how you make it from you vehicle to the stadium. Are you the same people that will wait 10 minutes for someone to give up a front row parking space at the store rather than walk an extra 25 feet?



No... I am the 40 year old that drives through the gate at 7:00am, sets up for tailgating, pops my first beer ~ 7:20am and never sits down until I leave the parking lot a couple of hours after the game. Essentially, I am going non-stop from 7:00am until about 5:00pm.... I will save my energy for stomping my feet, yelling at the top of my lungs and shaking bottles full of pennies... But thats just me...




Wave = lame.

Double Barrel
12-18-2007, 11:31 AM
It's not like I'm some sort of wave fanatic or anything but come on, if people think it's fun then who cares.

When people use more energy for a wave than they do supporting our defensive stands, yeah, I do care about the ignorant football fan.

If you think it's cool to be disruptive when our offense is on the field, then you might want to take that class they give chicks every year explaining the concepts of football and homefield advantage.

I think video games are fun, but I'm not sitting their playing my Gameboy at our games. Time and place, man.

The wave should be used for baseball and soccer games. Sporting events with no clear homefield advantage and where spontaneous cheering and crowd participation have no impact on the game.

70,000 hometown fans can make an impact on a football game. This makes football different than other sports. We, collectively, can create disruptions for our opponents, but it takes a knowledgeable fanbase to pull it off.

So please excuse me if my fanatical devotion to our team takes exception to certain distractions in the crowd that lesson our chance to impact the game and help our team win.

I tell you what's more fun than the wave: winning freakin' games. :wild: :texflag:

Wave = fun

So...uhhhh....going to the game is not fun enough? :um:

Tedc
12-18-2007, 11:38 AM
I like the wave.

And I have plenty of energy leading all the rows around row R in the Bullpen in cheers. Who do you think reverberates the temporary seating to kick off the "DEFENSE" chants? :D

So +1 for the wave.

While I understand the reasoning behind why some of y'all don't like it, I find it fun. The end.

If you are in the Bull Pen, you are already :bat: standing. The wave dies at the Bull Pen.

Also, think about what everyone has said so far....

The wave during our offense is BADDDD!!! Don't make me explain why.
The wave during our defense?? We are already standing and cheering.

Lauren
12-18-2007, 11:56 AM
If you think it's cool to be disruptive when our offense is on the field, then you might want to take that class they give chicks every year explaining the concepts of football and homefield advantage.



They really need to put that "Quiet Please -- Offense at Work" graphic up more often. I noticed that they only did it once on Thursday, yet it was needed more then than at any game I've been to in recent memory.

Please, we can't get people to shut up without the wave.

Silver Oak
12-18-2007, 12:00 PM
Guess I'm in the vast minority here, but I was so giddy Thursday evening, I did my part to try and continue the wave when it came around to me. I wasn't drinking, but I was high with the thrill of the impending win, the roof being open, and a national tv football game, I just got carried away with the emotion of the moment.

I'm ashamed of myself.

:d:

ATX
12-18-2007, 12:10 PM
Wave Nazis!!!!! :)

Tedc
12-18-2007, 12:12 PM
Sometimes I feel that we will never become an intelligent football crowd in Houston.

StarStruck
12-18-2007, 12:28 PM
The wave seems appropriate at baseball games. Probably because there's a constant lull in action between pitches and between batters. I've never seen a successful one at a football game. If they did it in between quarters, during the two minute warning or during a timeout I'd have no problems with it. During the game though it seems kinda dumb

True, given all the breaks in baseball it helps to have something to do in the down time. In football, I don't complain, but to tell the truth, when I'm trying to watch the field the standing and woosh across my view, is pretty annoying. Yes, in that respect, I'm pretty grumpy. I don't like the distraction of the wave or watching out for beachballs when I'm trying to watch the game.

Texan_Bill
12-18-2007, 12:56 PM
Guess I'm in the vast minority here, but I was so giddy Thursday evening, I did my part to try and continue the wave when it came around to me. I wasn't drinking, but I was high with the thrill of the impending win, the roof being open, and a national tv football game, I just got carried away with the emotion of the moment.

I'm ashamed of myself.

:d:

Everyone gets one mulligan.... :cowboy1:

TEXANS84
12-18-2007, 01:01 PM
Sometimes I feel that we will never become an intelligent football crowd in Houston.

Ok Ted, educate us on the "Luv Ya Blue days" and the "House of Pain" for those of us who weren't here.

I'm sure that there weren't these problems back then, right?

Texan_Bill
12-18-2007, 01:07 PM
Not speaking for Ted, but I honestly don't remember participating in the wave, then either...

Specnatz
12-18-2007, 01:13 PM
Not speaking for Ted, but I honestly don't remember participating in the wave, then either...

I occassionaly have this issue about what I ate for dinner 3 nights ago.

Txn_in_Oki
12-18-2007, 01:48 PM
shaking bottles full of pennies

So shaking a bottle full of Lincolns = a perfectly sane response during a football game.

Wave = no so much

The wave should be used for baseball and soccer games. Sporting events with no clear homefield advantage and where spontaneous cheering and crowd participation have no impact on the game.


So you mean me yelling "eh batter eh batter, SWING batter" doesn't count as homefield advantage?

Obviously there are times to do certain things. God knows that there are enough tv timeouts during a football game where there is plenty of time to do whatever.

Maybe I'm over-simplifying what goes on during the wave. You stand up. You can stand up and go WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! You can stand up and wave your arms. You can stand up and wave your arms and yell WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Where is the concentration part at? I see people saying that it takes your concentration off the game to do the wave. Just how short is your attention span?

It's interesting to me to see people get this bent out of shape over something so silly.

Golly gee, look at the noobs doing the wave, harumpf, harumpf, harumpf, of all the nerve of those simpletons. Don't they know that it's the cowbell that's in this year!?!?!

I'm glad I know that everyone hates it so much. Maybe when I finally get to a game in Houston I will get seats deadcenter of the Bull Pen and just go "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" the whole game. I'll bring my bagpipes and accordian and bug the crap out of everyone for 3+ hours.

It will be a blast I am sure. :whip:

:doot: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
:doot: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
:doot: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Texan_Bill
12-18-2007, 01:50 PM
So shaking a bottle full of Lincolns = a perfectly sane response during a football game.

Wave = no so much


LMAO!! It makes noise while you're yelling, stomping feet AND paying attention to the game. It really doesn't require as much hand-eye coordination as what it sounds like.

Txn_in_Oki
12-18-2007, 02:06 PM
LMAO!! It makes noise while you're yelling, stomping feet AND paying attention to the game. It really doesn't require as much hand-eye coordination as what it sounds like.

Just watch the beer intake at the tailgate before the game. We wouldn't want you shaking too hard and falling over the rail. Maybe get a harness or something and buckle yourself in. :wild:

Honestly I can't remember where I have even done the wave. I've been to exactly ONE pro football game in my life and that was Oilers-Bengals, way back who knows when. I've been to more NHL games than NFL (sad, I know). I have no idea if they do the wave at hockey games, I'm too busy being the ***** leading chants against the opposing goaltender.

I think what attracted my attention about this thread is the whole idea that THIS kind of celebrating and hell raising is okay, but THAT kind isn't.

:fans:

Texan_Bill
12-18-2007, 02:09 PM
Just watch the beer intake at the tailgate before the game. We wouldn't want you shaking too hard and falling over the rail. Maybe get a harness or something and buckle yourself in. :wild:

Honestly I can't remember where I have even done the wave. I've been to exactly ONE pro football game in my life and that was Oilers-Bengals, way back who knows when. I've been to more NHL games than NFL (sad, I know). I have no idea if they do the wave at hockey games, I'm too busy being the ***** leading chants against the opposing goaltender.

I think what attracted my attention about this thread is the whole idea that THIS kind of celebrating and hell raising is okay, but THAT kind isn't.

:fans:

*cusses* thats what I've been doin' wrong.... :gun:

Lauren
12-18-2007, 02:18 PM
I think what attracted my attention about this thread is the whole idea that THIS kind of celebrating and hell raising is okay, but THAT kind isn't.

:fans:

It's not what celebrating and hell raising is OK. It's when the celebrating and hell raising is OK.

Double Barrel
12-18-2007, 02:26 PM
My answers in this thread are tongue-in-cheek, so I'm not trying to offend anyone here.


So you mean me yelling "eh batter eh batter, SWING batter" doesn't count as homefield advantage?


I've been to Astros post-season games, including a World Series. We yelled for offense, defense, and when the big finger guy showed up in our section. I don't really think baseball has much homefield advantage in the same sense that it's present in football. The baseball team might get some positive vibes from their hometown crowd, but there is certainly nothing strategic about yelling at a baseball game.

Football, on the other hand, can have a big impact from crowd noise. False starts, fumbled snaps, disrupted signals/audibles, untimely used time outs, and failed snap counts are all products of an opposing team trying to overcome a rabid home crowd. I believe the NFL was the only pro sport that actually had a penalty for excessive crowd noise, but it's been repealed this last off-season.

Maybe I'm over-simplifying what goes on during the wave. You stand up. You can stand up and go WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! You can stand up and wave your arms. You can stand up and wave your arms and yell WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Where is the concentration part at? I see people saying that it takes your concentration off the game to do the wave. Just how short is your attention span?

It's interesting to me to see people get this bent out of shape over something so silly.

Golly gee, look at the noobs doing the wave, harumpf, harumpf, harumpf, of all the nerve of those simpletons. Don't they know that it's the cowbell that's in this year!?!?!

If someone is watching the wave go around the stadium so they can get their turn, then how are they watching the game? And if someone is not watching the game, then how do they know when to cheer for our defensive stands and when to STFU when our offense is on the field?

It's bush league, and if that's what we want to be in Houston, then far be it from little ol' me to stop it.

I'm glad I know that everyone hates it so much. Maybe when I finally get to a game in Houston I will get seats deadcenter of the Bull Pen and just go "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" the whole game. I'll bring my bagpipes and accordian and bug the crap out of everyone for 3+ hours.

It will be a blast I am sure. :whip:

:doot: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
:doot: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
:doot: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Good luck with all that. I doubt they notice you in the Bull Pen, considering they stand for the majority of the time. Hey, you might even get a *free* beer, although it'll be poured on you.

:shades: don't forget your big beach ball!

It's not what celebrating and hell raising is OK. It's when the celebrating and hell raising is OK.

Exactly! Well said. :thumbup

Joe Texan
12-18-2007, 02:54 PM
the only wave that should be allowed in football is the one Mario did after sacking Cutler

Txn_in_Oki
12-18-2007, 03:01 PM
It's bush league, and if that's what we want to be in Houston, then far be it from little ol' me to stop it.

Bush league eh?

Hey, you might even get a *free* beer, although it'll be poured on you.

Much better to be known for. A little black-holish, but classy none the less.

jerek
12-18-2007, 03:55 PM
I like to think the wave is mostly for kids or "first-timers." It's not for me but I don't actually mind if others partake (or try to.)

Texan_Bill
12-18-2007, 04:04 PM
I must come correct and tell the truth:

As a child, I was traumatized by 'the wave'. I was awkward with little to no rhythm and fairly uncoordinated. As ‘the wave’ came around, I was always about two to three sections to late. I then overcompensated and became about two to three sections too fast. I was ‘booed’ mercilessly by the fans in my section. This scarred me deeply. Since then, I have made it my life’s mission to stomp out ‘the wave’.

Thank you
:gun:

OzzO
12-18-2007, 04:25 PM
...Maybe I'm over-simplifying what goes on during the wave. You stand up. You can stand up and go WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! You can stand up and wave your arms. You can stand up and wave your arms and yell WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!...

The WEEEE's got me laughing, I could picture that. rep.

Double Barrel
12-18-2007, 05:28 PM
Bush league eh?

heh-heh, fight songs for pro sports teams are bush league, too, IMO. So what the hell do I know? idonno:

Much better to be known for. A little black-holish, but classy none the less.

I was just kidding. I'm a goat herder up in the 500's, so I can't really vouch if they would or would not pour beer on you. But the fans in the Bull Pen that I know wouldn't do it. It would not be very Texan of them.

Lauren
12-18-2007, 05:54 PM
heh-heh, fight songs for pro sports teams are bush league, too, IMO. So what the hell do I know? idonno:





Did they even play it on Sunday or Thursday? I don't remember hearing it. Hopefully they've decided to scrap it!

Errant Hothy
12-18-2007, 06:01 PM
heh-heh, fight songs for pro sports teams are bush league, too, IMO. So what the hell do I know? idonno:

I disagree, when done right a song being sung by the entire stadium can be really cool. See just about any game of professional soccer game in Europe, espically England (and from there Liverpool, whose fans sing "You never walk alone" during every home game).

Kaiser Toro
12-18-2007, 06:08 PM
I disagree, when done right a song being sung by the entire stadium can be really cool. See just about any game of professional soccer game in Europe, espically England (and from there Liverpool, whose fans sing "You never walk alone" during every home game).

I will not be singing in unison, with my fellow fans, It's Football Time in Houston. Just ain't going to happen. :cool:

Double Barrel
12-18-2007, 06:35 PM
I disagree, when done right a song being sung by the entire stadium can be really cool. See just about any game of professional soccer game in Europe, espically England (and from there Liverpool, whose fans sing "You never walk alone" during every home game).

Always room for disagreement. :)

Just remember that my background comes from the super-duper ultra-cheesy "Oilers Number One" song back in the day. Everything that song said was false and never materialized. It was all one big lie....not to mention how unbelievably lame the actual music is to that particular song.

I have yet to hear a fight song that is inspiring in my mind.

As far as comparing us to soccer fans, we ain't European...not that there's anything wrong with that. :D

I will not be singing in unison, with my fellow fans, It's Football Time in Houston. Just ain't going to happen. :cool:

It's not a bad song, as far as country/rock hybrids go...but I'd be lying if I said it sounds like a 'fight song'. It's more of a game intro, IMO, but I know for certain that I am in the minority with this one.

But I go to the game to, get this, watch the game. All the circus sideshow stuff is cool for folks, but it does absolutely nothing to enhance my experience. Football, first and foremost, is the sole reason for my dedicated attendance.

Obviously, to each his own and all that jazz. :cowboy1: whatever floats yer boat!