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Vuvuzelas stir online debate at World Cup

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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The Germany game vs Australia was really entertaining..

Come on Germany!

oh except one thing... Vuvuzela's

I am thinking about flying to south africa..sneaking into a game and throwing a vuvuzela onto the pitch.

It's terrible.. it's constant..how much air in the lungs do these African's have!

Please something needs to be done it's ruining it.. i hope England get the 2018 bid. I truly do.




posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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Epic lulz +1 internets.

It's so true and i use the same sound system it's terrible hearing this din.. not only do i feel sorry for the fans who cannot be heard chanting and singing for their team but for the players who need to communicate with one another.

Someone needs to throw one onto the pitch.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Raider of Truth
The Germany game vs Australia was really entertaining..

Come on Germany!

oh except one thing... Vuvuzela's

I am thinking about flying to south africa..sneaking into a game and throwing a vuvuzela onto the pitch.

It's terrible.. it's constant..how much air in the lungs do these African's have!

Please something needs to be done it's ruining it.. i hope England get the 2018 bid. I truly do.


Yeah, I watched that game, it was easily the best so far. The only thing I missed was the sound of the crowd, it's really starting to affect the whole WC experience.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:02 PM
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Argentina to go all the way for me although the Germans looked excellent tonight. As for the Vuvuzelas, they aren't really bothering me but I'm sitting at home watching the WC. I would imagine they are a million times more annoying if you are actually there. They seem to drown out everything else except! ITV's lacklustre commentary.....



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:19 PM
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The horns would not be a bother if people only blew them at key moments in the match like when a goal is scored. They might not also be a bother if people were blowing them in unison or playing a song.

However, I think it is safe to say that almost all of the people that are blowing those horns are retards and/or douchebags. What is the point of going to the world's greatest sporting event and blowing a horn for 90 minutes?



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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Its really ruining the world cup for me is a constant drone and really gets under my skin. If I was at a game I would lose it and start showing their Vuvuzelas right up their arses



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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[edit on 13-6-2010 by Crimson_King]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:44 PM
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I can agree here. Blow the vuvu at "key momements" ...though there will always be those who'd not adhere.

Honestly, people you need to hear the vuvu's as in right next to you. It sends chills down my spine (in a bad way) like chalk on a board. I cannot explain to those who have not heard even one being blown in your ear that annoyance and that noise. To have a few being blown all around you at the same time makes my blood boil.

At one match it was said there were 40,000 taken into the stadium. A big fail. I adore the game but this is fail, and for those who like the vuvuzela will soon realize and see F when a team refuses to play cause of it.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by neformore
Can't resist saying this, but as a Liverpool fan I'm used to constant noise throughout the game, which may be why I'm not so bothered by it




YNWA


While i agree that the drone of a stadium full of scousers is annoying, its no vuvuzela


Those saying its part of African culture, bollocks. I'd much rather hear the African crowds singing and playing music as they have done in other tournaments. The vuvuzelas rob us of that.

Also on the ball, there isnt anything wrong with it. Before every world cup a new ball is introduced and players whinge about it. Then they start playing with it, realise that the ball flying through the air can be a huge help, and get on with it.

All this ball has done is expose how suspect a lot of players are when shooting, and especially when taking free kicks. The art of taking free kicks has been slowly dying over the past decade of so; i cant name one proper free kick specialist off the top of my head whereas before you had guys like Beckham, Juninho, Mihajlovic etc that could put the ball wherever they like.

Similarly i cant believe how few players can consistently hit a decent corner, or cross a stationary ball. I reckon they are practicing these skills less and less as they get richer and richer, and hence they have a cry when a ball is different or their now suspect technique is exposed.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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I would lose it and start showing their Vuvuzelas right up their arses


a "shove" might be more appropriate and effective.


ok, i am guilty of being crass, but I support your intention fully.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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LIke it or not...it is a boring sport played by sub-par sissy athletes. The world cup should be enough soccer for anyone for four years...and I think that is why they only have the tournament every four years...so people forget how damn boring it is.


Thanks for adding your very important perspective on the topic to this thread!


[edit on 13-6-2010 by Conspiracy Pianist]



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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Blame it on FIFA and marketing - and also, they wouldn't allow SA's favorite herb into the stadiums, so now we have to blow on the things instead of toking on them.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by franspeakfree
Oh come on people, the world cup is in South Africa, they celebrate their country through music, its not as if they have brought their instruments with them in to another country and trying to force their ideals on to it. We should respect their traditions and get on watching a fantastic few weeks of top class football.


Yes they do celebrate in music , ......where is it?

the football has been totally average so far ,,,if that , apart from germanies drubbing of oz.

"Those saying its part of African culture, bollocks. I'd much rather hear the African crowds singing and playing music as they have done in other tournaments. The vuvuzelas rob us of that." ...zvezdar


agree with that..

[edit on 13-6-2010 by gambon]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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I think they should be banned. It is annoying and takes away from watching the games. I've been muting the TV and using the closed caption feature on the TV.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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For the record, I watched the Germany/Aussie game this afternoon and it was a much better, much more entertaining experience.

Even though it was one sided as a game, the action was there and it made for an interesting contest. Im looking forward to watching Brazil and Spain when they each play respectively.

I was rooting for the Aussies today because they were the underdog, and even though I watched the game with a second generation German American rubbing it in the whole way, I managed to enjoy myself.

The horns and the buzzing, still annoying but not as bad. I think the network is toning down the sound of the crowd a bit in favor of the announcers.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:37 AM
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Tuesday the fun begins!!!

Time for us to show Kim Jong-Il 's peeps who's boss.

No work(except carrying the tv around) or worries(except Dunga) ! Only beers and goals on an intense afternoon!!!

I love the World Cup!

And I suspect the vuvuzelas will have melted my brain by the end of this Cup.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:30 AM
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I think the Germany game was a little better but nowhere near enough to make it stop being annoying (good game despite that though). I'm still trying to figure out why Fifa allowed these the only thing I can think of is that they must be making money from endorsing them somewhere.
That's just speculation on my part though.

I still think TV company's could inverse the generic sound pattern of them and use it to cancel them out similar to how noise cancellation headphones work or failing that commentate from a sound proof box.

Another observation I've made from watching the matches is they actually drown out the referees whistle and in some cases lead to bookings.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by MrDarlingFace
England's tears and drunken rage makes me happy when they tied with the U.S.

They were defeated once again and their pubs were filled with the screams of the terrified.


We weren't defeated. USA just failed to win!

New here, long time reader. First time poster (will add something to the new arrivals board later)

Glad to see i wasn't the only one pulling my hair out at the constant drone all through the games so far. It's horrendous. It completely drowns out all the atmosphere. It adds nothing to the excitement of the game as there is no varience that correlates with the ebb and flow of the game. A round of applause after a goal would be nice, but a 90minute standing ovation would just be ridiculous. Same with the horns.

Nice to finally post here. first of many hopefully.

Paul



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:14 AM
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FIFA rule out vuvuzela ban

news.bbc.co.uk...




But a World Cup spokesman insisted vuvuzelas are "ingrained in the history of South Africa" and will remain. Rich Mkhondo also said vuvuzelas had worldwide appeal. "Let us not make this a South Africa instrument alone," he said. "A vuvuzela is now an international instrument. People buy them and stuff them in their suitcase to go home.
"Only a minority are against vuvuzelas. You either love them or hate. We in South Africa love them."


Argh! So they not only won't stop em, they want them to spread all over the world!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:18 AM
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*waves her hands to disspiate the overpowering clouds of testosterone*


The horns hurt my ears.

But have you all seen that American player Bocanegra? OMFG!

I don't like football really, just wtaching the games with my partner, it makes him happy, but OMFG that guy made it worth it..

SOOO HAWT!

*grins*




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