Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Is McGarity down with OPP?

Yeh you know me. This went over like a ton of bricks.
“If you need to get people revved up for a big third-down play, you can do that,” McGarity said. “You could always do it with your band, but now you can do it any way you want to. You still have to stop once the quarterback gets over the ball, gets under the center or in the shotgun.”
McGarity said the SEC has relaxed its rules on playing music over the stadium sound system that should give Georgia the same kind of environment during the game as the Bulldogs saw in last year’s season-opener at ACC member Clemson.
Because the ACC knows all about pumping up the jam. (via)
“They were able to do things in the ACC that we were not in the SEC,” McGarity said. “The rules have changed now for 2014 where we’re able to utilize songs and music up until the point when the quarterback gets over the ball. That’s a big change in the in-game atmosphere.”
A few questions/points here:
  1. Couldn't the band play right up until the snap of the ball anyway?
  2. Is ACC attendance going up? And if so, is it really because of this shit?
  3. Are the students going to come in droves to hear some Eminem blaring over the PA when we play Charleston Southern?
  4. Tennessee did a lot of this last season. Mrs. Bernie and I left with headaches from over exposure to piped in music noise. Yes, when music is blared into a stadium it's not only fake juice, its also just simply noise.
  5. And for everyone so excited with this news, recalling how electric the stadium was with Knowshon and Co. dancing to the beats in 2007...again, what's it going to sound like when we're losing by 20? Or when we're up by 30 in the third quarter over Cupcake State?
Oh that's right. Y'all won't be in the stadium then.

We didn't need canned music to beat LSU in that historically frenzied game back in October. We needed big plays. When those came the fans rose to their feet and lifted their voices because the contest on the field motivated them to do so. If you're excited about this and actually think it will improve attendance, come back next February when we can talk about the addition of pony rides and Chuck Dowdle hosting karoake halftimes!

Jeebus. Let the Redcoats play. And get the hell off my lawn.