Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stop with the vuvuzela hatred

Am I the only one who thinks that we've gotten to a point where the people whining about the vuvuzela are far worse then the noise the horns make?

The vuvuzela gained fame last year during the FIFA Confederations Cup which was also held in South Africa. There have been a lot of people whining about the noise these instruments make. I'm sure by now everyone has heard the "bee hive" references. I honestly don't see what the big deal is. This is sports. Regional flavors like this are one of the greatest things about sports.

The anti-vuvuzela banter just went to a whole different level today with reports indicating that the organizers are considering banning them from the stadium at the request of broadcasters. How ridiculous is this? Since when were sports (especially soccer/football/futbol or whatever you may call it) played in silence? What is this golf? Players are seriously trying to use this as an excuse? France's captain Patrick Evra blamed the small instruments for his team's sub par performance in their opener:

"We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas. People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them,"
Yeah, this is just getting annoying at this point. The people who are whining about this have actually made watching these games less fun. The hatred for the vuvuzela has been all over twitter. Is it really that hard to drown it out? How is this any different then any noise we hear at the ballpark everyday in pretty much all other sports? Would you rather have some songs playing over the PA? How is that any better?

The Vuvuzela sound is available as an MP3 for just $0.83.

Please stop with the whining and let us watch the games in peace with the vuvuzelas or whatever as the background noise.
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