Official "Ban Soccer Horns" Petition

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by cliffkram, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. cliffkram

    cliffkram Member

    May 4, 2003
    Brum via NYC
    Fans of DC United and MLS-

    An online petition has been created that will be forwarded to Major League Soccer upon completion of this season, imploring them to ban what has been known as "Soccer Horns". I urge you, if you do not want these horns at the matches next year, please sign the petition which can be found at
    Let's put forth a solid effort and rid MLS of thse horns.
  2. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    ... mod's note ...

    So, yeah, this is sort of spammy - particularly when it's posted on all the MLS boards. But let it slide this once and sign the petition if only because the horns really do suck. And even if nobody gives a damn about online petitions it'll still make you feel good to sign it.
  3. cliffkram

    cliffkram Member

    May 4, 2003
    Brum via NYC
    I wasn't spamming...I took the time to post on each board, so supporters of every team would know about it.
  4. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I know. I just wanted to make sure that nobody complained or deleted this thread.
  5. McOwen

    McOwen Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    Retirement Community
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Is this really worth anyones time or effort?

    Here's a better idea, get a real petition going to end the OT rule. If a game is tie its a tie.

    I think thats something we can ALL get around this week.
  6. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. inferno man

    inferno man Member

    Nov 26, 1999
    Yeah. Baby steps to run off more fans.

    All because of another petty personal annoyance to some narrow minded people.

    I don't have a horn but the people who do enjoy them. They also give the league a different flavor from the European leagues.

    When we don't have a league some day this kind of narrow minded BS will be without a doubt one of the reasons why.
  8. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i see that you have your keyboard on repeat, so i will do the same...

    just like when we ran off the folks who thought the shootout was bitchin'?
  9. AFCA

    AFCA Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    X X X rated
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    I'll sign it :D
  10. todd11

    todd11 Member

    Oct 23, 2002
    Berlin, Germany--
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    awwww man, I read to quickly and thought the title of this thread was "petition to ban soccer moms" !! dysleskia kills...
  11. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    I love horns. :D
  12. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can we start a MLS-wide petition to add more horns, more drums, more bugles, more kazoos and more whistles?

    More noise is a good thing.

  13. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
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    the horns are great - ban the petition - soccer horns add atmosphere to the games - but ban the Air Horns from pressurized cans -

    and speaking of more noise - what ever happened to that guy (or his son) who couldn't keep the beat with the crowd chants? -
  14. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    *#*#*#*# THE METRO!!
  15. eltico

    eltico Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Shouldn't we be banning cheese?
  16. jmsdoc

    jmsdoc Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    The Valley
    Be careful, if we ban blowing on soccer moms, they may quite blowing on soccer dads.

  17. What's next - a ban on beer sales because it offends some people. I don't want to live in a communist state and want to enjoy my football and I say let others enjoy it they way they want to. If they want to use drums, horns, rattles or banger sticks so be it. All pansy wansy's who want to complain about something should watch it at home.

    Seems to me not too long ago people were up in arms about the drum line not being allowed.
  18. Saltenya94

    Saltenya94 Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    DC United
    at the stadium....

    soccer games are supposed to be loud, happening, and better than the circus, ask any s.american, they'd agree.... and this is when your team is loosing mind you, tied, and EXPECTED if your team is having a blow-out....

    next if you want to see a sterile soccer atmosphere, maybe you should watch more golf, or tennis.

    -that's just my opinion-
  19. 1MADDOG

    1MADDOG New Member

    Aug 15, 2000
    I Hate them 3 foot horns. They suck.

    Banning them from the stadium wont happen, and it shouldnt. Asking the United people to stop selling them definantly sounds like a wonderful idea.

    They disrupt anything decent a fan club is trying to chant, or it make chants sound like crap on TV.

    Im cool with wistles, distress horns, and ofcourse THE BOMBO. Blow horns suck unless it can actually be orchestrated.

    Im signing.
  20. 1MADDOG

    1MADDOG New Member

    Aug 15, 2000
    Just signed (#41 on the list). The dude is definantly a lawyer.
  21. joshdcu

    joshdcu New Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Washington, DC
    I really don't mind the horns. I wonder, though: Were they really as loud at the stadium (in LA) as they seemed on tv? Or, did they just seem that loud because the tv microphones were focused towards them and were picking them up more than other noises/cheers/whatever?
  22. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    Every Who
    Down in Who-ville
    Liked blow-horns a lot...

    But the Grinch,
    Who sat just East of Who-ville,
    Did NOT!

    The Grinch hated blow-horns! The whole soccer season!
    Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
    It could be that he had such very good ears.
    It could be, perhaps, that he drank so much beer.
    But I think that the most likely reason of all
    May have been that the horns just suck so much balls.

    Whatever the reason,
    His ears or his beers,
    He stood there on game day, hating the Whos,
    Staring down from his seat with a sour, costly brew
    At the orange-colored seats in section two-oh-two.
    For he knew every Who sitting in the seats over there
    Was busy now, blowing a blow-horn with air.

    "They're blowing their blow-horns!" he snarled with a sneer.
    "Ten minutes till kick-off! It's practically here!"
    Then he growled, with his grinch fingers nervously drumming,
    "I MUST find a way to keep blow horns from blowing!"
    For, in ten minutes, he knew...

    ...All the Who girls and boys
    Would stand up and start blowing. They'd blow on their toys!
    And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
    That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!

    Then the Whos, young and old, would sit down the whole match.
    And they'd blow! And they'd blow!
    And they'd BLOW! BLOW! BLOW! BLOW!
    They would blow on Who-blow-horns, and bang on Who-bangers,
    While the Grinch stood in his Barra and sang with the sangers!

    And THEN
    They'd do something he liked least of all!
    Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
    Who had sat on their fannies, with Who-cow-bells ringing.
    They'd sit on their hands. And they wouldn't start singing!

    They wouldn't sing! Wouldn't sing!
    And the more the Grinch thought of the failure to sing
    The more the Grinch thought, "I must stop this whole thing!
    "Why for eight long years I've put up with it now!
    I MUST stop blow horns from blowing!
    ...But HOW?"

    Then he got an idea!
    An awful idea!

    "I know just what to do!" The Grinch Laughed in his throat.
    And he drafted himself a quick online petition.
    And he chuckled, and clucked, "What a great Grinchy trick!
    "With this online petition, I'll stop this horn shiit!"

    "All I need is a website..."
    The Grinch looked around.
    But since websites are scarce, there was none to be found.
    Did that stop the old Grinch...?
    No! The Grinch simply said,
    "If I can't find a website, I'll make one instead!"
    So he booted his Mac. Then he logged on the net,
    And claimed a domain name no one could forget.

    He loaded some files
    And programed some programs
    On his ramshakle website
    that he made with his Mac.

    Then the Grinch said, "Giddyap,
    My website's the bomb!"
    And he posted the domain name
  23. BroonAleMagpie

    BroonAleMagpie New Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    pffhhhlllttt! (to quote Opus)

    You can have my horn when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
  24. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So once we get the horns banned are we gonna go after the bangers?

    This is a stupid petition. The more noise in the stadium the better. Just because I don't personally like this or that noise doesn't mean it should get banned from the stadium. That's just goofy.
  25. Darth_Norteno

    Darth_Norteno New Member

    Exactly. We got a taste of the fascist "family sports experience" yesterday when a bunch of families complained that Sam's Army was making too much noise...well, what do you expect at a soccer match? "I can't even hear my kids talk to me"...who gives, woman? This is one of the problems that I see with the way womens' game is marketed. You have to be quiet, sit in your seat, cheer when they show something on the screen, and generally show no emotion or pride unless you are told to do so. We went all the way from 216 to 520-something...and honestly, we had a much better time in the upper deck. Those yuppies thought they could escape the wrath of La Norte...not bloody likely. We were invited by the South Korean supporters to drum with them...they KNOW how to support their team. Great songs, loud, proud fans.

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