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Tug Boat Toot
WTF is that tug boat horn when the opponent faces 3rd down? Even without a Blazer roar, the tug boat horn was a terrible decision.


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It’s supposed to be a truck horn I believe and it’s sponsored by a trucking company. And yes, it’s pretty annoying.
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I prefer this instead


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I thought it was a fog horn off the Northern California Coast.
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(10-10-2021 03:07 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  It’s supposed to be a truck horn I believe and it’s sponsored by a trucking company. And yes, it’s pretty annoying.

I hate traditions that are manufactured. Get a dragon sound for the PA system. Or just select literally anything but that sound in the meantime.
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RE: Tug Boat Toot
I miss the old U-A-B chant. I think a U-A-B-GO! chant in Protective with 3 sides taking a letter and the west side finishing with GO! could be pretty strong. Or just everybody chant all four parts.
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(10-10-2021 05:10 PM)blazr Wrote:  I hate traditions that are manufactured.

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RE: Tug Boat Toot
(10-10-2021 05:26 PM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  I miss the old U-A-B chant. I think a U-A-B-GO! chant in Protective with 3 sides taking a letter and the west side finishing with GO! could be pretty strong. Or just everybody chant all four parts.

Or one side saying "Green!" and the other side saying "Gold!"
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(10-10-2021 06:08 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(10-10-2021 05:26 PM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  I miss the old U-A-B chant. I think a U-A-B-GO! chant in Protective with 3 sides taking a letter and the west side finishing with GO! could be pretty strong. Or just everybody chant all four parts.

Or one side saying "Green!" and the other side saying "Gold!"

Could have one side chant “U,” students chant “A,” and other side chant “B.”
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The gimmicks are my biggest complaints currently. I understood the minor league baseball - like gimmicks at legion field to kill some of the dead space and dead air. But now, please send Speedy packing, dump 90% of the PA “music”, get rid of the sing along and the truck horn. The chariot with Blaze was a huge improvement over having the randomness of the motorcycle. Can our band only play 5 times each game and only 2 songs?
The concessions were a major improvement from game 1 to game 2.
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Disagree with this entirely. I wish they'd turn the volume of it down 15% but having the truck horn is great. The school thinks it's going to grow its attendance by bringing in more casual fans. Having this annoying horn every 3rd down will hopefully get them to put down their wine & cheese for a few minutes and make some damn noise.

Having stuff like this is super common as well. Didn't Alabama have someone yell at you every 3rd down? I hate them, but I know for a fact the Patriots have something similar. These past 2 games have made it painfully apparent that people going to games need as much guidance as possible on when/what to cheer. I think it just sucked this past weekend because FAU picked up a few long 3rd downs in a row on some drives so it kept happening.
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The truck horn doesn't bother me but they need a better version.
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I actually think going back to acdc would be an improvement
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(10-11-2021 01:13 PM)Auburn_Blazer Wrote:  Disagree with this entirely. I wish they'd turn the volume of it down 15% but having the truck horn is great. The school thinks it's going to grow its attendance by bringing in more casual fans. Having this annoying horn every 3rd down will hopefully get them to put down their wine & cheese for a few minutes and make some damn noise.

Having stuff like this is super common as well. Didn't Alabama have someone yell at you every 3rd down? I hate them, but I know for a fact the Patriots have something similar. These past 2 games have made it painfully apparent that people going to games need as much guidance as possible on when/what to cheer. I think it just sucked this past weekend because FAU picked up a few long 3rd downs in a row on some drives so it kept happening.


But why a tugboat horn? It’s not like our mascot has a nautical theme. Even if you go with truck horn are we suddenly the Haulers? If there’s a reason you’re doing something and the answer is “we just needed something to fit there,” then your idea is bad. I mean, this the 21st century…surely you can find a “roar” of some kind that we can pretend is a dragon.


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(10-11-2021 01:31 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The truck horn doesn't bother me but they need a better version.

Howza bout the intro to VH's Runnin' with the Devil, which is actually some of the band members' actual car horns (first album, so they had clunkers back then), played backwards, and slowed down or something... and then right into the 'thump-thump' bass note... it would be better than the current toot-toot for sure...
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(10-11-2021 03:49 PM)blazr Wrote:  
(10-11-2021 01:13 PM)Auburn_Blazer Wrote:  Disagree with this entirely. I wish they'd turn the volume of it down 15% but having the truck horn is great. The school thinks it's going to grow its attendance by bringing in more casual fans. Having this annoying horn every 3rd down will hopefully get them to put down their wine & cheese for a few minutes and make some damn noise.

Having stuff like this is super common as well. Didn't Alabama have someone yell at you every 3rd down? I hate them, but I know for a fact the Patriots have something similar. These past 2 games have made it painfully apparent that people going to games need as much guidance as possible on when/what to cheer. I think it just sucked this past weekend because FAU picked up a few long 3rd downs in a row on some drives so it kept happening.

But why a tugboat horn? It’s not like our mascot has a nautical theme. Even if you go with truck horn are we suddenly the Haulers? If there’s a reason you’re doing something and the answer is “we just needed something to fit there,” then your idea is bad. I mean, this the 21st century…surely you can find a “roar” of some kind that we can pretend is a dragon.

What about Blazer Thunder on every third down? 03-lmfao

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(10-11-2021 04:07 PM)GreenFreakUAB Wrote:  
(10-11-2021 01:31 PM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  The truck horn doesn't bother me but they need a better version.

Howza bout the intro to VH's Runnin' with the Devil, which is actually some of the band members' actual car horns (first album, so they had clunkers back then), played backwards, and slowed down or something... and then right into the 'thump-thump' bass note... it would be better than the current toot-toot for sure...
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Coach Clark mentioned after the Tulane game that he couldn't wait to play a home game because on the tugboat/foghorn that the Green Wave play right up until the snap. I'm guessing that's where the idea came from.
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Not a fan of the horn. A dragon roar or Joe Webb exhorting the crowd would be better in my opinion.
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(10-11-2021 04:26 PM)MAN4UAB Wrote:  Not a fan of the horn. A dragon roar or Joe Webb exhorting the crowd would be better in my opinion.

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