You have been warned, friends.

… The vuvuzela, heard prominently during the World Cup this summer, has become a popular topic of conversation and frustration. The sound is relentless and, when played by thousands in a stadium, one may mistake the sound for a swarm of killer bees.

But how does this affect you?

This instrument, no matter how irritating to some, will not be banned from SEC games this upcoming season, according to the SEC. The instrument of choice in South Africa, which may or may not catch on here in the states, can be brought into stadiums across the league.

The vuvuzela, along with any artificial noisemaker, will fall under the revamped guidelines of the Mississippi State cowbell, according to SEC associate commissioner Charles Bloom. Fans are only allowed to use the cowbells (or vuvuzelas) during pregame, between quarters, halftime, timeouts, after scores and during possession changes.

SEC noize, baybee!


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21 responses to “B-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z…

  1. Section Z alum

    i’ve heard it’s important to have your vuvuzela checked out at one’s annual physical.


  2. Gob

    If this does indeed catch on, I really hope whatever novelty these things have wears off over the course of the season. And if you can’t use it to harass the opposing offense, then what the hell is the point?


  3. Dog in Fla

    What about football if soccer vuvulezas and baseball ThunderStix? Because vuvulezas is a communist place and baseball fans are more peaceful than football fans who would likely beat each other with the ThunderStix.


  4. Macallanlover

    I must have misunderstood, I thought the SEC grandfathered the cowbells for MSU because it was an existing tradition and they would not allow artificial noisemakers other than those specifically, and in Starkville only. I agreed with that and the limitation of when they could be used, but why would anyone not step us to this? It also doesn’t preclude a school/stadium from prohibiting them does it? I would hope the Athletic Department gets out front of this before the season begins.


  5. Brad

    I don’t see this catching in in the SEC with the exception of South Carolina. Of course, if it drowns out the annoying rooster crowing it might be an upgrade.
    I could see this being all the rage down on the flats. It could help make 40,000 fans sound like 60,000


    • 81Dog

      you mean 25,000 fans sound like 35,000 fans at the Joke, right?

      On the one hand, I suppose it would be difficult for Tech dweebs to be any more annoying. Frankly, the Tech girls are the ones most prone to mouthiness and violence, so if they want to hammer their overgrown kazoos, so be it. I know they’re all nuclear engineers and astrophysicists over there, but you’d think a bunch of deep thinkers like that could come up with something a little more creative than ripping off the idea for a plastic horn from a third world country.

      If they want to steal an idea from South Africans, they might try having people actually show up for games.


    • Ausdawg85

      Fortunately, I can’t imagine a flat-chested (male or female) Tech student able to muster enough lung power. Instead of BzzzzzzBzzzzzzzBzzzzz it would be more like pftttttt (wheeez) pftttttt (gasp…puff….puff)

      On the other hand, the Arkansas ladies scare me.


  6. Gen. Stoopnagle

    There was a maniac with one of these outside Roadhouse before and after the US match today.


  7. JK

    vuvuzelas at SEC games = fights at SEC games

    those things are unbelievably annoying and euro-trashy


    • 81Dog

      I’ve seen hostilities almost break out at Auburn just by some barner waving one of those girlie little shakers in a wide arc, as if he was flagging down a rescue helicopter from a desert island. I can just imagine how soothing it would be to be seated at a road game with a bunch of your ignorant home team neighbors waving their vuvuzelas around and blowing on them until your ears bleed.


    • heyberto

      Damn skippy. There will be some rednecks kicking somebodys ass over that.. can you imagine what will happen in Alabama if some jerky boy breaks out a vuvuzela? I just hope somebody puts it on youtuble.


  8. RusDawg

    I’d be more interested if the ACC bans them to be honest….lord knows those Tech students would love using those things…..


    • Normaltown Mike

      The dorks could hand out a vuzu-whatever to every damn student and it still wouldn’t be as lame as “When you’ve got a Buuuuuuudweiser, you’ve got it all”


  9. Hill Dawg

    Those things were sold at UGA games 30+ years ago until the SEC banned artificial noise makers. Bad then. Bad now.


  10. Brandon

    I’m in my 30’s and haven’t been in a fist fight since I was 22 or so, that may change if somebody is blowing one of those damn things around me.


  11. Brandon

    Update: Proposed Change to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, yipee!:

    § 3E1.1.

    (a) If the defendant clearly demonstrates acceptance of responsibility for his offense, decrease the offense level by 2 levels.

    (b) If the victim was handling, playing, or otherwise utilizing a vuvuzela at the time of defendant’s commission of his offense decrease the offense level by 2 levels.


  12. Reptillicide