The less “Seven Nation Army”, the better

I bet you didn’t know there are eleven SEC legislative proposals and nine NCAA legislative proposals being voted on during this week’s SEC Spring Meetings.  Not all are related to football and some are potentially more earth-shaking than others, but one I hope does pass is this:

In football, to specify that specified forms of artificial noise shall not be used from the time the offensive center puts a hand on the football until the football has been snapped.

That’s an artificial trend that annoyed me as it’s intensified across the conference, hearing the PA blast away right up until the ball is snapped (assuming whoever’s in charge of time even bothers to time it correctly).  If your home crowd can’t disrupt opposing offenses on its own, you’re not doing it right, anyway.

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7 responses to “The less “Seven Nation Army”, the better

  1. Got Cowdog

    I hate that fucking song.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    It’s like a friggin minor league baseball game. Ear splitting music between every pitch.

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  3. 81Dog

    My only complaint about the ND experience was the sound blasting right up to the actual snap when UGA had the ball. Auburn is probably the worst place in the SEC that I’m aware of for that kind of chickenshit approach to the home field advantage. Screaming crowd? Totally understand and respect that. Pumping in AC/DC every second the ball is not in play when the visitors have it? Seems kind of low class to me.

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    • Macallanlover

      Auburn should get a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty every single time the music hasn’t stopped when the QB begins calling signals, or the center puts his hands on the ball. And Miss State should be penalized for the artificial noisemakers, the rule is clear. (On a similar vein, FU should be penalized when any player gives the chomp while on the playing field, it is taunting.)

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  4. Mayor

    Remember the time when if things got too loud the QB stepped away from the center and the ref stopped the game and announced if the crowd continued disrupting the game the home team would be penalized 5 yards? Sportsmanship died a long time ago in football.

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  5. Comin' Down The Track

    If your home crowd can’t disrupt opposing offenses on its own, you’re not doing it right, anyway.
    This. The two biggest offenders in this category that I’ve seen (heard?) are Colorado and… Tennessee. Giant horns directed right at the opposition fans. Weak sauce.

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  6. The “sit down up front” crowd has spoken.

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