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Online Kevrock

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #75: October 15, 2012, 10:18:09 PM »
This has been an evolving thing all season. To me it's great, because it's organic and started from the fans themselves instead of the PR Department.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #76: October 15, 2012, 10:28:21 PM »
Try an English soccer game sometime...there are freaking 30-60,000 people singing all kinds of crazy crap.  West Ham's "Bubbles" and Liverpool's "You'll Never Walk Alone" are probably the best.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #77: October 15, 2012, 10:41:08 PM »
Try an English soccer game sometime...there are freaking 30-60,000 people singing all kinds of crazy crap.  West Ham's "Bubbles" and Liverpool's "You'll Never Walk Alone" are probably the best.

You'll Never Walk Alone always sounds like it's being sung by drunk people. Just the nature of a huge crowd singing it, as they slur the words. But they are pretty epic, but I have no clue how you would build a tradition like that in American sports.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #78: October 15, 2012, 10:44:36 PM »
The Aha Sing a Long is great - totally organic

Love it - and it was particularly awesome in the playoffs

Which is why it is 1000% better than when they brought Sweet Caroline here. Sweet Caroline was not our song - it's the Red Sox thing.

Michael Morse chose that 80s song for whatever reason and people started singing along, without some goofiness from Clint or Terrance, that's what makes it good. And then, when you fill the Park, and people sing along and as the song ends, Morse smokes one up the middle, that's some awesomeness right there.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #79: October 15, 2012, 10:46:16 PM »
Well, they probably are drunk, but they also have scouser accents that can only be regarded as English in the very loosest sense. 

Canucks fans doing a capella O Canada is pretty rousing.  The SSB before the 2009 US/Costa Rica World Cup qualifier at RFK was beyond thunderous. 

 
You'll Never Walk Alone always sounds like it's being sung by drunk people. Just the nature of a huge crowd singing it, as they slur the words. But they are pretty epic, but I have no clue how you would build a tradition like that in American sports.


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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #80: October 16, 2012, 09:14:52 AM »
I love when the crowd sings walkup music. I just hate the in between inning stuff... well some of it. Like the pizza toss, the ticket swap, or the shell game. I like when they have trivia, though, since it an be interesting. "Fan" of the game is okay... Seeing the young kids in nats gear is pretty cool. I also like the Military appreciation moment. I hate the president's race and the "wave your hat" stuff.

I loved when Guzman walked up to "All We Do is Win" by DJ Khaled. Everyone in the stadium sang that song too.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #81: October 16, 2012, 09:20:06 AM »
Some of those kids are in dire need of high-dose ritalin
I love when the crowd sings walkup music. I just hate the in between inning stuff... well some of it. Like the pizza toss, the ticket swap, or the shell game. I like when they have trivia, though, since it an be interesting. "Fan" of the game is okay... Seeing the young kids in nats gear is pretty cool. I also like the Military appreciation moment. I hate the president's race and the "wave your hat" stuff.

I loved when Guzman walked up to "All We Do is Win" by DJ Khaled. Everyone in the stadium sang that song too.


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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #82: October 16, 2012, 09:41:26 AM »
Some of those kids are in dire need of high-dose ritalin


Ritalin is the new opium of the people (children - particularly little boys).

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #83: October 16, 2012, 10:47:41 AM »
Ritalin is the new opium of the people (children - particularly little boys).

I don't know. I like it.  :shrug:

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #84: October 16, 2012, 11:14:40 AM »
I don't know. I like it.  :shrug:

:lmao:

I was speaking more to the societal aspect of it.    They tried to drug my son when he was in the 3rd grade.   I did some research and was stunned at some of the things I saw   ....  % of boys;  who recommended the tests, etc.     I personally had other preferred stimulants.   :P

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #85: October 16, 2012, 11:22:25 AM »
guys come on, the shark thing and take on me is stupid.  No fun allowed.  We can't have the whole stadium singing along and having a good time at a ballgame.
Exactly. I mean, why the hell would we want people to get excited when a pinch hitter comes up to bat? Or makes a big play in outfield? Spider is onto something here.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #86: October 16, 2012, 11:23:14 AM »
So we're in agreement! Take away the sound from Take On Me and I'm cool with it.
So, basically you want them to take away walkup songs? Or for Morse to change it up and go to something else just so people can't sing along with it?

Makes sense.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #87: October 16, 2012, 11:24:08 AM »
So, basically you want them to take away walkup songs? Or for Morse to change it up and go to something else just so people can sing along with it?

Makes sense.

Sounds like it. Come on grumpy Spider!

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #88: October 16, 2012, 11:26:08 AM »
I really hope Spider never goes to a college football or basketball game. Fans are goofy and have a great time.

Heck, I take that back. Spider, come to a Razorback game. I think you'd actually have a fatal aneurysm when 70,000+ fans stood up and called the Hogs. It makes "Take On Me" and the Bernadina thing look relatively sane in comparison.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #89: October 16, 2012, 12:22:13 PM »
I hope they don't make that call after a Hogs TD. He might be waiting a while.

:stir:

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #90: October 16, 2012, 12:27:06 PM »
:lmao:

I was speaking more to the societal aspect of it.    They tried to drug my son when he was in the 3rd grade.   I did some research and was stunned at some of the things I saw   ....  % of boys;  who recommended the tests, etc.     I personally had other preferred stimulants.   :P

Oh, I think they overprescribe the hell out of it. No offense to your son, but I think sometimes people use it as a substitute for making their kids behave.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #91: October 16, 2012, 12:30:47 PM »
I hope they don't make that call after a Hogs TD. He might be waiting a while.

:stir:

LOL

That's not nice!

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #92: October 16, 2012, 12:56:12 PM »
Oh, I think they overprescribe the hell out of it. No offense to your son, but I think sometimes people use it as a substitute for making their kids behave.

No offense taken  ...  I absolutely agree.    I believe there is a lot of over diagnosing/over prescribing goin' on all over the place.   That's where the money is.    I also agree on the behavior thing.     I don't think it's always parental though.   There were extraordinary numbers of boys being recommended being tested by female elementary school teachers ...   as was my son's case.    I sat with her and the principal and asked if it could be a lack of control in the classroom.     I simply got the impression that his teacher felt all students should sit there with their legs crossed and nodding.   After I was brought into the "process", I had a "discussion" with my son.     The problem ended.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #93: October 16, 2012, 01:10:04 PM »
What to do with Take on Me if Morse is traded?

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #94: October 16, 2012, 01:28:26 PM »
That video pains me so much to watch. I absolutely love stuff like that and it literally hurts my heart to think that we'll have to wait a full year before we even have the chance to do that again at night in a playoff game.

In fact, I was thinking yesterday that, assuming he's here and still playing that song, I will target Friday night games next year specifically for the large crowd nighttime take on me experience. I know it won't be the same as that video but I love that so much and I hope they're playing it for the next 50 years at Nats Park.

Now I'm going to go cry.

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« Reply #95: October 16, 2012, 01:32:46 PM »
That video pains me so much to watch. I absolutely love stuff like that and it literally hurts my heart to think that we'll have to wait a full year before we even have the chance to do that again at night in a playoff game.

In fact, I was thinking yesterday that, assuming he's here and still playing that song, that I will target Friday night games next year specifically for the large crowd nighttime take on me experience. I know it won't be the same as that video but I love that so much and I hope they're playing it for the next 50 years at Nats Park.

Now I'm going to go cry.

We had a lot of fun this year, didn't we ...

It's ok to cry

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #96: October 16, 2012, 02:02:16 PM »
What to do with Take on Me if Morse is traded?

As long as Werth and Zeppelin stay, I'm good.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #97: October 16, 2012, 02:36:47 PM »
What to do with Take on Me if Morse is traded?

He can take it with him.

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #98: October 16, 2012, 03:46:38 PM »
It goes. The fanbase is creative. Something else organic will come along.

Really, the best part of Take on Me was last year when you could year this ethereal half-sound of ten thousand people barely singing in a quiet voice that you had to listen to...

What to do with Take on Me if Morse is traded?

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Re: How does this video make you feel?
« Reply #99: October 16, 2012, 03:53:23 PM »
No offense taken  ...  I absolutely agree.    I believe there is a lot of over diagnosing/over prescribing goin' on all over the place.   That's where the money is.    I also agree on the behavior thing.     I don't think it's always parental though.   There were extraordinary numbers of boys being recommended being tested by female elementary school teachers ...   as was my son's case.    I sat with her and the principal and asked if it could be a lack of control in the classroom.     I simply got the impression that his teacher felt all students should sit there with their legs crossed and nodding.   After I was brought into the "process", I had a "discussion" with my son.     The problem ended.

I don't mean to derail the thread, but I do want to say that I think your case is much more the norm than it being a parental issue.