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Friday, September 12, 2008

More cowbell, I say!

So it's about my fourth week here. I'm three papers deep, and I've attended quite a few games. All I have to say is there is a shockingly weak level of cowbell at the Saline games. So shame on you, Saline. You are a neighbor to Ann Arbor. You know of the importance of the cowbell's ring/ping/ding/whatever. Our athletes need as much hollaring and cheering and clapping and singing and COWBELL as possible. It will make opponents fear you. And, yes, we want that.

This is what should be done: each sports' group of parents should elect a particularly cheery representative to have cowbell duty at home games. If you feel like being really organized, you could even put a schedule together and all chip in. They aren't that expensive (about $25) and can be found at most music stores, as well as online.

I should also remind the community that tonight (Sept. 12) is Saline's first home varsity football game. If there was ever a game that required vast amounts of cowbell, this would be it. Chelsea is a tough team and the boys will need our support. So someone in this community, whether it be a percussion kid in 5th grade or a grandma with tamborines and such, the crowd should make their presence known.


Blogger Michael McVey said...

More cowbell here.


September 12, 2008 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Sue Gee said...

Can't argue with that logic. Hornet fans need to step up to the bell.

September 13, 2008 at 1:32 PM  

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