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smixsell
10-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Is it just me or are those towels the most annoying thing that the national media have rammed down our throats?

Reds fans: PLEASE JUST SAY NO! :)

How about we rally to help the baseball world to stop the stupidity?!

RedTruck
10-09-2012, 05:12 PM
Is it just me or are those towels the most annoying thing that the national media have rammed down our throats?

Reds fans: PLEASE JUST SAY NO! :)

How about we rally to help the baseball world to stop the stupidity?!

Nah. It's pretty cool looking if you ask me. Plus it's fun to wave around. Let people have fun:beerme:

smixsell
10-09-2012, 05:23 PM
Nah. It's pretty cool looking if you ask me. Plus it's fun to wave around. Let people have fun:beerme:

I disagree on both counts. No worries. To each his own. :)

Ironman92
10-09-2012, 06:12 PM
I want it loud all game and BOOMING every out of the 7th-9th

No way to hear the idiotic and embarrassing howling.

texasdave
10-09-2012, 06:18 PM
Toweling and howling. I can do without either.

Trajinous
10-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Toweling and howling. I can do without either.

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/i-had-fun-once-meme.jpg

Sheeeesh, Scrooge thread of the year!

KYRedLeg
10-10-2012, 12:11 AM
The stadium crew put up a message on the scoreboard "Reds take the field: NO TOWEL ZONE!" People were still waving them. They waved them more when the Reds were pitching than hitting.

At least the crowd was loud enough to drown out the majority of the howling. It really only took off once while Marshall was pitching, for about ten seconds.

Eric in IL
10-10-2012, 12:15 AM
The towel thing is getting pretty tired. If it must be done, the towels should be Red so they are not as distracting to the outfielders.

BurgervilleBuck
10-10-2012, 01:09 PM
The white towel waving goes back to a 1982 NHL game when Vancouver manager Roger Nielsen (rest his magnificent soul) tied a white towel to a Hockey stick and waved it in a mock surrender to protest lousy officiating during Western Conference Finals game with the Blackhawks. Vancouver fans started waving towels in support of Nielsen and the phenomenon kind of took off from there.

Of course, we all know that the whole towel thing actually started with Myron Cope and the Steelers fans back in '75. And we have the Twins' Homer Hanky starting in '87.

Knowing is half the Battle - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pele5vptVgc)

RSNtransplant
10-10-2012, 01:44 PM
The towel thing is getting pretty tired. If it must be done, the towels should be Red so they are not as distracting to the outfielders.

They put the sign up at the game to NOT wave them when the Reds are in the stands. It is a advantage to the Offense to have those towels going to distract fielders on plays, i.e. throws to first(imagine a sea of white movement in Rolen and Votto's sightline on a close play to 1st, or the SF SS and 1B).

The Towels should be White and the fans should be smart enough at the game to know when to and when NOT to waive those towels. This is the Home field advantage, like cheering when your Defense is on the field in football to make it harder for the Offense to audible.

Wave them when the Reds are at bat, DO NOT wave them when the Reds are in the field.

P.E.R#14
10-10-2012, 01:56 PM
While we're at it, stop cheering. It would also be nice to see some color in the stands other than red. What's with all the red? We should make the reds assign colors for each section, like a rainbow and paint pretty unicorns everywhere.

Go watch golf


Go Reds!!

MrRedLegger
10-10-2012, 02:02 PM
It primarily happened with 2 outs and 2 strikes while the Reds were on defense. That's not different than any other game. Everyone cheers in that situation, it feeds the pitcher and intimidates the batter.

ABEsolutely
10-10-2012, 02:15 PM
i hate everything about fan towels. maybe i just associate them subconsciously with the football team from pennsylvania. i just about puked when i saw reds fans using them..

smixsell
10-10-2012, 02:29 PM
The white towel waving goes back to a 1982 NHL game when Vancouver manager Roger Nielsen (rest his magnificent soul) tied a white towel to a Hockey stick and waved it in a mock surrender to protest lousy officiating during Western Conference Finals game with the Blackhawks. Vancouver fans started waving towels in support of Nielsen and the phenomenon kind of took off from there.

Of course, we all know that the whole towel thing actually started with Myron Cope and the Steelers fans back in '75. And we have the Twins' Homer Hanky starting in '87.

Knowing is half the Battle - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pele5vptVgc)

Actually it started with the 1972 Miami Dolphins fans waiving white handkerchiefs.

smixsell
10-10-2012, 02:30 PM
They put the sign up at the game to NOT wave them when the Reds are in the stands. It is a advantage to the Offense to have those towels going to distract fielders on plays, i.e. throws to first(imagine a sea of white movement in Rolen and Votto's sightline on a close play to 1st, or the SF SS and 1B).

The Towels should be White and the fans should be smart enough at the game to know when to and when NOT to waive those towels. This is the Home field advantage, like cheering when your Defense is on the field in football to make it harder for the Offense to audible.

Wave them when the Reds are at bat, DO NOT wave them when the Reds are in the field.

Yep, if you're going to do it then please be smart about it! :thumbup:

You can do it Cincy fans, be the 10th man!!!!!!!!

BurgervilleBuck
10-10-2012, 02:37 PM
Actually it started with the 1972 Miami Dolphins fans waiving white handkerchiefs.

Did you bring a handkerchief to a towel fight? ;)

smixsell
10-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Did you bring a handkerchief to a towel fight? ;)

:)


No way, I like to bring a gun to a towel fight, but that's just me......Mr. Overkill. :D

BurgervilleBuck
10-10-2012, 07:06 PM
:)


No way, I like to bring a gun to a towel fight, but that's just me......Mr. Overkill. :D

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