The Vuvuzela: Is Famous World Cup Blowing Horn Coming To NFL Stadiums?

June 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Imagine it is the fourth quarter of an important NFL game. Maybe it is a playoff game, or maybe a playoff berth is at stake. There are less than two minutes left. The away team is trailing. Their quarterback steps up to the line. To make this example more interesting, let's make the quarterback Peyton Manning.
As we have seen him do countless times, Manning surveys the defense and sees something he doesn't like, so he begins his routine of shouting and signaling the adjustments he needs his teammates to make. But on this particular Sunday, there is a distraction beyond a noisy road crowd.
As a result of a promotion, or a coordinated effort by some very dedicated fans, the added noise from vuvuzelas proves to be too much for Manning and the Colts to overcome, and their attempt at last minute heroics fails.
The vuvuzela is a type of horn that originated in South Africa and was used in the past to summon people in nearby villages to meetings. In recent years,...

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