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A Plea to end the Gary Glitter "Hey, You Suck!" chant


Mr Snuffleupagus

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This thread will probably get one star, and I think it's even been said before, but personally, I'm sick of it.

It seems to be contrary to the environment Buck has created with this team. The team carries themselves very professionally (short of one crocked hat :D), and I just cringe everytime I hear it. For the life of me, I can't understand why the Orioles continue to promote it. I probably even thought it was cool when I was 18yrs old, but lately, I find it classless. This team was awful for 14yrs, the last thing we should be doing as fans is telling other teams how much they "suck".

Anyone with me on this?

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My thought is that if you're not from Maryland and not familiar with it from Terps games, you probably don't even notice it. When I'm at the game or watching/listening at home, I barely notice it. The majority of fans don't do it. The only reason I do notice is because I'm so familiar with it from MD basketball games.

Which is fine with me, because I do think it's a little out of place at a baseball game, but it doesn't bother me. They should let the band start playing it again at UMD games.

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Same here. I also think the 7 Nation Army chant is stupid.

I agree, but at least the 7 Nation Army chant can be discerned as a rally cry. Garry Glitter is nothing other than putting down the other team. It would be sorta like a pitcher saying "Yeah!, Suck it!" to the opposing batter every time he struck out.

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I thought that Gary Glitter's music was banned from sporting events due to all his child molestation, child rape, child porn charges?

Dunno. I't just an Iconic sporting song. The crowd chant along I can take or leave. Unless it is a real crushing moment in a great game against a hated rival. Then I do it ;)

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I've been thinking the same thing since last season, I think it's time to put the "hey you suck" into retirement. There has to be something else better out there to play when a HR is hit.

What if we change it out with "Tex you suck" even when we're not playing NY? I mean, that would kick all kinds of arse!!!!! :D

Da da dada da da,,,,TEX...YOU SUCK!

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My thought is that if you're not from Maryland and not familiar with it from Terps games, you probably don't even notice it. When I'm at the game or watching/listening at home, I barely notice it. The majority of fans don't do it. The only reason I do notice is because I'm so familiar with it from MD basketball games.

Which is fine with me, because I do think it's a little out of place at a baseball game, but it doesn't bother me. They should let the band start playing it again at UMD games.

I disagree, I think it's operating at about 75% participation, it was extremely noticeable during the playoffs. It's one thing in a college setting. It's another when you're trying to promote a family friendly experience, and I don't even have kids.

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