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Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell

Posted by CowbellGuy 
Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: CowbellGuy (Moderator)
Date: March 17, 2017 01:25AM

As dismal as student participation has been of late, I've also been pretty dismayed at the state of the cowbell. It's been going since 1969 in various forms, and I'll be damned if it gets claimed by apathy, too. For years after I gave it up, there was always good communication with my successors to make sure the cheer would always be represented at home and on the road. These days, students rarely travel and handing off the cowbell to the band on your way out of the rink is just not acceptable.

I'm not blaming the band for anything but the cowbell cheer isn't, has never been, and shouldn't be a band thing. We can do better than that. The biggest thing to improve the situation is simply communication, so I've started a Google Group for cowbell alums (and current students). Even if you don't travel to games any more, it would be nice to have you, but if you do, I implore you to join the group so we can at least make an effort to have someone at every game (and know when the current CBG isn't going to be there).

Join the group!

"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril." —Winston Churchill
 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: BMac (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: March 17, 2017 02:27AM

This makes me *so* sad

(And thanks Age for doing something)
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2017 02:27AM by BMac.
 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: andyw2100 (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: March 17, 2017 08:54AM

Can someone explain to whomever it is that is currently playing the cowbell that he/she should not wait to start the cheer until the puck is about to be dropped? It seems like it's been being started too late pretty much all this season.
 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: Johnny 5 (209.68.90.---)
Date: March 17, 2017 11:28AM


 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: CowbellGuy (Moderator)
Date: March 20, 2017 03:09PM

In the meantime, I won't be able to make it Saturday. Slight possibility of Sunday if things go well, but is anyone going to be there and able to cover?

 
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Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: March 20, 2017 04:30PM

CowbellGuy
In the meantime, I won't be able to make it Saturday. Slight possibility of Sunday if things go well, but is anyone going to be there and able to cover?
You don't want me on that wall.
 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: Greenberg '97 (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 21, 2017 01:19AM

CowbellGuy
In the meantime, I won't be able to make it Saturday. Slight possibility of Sunday if things go well, but is anyone going to be there and able to cover?

This would fulfill a dream I've had for over 20 years. However, I own neither a cowbell nor rhythm.
 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: CowbellGuy (Moderator)
Date: March 21, 2017 11:36AM

Greenberg '97
CowbellGuy
In the meantime, I won't be able to make it Saturday. Slight possibility of Sunday if things go well, but is anyone going to be there and able to cover?

This would fulfill a dream I've had for over 20 years. However, I own neither a cowbell nor rhythm.

Cowbells I gots. Can't help you with the other.

 
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"[Hugh] Jessiman turned out to be a huge specimen of something alright." --Puck Daddy
 
Re: Calling All Cowbell Alums / State of the Cowbell
Posted by: Greenberg '97 (161.185.161.---)
Date: March 21, 2017 01:19PM

CowbellGuy
Greenberg '97
CowbellGuy
In the meantime, I won't be able to make it Saturday. Slight possibility of Sunday if things go well, but is anyone going to be there and able to cover?

This would fulfill a dream I've had for over 20 years. However, I own neither a cowbell nor rhythm.

Cowbells I gots. Can't help you with the other.

Hopefully you find someone with at least one game's experience, but if you find yourself up Fall Creek without a paddle, talk to me and I'll do the best I can. mikegberg at the company that used to be part of time warner and would send CDs advertising 500 free hours.
 

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