The Boom Jackets: Like or dislike?
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11-30-2009, 04:47 PM
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Please make it go away . . . .
Let me first state, that I like and appreciate that the organization is trying to create an atmosphere and bring another element to the arena.
However, I feel like the Boom Jackets really dont fit in. If they participated in a chant (Like How Stinger does with his drum) I think it would be more fan friendly. But when they are banging away on their drums I dont know what the rest of the arena is supposed to do. It forces the crowd to just sit there and stare at the jumbotron and watch them. A good addition would find a way to incorporate the fans and work them into the mix. I dont view them as fan friendly.
I will give you an example. We had a Lets Go Jackets chant that was strong with 2 mins left or so. Then the Boom Jackets came on and started banging away. When they were done, the crowd was eerily more quiet than it had been before, during, or after. It just totally killed the energy and momentum the crowd had. And that is a negative thing and cannot be argued otherwise.
Let me also state for a few of you out there, this is nothing personal against them. Glad the team thought of something, but its time to forget it and move on. The crowd is either already loud or responds better to certain themes they put on the jumbotron.
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