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06-05-2012, 07:54 PM
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Creating a lightning bolt hand gesture

So I rarely post here but I had an 'interesting' idea and I wanted to gauge the interest of other Lightning fans on this one.

You know how many colleges and universities have hand gestures and what not, like the gator chomp at UF? What if the bolts had one where, and bear with me on this one, you make a lightning bolt with your hands. Extend your hands in front of your face like you're making a 'U' with the tips of your thumbs touching, your index fingers extended out, and your palms facing away from your face. Now flip one hand 180 degrees upside-down but keep the thumbs touching. Now rotate both hands 45 degrees. Looks a bit like a lightning bolt, right?

Now, what I'm wondering is how everyone else feels about a TBL hand gesture, or, for that matter, gestures in anything other than college sports. Is it generally like a Michael Scott "No, God, No!" kind of reaction, or is it a "Heck yes, let's do this!" thing?

I assure, I was not drunk or high when I came up with this idea. Just a random thought from a Lightning fan who is naturally bored when June comes around.

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Not a 'World Class' idea

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So I rarely post here but I had an 'interesting' idea and I wanted to gauge the interest of other Lightning fans on this one.

You know how many colleges and universities have hand gestures and what not, like the gator chomp at UF? What if the bolts had one where, and bear with me on this one, you make a lightning bolt with your hands. Extend your hands in front of your face like you're making a 'U' with the tips of your thumbs touching, your index fingers extended out, and your palms facing away from your face. Now flip one hand 180 degrees upside-down but keep the thumbs touching. Now rotate both hands 45 degrees. Looks a bit like a lightning bolt, right?

Now, what I'm wondering is how everyone else feels about a TBL hand gesture, or, for that matter, gestures in anything other than college sports. Is it generally like a Michael Scott "No, God, No!" kind of reaction, or is it a "Heck yes, let's do this!" thing?

I assure, I was not drunk or high when I came up with this idea. Just a random thought from a Lightning fan who is naturally bored when June comes around.
I honest to god thought you were after that, this is hilarious

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So I rarely post here but I had an 'interesting' idea and I wanted to gauge the interest of other Lightning fans on this one.

You know how many colleges and universities have hand gestures and what not, like the gator chomp at UF? What if the bolts had one where, and bear with me on this one, you make a lightning bolt with your hands. Extend your hands in front of your face like you're making a 'U' with the tips of your thumbs touching, your index fingers extended out, and your palms facing away from your face. Now flip one hand 180 degrees upside-down but keep the thumbs touching. Now rotate both hands 45 degrees. Looks a bit like a lightning bolt, right?
I'm not a big fan hand gestures, but if people want to do them then it's w/e.

The issue I have with this one is that it'll kind of look like we are making two L's, which will almost immediately be associated with "Losers" by another fan base. I don't hate the idea, start it if you like it, maybe people will run with it.

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I assure, I was not drunk or high when I came up with this idea. Just a random thought from a Lightning fan who is naturally bored when June comes around.
Hey man, no worries, it's the thought that counts. We're all feeling the pain of June-October.


What I would like though is some type of team song, like how the europeans do at soccer games. This way we can make a lot of noise w/out senseless yelling, not to mention how much fun it is to sing the same song with 20,000 other people(Think of how awesome the Forum was this yr during the anthem).

You'd probably need to think of easily understandable lyrics and get a large group of people to go to games consistently and sing it a couple times a game in order for it to catch on. You might want to get all those people to meet up at one of the open corners in the 100 section, or up by the pipe organ, to all sing together.

It'd probably take a while for the casual fans to get it, would be fun if it worked out though.

Sorry to hijack your thread and make it about my idea, lol.

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Hand gesture idea needs more motion...or something. Something that has relevance other than just flashing a gang sign type finger pose for photo ops. Not a horrible idea, just not sure I see any reason your average fan would do the gesture.


I do like the sing-a-long idea a ton though. Always thought the snippet of Thunderstruck "THUN!!!DER!!! AaaaAAAaAAAaAAh!" would make a nice Lightning chant requiring minimal effort from the common fan. Two loud drum beats over the PA could get it going any time like the more common chant of "DE-FENCE".

What other songs might work?

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The issue I have with this one is that it'll kind of look like we are making two L's, which will almost immediately be associated with "Losers" by another fan base. I don't hate the idea, start it if you like it, maybe people will run with it.
LOL. I honestly never even thought of that. Good point.

I'm also a fan of having some sort of lightning-specific chant. Would be cool to have that European soccer atmosphere.

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I'm also a fan of having some sort of lightning-specific chant. Would be cool to have that European soccer atmosphere.
Or just a better cheer..."TAAAAMPPAAAA...BAAAYYYYY..." is just silly...

I'll admit I've done it after big wins, but only because there's nothing better out there...

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I'm not a big fan hand gestures, but if people want to do them then it's w/e.

The issue I have with this one is that it'll kind of look like we are making two L's, which will almost immediately be associated with "Losers" by another fan base.
It's the Leafs isn't it? It's the Leafs.

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...What I would like though is some type of team song, like how the europeans do at soccer games...
This.

How could this happen though without naughty language working it's way in? The drinking and swearing are important, if not vital, elements.


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Of course it's the Leafs. What else are they gonna do in their spare time?

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How could this happen though without naughty language working it's way in? The drinking and swearing are important, if not vital, elements.
Well, we could have place holder words in the song that sound like profanity(like Duck and Spit). Once everyone in the forum is drunk enough they'll just naturally use the curse words.

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Just get one of these and have everyone salute it at random points.

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I don't see myself doing some hand gesture during a game..........I'll spill my beer.

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I always have done one that is similar to the hang 10 hand sign. The difference is i tilt my hand down more so my pinky is pointed towards the ground and i stagger my knuckles a little to look like the lightning bolt. Kind of random but have been doing this for the last few years with some of my buddies
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LOL. I honestly never even thought of that. Good point.

I'm also a fan of having some sort of lightning-specific chant. Would be cool to have that European soccer atmosphere.
Ive always wanted a Bolts handsignal, but that is just because Im at USF right now, and our hand signal is so easy too do haha.


A lightning specific chant would be sweet though. Any atmosphere we can add is a good thing.

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It's going to a be long offseason.

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