Letter to the editor: Keep the crowd pumped up

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    Dear Editor:

    As a fan of BYU athletics I have attended many events. In doing so, I have noticed that many times after the Cougars have done especially well, whipping the crowd into a frenzy, music comes immediately blaring from the loudspeakers.

    Instead of serving to increase the level of excitement among the fans, Britney Spears or some other indistinguishable pop superstar starts singing, turning the student section into MTV’s “The Grind.”

    Take for example last Saturday’s game against Colorado State.

    After BYU had gone on a run of ten or so consecutive points, a timeout was called. Instantly the sounds of that unforgettable, one-for-the-ages smash hit “Shake Your Bon Bon” was played, completely taking away from the intensity of the game.

    I am not saying that Pantera or Limp Bizkit needs to be played in order to keep the crowd anxious, but how about something that does keep the fans pumped up. And no, the refrain, “Hey baby, I wanna know if you’ll be my girl” does not count.

    Christopher Hatch

    Farmington, Maine

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