We gave it a try

@savypat (20246)
United States
June 19, 2010 10:27am CST
We know next to nothing about the world cup, but always wanting to learn something new we have been trying to watch these games. I can't watch for long, that terrible buzzing drives me crazy. I can't understand how people can stand to be there in person, do they wear ear plugs?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
22 Jun 10
I've watched the World Cup off and on throughout the tournament, but I am typically watching it with the sound muted because it isn't really something that I need to hear the play by play of. That said, I'm not exactly sure what the buzzing that you are referring to has to do with. Is it some kind of noise maker that some of the fans have? If that is the case, then it is definitely not something that is exclusive to the World Cup.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Jun 10
It's my understanding that this noise is from a horn used only at the games. It makes you feel like you are in the middle of a big bee hive. It just goes on and on.
@webeee (29)
• India
19 Jun 10
hi.. if world cup is boring ,u can ofcourse change ur direction towards some other entertainment like tv programs or watch movies or even go for a trip,in this 21st century you cant say that there is nothing to entertain us,anyway its ur wish to choose it,anyway try it now.....
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
19 Jun 10
I didn't say it was boring, I said the nosie was bad, it sounds like you are down a hole with a bunch of bees. I know I can change the channel but we were trying to get into the games.
@oldchem1 (8144)
19 Jun 10
Oh those vuvuzelas are just driving me mad!!! It sounds as if you are in a giant bee hive and surrounded by a huge hoard of bees!! But I have just received some bad news, my daughter has bpought my 14 year old son one I think it will be getting a hole put in it!!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
19 Jun 10
Can you divorce a 14 year old. I'd certianly let him know no horn at Grandma's house. It's worse than drums.
@zralte (4186)
• India
19 Jun 10
Aaaaahhhh, now it makes sense. I thought it was just us who got the buzzy noise. I never realised it was whatchamacallit? It irritated me a lot.
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• United States
19 Jun 10
Hi, Pat! I don't care for sports on TV, but I love it when I can be in the stadium. That noise, though, would keep me away, for sure!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Jun 10
Hi Savypat, I wouldhave to wear ear plugs as these horns are driving me mad that or punch person next to me with one and I am usually quite passive. Its a wonder the players can concentrate on their match or herewhat the coach is shouting etc. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
I'm not a huge soccer fan really but the buzz about Fifa World Cup and its televised games got me hooked into it. I don't think anyone wears ear plugs out there. I guess if you belong to a country where football is the most popular sport, I think you'll get carried away eventually with that football fever. I haven't been in a football match not once but I recently saw a National Geographic or was it a Discovery Channel special about football stadiums and that what we hear as those terrible buzzing and loud sounds are just echoes from the stadium's special built field. How they build the stadium enhances the people's sounds through an echoing effect. So much for Fifa. It'll be over next month so just hang in there.
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@Suminundu (193)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 10
Hi savypat, I think they get used to it...and they like the buzzing as part of the enjoyment of watching the game...I think so.
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jun 10
Terrible buzzing? Can you tell I haven't been watching?