Nothing like the real thing at Walton

Posted: December 15, 2012 at 2:02 a.m.

NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --11/30/2012-- University of Arkansas coach talks to his team during the second half of Friday nights game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville

The Walton Arena crowd energy was good for the Arkansas Razorbacks’ big basketball games against Syracuse and Oklahoma.

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Sports, Pages 22 on 12/15/2012

I have been saying the same for years.
It all started with programmed music by the band in which the William Tell Overture didn't appear until there was only 4:55 left in the game.
Now, after "and NOW these are YOUR ARKANSAS RAAAAAZORBAAAAACKS! The crowd is in a frenzy, ready to cheer the introduction of players, but is throttled by a video in a dark room that shuts us up.
And then there is the weather report that has absolute NO relevance to the flow of the game and ALWAYS comes, when the spirit groups should be helping the team create that fabled RUN that intimidates opponents. Who CARES if it's 45 degrees outside!?!
Throw away the scripts and go with some spontaneity

Posted by: JasP

December 15, 2012 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )