8.06.2009

Taking Making Noise To The Next Level



This footage is from last week's friendly between Portland Timbers and the EPL's Burnley. I love tradition and the fact that the Timbers have some. I'm also all for making all manner of noise behind the goal to intimidate the visitors and push on your team. Honest.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut....how are you going to run a live chainsaw behind the opposition keeper during free kicks? PDX you know I love you but come on now. Don't you think that's just a bit much? If we're going that far Sao Paolo should start blasting Sepultura during PK's? Or perhaps someone should let Seattle fire up a Boeing jet engine behind the touch line?

It's kinda bush-league and I'd be real curious to see if the tradition stands in 2011. But at the same time you know what? This is America and we don't really have the best history of giving a rat's ass about what the rest of the world is doing so it's keep on choppin' I guess.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yo Cuzzin Tex, don't trip. There is surely no chain on the chain saw. I used to work with Jaycees Haunted Houses back in Bamn Dama and they used the chainless saw to scare the sheet out of people. Gas fumes are about the only danger. The metal plate that the chain revolves around makes the same vicious noise but minus the chain it merely vibrates when it touches ya. Didn't stop some from peeing their pants in the haunted house!

vanochtenc said...

YES, there definitely IS a chain on the chainsaw, as he saws piecs of the log off for each goal scored, as well as a clean slate.

Mingo said...

Apperently a Timbers player once jumped the boards after scoring a goal, took the chainsaw from Timber Jim (or whatever his name is), and sawed off his own piece.

I'm relatively sure the Timber coaching staff had some words with him after the game. :D

Anonymous said...

Actually, he has multiple chainsaws. One stays in the wood to use to saw off slices for goals and clean sheets. Another is chainless and is used for walking around, even in the crowd. So....

Anonymous said...

Chainsaw the keeper! Chainsaw the keeper!

Anonymous said...

I think it is awesome. Much better than those horn things.

Anonymous said...

There is a reason we have chainsaws...


We are the Timbers.

Duh.

ben said...

what was the indoor team in phoenix? the fire?didn't they blast crue-level pyro after goals? safety has never been a big concern for sporting events.

now if that kind of stuff was allowed at tennis and golf maybe i could follow those games as well.

Varchild said...

Yeah, that saw Joey uses behind the goal and in the crowd is chain-less. As was mentioned before the chainsaw in the log is the real one. No need to let the other teams in on that fact though ;)