Memo To Sound Guy At Papa John’s

By Charlie Springer

Okay staff, most things went pretty well for the opening week of Louisville football. Just wanted to follow up on a few things with the sound guy at Papa John’s:

  • Turn the volume button on the PA system backwards about three or four notches. It’s too loud when teenagers with iPod plugs are complaining.
  • Justin Burke even had a problem communicating over the racket. Home field is supposed to be an advantage.
  • Get rid of the junk music on the opponents’ third down. Nobody likes it and it absolutely kills any chance for a crowd crescendo in the Crunch Zone.
  • No, you don’t have to use bongs or gongs. Too many other teams are doing that. The train whistle might work because opponents already hate the sound.
  • On kickoffs, turn the music off before the kicker approaches the ball. You’re going to cost us more penalties if you keep it up. Your job, too, if you don’t start using some common sense.
  • Who told you to take “Calling In The Air Tonight” out of the pre-game selections? Get it back in there, pronto.

Followup note to K. C. Scull, the stadium manager:

  • Thanks for moving the Porta Pots out of the walkways in the Green Lot. Much improved experience walking to the stadium.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

7 thoughts on “Memo To Sound Guy At Papa John’s

  • September 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm
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    We’ve needed someone to ream the sound guy out for a long time. Good job, Chas. Let’s hope he gets the message. I especially hate the third down music.

    • September 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm
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      Based on the stats from the ISU game I hate third downs with or without music.

  • September 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm
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    LOL…just leave “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson late in the fourth quarter. One of the most hilarious things I’ve seen in while was Paul and Bob dancing to it and trying to moonwalk.

  • September 9, 2009 at 7:11 am
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    I agree, turn the volume down, the sound is terrible. I went to a local high school game Friday night and they have a much better sound system than the Cardinals. I keep telling myself that this will change after each game but it doesn’t.

    • September 9, 2009 at 7:42 am
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      It’s a state of the art system. Just need someone using common sense pushing the buttons.

  • September 9, 2009 at 11:07 pm
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    Ditto on the porto pots,nothing worst than walking into one of those ….it hurts!
    GO CARDS!!

  • September 10, 2009 at 12:54 am
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    Less canned music, period — I’m sure current marching band members hate it as much as we did 30 years ago. Before the game, prior to the band taking the field, OK, but past that point the band should get to play during stoppages. Period.

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