Well, tomorrow afternoon I am heading back to Happy Valley and I’m more pumped than Jimmy Clausen at a Bon-Ton clearance sale (sorry, I just HAD to squeeze one more Jimmy Clausen joke in there. I think this may be even harder to resist than reminiscing about Appalachian State). I also have a new reason to look forward to Saturday’s showdown because the student section will attempt to introduce the rest of Beaver Stadium to the “Slow-Motion Wave” (“Slo-Mo Wave” for short). My one friend sent me an invite to a facebook group that describes this event in further detail and I decided to copy the important parts of the group’s description and post them on here as a way of spreading the word.
Here’s the plan:
During the first TV time out of the THIRD quarter, I’m going to (attempt to) start this. I’ll be somewhere in the Junior (student) section and have a sign that says “Slo Mo Wave”. Your job is just to keep a look out and participate. If you happen to be anywhere near me and see the sign, get everyone around you to join in. Once the first bunch of people realize that it’s slow motion, the entire stadium will catch on.
The facebook group also provides a couple videos to showcase what a proper and improper slow-mo wave looks like
Milwaukee Brewers fans show you how its done in the clip below
Meanwhile, their fellow statesmen in Madison demonstrate the shitty way of doing it.
Apparently, this will not be the first time PSU students will attempt the slo-mo wave, they did it this past spring at Eisenhower Auditorium when Charlie Murphy came to visit. I’m sure for Charlie it had all the fun of drop-kicking Rick James…with none of the bruises.
Charlie Murphy formally endorses the “slo-mo wave”
I’ve also been rather shocked/impressed with the numerous “Karate Kid” themed google searches that have led people to accidentally stumble over to this site so I figure I’d share them with you as well:
crane kick karate kid (4 hits) – I’ll post the video this time, like I should have done in one of my prior columns where I used the whole “crane kick” analogy for Appalachian State.
elizabeth shoe (2) – Note to Miss Teen South Carolina: Replace the “o” with a “u”
mr miyagi (2) – (Thinking of something clever to write)….
daniel san karate kid (1) – One thing that made the Karate Kid trilogy rather amusing was just how often Daniel-San got his ass kicked as opposed to kicking ass himself. He truly was the best…arouuuund…
Anyway, I’m getting tired, I need my beauty rest to survive the horrific traffic I’ll be facing going through Harrisburg and into State College. I’ll be bringing the laptop with me so be on the lookout for a potential rundown of this weekend’s big games tomorrow night. Otherwise, I’ll have post-game thoughts up here either Saturday night or Sunday morning.
GO! STATE! BEAT! IRISH!