Thanks to WFMU’s Internets dominance, we have now reached the furthest niche of nicheyness in Listeners, which is fans of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Hi, Deep South!) The Gamecocks, the #3 #7 college football team in the country, are the subject of an extremely fine and hitherto unheard-of conspiracy theory, launched by fans of Georgia (another state somewhere outside the WFMU broadcast area) after the Bulldogs were humiliated by South Carolina in a game a couple of weeks ago. Georgia fans speculate that their distressing loss was due not to the Gamecock defense holding Georgia to just 115 yards rushing, but was caused by the Gamecock’s HYPNOTIZING GAY TECHNO GLOWSTICK MUSIC. That is, the music that was played in Williams-Brice Stadium to rile up the fans before the game. See for yourself:
(Thanks to Deadspin, my favorite sports site, for this.)
There’s not much to say except, as one Deadspin commenter pointed out, it’s more like Hypnotizing Gay HOUSE Glowstick Music. Also, I thought that bird (an actual Gamecock?) was totally fake until it slowly deflated at about 0:43. And, also, there appears to be a guy whose entire job is to fan the bird. Our friend Nate says if he were in charge of music for the Georgia Bulldogs, he would have them play one of those super low-frequency things that would cause all the Gamecocks to evacuate their bowels, except that it would cause the Bulldogs to do the same, and also all the fans. And probably the bird, too.