thanks for the kind encourageing words. people used to tell me i was loud like it was a bad thing. now when people say, "you guys are loud!" it's like the greatest compliment. it makes us proud to be zanies. we love the hornets and if you do too scream your heart out tomorrow. -(I'm the zany with jean skirt on, usually seen with super hornet.)
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Bee-Zanies addition to the Hive
I think one of the best additions that the Hornets organization has added this year is the Bee-Zanies Corner. On some of the weekday games where the crowd size is lacking and enthusiam is weak this group really helps to bring energy into the Arena leading the chants and mocking opposing players. You always hear of the importance of “Home Court Advantage” and I think that this group of wild and vocal fans are the start of building a true home court advantage for the Hornets.
As Hornets fans we should all join in and support this group as they lead us into cheering on our Hornets against opposing teams. In addition to cheering along with them I think it would awesome to have a place to give them suggestions on chants and mocking of players for each game, such as when we play the Suns and Grant Hill is shooting free throws chanting “Over the Hill”. I’m open to suggestions on where on the site we should do this whether its creating a Bee-Zanies forum or just adding comments to the daily gameday blogs.
I think adding a local flavor to these chants as well would be awesome and would go along with the “I’m In” campaign going on currently. I’m not sure how wide spread it is, but growing up along Bayou Lafourche as a kid I remember chanting
“Glee, Glee potasa (sp?) you gonna miss it ha, ha, ha”
when others were concentrating and trying to make a big shot. I can just hear the Hive rocking this voodoo chant as we put the “glee, glee” on Dirk as he is shooting those big 4th quarter free throw shots in the first round of the playoffs.
Anyone else hear this chant before or know of any others that you think the Bee-Zanies should incorporate into their in game cheering?
This post was submitted by houmahornet.
Thanks so much for the love!! We are having a great time and love it when the Hive is fired up with us!!! Chant suggestions are a great idea! I'm with Purple Hornet, our facebook page is a great way to reach us. You can also follow the Hornet's Wives at facebook.com/hornet.wives We'd love to hear all ya got! We are edited and the NBA keeps things family friendly! That's why sometimes, when we have no nice words to share, all we can chant is "we can't say that!" We LOVE player specific chants, especially when they mock the other team! I know we have a creative hive! Bring us the G-rated goods, promise to join in and we'll bring your chant to the Hive!
Thanks for the shoutout again Joe, we actually do have a site for suggestions. We use the Bee Zanies fan page on facebook for this. Right now our fans are lacking on there, but if we can get more through this site and spread the word, the more the better. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bee-Zanies/132916770113149 As far as the chanting whatever is on the screen, it's what we've been asked to do. We don't have a choice really lol. We often starts chants and the arena dj goes in a different direction and we have to change. We're given opportunities to lead chants in the beginning of the game, but once the 4th quarter starts, it's all the big screen. Yall can also put your suggestions on my fanpage (www.facebook.com/thepurplehornet) I check that daily. I'm usually one of the ones that starts the chants, so pass through through the main fan page or mine. Would be cool to hear other peoples thoughts on us and the chants. In regards to "Stupid" chant, we'll probably get in trouble for that lol. We have to be on best behavior possible. Our "Ref you suck" chant got us into some hot water and also chanting "PUSH IT" which sounds like "BULLSH*t" got us into NBA trouble. lol.
I talked to some Zanies. They mostly follow the screen and provide general excitement, but some are trying to get more organized like you are suggesting. I like the way you think. I often yell "Stupid!" when the bad guys do something stupid.
I think we need to find a way to start getting everyone to yell when the Hornets are on defense. No special chants. . . just make as much noise as you can. This technique worked well when I was in college and the Arkansas Razorbacks' "Forty Minutes of Hell" defense wreaked havoc on the Hogs' way to a national championship. And it obviously works well for the Saints defense when they're in the dome. I think if we can be as loud and disruptive as possible on the defensive end, it will only play to the Hornets' strengths.