I hear you, but I am sure with the ingenuity of Jacans they can easily turn "Ring the alarm" into a sports specific song.
Susbtitute "another sound is dying" for the name of team the 'boyz are playing. For ex: 'Ring the alarm T&T is dying". That will work, and then everytime him talk bout his sound you substitute that with "the 'boyz".
No need fi play the whole song. Just remix part of it and loop it. Not a sport anthem, but that beat will surely pump up the fans. You can't hear that beat and sit pon you hands.
Personally I rather the version by Tenor by himself, you can do more with it, particularly since it include the part weh him seh "sweet reggae music gone pon the attack". Subtitute reggae music for reggaeboyz.
Loc: Miramar, FL, USA
Originally Posted By: MissCaroline
Originally Posted By: lannyd
Gizmo, JFF should say thanks for the forumites. Of the 1000 Jakans who were there, I'd say at least 10% (including you, me Ms. Caroline, Technic, Scalie (from ova suh) etc) were directly or indirectly connected to one of the two forums. If the JFF legitimized the forums as affiliates and worked with them on promotional ideas, then maybe the forumites would do some more work to canvass supporters ahead of games, purchase JFF products, and just support the team in their ventures. Noticed how the Boyz came over to 225 and saluted us after the game.
That is true Lannyd. The first indication that this was big was when we had a long wait at the toll booth, and everyone was looking at us in our car. That was when the party started, I pulled out my flag and started waving it. Since I was the driving force behind the wheel of my car the men that travelled with me took it and waved to passersby who were waving their flag too. When we got off the exit into the town, a local gentleman asked me what was transpiring in the area, so I explained. He also saw the pattern of traffic for a weekday and wondered about it. Well, needless to say it did not hit me until I arrived at the arena and saw that enormous crowd of people from Honduras, I knew that I had to cheer our Boyz on to the finish. I was shouting, waving my flag, talking up my mouth; anything to keep the momentum going. I really enjoyed the game, and I wished more Jamaicans were out to support. We have to get to the JFF to get the word out when we have games in our area where there are so many of us here. Also, who has these official looking shirts to sell? Post it on the website, start a company, do something. We have to do better than this. So many of us have migrated to this region, and the support did not reflect that. But let it be that we make it to the Finals (yes I said it), we will be all proud and boasting like as though we gave support to the team. Let us tell our friends to tell a friend, and let's get the word out about how good our Boyz are doing, and get the support they so deserve for them.
Ithes, I wanted to speak directly to the lack of support for the boyz last night, I know there has been many comments about this on the forum but I want to take the discussion to another level. It concerns me that I was walking into the Red Bulls stadium yesterday and was drowned out by the Honduras team's supporters. I would have expected our Jamaicans especially in the New York and surrounding areas to be out in force. During the game the Honduran noises made the the Jamaicans cheers sound like whispers. This was very, very disappointing for me. I guess my aim is at solutions, not to just talk but I want to know how we can really mobile more Jamaican support for our own, not just football but as a nation of people I think we dont support our own enough. I see other nations can be fanatic and prideful about their country, why cant we do that as well? We tend to do a lot of talking and critising but I would like to see us take a more active approach in patronizing our own. If I may, I would like to initiate a discussion on how we can do a better job as Jamaicans of supporting our sports, music, food products, or anything Jamaican that is worthy of support. I believe that's where the root of the problem is and it showed in the lack of support for our boyz last night. By the way congrats to the team, they made me proud last night, I was happy to be in attendance and see such a commendable performance by the boyz. All those who were not there, you missed an impressive and exciting match in my opinion.....
Loc: just roun'd di cahna
Bruce, dont expect too much response on this. Certain forumites are nothing buy keyboard jockeys and have pure talk. I suggest that for the next game you buy a bunch of tickets and sell them to your friends and family and make sure they all wear a yellow shirt. Outside the stadium you buy a whistle and a flag. I posted about the family package being offered for last night game and there was no akcnowledgement or follow up question. A just suh wi stay...but dont worry, once we start winning the waggonists will return in their full glory. This forum has been around for ever and I dont recall a coordinated effort...wait...I remember Princess tried a thing or two back in the day....maybe Ms. C can fill that role. Bwoy, when the Honduran unfurl dem big ole flag mi just shake mi head.
Must say to the yute down on the lower level of section 224 - big up yuh self - you tried.
Man with money meets a man with experience, man with experience ends up with more money.
I feel your pain but u hafi understand and accept one basic thing.
Most Jamaicans don't give a flying crap about football; only us hardcore foundation rock of the Jamaican football community, at home and abroad really gives a shit and follows Jamaican football and footballers.
Hondurans, on the other hand, live for football, as most Central and South Americans do; they worship and follow their national teams and carry real love and passion for their nations football.
Half my family is Honduran and if you noticed the love and respect between the supporters and players, in spite of a hard-fought game; that is the connection that Honduras and Jamaica has, even when its red-hot competition time.
Don't beat up too hard on our Jamaican brethren, mi breda.
Loc: New York, NY
Did I not start a thread about this many weeks ago? How many responses did I get? Anyway, my bredrin dem a yard see mi on TV and ask wha mek mi sit inna de Honduras section wit mi one likkle yellow shirt in the sea of blue, mi haffi tell dem seh is so de whole stadium look.
I would estimate there were about 20,000 or so people in a stadium that holds 25,000 and about 1000 were in Jamaica colours. Not even exaggerating. I remember in '97 WCQ against the USA, with the infamous "hand ball" by Pepe outside the box, at RFK stadium that holds over 50,000 we out numbered the Americans and the Stadium did ram. I guess people only showed up because we were winning games at the time.