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Just starting this thread to hear some of the favorite heckles the great minds of the CCSLC bust out at their various sporting events. This doesn't necessarily have to be something you've said. It can be something you've heard as well.

My Story:

Last night at my little brother's little league game the umpire was giving the crowd and bench a hard time about cheering when the opposing pitcher was in his wind up. I disregarded the umpires warnings and continued to cheer at all times, after all, I was at a baseball game, not Sawgrass. After one final warning, I cheered again and was thrown out. Now keep in mind, the whole time I was being warned I never once said anything negative to the opposing team, I was simply cheering for my brother's team. As I was leaving the field the umpire began to sweep off home plate to which I yelled "You'll make a good wife someday!". This cracked up both sets of bleachers and the benches and I was gone.

That's my heckle story, what's yours?

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OMG, at the basketball game for my high school, everytime we play our hated rivals, I'm always in this group that basically heckles the hell out of them. They have this one big lanky white guy with a beard "amazing, I know." and I was like "HEY VLADE, I THOUGHT YO' LAME (buttocks) RETIRED!!! HA HA HA!!!"

Another example is whenever someone's just getting out of a timeout, we'll start yelling out the number of the guy closest. In the rare occasion he turns around, we all scream silmutaneously, "YOU SUCK!!!"

I know those are some lame examples, but you get the gist of it.

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In the Minor Leagues earlier this season, the Umpires were on strike, so a bunch of scab umps from various places (College, High School and retired umps) were doing the games.

Needless to say, this brought some predictable lines:

"We want a real ump!"

"This isn't (Local High School here) vs. (Local High School here) you know!"

"SCAB!"

"Bummer, since your a scab, you don't get the 10% off special at Lenscrafters."

But now the real umps are back, some more lines are going:

"Bring back the scabs!"

"They're not paying you enough blue, take a vacation!"

"Your perscription must have changed during the strike, blue!"

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Everytime GSHS goes to Southridge, we heckle them because they had a horrible losing streak going. Well, they broke the streak AT our school, so after everyone left, a bunch of their fans spray painted:

"Southridge 62

Gibson Southern 6

11/02 HAHA"

on the track.

Not so much heckling, but I thought I would share.

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a few of the favorite chants from the Oregon-Washington football games the past couple of years...

"Pac-10 Door-mat"

"One-win Sea-son"

"Ken-ny Whea-ton" (always a good dig at the Fuskies)

of course "Huck the Fuskies" (flipped around) is huge too; I counted, and we chanted that at least 15 times during the game my freshman year. We also mercilessly booed the UW marching band. I've also seen numerous "Ted Bundy was a Husky" shirts too. Needless to say, we hate UW. And this isn't even mentioning the Gary Coleman signs and cardboard standouts for Nate Robinson when he was still playing for them...

wasn't much good, surprisingly enough, during the Civil War this past year just because we hammered OSU 56-14 :D

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when we had season tickets to the blue jackets there was this guy that always sat behind us who would heckle the other team but with very generic, non offensive remarks that were hilarious. Like "Hey Deadmarsh! They spelled your name wrong on the cup." Or "Hey Rob Blake, You're not very good at hockey." or my favorite "Het theodore you let in two goals and our goalie only let in one!"

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Last night at my little brother's little league game the umpire was giving the crowd and bench a hard time about cheering when the opposing pitcher was in his wind up. I disregarded the umpires warnings and continued to cheer at all times, after all, I was at a baseball game, not Sawgrass. After one final warning, I cheered again and was thrown out. Now keep in mind, the whole time I was being warned I never once said anything negative to the opposing team, I was simply cheering for my brother's team. As I was leaving the field the umpire began to sweep off home plate to which I yelled "You'll make a good wife someday!". This cracked up both sets of bleachers and the benches and I was gone.

That's my heckle story, what's yours?

As an umpire, I don't find your story funny at all. It was a Little League game, not Yankee Stadium. If everyone starts cheering when the pitcher starts his or her windup, most likely it's done to distract the pitcher. Constant cheering is one thing?if it's started only during the windup, or when the ball's at the plate, I talk to the coaches to put a stop to it.

These are kids. You should be cheering for them, not trying to break the opponent's concentration. That's poor sportsmanship from players and fans. And if it continues, repercussions may include ejections of players, coaches or even fans. I have come very close to ejecting an entire set of bleachers because fans continued to do it after multiple warnings were issued. Trying to break the concentration of a 10 or 11 year old kid during the game? What are you thinking?

The comment afterwards about the umpire making a good wife reeks of classiness, by the way.

It's one thing to do it at a much higher level game, like pro, college, or even high school. But at a Little League game? I'm there to serve the players' best interests. To make sure the game is played evenly and fairly. If something happens that threatens to fairness of the game, I do what I can to put a stop to it. If you think it's your right to heckle everyone on the field, maybe you're missing the point of watching the game in the first place.

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Last year, at an early-season Pawtucket Red Sox game (it was cold), about 250 hearty souls remained in the 8th inning to watch them take on Rochester. With such few fans in the stands, the players could easily hear anything shouted by a single fan. Especially by a fan like me, sitting in the first row on the 3rd baseline.

That was my cue.

So for the entire top 8th, with Rochester up to bat, I yelled at each batter "Go back to New Britain (AA team) you bum! You can't hit AAA pitching!" Which invariably led to this chant (to the tune of "see you in september") courtesy of me:

"SEE YOU, IN NEW BRITAIN!"

followed by some of these shouts,

"Red Wings? MORE LIKE ROCK CATS!"

"LET'S GO ROCK CATS!"

When I got the Rochester 3rd base coach laughing, it was my finest moment as a fan. :D

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Last night at my little brother's little league game the umpire was giving the crowd and bench a hard time about cheering when the opposing pitcher was in his wind up.  I disregarded the umpires warnings and continued to cheer at all times, after all, I was at a baseball game, not Sawgrass.  After one final warning, I cheered again and was thrown out.  Now keep in mind, the whole time I was being warned I never once said anything negative to the opposing team, I was simply cheering for my brother's team.  As I was leaving the field the umpire began to sweep off home plate to which I yelled "You'll make a good wife someday!".  This cracked up both sets of bleachers and the benches and I was gone. 

That's my heckle story, what's yours?

As an umpire, I don't find your story funny at all. It was a Little League game, not Yankee Stadium. If everyone starts cheering when the pitcher starts his or her windup, most likely it's done to distract the pitcher. Constant cheering is one thing?if it's started only during the windup, or when the ball's at the plate, I talk to the coaches to put a stop to it.

These are kids. You should be cheering for them, not trying to break the opponent's concentration. That's poor sportsmanship from players and fans. And if it continues, repercussions may include ejections of players, coaches or even fans. I have come very close to ejecting an entire set of bleachers because fans continued to do it after multiple warnings were issued. Trying to break the concentration of a 10 or 11 year old kid during the game? What are you thinking?

The comment afterwards about the umpire making a good wife reeks of classiness, by the way.

It's one thing to do it at a much higher level game, like pro, college, or even high school. But at a Little League game? I'm there to serve the players' best interests. To make sure the game is played evenly and fairly. If something happens that threatens to fairness of the game, I do what I can to put a stop to it. If you think it's your right to heckle everyone on the field, maybe you're missing the point of watching the game in the first place.

I agree.

I'm known to bust out the "Go back to Foot Locker!" after a particularly bad call by a ref, but this is usually at a Winthrop basketball game, or high school football at the very youngest.

Little League sports are for the building of character and having fun...not fans trying to break the opposing pitcher's concentration while he was in his wind-up. How old were these kids?

That said...as far as my heckling goes, my friends would routinely start chants in the WU Crew section of Winthrop basketball games..."You-need-bra-ces" *clap, clap, clapclapclap* (to a player on the foul line with particularly bad teeth) We were on this guy from Birmingham-Southern whose name was "Bucky" for the entire game, as well...and if you throw up an air ball, "Air...Ball, Air...Ball" for the entire game, when you have the ball.

My favorite, though...is a Saturday morning game against, I think, High Point...this scrawny, weird looking dude with bad long braids was at the free throw line. The place was quiet, and two rows back, right behind the basket, I yell "You look like Lil' Wayne on crack!" :D He looked at me like he wanted to end my life.

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At the end of a hated game between NW and one of our rivals we shouted "START THE BUUSSS" and then they replied with "At least we have football" (Grimsley had reached the state championship through a forfeit) So when they came to our gym, we had a picture of the paper the day after the state championship, with their stud football/basketball/lacrosse player crying after a 44-0 loss. One of our football players made 300 copies of the picture, and while the guy was shooting we all went HEY LOOK HERE. Needless to say the administration wasn't too happy.

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At the end of a hated game between NW and one of our rivals we shouted "START THE BUUSSS" and then they replied with "At least we have football" (Grimsley had reached the state championship through a forfeit) So when they came to our gym, we had a picture of the paper the day after the state championship, with their stud football/basketball/lacrosse player crying after a 44-0 loss. One of our football players made 300 copies of the picture, and while the guy was shooting we all went HEY LOOK HERE. Needless to say the administration wasn't too happy.

high school sports are the greatest for heckling. Especially basketball games.

Let's see, there is

THANKS FOR PRAC-TICE clap clap clapclapclap

HE'S A FRESHMAN clap clap clapclapclap

SCOREBOARD, SCOREBOARD

SHAVE, SHAVE, SHHHHAAAAAVVVVVEEEE. (we used that one on the more dirty players when they reached the foul line, waiting until he released the ball to draw out our last shave.)

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high school sports are the greatest for heckling. Especially basketball games.

Damn right. Just because you're in such close quarters, and you know everyone out there playing, you're likely to see them in the mall or something. I don't advocate it, but it sure is fun. :P

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in the chl we rgv killer bees hate..and i mean hate the bucks!! laredo bucks

when the p.a. announces the bucks line-up it is followed by video of actual bucks..then a shotgun noise..

during the game fans will chant the opposing goalies last name 3 times then say "YOU SUCK"

to a player on the bucks whose last name is "heibert" we chant "shebert" heibert is an :censored: who slashed one of our players in the wrist injuring him for about a week or 2 and did not get suspended!!!

usually when they have the "look alike" segment..they compare the bucks coach to a donkey's ass!!

:D

as far as me heckling..this past season against the bucks i was screaming out crap to the bucks as they entered the ice...stuff like "go back home, u suck, losers, etc) the arena was pretty empty so he (i think it was the captain for the bucks, who greeted all the players as they entered the ice) could hear me cuz he turned and looked at me..

- joey

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As an umpire, I don't find your story funny at all. It was a Little League game, not Yankee Stadium. If everyone starts cheering when the pitcher starts his or her windup, most likely it's done to distract the pitcher. Constant cheering is one thing?if it's started only during the windup, or when the ball's at the plate, I talk to the coaches to put a stop to it.

These are kids. You should be cheering for them, not trying to break the opponent's concentration. That's poor sportsmanship from players and fans. And if it continues, repercussions may include ejections of players, coaches or even fans. I have come very close to ejecting an entire set of bleachers because fans continued to do it after multiple warnings were issued. Trying to break the concentration of a 10 or 11 year old kid during the game? What are you thinking?

The comment afterwards about the umpire making a good wife reeks of classiness, by the way.

It's one thing to do it at a much higher level game, like pro, college, or even high school. But at a Little League game? I'm there to serve the players' best interests. To make sure the game is played evenly and fairly. If something happens that threatens to fairness of the game, I do what I can to put a stop to it. If you think it's your right to heckle everyone on the field, maybe you're missing the point of watching the game in the first place.

Well said. When I was refereeing a Mite game, some Barry McConnell-wannabe starts heckling not only myself and the linesmen, but the other team. I finally got tired of it and tossed the bugger out. To see the face of an overweight 40-something getting tossed out by an 18 year-old Zebra was priceless...especially when the man in question was escorted out by the rink owners... :D

As an aside, am I the only one who isn't enjoying this thread? It has the aftertaste of "You have to be there to understand it..."

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Theres a good site with many heckles on it

baseballheckledepot.com

And my story is

At my high school's baseball game The football stands are set up in right field facing the football field. So everyone sits at the top of the stands facing the baseball feild and heckles the right fielder all game.

"Hey 23 I f'd your mom"

"Hey 13 you better get off your knees your blowing the game"

The best was though Someone on our team hit a high fly ball to right. Everyone in the stands starts yelling "its going its going its gone. The right fielder stops running and the ball lands right next to him because the fans did such a good job of cheering that he believed them.

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I have a TON of heckles that I've used at hockey games....some of them aren't suitable for this site, so I'm busting out the clean ones (or at least close to clean I have) :lol:

Ref specific....

"Hey Ref..next time, BRING THE DOG!"

"Hey Ref, bend over and use your good eye!"

"Hey Ref, even Stevie Wonder/Ray Charles/Jose Feliciano saw THAT one!"

Pregame when they skate out before the players: hold up money and boo....

Player rips...

After a shot into the protective net: "Way to go, Scott Norwood/Mike Vanderjagt!" (followed up with a "IT'S GOOD" motion)

Player falls to the ice for no reason: "DOUBLE RUNNERS! *clap clap clapclapclap* DOUBLE RUNNERS!"

Ugly player: "You couldn't even get a date on your tombstone!"

Player gets slightly dinged up: "Take some Mydol and get back out there, wimp!" (what made this one funnier one night was seeing one of the women that sat in the section actually dig into her purse and HOLD UP a bottle of Mydol/Pamprin and say "here, you need this more than I do!" )

Player backs down from a physical challenge: "Did mommy sew your gloves on?" or "The only thing you know how to drop is the soap in the shower!"

Guy coming off the ice looking winded: "Oxygen! Oxygen!"

Guy slams the door shut after a lousy shift: "FRUSTRATED! FRUSTRATED!" or "Hey *player*, Great shift, buddy! You are great!"

Other general rips...

"Hey *player*, keep playing like that, you'll be plowing driveways/bagging groceries in week!"

"Hey *player*, you're terrible on the video game!" followed immediately by "you're so bad, you're not even ON the video game!"

Stand up with a cellphone and go, "Hey *player*...your mom just called, she says you SUCK!"...I adapted this one to player specific ones (including a memorable shot at the late Marc Potvin by going "Hey Potvin, some drunk from Buffalo just called, he says he kicked your @$$!" (seeing Potsie was one of the members of the Whalers that decided to touch off a barfight at Jim Kelly's bar in Buffalo in 93 or 94 by making fun of the Bills...what made it worse was that they had an underage Chris Pronger in tow with them...)..)

Coaches and Equipment Guys...

Coach diagraming a play: "Use smaller words..they might understand you then!" or "That's not gonna work!"

Coach complaining to the ref: "What's the matter, the check bounced?"

Equipment guy getting a new stick to someone: "The pink one!" or "Way to give him a field hockey stick, you idiot!"

Goalies

After a goal: "SIEVE! SIEVE! SIEVE!" (done right after the faceoff)

After quite a few goals: "TURN THE NET AROUND! TURN THE NET AROUND!"

After giving up a goal on the first shot: "ONE SHOT! ONE GOAL! ONE SHOT! ONE GOAL!"

Goalie looking to come off for an extra skater near the end of the game: Stand up and make like a base coach...waving him in when the puck is out of danger, putting up the stop sign when the puck gets close to the zone.

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I do have a few from baseball as well...mostly it's one story...

Rainy night at Camden Yards (it was while I was still in college...only was about 45 min. from Baltimore, so I spent many a weekend night at Camden Yards during baseball season)...O's/Mariners...Mussina vs. the Big Unit....AND, it's my birthday...

Well, the heavens open up after a few innings and the game goes into a rain delay of about 2 hours....then, they resume action. However, a good majority of the crowd at the park had left for home, so my friends and I move down from our seats from the back row of the LF field level stands to the seats right on the wall (at this point, the ushers didn't give a crap...there were about maybe 3-4,000 people left in the park)...

Anyways, the O's were winning pretty big (Chris Hoiles had taken the Unit deep twice, including a shot that landed in the upper bullpen) and I guess Davey Johnson & Lou Pinella decided to empty the benches at that point....the M's brought in Rob Ducey to play LF near the end of the game....BJ Surhoff comes up for the O's and hits a drive into LF...Ducey looks like he's about to get it but slipped on the wet turf and went down..the ball lands about 3 feet behind him and starts a slow roll towards the wall...Surhoff huffs and puffs his way into a triple.

Ducey finally gets the ball back in and is just crushed....next batter comes up for the O's....I stand up and yell out in a Ricky Ricardo-esque voice "HEEEYYYY DOOOOOCEEEYYY....YOU GOT SOME SPLAAAANIN TOOO DOOOO!"

Ducey shook his head and started to laugh....it's all the guy could do in that situation...:lol:

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And my story is

At my high school's baseball game The football stands are set up in right field facing the football field. So everyone sits at the top of the stands facing the baseball feild and heckles the right fielder all game.

"Hey 23 I f'd your mom"

"Hey 13 you better get off your knees your blowing the game"

That's another bit of classy heckling right there. If I ever heard anything that derogatory and explicit during a high school game, it wouldn't last long. It's up to the coach to see that heckling like that stops, whether he does it himself, or has the athletic director do it for him.

At some point heckling crosses the line. You have posted a wonderful example of that.

Rude and obnoxious heckling leads to more aggressive and belligerent behavior on the field. I have seen it countless times. A player doesn't like the stuff he's hearing, and takes it out on the opponent, whether it's a hard slide, a trip, a swing, whatever. It escalates any bad feelings players and teams might have towards one another.

Remember?these aren't pros. They're people playing for the love of the game. Playful joking between the players and coaches is one thing. But this is gone over the line.

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Last night at my little brother's little league game the umpire was giving the crowd and bench a hard time about cheering when the opposing pitcher was in his wind up.  I disregarded the umpires warnings and continued to cheer at all times, after all, I was at a baseball game, not Sawgrass.  After one final warning, I cheered again and was thrown out.  Now keep in mind, the whole time I was being warned I never once said anything negative to the opposing team, I was simply cheering for my brother's team.  As I was leaving the field the umpire began to sweep off home plate to which I yelled "You'll make a good wife someday!".  This cracked up both sets of bleachers and the benches and I was gone. 

That's my heckle story, what's yours?

As an umpire, I don't find your story funny at all. It was a Little League game, not Yankee Stadium. If everyone starts cheering when the pitcher starts his or her windup, most likely it's done to distract the pitcher. Constant cheering is one thing?if it's started only during the windup, or when the ball's at the plate, I talk to the coaches to put a stop to it.

These are kids. You should be cheering for them, not trying to break the opponent's concentration. That's poor sportsmanship from players and fans. And if it continues, repercussions may include ejections of players, coaches or even fans. I have come very close to ejecting an entire set of bleachers because fans continued to do it after multiple warnings were issued. Trying to break the concentration of a 10 or 11 year old kid during the game? What are you thinking?

The comment afterwards about the umpire making a good wife reeks of classiness, by the way.

It's one thing to do it at a much higher level game, like pro, college, or even high school. But at a Little League game? I'm there to serve the players' best interests. To make sure the game is played evenly and fairly. If something happens that threatens to fairness of the game, I do what I can to put a stop to it. If you think it's your right to heckle everyone on the field, maybe you're missing the point of watching the game in the first place.

We weren't beginning to scream when the pitcher began his wind-up. It was a constant "C'mon Ben, let's go kid, big rip now Ben, eye on the ball, here we go kid" etc., throughout the at-bat and was not intended to break the concentration of the pitcher.

Every other game I've been to the benches have been silent, and the players apathetic. Now these kids are starting to rally and finally showing some enthusiasm and they get scolded for cheering for their teammates. Tell me how that's character building.

Not once was anything negative said such as "Pitcher's got a rubber arm" or anything to that effect. As I said it was just a constant cheering for the batter during their at-bat.

We're teaching these kids the game of baseball. It's not golf. Whatever happened to the days of "Hey batter, batter, batter,..."?

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