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Do They Still Shoot A Gun?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Forget Favre, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    I was remembering that they would shoot off a gun (Hopefully with blanks. LOL) to signal the end of the half.
    I was just wondering if anyone out there knows for sure if they still do this.
    I haven't heard of this tradition for a while.
    And would anyone know if they did it at the end of quarters as well?
     
  2. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have no idea. I think they still shoot one off at the beginning of a race in track and field but I didn't even know they did that in football.
     
  3. Forget Favre

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    Neither did my gf.

    Yeah, I know it's news to some.
    I think it was mainly around in the 50's-60's.
    I watched a referee do it on some old TV show or movie.
    Which is the only time I ever saw it. Which is why I'm asking.

    Of course if this had been old communist Russia or other repressive countries, they would probably shoot the losing head coach!
    End of game.
    Loser coach goes out with a bang.
     
  4. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    When they versus the Pack they have a 1/8 chance of getting fired.
     
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  5. Forget Favre

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    If I was the Broncos waterboy to get the job I would proclaim that as head coach I would put in Tebow.
     
  6. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    They used to use the gun at halftime and at the end of the game for high school games when I played HS ball (and yes, it was blanks).
     
  7. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    That question was in ask Vic. Don't remember what the date of the last game to use one was though
     
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    I don't think they do, but now that you say it, I am going to mod that in my rom of Tecmo when I figure out how to change the sounds.
     
  9. Forget Favre

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    By your answer, I take it that means they don't do it anymore.
    I'll do a search on "ask Vic."
    Thanx.
     

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