4/27/2012: Smoke Bombs Debate Reaches Level Two
By Ryan Kozlowski
Last weekend a secret group of Columbus Crew fans lit off yellow smoke bombs to blanket the Nordecke in a smog of cool before the black and gold trotted out to face off against the Houston Dynamo.
In a grandpa-like slow uncool the Crew released a robotic statement about the smoke bombs that hasn't changed to HSH, link here.
The main issue being fear of the erector set Crew Stadium being somehow destroyed by the fire of the smoke bomb, yet it's just as likely as someone dropping a cigarette at halftime into a pile of hay, awkwardly for some reason at Crew Stadium, to start a fire.
Another problem is death from smoke inhalation. Yes, there somehow serious. But, somehow many other clubs in Europe light smoke bombs without any deaths or fires. Do you ever see the article, "Smoke Bomb or Flare Lights Up Entire Stadium." Nope, because it doesn't happen.
The Crew just needs somehow to keep CSC entertained, while killing the atmosphere in Crew Stadium.
And the Crew Front Office knows that it helps in the atmosphere because they use the smoke bombs in just about every one of their promotion commercials before every season.
So, what's the big deal?
If the Crew front office can sell out the stadium and have the luxury of revoking season tickets for smoke bombs then that's one thing. But, the last two games the only place that was packed was the Nordecke. So, leave it the hell alone and let it celebrate it's team how it wants.
It will help Crew Stadium more than hurt it.