Weird football traditions your family has

HugeJohnson

I have one
Apr 25, 2009
4,876
5,749
Some point in space and time
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
 

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rdhopkins2

Carpe Diem
Oct 1, 2002
17,172
8,936
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Box Hill Hawks
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
What if there is a power failure? :D
Do you have a bell?
 

bresker

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 21, 2005
8,498
10,739
Brunswick East 3057
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Wet Sham, BANGOR FC, Down
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
Do you string a crepe banner across your hallway with positive messages about your guests written on it?
 

Doggy Dan

Club Legend
Jul 29, 2014
2,478
4,995
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
Do you put tarps on the couch when you don't have visitors?
 

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Milanista28

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 2, 2014
12,200
18,997
AFL Club
Essendon
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
One of the scariest stories I have ever read.
 

JUBJUB

TheBrownDog
Sep 22, 2000
62,867
40,878
Calling Wambulances for the Geelong whiners
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Ford
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
 

Rack Watts

Here's MASON
May 24, 2008
23,205
16,953
Hobart, Tasmania
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
CLEVELAND BROWNS
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
I am done with this forum.
 

lamaros

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 15, 2007
7,229
2,992
Sydney
AFL Club
Essendon
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
South Australia, serial killer country.
 

HugeJohnson

I have one
Apr 25, 2009
4,876
5,749
Some point in space and time
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool
Do you put tarps on the couch when you don't have visitors?
Back when we lived at our old house we did in fact used to cover up the couch when it was not in use but since we moved to a nicer suburb we've had a lot more visitors so we've thrown the tarp out. Although most of them prefer to stand on the mound in the living room that we specially built to simulate the experience of being on the hill at Adelaide oval. When our family gets together to watch The Hot Seat every night we are all standing on there and get right in to it. Lots of yelling that goes on, our neighbours must think we're mad!
 

Power Raid

TheBrownDog
Oct 15, 2004
63,479
52,158
West Perth
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
what do the Jehovah's think
 

SuperSteele22

Club Legend
Nov 6, 2011
2,664
6,855
AFL Club
Collingwood
Thought it'd be interesting to see what footballing traditions are around out there and if they're unique or more common than we think.

Our family home doorbell is to the tune of 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental and each time it is pressed we welcome our guests in with a slow building clap that gradually escalates as the song reaches climax as a homage to Port Adelaide when they play this song before they run out on to the field. It generates a lot of excitement around the house and our guests are always speechless.
Do you have any weird and wonderful football traditions?
 

hazard

Club Legend
Feb 17, 2010
2,381
3,982
Europe
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
The Exers
Back when we lived at our old house we did in fact used to cover up the couch when it was not in use but since we moved to a nicer suburb we've had a lot more visitors so we've thrown the tarp out. Although most of them prefer to stand on the mound in the living room that we specially built to simulate the experience of being on the hill at Adelaide oval. When our family gets together to watch The Hot Seat every night we are all standing on there and get right in to it. Lots of yelling that goes on, our neighbours must think we're mad!
Sometimes dad turns off the electricity at the breaker box. Then the rest of us start chanting "POOOOOOW-ERRRRRR. POOOOOOOW-ERRRRR" until he turns it back on and then we cheer. :)
 

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