May 14, 2006

Woo! Ric Flair pumps up the Carolina Hurricanes

From The News & Observer, an article about Ric Flair's "WOO" videos for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Flair, 56, is in an upstairs hallway of the RBC Center, psyching himself up to videotape "Woo!"s for the Carolina Hurricanes scoreboard. If you've ever been to a game, you know that video of Flair's trademark exclamation helps celebrate Canes goals and a "Woo!" singalong works to pump the crowd when the Canes go on the power play.

"When we first played it, so many people hated it," says Pete Soto, the guy in charge of video for the Hurricanes. There was nasty e-mail.

Then fans bonded with the "Woo!" These days after a Canes goal, eyes in the crowd reflexively look toward the scoreboard, awaiting Flair's arrival.

Read the article...

(via Kukla's Korner)

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