Texas Tech bell-ringer guy is no jerk-off, but when he passionately rings that bell… (vid)
Oh man. Among the many traditions that Texas Tech University maintains, the long-practiced bell-ringing that occurs during Red Raiders home football games at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock may be the most awkwardly and unintentionally hilarious.
And on Thursday night, as the Red Raiders hosted the TCU Horned Frogs, ESPN cameras caught the bell-ringer guy doing what he does best.
Watch as this young man, who no doubt is honored by being chosen as the designated bell-ringer — and rightfully so — really bear down, stick his tongue out and give that dang bell one heckuva, um, ringing, I guess.
Although, uh, yeah. But even though this young man gave a good accounting of his bell-ringing abilities, he has a long way to go before he reaches this level of bell-ringing awkwardness:
And then there was this guy, who almost takes the subtle perversity of the act to an entirely different level with his bell-ringing escapades during some recent game.
Ah yes, a tradition unlike any other.
And hey, Bell-Ringer Guy’s efforts did not go for naught as the Red Raiders upset the TCU Horned Frogs by a score of 20-10. Nothing jerky about that.