Clemson student starts petition to bring back balloons at football games


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RIP Gameday Balloons (1983-2017)
RIP Gameday Balloons (1983-2017)

Believe it or not, balloons or lack thereof at football games is still a hot topic around Clemson's campus.

The balloons were a gameday tradition at Clemson football games since the 1983 season.

However, the balloons are no longer part of the "Most exciting 25 seconds in College Football" as environmental groups didn't like the idea of balloons being a danger to the environment, including the loggerhead turtles on the coastline of South Carolina.

A sophomore Clemson student named Brice Rosa is all-in on those beautiful oranges balloons as he has started an online petition to bring them back to football games.

"Unfortunately, after years of fighting to keep this tradition, the balloon tradition was ended by environmental activists," he said on the petition. "However, these activists ignored the fact that Central Spirit (who was in charge of the balloons) used environmentally friendly biodegradable balloons. Moving forward, the balloons that would be used if the tradition was brought back would be 100% biodegradable and would leave no environmental footprint. Also, to show how dedicated we are to leaving no environmental footprint, we will be organizing 14 trash clean up days in and around Clemson!"

The petition currently has 1,683 signatures as of Friday afternoon.

Check out more about the petition, courtesy of WYFF:

Retro 1983 video of the Clemson Gameday balloons:

Video of Clemson-SC 2016 Gameday balloons:

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TigerNet News
spacer It is still littering.***
TIGERROCKER
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
triplep
spacer 2020
T_I_P
spacer Look, some snowflake TDd your post***
stubborn_tiger®
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Hutch
spacer Simple solution
TigerzzRoar®
spacer ^This is a great idea***
TigersAndCubs®
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
Tobias27772
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
Tigerluvr
spacer Yeah.. no***
SavageTiger3901
spacer The opposite of tradition is not progress . . .
mrmatt
spacer That's a horrible way of looking at it.***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
CUrlifeflashing
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
CtLiEgMeSrOsN®
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer It won't happen because most people (and im not excluding
TigersAndCubs®
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
Tobias27772
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
MarineOneClemson®
spacer That’s why we should chop down ALL the trees!
JKBtigerpaw
spacer Re: It is still littering.***
armsb
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74TIGER
spacer can we sign it too?***
xtiger
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tigerpsy
spacer Bravo to the student who got this started....
milerock®
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LowcountryJerk
spacer Here's the link.
TigerSSR®
spacer Re: Here's the link.
saddis56®
spacer TURTLE KILLERS
Neal in NC®
spacer I hate the balloons, mostly because it caused my Central
aerozeptallica
spacer Ok I did some reading. Even the dang balloon industry is against it.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Yes it seems there is more evidence of the damage
T_I_P
spacer I dug into the straw controversy a long time ago.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Ok I did some reading. Even the dang balloon industry is against it.
FamilyofOrange
spacer It's worse to throw them in a river than it is to throw them
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Amen brother.***
civil engr®
spacer We already solved the balloon issue. Nothing left to work on***
Clemsonjoe®
spacer Re: Ok I did some reading. Even the dang balloon industry is against it.
FamilyofOrange
spacer I use palstic and I am not guilty of anything related
Neal in NC®
spacer The speed at which biodegradable balloons decompose
homeslice1479®
spacer Just found this in a couple minutes on Google.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Just found this in a couple minutes on Google.
Tobias27772
spacer Gotta get the big balloon lobby to pay for the
aerozeptallica
spacer Ain't none of these damm balloons making it to the coast.
Clemsnman®
spacer Re: Ain't none of these damm balloons making it to the coast.
Tigerluvr
spacer has a biodegradable balloon ever been
SavageTiger3901
spacer Yes. It takes years to breakdown. Even the balloon industry
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer I'm curious, can you show some of the data
SavageTiger3901
spacer Re: Yes. It takes years to breakdown. Even the balloon industry
TigerHawk76®
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Tiger ironman
spacer "Biodegradable balloons" take several years to breakdown.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: "Biodegradable balloons" take several years to breakdown.
Calhoun2
spacer If you don't get why releasing the balloon isn't a good
stubborn_tiger®
spacer Simple solutions
striperfan
spacer As Daniel Bryan would say, “YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
nkickha
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TigerAlum1981
spacer Surprised you didn’t notice it.
JKBtigerpaw
spacer there is no way you're a 1981 grad, go to games, watched
SavageTiger3901
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Tobias27772
spacer Serious question for the pro-ballooners
ahay®
spacer I think you're onto something here
stubborn_tiger®
spacer Re: I think you're onto something here
Tobias27772
spacer Grown men...pining for balloons. Like children. Amazing.***
Clemsonjoe®
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