Posted by ASU20USC7_1978 on March 24, 15 at 05:26:29:
I know that not everyone views the Curtain as a positive to the program (gimmicky, etc). I agree it does not initially appear very sophisticated, particularly to purists. I don't intend to criticize or even disagree with those views - I just want to present another view from someone who learned to imitate Chuck Berry's duck walk long before learning the music.
I would like to see the Curtain again next year. My daughters (6 and 10 years) love it. I know there are other ways to attract youngsters to the various teams and ASU itself, but my 10 year old started watching ASU basketball this year and attended a women's game with her friends (she was disappointed the Curtain was not there).
When I first learned of the Curtain on ESPN's Highly Questionable (they called it the Curtain of "Destruction"), it reminded me of when I was young and saw a guy at the football games wearing a maroon polyester jacket, named Elvis who would run out after kick offs to secure the kicking tee, and flip it around a bit before running off the field. It might have looked dumb, but I LOVED it, and looked forward to scoring even more.
I don't care whether or not if it is effective against opposing free throws.
One thing I like about it is how they go through the diligence of involving the theatre department and other ASU teams (swimming, football, baseball, etc). As far as I understand, this year it did not devolve into anything so tasteless to warrant early cancellation by the administration, nor did it seem as though the administration put enough parameters on it to take the fun and creativity out of it.
For years my sister and her husband have been going to several basketball games a year, and now my wife and daughters want to make plans for attending more games next year with them as a group.
I expect the Curtain to eventually run its course just like everything else, but enjoy it for now.
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