That's the sound of an offended Oregon Duck football fan, who's turned off by the Rose Bowl buzz kill inflicted by the university when it demanded that a great student-made video be removed from the Internets.
Of course, this heavy-handed attempt at censorship didn't succeed. I just watched the video on the Oregonian web site, where sports columnist Ken Goe correctly says that the University of Oregon got it all wrong.
Goe tells the sad story of how this video got squashed because -- horror of horrors! -- the Oregon Duck mascot appears briefly in various scenes.
It wasn't until later Tuesday morning that Angie Sit, Oregon's assistant athletic director for marketing, got involved. Sit's message to the guys was sharp and unequivocal: edit The Duck out of the video, or take down the video, or else. They had until 5 p.m.
They appealed, pointing out that putting together their production had taken an entire weekend. Removing The Duck involved not only editing, but remixing and possibly reshooting. And, they are students, after all. They do have classes.
The appeal got nowhere...So, the guys reluctantly shut down the YouTube video Tuesday night.
If you want to tell Angie Sit how you feel about her heavy-handed action against some wondrously creative and enthusiastic U of O students (and I hope you do) here's her email address: [email protected]
I must be breaking all sorts of Disney copyright law also. And confusing people who think my blog is an official U of O athletic department web site.
I await a visit from your lawyers. So does my dog, who also is a Duck football fan.
(Tell the lawyers to bring a chew stick if they want to get in our door. And better legal arguments than you told Ken Goe.)