I like this word, “scrum.” There are three different meanings to the word given in the online dictionary Answers.com

scrum (skrŭm) n.
A play in Rugby in which the two sets of forwards mass together around the ball and, with their heads down, struggle to gain possession of the ball.
The mass or formation of players during such a play.
Chiefly British. A disordered or confused situation involving a number of people.intr.v., scrummed, scrum·ming, scrums.
To engage in a scrum.
[Short for SCRUMMAGE.]

Here’s how Hugh Hewitt uses the word…….in a nice collective way…….

Tom DeLay travels with the president on Air Force One today, proving again that the president isn’t panicked by a scrum of media directed by Nancy Pelosi and MoveOn. If there was a serious charge against DeLay, the president would not give him cover, but there is no serious charge and the president is underscoring that in bold strokes.”