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12-05-2012, 07:17 AM
Nerf Herder
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Originally Posted by Jaded-Fan View Post
I do have one pet peeve. The wave. It began at an Oakland baseball game (though there is some disagreement of course as always is the case with these things) but was popularized by broadcasts in seattle of football games. And it served a purpose. They only did it when the other team had the ball, and it was a way to create a huge amount of noise and distraction for the team on offense. They parked it when their team was on offense.

Now we get the silliness with no purpose other than to . . .well God I have no clue why they do it. It is the equivilent of the whole 'whooo' thing which also is like fingernails on a chalk board to me.
the only time I have ever enjoyed the wave was at a PSU football game. As soon as the wave reached the visitors section the entire crowd booed. It was pretty hilarious.

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