Southsiders treated horribly at Canucks-Wild Game
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02-14-2013, 12:52 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Is hockey that difficult to follow that those who prefer it to be quiet can't follow it if there's some noise?
This isn't a movie a theatre or a chess match, it's a sporting event.
How is it difficult to focus on a hockey game with cheering and chanting?
It's definitely easier to be completely dialed in and possessed/in the moment about everything that happens in the game when YOU'RE not the one trying to artificially generate atmosphere with songs and cheers, IMO (forget about being distracted by others, which depending on the level we're talking about, can happen as well).
If it were up to me, hockey would be suspensefully quiet in anticipation, and momentarily explode in deafening loudness from genuine reaction whenever something actually happens. That's what it sounds like when you ACTUALLY watch and react to a game--- why amp it up with empty and constant cheerleader enthusiasm during the valleys in momentum? It just feels less meaningful and satisfying to me.
Again, it may generate a better atmosphere for viewers from afar, but I definitely think it's a lesser way to enjoy a game up close than to be constantly making noise for the sake of it when nothing's happening.
I like the "YEAHH!!"'s, "WHOAAA"s, "OOOoohhh!!"'s, groans, and cringes from hockey crowds, but I don't like the "Woooohh!! Come'on, let's go Canucks!!" and "Awww what was that?! SHOOOTT!!" type cheers, personally.
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