Caveat Emperor (04-19-2013)
I would say that if I was woo hooing, I would be drunker n dumber than normal
Bring on 2018! #%?*!
Also, short of a tianneman (sp) square type execution on fountain square, the woo-hooing may not stop. Ever.
Bring on 2018! #%?*!
My position regarding the WOOOOO is a nuanced one which might shed some light on one of the main reasons why some players and fans like it and some players and fans don't.
Here's my official position:
1) as a diehard Reds fan living in San Jose California and therefore confined primarily to watching games on television, I find the WOOOOO "mildly amusing, sometimes irritating, but generally fun" as a television viewer
2) making a strongly educated guess — based on my past attendance at many sporting events – I would expect to find the WOOOOO somewhat less amusing, somewhat more irritating, but still fairly fun as a fan attending a game at GABP.
3) making another educated guess — based again on my past attendance at many sporting events and – I would expect to find the WOOOOOOO totally unamusing, highly irritating, and no fun at all if some Yahoo seated directly behind me did it several times an inning all game long
So anyway, I'm sure some of the disagreement depends on one's natural bent toward loud and goofy behavior, but I also think one's opinion is also dependent one's proximity to the phenomena (the farther away the better) and the frequency of the phenomena (occasional= OK ; constant= loathsome).
Anyway, that's my 10 cents
Last edited by smixsell; 04-19-2013 at 04:17 PM.
What if this is as good as it gets?
Granted, it may have initially been created by the type of individual you describe, but the accounts from others who have also attended games regularly differ significantly from yours. Universally when I have asked my extended family in the area, they have responded that the kids love it.
Kids also love the wave and other audience participation events that receive much disdain.
I just can't believe there is a 22 page thread about this.
Like it or don't like it. It's really not a big deal.
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vuvuzeulas are terrible. Someone screaming/cursing at the ump is also very bad. The difference is, vuvuzuelas can be banned from the game and a person cursing can be removed from the game. Someone can scream "woo" all game long and there really isn't anything that anyone can do about it.
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