Don't be the aggressively loud dude at sporting events

Oct 30, 2017
707
There's always one guy at the local sportball game screaming a running commentary at a notably louder volume than the crowd about how the refs should kill themselves

It's sending out bad vibrations man
 

MrCibb

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Dec 12, 2018
624
UK
Who wants a quiet stadium?

WE LOVE YOU RAFA, WE DO
WE LOVE YOU RAFA, WE DO
WE LOVE YOU RAFA, WE DO
OOOH RAFA WE LOVE YOU

:(
 

Dr Campino

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Oct 30, 2017
146
One of my least favourite ones recently is the guy who's making it known to the crowd that he coaches youth soccer by loudly complaining to the ref about fouls ("c'mon ref!"). Or the frequency of "send it!"
 
OP
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Oct 30, 2017
707
Yup. Stay home if you don't want to hear it. I'm going off next season. Fuck the Clippers.
Nope

Sport is a valuable thing - and while noise, chants, cheering and booing are an essential part of it, it should still be an environment where acting like a dickhead is frowned on

It took a long time for me to even realise that I enjoyed sports because of how upsetting it was to me as a little kid to listen to grown men loudly heap abuse on players and refs in ways that honestly just aren't appropriate

Everyone should be able to go to a game and enjoy it
 

Baked Pigeon

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Oct 27, 2017
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Phoenix
Yelling and screaming fans are okay depending on the magnitude of the game.

Backseat coaching ftryhards from the stands though? I'm good without that.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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There was this guy who used to go to Washington Wizards/Bullets games that was a legendary heckler. Basically the entire league knew about him.
 

Hokahey

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Oct 28, 2017
2,014
Nope

Sport is a valuable thing - and while noise, chants, cheering and booing are an essential part of it, it should still be an environment where acting like a dickhead is frowned on

It took a long time for me to even realise that I enjoyed sports because of how upsetting it was to me as a little kid to listen to grown men loudly heap abuse on players and refs in ways that honestly just aren't appropriate

Everyone should be able to go to a game and enjoy it
This. It's fucking ridiculous how I have to constantly shield my children from drunken dipshits causing a fucking scene over SPORTS.

And I love sports, and enjoy drinking and having a good time at sporting events. But there's a line.

Have an ounce of decency morons.
 

Blue Skies

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Mar 27, 2019
692
I have never NOT been completely tipsy/almost drunk at a sports game, so I don’t really give a fuck what other people are doing there.
 

TaySan

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Dec 10, 2018
3,810
This reminds me of that brawl over a kids game in colorado between all the parents. People take this shit way too seriously.
 

darz1

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Dec 18, 2017
1,925
People get excited about things.

I have no problem with loud as long as its respectful. It doesnt bother me unless they start hurling insults.
 

L Thammy

Spacenoid
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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm more concerned about the aggressively loud sports dude on the bus ride home. The bus driver's trying to do just job, man, stop threatening to pee on him.
 

TheJollyCorner

The Fallen
Nov 7, 2017
1,534
Have fun. Be loud if you are passionate. Don’t be a dick and don’t fuck with people.

There. Sports bar etiquette.
 

Alex Stroud

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Oct 29, 2017
120
My wife and I always seem to get tickets within proximity of drunken pinkhat cougars who lust for every player whose name they can remember. It’s annoying sometimes but good for a few chuckles.

Screaming babies will always be the worst at sporting events.
 

msdstc

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Nov 6, 2017
1,389
This is tough because I think being loud and passionate at the game is great, it's part of what makes sports so great. There are the people however who go above and beyond. There's a difference between loud and obnoxious though. Volume is almost never the issue.
 

MiHighGator

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Nov 8, 2018
182
This is tough because I think being loud and passionate at the game is great, it's part of what makes sports so great. There are the people however who go above and beyond. There's a difference between loud and obnoxious though. Volume is almost never the issue.
Yep. Cheering/chanting for your team is awesome. It's what makes live sports worth going to; otherwise, watching at home on a big screen TV is the better experience in every other way. I don't even personally like soccer, but I've found myself going to MLS games semi-often because sitting in the supporters sections is the closest atmosphere I've seen to college sports.

However, being an obnoxious asshole is not awesome. Read the crowd and refrain from the over-the-top vulgarity. That just makes the event less fun, and even uncomfortable, for a lot of people. I still remember a Houston Rockets/LA Lakers game I went to around two decades ago where this girl kept obnoxiously yelling vulgar variations of "Olajuwon can suck my dick" over and over again in a shrill voice while the rest of the section was quietly watching the game (it wasn't very competitive at that point). It was really an annoying downer of a moment in what was otherwise a fun night out with my dad. Security had to eventually come talk to her. Don't be that person.