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Thursday, March 29, 2007

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Tim

I'm with you on this one.

The only way you'll get me on a golf course is to let me drive the beer cart and heckle the golfers.

I'm talking bench-clearing golf fan participation!

Nightwind

I don't see any particular reason to change things... or that noisy would be intrinsicly better than silent. Especially since you seem to connect loud crowds with the blue collar population. There's no reason why blue collared people can't be quiet, and I see no reason why an individual person, sport, company or whatever should have to cater to them. There is a certain sense of high brow sports and low brow sports, but if you want to participate (including watching) in a sport contrary to your social status, then you should be following it's rules, not expecting it to change its rules to suit you. If you don't like the "faux elitism" that you see in tennis, then watch a baseball game. But I can't imagine anyone seriously suggesting that baseball fans be quiet in order to shake out some of its redneck tendencies.

The Ridger

Watching tennis would be fun? Not for those who don't like rude obnoxious noise. Not for those who hate it when some bozo behind them in the stands at a baseball game does not shut up once and is indeed racist, homophobic, and obscene - or at least chooses to sound that way. Maybe that one person isn't heard by the tv audience, but he's heard by those around him. It's one reason I stopped going to baseball games, to tell you the truth.

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