I was sent a link to an article on A.V. Club Milwaukee by Steven Hyden about what he thinks about the wave. The article is almost two years old and I’m sorry I hadn’t seen it before because it’s right on the spot.
I am a vehement anti-wave sports fan. In fact, I think it’s a shame that “vehement anti-wave sports fan” isn’t redundant, because all real sports fans should shun the wave like they do Pete Rose, Tonya Harding, and people that complain about soccer not being more popular in the U.S. The wave is stupid, highly annoying, consistently ill timed during game-time moments, and—have I mentioned this yet?—just really [effing] stupid. It’s the Macarena of audience participation activities—only people didn’t get sick of doing it after six months.
Make sure to check out the rest of the article.
And speaking of A.V. Club, we had a brief mention on their Austin site.