Frank DeFord wants the wave to disappear

Noted sportswriter Frank DeFord did a commentary on NPR yesterday on how to measure the greatest Olympian. He talks about comparing athletes between sports and generations but then goes off on a tangent about the wave.

Aren’t you sick of the wave? It’s been around since the 1970s, it’s not fun any more, but it’s mandatory to go along if some unoriginal idiot starts it up. Otherwise, you’re not a good sport. Please. But, here it is again, periodically at the Olympics. Even Prince William and Kate had to join in when some dimwit started it at the tennis matches.

Yeah, he nailed the landing on that one.