No cheering rule: why I never clap while attending pro sporting events

Wednesday July 3rd, 2013
The author is one of the few fans who refuses to cheer during professional sporting events.
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Perhaps I will come to regret it on my deathbed, and attempt to release a lifetime of pent-up applause for everyone and everything I've been privileged to witness. You know how they say, at graduations and award ceremonies, "Please hold your applause 'til the very end"? Maybe, in a cosmic sense, that's what I'm doing. But unless or until that happens, I'll be sitting on my hands.

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