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

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The author is one of the few fans who refuses to cheer during professional sporting events.

The author is one of the few fans who refuses to cheer during professional sporting events.

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.