Oct 13, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) signals to the crowd as he is carted off the field after an injury during the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 32-20. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
It can be a four to eight hour adventure in going to a sporting event, from the time you go to the ballpark until the time you arrive home. Going to an Arizona Cardinals or any other NFL game is no different. You are spending a lot of money to go to the sporting event. You want to be entertained. However one piece of entertainment that needs to go away in every sport is the wave. It is without a doubt the dumbest activity at any given sporting event. Yesterday’s game against the San Francisco 49’ers is a prime example of why the wave needs to be banned.
When Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell went down with an injury and was laying there motionless on the field, Niners fans started doing the wave? Now, was it done in celebration of Campbell’s injury? No but it was an inopportune time to do it. Even Niners players were asking the fans to stop the activity. The Niners Jed York had to release a statement showing support for Campbell and denouncing the wave. I take my hat off to the Niners players and organization for doing the right thing there.
The wave isn’t a team-driven activity. It is a bored fan-driven activity. Fans need to have common sense. Where’s the sensitivity to the injury? I’m glad York came out and said something. This is an activity though that happens at every ballpark, every arena, every stadium. Fans get bored. They want people to make noise. What ever happened to just making noise? Why does it have to be generated by such an idiotic activity? If you want to stand up and stretch, be my guest. Stand and cheer. Don’t sit, stand, sit, stand, sit stand because some idiot in the front row got bored and told you to.
You see it at Arizona Diamondbacks games, Cardinals games, and other local events. It’s almost as bad as someone waiting for the Jumbotron to tell you to make noise before you will make noise. It’s ridiculous. Yesterday though was just another check mark in the reasons for banning the wave category. Enough already. Only YOU can prevent the wave from happening.