Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoWe were booted out of Safeco for getting mad at starting 1st baseman Miguel Cario for dribbling a ball for a third out with runners on when losing 0-9. No profanity, nothing offensive just yelling and heckling at a bad team playing a bad game. I know Seattle is a little sensitive, but we would have been one of the tamer band of idiots if we were in Fenway or Yankee Stadium.
I know you can get away with more at a football game, but I've noticed a scary trend where if you aren't cheering when the Jumbo Tron tells you to you should probably just shut up and watch the game ... having an annoying conversation that has nothing to do with anything in the stadium seems to be okay as well.
Eh, they've already got your money, what do they care?
I know I'm in the minority, but I wouldn't mind if every sport had the same rules that golf and tennis do re: noise. I was in the bleachers at a Brewers game where a guy kept yelling things at Astros RF Hunter Pence. I doubt Pence could even hear the guy, but it sure took away from my enjoyment of the game.
If such a rule were ever instituted I would never go to a sporting event again. I can understand being annoyed at someone who is excessively heckling, and wouldn't mind security asking such people to tone it down. But to shut up 20,000-90,000 people because a few idiots keep yelling unfunny insults seems a bit of overkill.
I'm not surprised either, and I'm glad it's being banned. They are taking advantage of a loophole that exists at no other level of football. In the NCAA, for example, the rule about scrimmage kick formation is as follows: Emphasis mine.