Experts and observers say the call to "root, root, root for the home team" is being countermanded by the urge to demean, belittle and taunt the referees, opposing team and its supporters.
Some chalk the rudeness up to a decline of civility in our culture, while others say it's part of a double standard about what's allowed once the school bell rings.
No matter what team it is, there is some type of rally cry that the fans and players of the team grow to love and call their own.
It’s the coordination of several thousand people to make a very basic, easy-to-understand point.The chant became something more special than your run-of-the-mill team chant in 1986, when the Amazin’s beat the Red Sox in the World Series.The Mets were 27 games ahead going into the playoffs and the team had very high expectations.In war, in peace, and in completely inconsequential stuff like sports, we always need to be heard.But here’s the thing - not all sports chants are created equal."If you act like this during the day, you get kicked out.