Seriously it was just a sea of Green, and Irish accents were all around. It was awesome although I did feel for the Italians, but many of them couldn't make the trip since they are currently defending their homeland from unwanted intruders.
|"Oh dear God, they breached the perimeter, we need every man at home to get rid of this pest, before they multiple"|
But last night's match further embedded my belief that the people that start Mexican waves are idiots and don't understand the rules. Now don't get me wrong I don't hate the Mexican wave, and I believe it has its place, but I don't think just because you are at a stadium a Mexican Wave needs to be held. First of all why is it called a Mexican wave? Do Mexicans stand up one by one and raise both hands when a friend enters a room?
|Do Mexicans even wave?|
|Although I think Hitler was toying with a one-armed version as early as 1936.|
|"Yeah, apparently XXXL is the largest size they make. Annoying right!"|
|"Almost, almost ..."|
So you need to pick the starting point carefully, in Rugby when there is an injury break, in Cricket possibly between overs, tennis between sets etc etc.
But the idiots who start them just do it when they want, showing their ignorance of the game. I found this quote in this blog about Mexican Waves.
"It is better to have others think you are an incompetent fan than to do the wave and remove all doubt."
These people will continue to try start waves even when they have already failed 6 times in the last two minutes when the wave hits fans actually watching the game so the wave dies. At which point the knowledgable fan is booed by the wave starts for being dullards.
|"Boo, you paid $250 for your seat, and you are actually watching the game not standing up and sitting down in a methodical manner, Boo"|
|"Ok sweetie, when the central protagonist goes in for the kiss, I am totally starting a wave"|
|"Unfortunately Mam, there was Mexican Wave, during a Bricklayers Rally"|
|"Wait a minute, they don't sell Mountain Dew here"|