During the Ravens v. Bengals game, I was into it as I normally am. I was up whistling and screaming "DEFENSE" when Cincinnati had the football. And no it wasn’t on third down only. It was on first down and second down too! Even S.A.F.E. Management reps encourage the support.
Sometime during the early part of the second quarter someone who has sat about 8 rows behind me for years stopped by to say hello.
Or so I thought….
He knelt down beside me with a couple of beers in hand and said, “You know I appreciate your enthusiasm but do you have to stand up on first and second down? Can’t you just stand up on third down?”
My reply: “No I can’t. If you want to sit down during the game, you should have stayed home in your living room.”
I meant it.
Screaming at the top of my lungs and whistling at the loudest decibel level possible is hard work. It’s what I do to help my team. I do my best to contribute to the 12th man at The Vault.
Am I wrong?
I didn’t even give a second thought to accommodating my neighbor’s request.