The Wave stands test of time as go-to sports cheer

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 14 at 2:03 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Love it or loathe it, Krazy George Henderson doesn't much care.

"The Wave" cheer he created is still rocking 30 years after he first performed it during the 1981 baseball playoffs.

The Wave went off without a hitch at a San Francisco Giants game last month. Fans did it in Detroit on Thursday during Game 5 of the AL championship series between the Tigers and Texas Rangers. It's still a staple at Michigan Stadium, where the 100,000-plus Wolverines football supporters have a fast, slow and reverse version as well as the more conventional rendition — all of which look best in the Big House when everybody's on the same plane in the bowl-shaped venue.

While the Wave has taken a beating on sports talk radio and among the sports pundits who debate its value, many purists still appreciate the move.

Print
Email
|