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Sitting/standing at games (moral dilemma)

Maybe it's because i go to U of O, where damn near everyone (at least in the student section) stands for the duration of both the basketball and football games, but my biggest pet peeve at the games is when the crowd sits for huge moments at the end of games

I guess I just don't get why in the last five minutes of a close game when there's a timeout everyone stands for the whole thing and the place is rockin, only to sit down again when play resumes...

I naturally get pretty pumped towards the end of games and want to remain standing, but someone behind me always starts complaining...Then as soon as anything remotely exciting happens or someone drives to the rack everyone jumps back to their feet, and if you're not quick enough and the guy in front of you beats you to your feet you miss half the play(i'm not terribly tall)...is it really that important that everyone sit back down for 30 seconds while the play develops? I've been going to sports games all my life, and if the guy in front of me is standing to see an important play, i take that as cue i should too, not to tell him to sit down...

My dad, on the other hand, who i went to the toronto game with, holds the position that if the rest of the section is sitting (which mine was even at a time when the entire end section with the thunderstix was standing) you should follow suit. so i guess my question is, am i being inconsiderate by wanting to remain standing for big plays at the end of games even if the rest of my section sits, or is it reasonable to take the position that being at a sporting event in the last few minutes of a close game, people might get excited and you might have to stand too if you want to see?

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