an inalienable right, a Natural right, and considered to be self-evident
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty, Booing and the pursuit of Happiness.
To BOO, or
not to BOO, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to
suffer player errors and losses, Or to BOO against a sea of troubles And
by opposing end them.
all fans BOO during any given game or event.
As a BOO Bird
there are some Universal Rules and General Guidelines of Booing and
Never Ever BOO or Cheer when a player is injured
unacceptable to BOO, Cheer, or celebrate an injury to a
player-remember they are playing a game and have a life to live and an
injury could affect that. Only a cold-hearted, ignorant and mean
spirited person would do this. It is acceptable to applaud or cheer
for the player when he is leaving the field-usually the player will
give a thumbs up to the crowd to let them know he is O.K.
Profanity at any level is unacceptable behavior. Chanting profanity is
just uncouth. People of a higher moral standard and Children are in
attendance and should not be subject to such word conjugations
"No Mothers Rule" or "No Moms" please no reference to players,
entertainers or other fans Mother or their family lineage-please
only play "The Dozens" with close friends .If you are thinking of
starting a sentence with "Your Mother" or "Your Mama" stop right
3-Racial/Ethnic/Homophobic/Sexist Comments or Remarks-
Completely unacceptable behavior-think before you say something
demeaning or stupid
completely unacceptable behavior , you are there as a member of an
audience watching a performer succeed or fail on their own efforts.
Any interference should be dealt with ejection and a banning from the
sport for life.
5-Running on to the playing field -
never acceptable behavior, the penalty in all cases should result in
you being shot by a Taser, ejection, arrest and a banning from the
sport for life. And please keep your clothes on!
on to the playing field or at players and other fans -
unacceptable behavior. This includes baseballs, hockey pucks, bottles,
batteries, drink cups and snowballs. This action could result in an
injury to an athlete or a fan. Should be dealt with ejection and a
banning from the sport for life.
Exception - At hockey games it is seemingly acceptable to throw
hats after a "Hat Trick"
Exception In Detroit they throw octupi-The octopus first made its
appearance on April 15, 1952, during the Red Wings' Stanley Cup
Two Detroit brothers, Pete and Jerry Cusimano - storeowner's in
Detroit's Eastern Market - threw the eight-legged cephalopod on
the ice at Olympia Stadium. Each tentacle of the octopus was
symbolic of a win in the playoffs. Back then, the NHL boasted only
six teams, and eight wins (two best-of-seven series) were needed
to win the Stanley Cup. The Red Wings swept the series that year,
and the Octopus has come to be the good luck charm ever since.
The tradition carried over to Joe Louis Arena on opening night in
1979 when several found their way onto the ice.
During the 1995 playoffs, Bob Dubisky and Larry Shotwell,
co-workers at a meat and seafood retail company near Detroit,
tossed a 38-pound octopus onto the ice during the National Anthem
prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The year after,
the duo struck again with a 50-pounder in the Conference Finals.
Although the feat received no airtime on the nationally broadcast
game, the octopus was proudly displayed on the hood of the Zamboni
Exception -Rock Concerts- Some women have been known to throw
various undergarments at the stage during rock concerts- no
reports of any injuries have ever been reported
Exception -Flowers or Roses-it is customary to throw flowers
onstage after a performance by a performer, especially at a
7-Fighting or any Violent Behavior-No
fan should be involved in any fighting or violent behavior-including
spitting -extremely unacceptable behavior. Players also should not be
involved in fighting or spitting.
Exception for players -in Hockey fighting is part of the game-
also MMA and Boxing (both are a match where two people engage in a
contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by fighting- the
participants are referred to as fighters)
8-Youth Sports BOOing is not acceptable at all in youth sports.
Young athletes are in their formative years both physically and more
importantly mentally. They are learning the games and it should be a
pressure free enjoyable experience. The parents, coaches and adults
involved must set a good example for the children involved and behave
9-High School Sports
BOOing is acceptable at the High School Level. Young athletes by this
time have acquired the skills and confidence to excel. Part of the fun
of High School Sports is the friendly rivalry between schools and
cheering for the home team and booing the visiting team is an integral
part of the overall experience.
BOOing is acceptable at the Collegiate Level. The athletes by this
time are young adults have acquired the skills and confidence to
excel. Part of the fun of College Sports is the friendly rivalry
between schools and cheering for the home team and booing the visiting
team is an integral part of the overall experience.
Booing is mandatory at the professional Level. These are highly paid
athletes and being BOOed is part of the game.
Rule 12-Home Team Players-It
is acceptable to BOO a player for lack of effort or hustle, poor
sportsmanship, bad behavior on the field or off the field, use of
performance enhancing drugs, drugs, alcohol abuse, spousal abuse or any
other illegal behavior. If a player says bad things about the fans or
city he plays in BOOing is mandatory.
Rule 13-Visiting Team Players-It
is acceptable to BOO a Visiting Team Player for any reason!
Rule 14-Home or Visiting Team Family Members-completely
unacceptable behavior-they are not players and should be able to watch
the game as you BOO their relatives.
Rule 15-Home Team Coach or Manager-It
is acceptable to BOO if they are continually making bad strategic moves.
Rule 16-Visiting Team Coach or Manager
It is acceptable
to BOO a Visiting Team Coach or Manager for any reason!
It is acceptable
to BOO an Official if they make a bad call. Most Officials make the
right call 99.9% of the time.
Rule 18-Opposing Fans
It is acceptable
to BOO Opposing Fans for any reason! Remember no profanity, physical
contact or any reference to their Mother.
Rule 19-Santa Claus
It is acceptable
to BOO Santa Claus if you were Nice and Not Naughty and really got
stiffed for Christmas. Also If Santa Claus is Skinny, Mean or Drunk or
any combination there of. Santa Claus is supposed to be Round, Sober
Rule 20-Anthem Singer
It is acceptable
to BOO an anthem Singer if they do not know the words or they perform
their "Artistic Interpretation" of the National Anthem. Do Not BOO
during the anthem-applaud and cheer after the anthem-
BOO the singer as they
are walking off the field-Exception Jimi Hendrix's rendition of The
Star Spangled Banner at Woosdstock.
Rule 21-Team Management/Owner-It
is acceptable to BOO the Team Management/Owner if they continually draft
poorly , make disastrous trades and interfere with the coaches, players,
games or are in general obnoxious .
Rule 22-Draft Picks-
It is acceptable to BOO
Draft Picks although blatantly unfair to them. The BOOing is directed
more at the Team's decision then the actual player.
Never Ever BOO a Cheerleader, sometimes they are the only ones giving a
Reporters/Announcers - It is acceptable to BOO a Sports Reporter if
they are biased, a former player of a rival team or just really a bad
Rule 25-Team Mascot-
It is acceptable to BOO the team Mascot if he continually is getting
in the way of your view of the game or steals away your
mandatory to BOO politicians- look at the state of our world-
Democrat, Republican, Right Wing, Left Wing, Tea Party, Socialist,
Communist, Green, Conservative -BOO them all!
an Entertainer is acceptable if their performance is bad. It is also
the only way you can get any entertainment value for spending money
to attend a really bad movie or concert.
The Opera- It is a
tradition of opera fans worldwide to BOO a poor performance
setting fires, looting, turning cars over, fighting other fans,
fighting police and total anarchy are not appropriate behavior to
celebrate a win/championship or a devastating loss
Murder- Killing or
injuring a referee/umpire/official is not appropriate behavior, even
though it might seem like the right thing to do at the time because
you lost all your money on a foolish bet, it really is frowned upon by
If you have
any suggestions, additions or modifications of The Official Rules Of
Booing please send them to us!