Why are American chants so bad?

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Just another example of US shitness....move on. Their 'World Series' is the absolute piss-take.
 

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the ‘fight and win’ bloke definitely hasn’t alerted the correct people that his mother died in her bed several years ago.
 

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They need to be a bit ruder

I remember being at an NHL game in 2010 and screamed that the referee was a blind cnut and I got all sorts of dirty looks
My mate used to live in Florida, he watched Orlando in their first few seasons, he used to get all sorts of funny looks and comments when he launched all sorts of expletives during the game.

By season three he had everyone following suit. Expletive laden chants galore.
 

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the ‘fight and win’ bloke definitely hasn’t alerted the correct people that his mother died in her bed several years ago.
Don't know any other way to explain this but the "fight and win" guy nods like a literal Muppet character after each chant.
 

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Listening to the matches on Peacock has been amazing. The American speaking commentators are all former players who have never done color play by play for a club.

Their ESPN counterparts are no better. NBC does it the best and I'm so glad they kept PL rights.
 

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They need to be a bit ruder

I remember being at an NHL game in 2010 and screamed that the referee was a blind cnut and I got all sorts of dirty looks
to be fair you were sat in the disabled section.
 

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We are learning for football (soccer) but we really don't do song chants, it's just not part of our sporting culture.
We make noise but it's generally the bland "Let's go [insert team name here]". College sports can be a lot better and the atmosphere can still be amazing but most of our stuff centers around motivating the team as a whole, not making fun of a single opposing player for something he got arrested for or singing about putting a plant pot on someone's head.
 

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:lol: have to say I hate that chant.

Although could it get any worse than Chelsea ripping off the communist revolutionary song The Red Flag whilst changing the colour to blue, being owned by a billionaire American hedge fund, and being situated in the heart of the wealthiest place in the entire country? Not sure.

I feel like maybe we need a Rate That Chant thread for United chants to see what we all like and don't like. Video of people singing it, transcript of the words, explanation of the history, now go and rate it everybody.
We were singing our version of the Red Flag in the 1960s.
 

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I've watched the NBA for most of my life and I've never heard the attack chant. Might be something I didn't know was the attack chant...
I have been to hundreds of live events in the USA and never heard an attack chant. Not a thing we do here. You want good banter, college sports is where it's at (but it's generally not aggressive banter, more fun natured).
 

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I don't know about chants but certainly at school level in Canada mostly the coach seems to shout only attaboy.
 

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To be fair, this one is fecking epic, and kinda answers your question ;)

 

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Worst chant goes to either...

Chowsea, Chowsea, Chowsea, Chowsea, Chowsea, Chowsea. To the scale of do re mi, mi re do.

Or

Arrrrsenal. Arrrrsenal. Arrrrsenal.
 

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The only real history we have with chants in sports come from football/basketball cheerleaders. There’s not a whole lot of thought put in and most of them are intentionally simple call and response type of stuff done in between their pom-pom/tumbling routines.

European songs/chants have only been widely known in the US for 20-30 years, when more leagues became available on US television. We didn’t have a proper domestic league until after the ‘94 World Cup and the first decade or so, they tried to style MLS on an American sports league, so elements of European supporter culture didn’t creep in until the league began to evolve in the mid-aughts.

More and more, there are efforts to build supporter culture by the clubs themselves, including songs and chants - most of which are derivative, if not outright stolen from other clubs. It’s coming on slowly, but we’ve essentially started US supporter culture from scratch as NBA/NFL/MLB fandom is more or less just yelling as loud as you can and clapping.
 

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Listening to the matches on Peacock has been amazing. The American speaking commentators are all former players who have never done color play by play for a club.

Their ESPN counterparts are no better. NBC does it the best and I'm so glad they kept PL rights.
Thank goodness NBC got it right with commentators , besides that cnut Arlo, who thankfully took the Saudi money and went to LIV.

I am a Ravens NFL season ticket holder, and though we can never keep up with anything like the Prem there are some great chants we get going but never stadium wide. I did also appreciate the Buffalo fans in the preseason, chanting in unison, "You sick f%ck' to Deshaun Watson. That made me happy.
 

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Our CFL team here in Saskatchewan, Canada is known as the Roughriders. We stole Chelsea's "Blue is the colour, football is the game" song and changed it to "Green is the colour".
 

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They dont have a fan culture like the one which exists in Europe or South America.

I mean the best bit of atmosphere in NBA is when they yell defense defense.
 

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This just epitomises just how shite those damn Yanks are. They really just don't get it. I feel sorry for the poor feckers.

 

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They need to be a bit ruder

I remember being at an NHL game in 2010 and screamed that the referee was a blind cnut and I got all sorts of dirty looks
I've watched NHL on TV for years and often wondered why there's zero atmosphere in the arenas, then I went to a hockey game a few weeks back, in Philly of all places, and there's a pregame warning to not shout and swear. Which people seems to abide by. Everyone just sits in near silence, watching psychopaths on knife shoes smash into each other and fight, and they'll barely acknowledge anything except a goal.
 

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English speaking North Americans don't know how to sing at any sport. It's not in the culture and it sucks.
 

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This just epitomises just how shite those damn Yanks are. They really just don't get it. I feel sorry for the poor feckers.

:lol: They seem to feel like they are on an election campaign.
 

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They need to be a bit ruder

I remember being at an NHL game in 2010 and screamed that the referee was a blind cnut and I got all sorts of dirty looks
Probably because sports there somehow feel a lot more family oriented.
 
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