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Anti-wave support

Observer Viewpoint | Monday, November 21, 2005

This is in response to the letter written by Dan Keough in The Observer’s viewpoint section (Nov. 17). I have long felt that “the wave” should not be attempted again at Notre Dame stadium. It was attempted many times while I was a student, but never too successfully. I think it actually made it around the stadium once my senior year. That was the only time I saw it done right.My sophomore year, I had the opportunity to go the University of Florida’s homecoming and “Gator Growl.” They had it down to the science. They could do “the wave” in regular speed, fast forward and slow motion. I have to say, the wave in slow motion is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in a stadium. I agree with Keough, it takes a lot of coordination and effort. And every time we do it wrong, we just embarrass ourselves. We should just focus on being loud, intimidating, and a disruptive crowd.That’s just my two cents.

Mathew Vadaparampilalumniclass of 1994Nov. 20