By Cameron Whitlock
“Whoa oh oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh, whoa oh oh whoa.”
That melody daftly echoes from the heart of nearly every sports stadium in the modern world. Like clockwork, myriad fans join in harmony creating the Gregorian-like sports chant. Yet almost all do so mindlessly and subconsciously.
Like most sports fans, I was completely oblivious as to where this holy sports hymn had originated. I’d heard it time and time again on countless occasions — between the hedges at Sanford Stadium, courtside at Philips Arena, and in the confines of my own bedroom while I indulged in sports-based video games — the melody was everywhere. It infests jumbotrons and stadium sound systems like a relentless parasite.
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