I was thinking about crowd psychology, since I am going to the game next week and sit in the visitor's section. Has anyone ever heard of people taking this approach in any sporting event.
If UConn makes a terrible play, we all will erupt in cheers as it is expected. How about if more people did the opposite and acted like a disgruntled visiting fan, so we (Michigan fans) would actually boo UConn's efforts and focus on jeering Uconn for bad plays as opposed to cheering for Michigan's good efforts. People may think "ok, so what's the point?" I figured this would be more domoralizing to the opposing team since they are being booed by what would sound like it is from their own fans, as opposed to hearing the fans cheer for Michigan's efforts. This could also affect the visiting section, since the visiting fans will be annoyed to hear their own fans are booing the team and may even join in on the efforts a lot sooner.
I should add a caveat that I am deaf, but have always wondered what people say at the games, especially when our own fans are ripping into our team, when they should be shouting encouragement, yet the players are not going to hear the individual comments.
So, any thoughts on how to use reverse crowd psychology at games and also if you have seen anything like this at sporting events solely to affect the visiting fans? I don't consider opposing fan kindness/rudeness as a factor, since that is to be expected either way depending on the teams.