Why do the students think it's cool and witty to chant profanity during the game? I don't understand the draw.
I doubt they think it's witty, per se. They probably imagine that it is transgressive and iconoclastic. In other words, they are screaming their defiance of convention. It's full of youthful abandon. They believe that it will upset and shock their stodgy elders. And lo and behold, that's precisely what happens, as evidenced by all of these lengthy threads. LOL.
Like I said, I believe it's ultimately innocuous nonsense.