“Sounds to me like you enjoy anything with a â€œthreat-level-redâ€ beat in an urban or grunge genre. I guess that works if youâ€™re hoping to pump up the students.”
Yes, the goal is to pump up those who can make the most noise, which is usually the students, 20 and 30-somethings… and not the elderly. Also, you want to get the players hyped up (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hyped+up) and ready to kick some arse.
“It has an opposite effect for a lot of others â€“ particularly traditionalist â€“ who detest that kind of music.” I guess those people are offended at any sporting event? Why stop now?