There are some general rules about TV in loud public places. Actually, there is only one rule, and it is really quite simple. PUT THE TV ON ESPN!
It's not a hard concept people. You can't hear the TV and the text scroll is like 2 minutes behind real time. Thus, you watch sports, the only thing that can be universally understood without sound. I am tired of going to the gym and being forced to watch election coverage or the news when I could be watching the NBA or NHL game that is likely on.
Especially considering the election was a major disappointment on so many levels.