Originally posted by ModestoNiner33:
Does anyone else think it's a lil fishy that there crowd hit 137 decibels of sound in there first home game but didn't break 110 in the nfccg?
As ticket prices ramp up in the playoffs, you get a lot more of the casuals selling their tickets to less-fanatic, well-off bandwagoners for profit. What was a couple seats for a few loud beer hounds in their 20's is now occupied by a group of fair-weather people in their 40's or 50's sitting on their hands. Several season ticket holders have never attended a game nor are even fans -- there's four seats right next to mine and they're different people every single game. Turns out the owner is some person in St Louis and just uses them for raw profit. Also, playoffs are right after the holidays, making the exorbitant prices a little tough to justify for a lot of people. Perfect time for rich a-holes who don't even follow the team to swoop in and pick them up and write them off as a business expense as they take some clients to a game.
Also, the readings are just taken in front the south end with all of the costume nuts which is 'closed,' even though it has no roof over it (as opposed to the north end which has gaps between the rising metal bleachers and the actual stadium wings on either side of it.)
Here's a sample from outside the open end at a few hundred yards. Still pretty loud even though the mic is pretty weak. It was when the record was set; Bennett returning Brees' air fumble for a TD.
Originally posted by xcfan:
stadiums designed to produce overwhelming noise are unsportsmanlike and have no place in the nfl. it hurts the game. i'm dumbfounded that seattle is allowed to steal victories; it's a travesty. if it continues, santa clara stadium should install speakers and hire lemmy from motorhead to tune the system. if seattle can design noise into their field, why can't we?
So...the NFL should get rid of domes, too? And replace Arrowhead? Retaining sound is not producing nor amplifying sound. Any environment other than one designed to dampen volume is going to be perfectly capable of being loud. How is that 'stealing victories?' The real travesty is all of the petulant sniveling over our stadium when I know damn well no other fan base in the league would see this as an issue if their own venue were as energetic, or if their teams could pull out wins on something resembling a consistent basis up here.
No one cries about Arrowhead or the Superdome being too loud, even though both are just as capable. Why are those venues not considered unsportsmanlike? Where was the outrage when KC blew away Seattle's record (and it was cadenced, not organic) by almost a full decibel? Was 135 okay but 136 is just plain unacceptable? If the media wasn't providing a metric for this, no one would care because it wouldn't have been brought to their attention.
[ Edited by Einulfr on Apr 20, 2014 at 9:31 PM ]