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Should the NFL take steps to reduce crowd noise in stadiums

Should the NFL take steps to reduce crowd noise in stadiums

Originally posted by redrathman:


It's ironic that people who use this are sometimes the least intelligent people of the board.
Originally posted by kray28:
It's ironic that people who use this are sometimes the least intelligent people of the board.


He's got a point though

Home Field Advantage is one of the drawing interests keeping people going to NFL games, and the NFL is all about selling all the tickets they can

Hamstring that advantage in the name of "fairness" and it's just icing on top of the many thousands of other reasons people would rather watch a game from the comfort of their own home
I mainly wish we had a stadium that did the same thing. If we had an advantage like this, I wouldn't feel bad about it at all
  • fryet
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Originally posted by zillabeast:
Originally posted by kray28:
It's ironic that people who use this are sometimes the least intelligent people of the board.


He's got a point though

Home Field Advantage is one of the drawing interests keeping people going to NFL games, and the NFL is all about selling all the tickets they can

Hamstring that advantage in the name of "fairness" and it's just icing on top of the many thousands of other reasons people would rather watch a game from the comfort of their own home
You would still have home field advantage. Footplayers play emotionally. Have 65k screaming fans cheering for you does have a positive effect in your performance. That is also why you see the home team in the Olympics do better than normal. It is not because the fans are preventing the opponents from playing their game. In fact, most football games don't have noisy stadiums that prevent the offense from operating normally, but it is still assumed that the home team has an advantage.

I would also like to address a "straw-man" argument on this board. I think most agree that the refs should not be telling the fans to be quieter (although I did include it as an option to see if it had any support). I think the most popular approach to reducing the impact of screaming fans was to put speakers in all helmets to help the offense to communicate. If that approach was taken, fans could still yell as much as they wanted. They would probably yell less, though, since they know that they won't be able to prevent the offense from communicating.
  • fryet
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Originally posted by kray28:
Originally posted by redrathman:


It's ironic that people who use this are sometimes the least intelligent people of the board.

Yes, I agree. I would send this same exact video back to the poster who posted it.
Worst idea I've heard in years...
If u aint being loud N cheering for ur team why u at tha game just stay home N be quite on ur couch.. i watch every game my 49ers play in N cant believe how quite tha people are at tha games ... stop cryin over shehawks fans being so loud N get louder N show ur team luv....
If anything our crowd needs to learn how to become more intense/loud like Seattle.
yes they should and they should also look into seattle for pumping in noise through their speakers.
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
If anything our crowd needs to learn how to become more intense/loud like Seattle.

They DO get loud, when the offense is on the field.
Originally posted by verb1der:
They DO get loud, when the offense is on the field.
i still hope that this is a joke
Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by verb1der:
They DO get loud, when the offense is on the field.
i still hope that this is a joke

not joking, when we're on offense people start screaming "LETS GO NINERS! clap clap clap clap clap" like it's a baseball game. It's gotten to the point where they air video of Joe Staley giving fans instructions of "when to cheer and get loud". lol

I think it's the bandwagon Giants fans causing all this.
You've got to be kidding, what in the world do you go to a game for.
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I've had someone tell me to sit down while our defense was trying to get off the field on 3rd down. :-

And it's true that at times we are louder when the offense is on the field than the defense.

The influx of bandwagon fans aren't helping.
Seattle and other teams are enhancing the noise artificially...and it should be banned. Cheering? Great! But enhancing it? Not so great. I don't go to Warriors games (and would love to see them) because they play loud obnoxious music all night long! That's not sports to me.