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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 pahlerbj:

This is funny. And gay. Let the fans cheer as loud as they want, it adds to the character of the game.
Sherman's complete domination of Boldin was due to crowd noise?
A tipped ball and subsequent interception... Crowd noise?
The Niner D completely forgetting about Lynch and letting him walk into the endzone... Crowd noise?
A beautifully played ball and yet another INT (Yep, Sherman)... Too loud?
Gore not able to run on the Hawks since... What, 08? Too noisy?

Etc. and so on.
C'mon, really? Suck it up, the Niners just plain lost.
Hell no!!! It's Football.....

It is part of the game. If we had an HFA like the Seahawks (crowd), we woul be happy!!!!
Is this what people sit around and talk about after they loose? Really? I use to wonder why people called them the 40-whinners - guess I am now finding out why - Fans are too loud LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! what next is the lights gonna be too bright? ooooohhh the grass isn't soft enough???? I mean really all that is happening in the world right now and people are b***hing about how loud a teams fans are....get a grip!
What a bunch of nonsense. Maybe more of the 49er 'faithful" should have spent the bucks to fly to Seattle and make themselves heard!! And I though Harbaugh was the only "whiner" on this team!!! All the hype on how great the 49er's were to be and they fall flat on their collective asses on the 2nd game of the season...jeez.
Levi's Stadium will definitely be louder than Candlestick, unless it really is just a wine & cheese crowd.
Originally posted by Squatch:
Sherman's complete domination of Boldin was due to crowd noise?
A tipped ball and subsequent interception... Crowd noise?
The Niner D completely forgetting about Lynch and letting him walk into the endzone... Crowd noise?
A beautifully played ball and yet another INT (Yep, Sherman)... Too loud?
Gore not able to run on the Hawks since... What, 08? Too noisy?

Etc. and so on.
C'mon, really? Suck it up, the Niners just plain lost.

Do I need to remind you of what he did to the Hawks in 2009?


Know your history son.
As a long-time Seattle resident -- via San Diego -- and Seahawks fan (though NOT a season-ticket holder) I've been watching this "noise" discussion with great interest. It was heightened this week when a couple of San Francisco fans wrote to the local newspaper that a loud crowd was like "cheating" and had the same advantage as "players using performance-enhancing drugs." This couple called for penalties to the home team, including and not limited too: forfeiture of even PLAYING games in the stadium where the greatest noise occurs. Playoffs too. This elderly couple was also interviewed here in Seattle by a local radio station and, amazingly enough, they sounded quite serious. And delusional.

All I can say is: please keep it up. Please complain about how tough it is to play at Century Link, keep writing those letters to the editor and by all means send your concerns to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and be sure to include the favorite phrase of every nine-year-old kid, "IT'S NOT FAIR!"

That's right, kiddies, that's why it's called a Home Field Advantage. It's the way in every major team sport in this country, from the NFL to NCAA to the NBA to MLB and NHL -- the home team has a decided advantage. Yes, travel issues take a toll as do unfamiliar surroundings but if you're team -- or any team -- can't figure out a way to overcome the challenge of a vocal, partisan home crowd, then perhaps they simply don't deserve to compete. Too tough for you? Fine, throw in your cards but your sissy whining certainly isn't showing real support for your team -- getting out and creating your own home field advantage does.

NFL investigations have proven that there is no "pumping in" additional sound; the Seattle crowd is simply into it more that you are. Perhaps 49er fans are too busy eating ballpark sushi and sipping Sauvignon Blanc and that's fine.

But whatever do you, please don't stop whining, complaining and running to Mommy. Everybody in Seattle finds your weasley attitude ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS so please keep it up. Oh yeah: we'll be listening for you on December 8th at Candlestick Park. A place where conversations can be enjoyed at a whisper.
Originally posted by benseattle:
As a long-time Seattle resident -- via San Diego -- and Seahawks fan (though NOT a season-ticket holder) I've been watching this "noise" discussion with great interest. It was heightened this week when a couple of San Francisco fans wrote to the local newspaper that a loud crowd was like "cheating" and had the same advantage as "players using performance-enhancing drugs." This couple called for penalties to the home team, including and not limited too: forfeiture of even PLAYING games in the stadium where the greatest noise occurs. Playoffs too. This elderly couple was also interviewed here in Seattle by a local radio station and, amazingly enough, they sounded quite serious. And delusional.

All I can say is: please keep it up. Please complain about how tough it is to play at Century Link, keep writing those letters to the editor and by all means send your concerns to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and be sure to include the favorite phrase of every nine-year-old kid, "IT'S NOT FAIR!"

That's right, kiddies, that's why it's called a Home Field Advantage. It's the way in every major team sport in this country, from the NFL to NCAA to the NBA to MLB and NHL -- the home team has a decided advantage. Yes, travel issues take a toll as do unfamiliar surroundings but if you're team -- or any team -- can't figure out a way to overcome the challenge of a vocal, partisan home crowd, then perhaps they simply don't deserve to compete. Too tough for you? Fine, throw in your cards but your sissy whining certainly isn't showing real support for your team -- getting out and creating your own home field advantage does.

NFL investigations have proven that there is no "pumping in" additional sound; the Seattle crowd is simply into it more that you are. Perhaps 49er fans are too busy eating ballpark sushi and sipping Sauvignon Blanc and that's fine.

But whatever do you, please don't stop whining, complaining and running to Mommy. Everybody in Seattle finds your weasley attitude ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS so please keep it up. Oh yeah: we'll be listening for you on December 8th at Candlestick Park. A place where conversations can be enjoyed at a whisper.

#5Rings... go dry clean your Alexander jersey or something.
Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by benseattle:
As a long-time Seattle resident -- via San Diego -- and Seahawks fan (though NOT a season-ticket holder) I've been watching this "noise" discussion with great interest. It was heightened this week when a couple of San Francisco fans wrote to the local newspaper that a loud crowd was like "cheating" and had the same advantage as "players using performance-enhancing drugs." This couple called for penalties to the home team, including and not limited too: forfeiture of even PLAYING games in the stadium where the greatest noise occurs. Playoffs too. This elderly couple was also interviewed here in Seattle by a local radio station and, amazingly enough, they sounded quite serious. And delusional.

All I can say is: please keep it up. Please complain about how tough it is to play at Century Link, keep writing those letters to the editor and by all means send your concerns to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and be sure to include the favorite phrase of every nine-year-old kid, "IT'S NOT FAIR!"

That's right, kiddies, that's why it's called a Home Field Advantage. It's the way in every major team sport in this country, from the NFL to NCAA to the NBA to MLB and NHL -- the home team has a decided advantage. Yes, travel issues take a toll as do unfamiliar surroundings but if you're team -- or any team -- can't figure out a way to overcome the challenge of a vocal, partisan home crowd, then perhaps they simply don't deserve to compete. Too tough for you? Fine, throw in your cards but your sissy whining certainly isn't showing real support for your team -- getting out and creating your own home field advantage does.

NFL investigations have proven that there is no "pumping in" additional sound; the Seattle crowd is simply into it more that you are. Perhaps 49er fans are too busy eating ballpark sushi and sipping Sauvignon Blanc and that's fine.

But whatever do you, please don't stop whining, complaining and running to Mommy. Everybody in Seattle finds your weasley attitude ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS so please keep it up. Oh yeah: we'll be listening for you on December 8th at Candlestick Park. A place where conversations can be enjoyed at a whisper.

#5Rings... go dry clean your Alexander jersey or something.

Winners of #5Rings should be embarrassed by this thread. Oh, and can you remind me how many rings you've won since the Hawks have joined the division? I forget.
I'm embarrassed for the ones who think ANYTHING should be done. Seahawks fans have been loud since the Kingdome days! If this is such an unfair advantage why is this being brought up now? In 2005 when the Seahawks won the NFC the NFL CONFIRMED that the stadium wasn't piping in noise. Now here in 2013 ONLY after the Niners lose is when this is brought up. Why did it take all this time? When the Niners won in 2011 in Seattle why weren't people complaining of crowd noise then? BECAUSE THE NINERS WON. Seems to only be an issue when the team loses. If it wasn't unacceptable Sunday, then it should have been as unacceptable in 2011 or any other game the Seahawks lose at home. Its not an unfair advantage if teams beat the Seahawks at home. Is there any accountability for the losing team? Do the Seahawks win because they're actually really good? Last year when the Seahawks won 42-13, it wasnt that the Seahawks were good, it was always excuses. This year Seahawks win 29-3, Seahawks still aren't good, seems to be acts of god on why they win games at home or on the road.

I'm sure this is the part where the haters call me a troll and the obligatory "we won super bowls, you haven't" line is spewed. Impossible to talk to many 49ers fans because this is their default argument for everything. Ive met a couple cool Niner fans who actually talk about tangible football stuff in todays era. My cousin is a niners fan, he congratulated me and said the Seahawks are the better team now. No excuses, thats refreshing from a 49ers fan! Obviously he thinks that his team will win division and thats fine! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 1 thing is for sure. You didnt win the NFC West and NFC past couple years because you won a Super Bowl 20-30 years ago, you won it because you were the best team.
[ Edited by HawkManDan on Sep 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM ]
Originally posted by gunner77:
Winners of #5Rings should be embarrassed by this thread. Oh, and can you remind me how many rings you've won since the Hawks have joined the division? I forget.

As many as the 49ers have won
Well, at least shehawks have a beautiful trophy from Guinness they can proudly display! Much better than those old shiny Superbowl trophy's we have
Are we trying to coddle the Niners or Kaep...

Harbaugh needs more issues to cry about to the NFL.
If I were to design a stadium it would occur to me that it might be nice for the fans to hear the officials and QBs. So I would try to design a stadium that channeled the sounds of the field into the stands, not the reverse.