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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

all they have to do is hire niners stadium ushers to tell people to quiet down
Why don't they just paint their field that god awful green and then match their home field uniforms to the field too. Then they will call people whiners about that advantage too.

There is no problem with a little home field advantage where the team is familiar with the environment, have the fan support (usually), and don't have to travel. But what is going on in Seattle and New Orleans is a complete joke IMO. This is not home field advantage; it is a mockery of the game. When you can't hear the person one foot away from you and he is screaming at you, there is a problem.

The league should and must do something about this. Seattle fans aren't doing anything special, they had their stadium designed to acoustically be artificially loud. It is akin to piping in noise with the speaker system, but they did it with the building design. This is a complete joke.

Seattle is a very average team on the road or at a neutral stadium. They haven't done $hit on the road and have almost lost to sucky teams over and over, this is not a coincidence. If they do make it to the SB, they will get boat-raced by Manning or Brady as long as the weather holds up.
[ Edited by bigwads on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM ]
why do they call it a boat race?
i lol @ the people who think its unfair. while seattles stadium is designed to hold in sound, they also were very loud back in the kingdome. any way you slice it, they're passionate fans who get into it and yell and scream during the games. of course fans of teams who dont do the same are going to see it as unfair.
Arent we gonna have an acoustically designed stadium designed to hold in that noise to?
Let them blow out their eardrums up in Seattle. They'll all be hard of hearing in their not-so-old age.
  • Antix
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Originally posted by Psinex:
Let them blow out their eardrums up in Seattle. They'll all be hard of hearing in their not-so-old age.

They will then sue and force the NFL to mandate a top level decibel level for games just when Niners have the league's loudest crowd.

Edit: Also, the notion of this thread is silly. You make our fanbase sound like the whiners everybody calls us. Nobody was saying this s**t 3 years ago when Seattle had a loud stadium but now the NFL should do something about it because we've gotten smashed two straight times? This is embarrassing.

I get it, Seattle fans are annoying, but just deal with their b******t like a man and stop b***hing.
[ Edited by Antix on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM ]
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Arent we gonna have an acoustically designed stadium designed to hold in that noise to?

Nope, the new stadium is a wide open design that will allow sound to escape freely into the air. There is very little reflecting the sound back into the stadium apart from the square green roof luxury suite section and maybe the north-facing scoreboard, which looks pretty enormous from the outside.
Originally posted by Antix:
Originally posted by Psinex:
Let them blow out their eardrums up in Seattle. They'll all be hard of hearing in their not-so-old age.

They will then sue and force the NFL to mandate a top level decibel level for games just when Niners have the league's loudest crowd.

Edit: Also, the notion of this thread is silly. You make our fanbase sound like the whiners everybody calls us. Nobody was saying this s**t 3 years ago when Seattle had a loud stadium but now the NFL should do something about it because we've gotten smashed two straight times? This is embarrassing.

I get it, Seattle fans are annoying, but just deal with their b******t like a man and stop b***hing.

The whole spirit of sports encourages loud crowd noise. The only caveat when it comes to Seattle is that they've designed their stadium in such a way that the stadium amplifies noise by reflecting sound back down toward the field and the opposite side of the stadium. But there's nothing illegal about constructing a stadium to do that, so there's nothing wrong with fans cheering as loud as they can. But they will suffer the consequences later in life.
Originally posted by Psinex:
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Arent we gonna have an acoustically designed stadium designed to hold in that noise to?

Nope, the new stadium is a wide open design that will allow sound to escape freely into the air. There is very little reflecting the sound back into the stadium apart from the square green roof luxury suite section and maybe the north-facing scoreboard, which looks pretty enormous from the outside.

Well that's just wonderful. Why aren't we smart enough to just even the playing field ourselves and design our stadium like Seattles. It's pretty damn unfair that the offense can't even communicate with each other. Their fans aren't louder or better than anyone else's. Either no one should be subjected to that type of home field advantage or every stadium in the league should be capable of holding in noise that efficiently. Something needs to be done. I want to see Seattle get a taste of their own medicine and not be able to hear s**t in other peoples stadiums.
Originally posted by crabman82:
i lol @ the people who think its unfair. while seattles stadium is designed to hold in sound, they also were very loud back in the kingdome. any way you slice it, they're passionate fans who get into it and yell and scream during the games. of course fans of teams who dont do the same are going to see it as unfair.

Its not necessarily that its unfair because its not. Every venue is allowed the same advantage but you speak of it as though its not an advantage at all. lol at you too. One offense gets to communicate and one doesn't. That's not only an advantage its a HUGE advantage.
Originally posted by sspiker:
What a stupid idea.

Also if the NFL wants to limit crowd noise, they should look more at how stadiums are designed. Seahawks fans aren't louder than any other fanbase; they're just amplified due to the acoustics of the building.

The loudest fans are in KC. They rival Seattle's decibel levels in an open air stadium.
I agree that noise should be controlled somehow. Making rules that protect quarterbacks is for the betterment of the game. Similarly Crowd noise has nothing to do with one team being better than another and does nothing to improve the on field product. It has to do with one team not being able to hear themselves. . . It has more to do with location than competition. Why not just make the field slant one direction, or tie the away teams hands behind their backs?
Yell and scream as loud as you want. The whole point is to disrupt the visitors, but I think any kind of artificial element such as whistles or megaphones is bush. Other than that have at it.
watch, a (most likely crappy) player is gonna sue the league for going deaf during a game......................