Originally posted by goodthings19:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
In all honesty I don't really care about having a loud stadium. It would be nice, but I'm not tripping on it.
All the teams I've seen who have that kind of advantage at home seem to have issues on the road when they DON'T have that advantage.
Look at Seattle. Atlanta. They are tigers at home and kittens on the road.
An interesting point. I wonder how much those teams road woes is because of the drop off in fan support and how much of it is because of bad coaching/player toughness?
I think it's because those teams aren't as good as their record would indicate.
The home advantage is good for an extera win or 2 every year but when they get into the playoffs they don't get that advantage all the way through. When those teams have to play one of the big boys without the crowd behind them they crumble.
There is a reason why up until the Colts won a few years ago that no team that plays its home games in a dome had ever won the Super Bowl. Now I believe the Colts and Saints have, but that's it.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:27 AM ]