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Sioni Sais
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Originally posted by Imaginary Friend:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
should the NFL enforce the noise limits?

That's actually a serious suggestion?

If there are to be noise limits then there should be minima, not maxima. I thought football crowds were supposed to be LOUD!

If they do it will further ingrain my opinion that the NFL is not a sporting competition so much as an excuse for rich people to make even more money.

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Og, King of Bashan

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There is an argument that it isn't just a matter of the crowd getting loud. It's no secret that Seattle's new stadium was designed specifically to be the loudest outdoor stadium in sports through the use of a well designed roof that keeps noise contained within the stadium. I don't really have a problem with it. I know that stadium noise can make a difference in a game, but I don't think that it could be the difference between a team going 8-8 and a team going 14-2. Still, at some point, you could design a stadium that poses a health risk to people inside, and at that point you have a concern.

"I like to eat crawfish and drink beer. That's despair?" ― Walker Percy

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I have attended only one professional American football game. It was outdoors in an old stadium, so noise was not a factor. So the question was as much curiosity as anything.

However, following in Og's post, ISTM it is possible one game (therefore one play) could ruin a team's chance to make the Super Bowl. It might show my ignorance, but this is based on the limited number of games played and how particular match ups in particular venues seem to change outcomes.

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Not to be special pleading, but certainly an outdoor stadium is not going to have noise levels any more potentially harmful than a rock concert in an indoor space such as a basketball stadium. I remember my ears ringing for days, quite literally, and my hearing being diminished.

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Og, King of Bashan

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And certainly not at sustained levels, which might be key. Some of the records that are being set involve noise levels beyond the pain threshold, and levels which would constitute an unsafe work environment under OSHA regulations if they were sustained. So maybe if it got bad enough the beer vendors could bring up a complaint.

"I like to eat crawfish and drink beer. That's despair?" ― Walker Percy

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Did I mention that I was journeying to the east next year in order to be a staff stage technician at my second working Super Bowl?

[Yipee] [Big Grin] [Smile] [Razz]

I hope to work in the Media Center again, though sadly, I shall not be able to shake hands with Andy Rooney and hand him a newspaper as he walks in for an interview with a sports radio station as, of course, he is no longer with us.

RIP, Mr. Rooney. May Chris succeed in carrying on your good work as one of the finest broadcast journalists in the USA...


I don't care if I miss sharing a restroom with current NFL players again though of course I am a fine Christian gentleman and respected their privacy by not attempting to speak to them...

I would have enjoyed sharing an elevator with them however...

Your high school may have had 'career block' of auto shop, but mine had CAREER BLOCK OF FOOTBALL! We sent two players from our varsity team to the NFL via USC and UCLA along with our California-state Championship Team of 1969 coach to USC; Hayden Moses was our strength and fitness coach in spring training the following year before he reported to the Broncos four or five years before my facebook friends James Macallister (on the cover of SI as top prep school player in the country in 1969) who wound up with the Eagles and Charles Phillips, backup quarterback for the Raiders in the Super Bowl in 1976, down the road apiece from my house in the San Rafael neighborhood of Pasadena. Blair was founded in 1964 as a school for sophomores, juniors and seniors and only produced its first graduating class three years later. The school is next to the beginning of the infamous Pasadena freeway.

These amazing feats were made possible by Coach's ability to pick the finest players from the other two high schools, Pasadena High School, known locally as 'HS' and Muir. where our home games are now played. Playoffs of course were held at the ROSE BOWL.

To this day, nearly 10% of my fb friends are my old football buddies though I never see them in person as most of us no longer live in the lovely college town that is Pasadena...


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