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Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:31 pm
  • In 2013 and 2014 the Falcons were fined for pumping in artificial crowd noise during home games. They were fined $350,000, and lost a draft pick.

    Owner Arthur Blank said in a statement that the actions were "nowhere near the standards by which we run our business". That was obviously not true, as the despicable actions took place over two whole seasons.

    How do we know that are not still doing it? :les:
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:49 pm
  • one of the top 3 worst sports cities in the country.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:49 pm
  • And if you were doing it, would you not be sure to do it this weekend? a :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot:
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:49 pm
  • sounds like thousands of seats are still for sale so might have to pump in the fake noise. they probably use crowd noise recorded from c link.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:47 pm
  • Cyrus12 wrote:sounds like thousands of seats are still for sale so might have to pump in the fake noise. they probably use crowd noise recorded from c link.



    So we can plan on hearing SEA.....HAWK chants from the clink in the Georgia dome? :mrgreen:
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:06 pm
  • How does Atlanta know whether or not we are still violating practice rules?

    I'm sorry but c'mon OP. What are you actually trying to accomplish with this thread?
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:27 pm
  • ballard1951 wrote:In 2013 and 2014 the Falcons were fined for pumping in artificial crowd noise during home games. They were fined $350,000, and lost a draft pick.

    Owner Arthur Blank said in a statement that the actions were "nowhere near the standards by which we run our business". That was obviously not true, as the despicable actions took place over two whole seasons.

    How do we know that are not still doing it? :snack:


    Yeah, because I'm going to believe a guy who looks like a cartoon villain.

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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:40 pm
  • Vaclav44 wrote:And if you were doing it, would you not be sure to do it this weekend? a :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot:


    Oh they'd do it. If it tips the odds in their favor and helps with a win, most teams would buy a divisional playoff win with 350k and a draft pick.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:23 am
  • A little off topic, but since we're talking about fake crowd noise, I think the Ravens do it too. I've been to several loud games, but theirs was different. I was at our game against them in 2015 and the crowd was mostly out of the game, especially in the second half. But without fail, on all of our third downs, the crowd all simultaneously got loud at the very same second. It wasn't gradual at all, and occurred as the Hawks broke the huddle. Could be legit, but definitely seemed fishy.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:00 am
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:How does Atlanta know whether or not we are still violating practice rules?

    I'm sorry but c'mon OP. What are you actually trying to accomplish with this thread?


    Just shows that they are well aware their stadium isn't loud enough. Zero fear in playing there.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:58 am
  • I'm pretty sure this no longer happens. They were fined and lost a draft pick. Also the person responsible was fired, though I'm sure he was a scapegoat.

    Atlantas fanbase is pathetic, but look at those teams they were putting on the field in 13, and 14. Can't blame fans for abandoning ship. There are other issues they had to deal with.. like going into silent counts at home because the opposing team brought more fans than they did.

    Fortunately, the culture is changing with Dan Quinn who repeatedly reaches out to the fanbase.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:00 am
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    Hawk-Lock wrote:How does Atlanta know whether or not we are still violating practice rules?

    I'm sorry but c'mon OP. What are you actually trying to accomplish with this thread?


    Just shows that they are well aware their stadium isn't loud enough. Zero fear in playing there.


    GA dome is one of the loudest in the nfl.. usually one of the emptiest though which nullifies the loudest part lol.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 am
  • The Colts used to do it when Manning was there too.

    I have to admit it still concerns me. They were doing it for years and it took that long to get caught. Whos to say they don't ramp it up in an important playoff game. Also just my opinion, but pumping fake crowd noise to make a stadium louder when on defense seems like an egregious violation considering the advantage it provides. It's worse than anything the Patriots have done which is saying a lot.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:55 am
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:How does Atlanta know whether or not we are still violating practice rules?

    I'm sorry but c'mon OP. What are you actually trying to accomplish with this thread?


    The same thing most people are trying to accomplish.
    Create dialogue.

    Based on the responses, it appears to be a topic of interest.

    If you have to say "I'm sorry" as you respond, generally speaking your response is one that probably could/should be left out of a thread.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:19 am
  • I wonder how well the "12's" will travel to Atlanta?
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:11 am
  • 253hawk wrote:
    ballard1951 wrote:In 2013 and 2014 the Falcons were fined for pumping in artificial crowd noise during home games. They were fined $350,000, and lost a draft pick.

    Owner Arthur Blank said in a statement that the actions were "nowhere near the standards by which we run our business". That was obviously not true, as the despicable actions took place over two whole seasons.

    How do we know that are not still doing it? :snack:


    Yeah, because I'm going to believe a guy who looks like a cartoon villain.

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    Gotta use this one if your talking about the creepy owner. Watch out coach!!!

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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:32 am
  • They are building a new stadium that will be louder since they can't pump in fake noise any more so that is their long term solution to this issue :stirthepot:

    In reality the sale of PSLs for the new stadium was going horribly. I don't know an update but they are damn lucky they had a great year this year and really need this win to sell PSLs for millions of dollars. So some could argue they will do whatever they can to make that happen....... :stirthepot:
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:44 am
  • gowazzu02 wrote:

    Gotta use this one if your talking about the creepy owner. Watch out coach!!!

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    All Mr. Blank wants to do is win... and getting rid of this guy in favor of Dan Quinn was the first step.

    Dude gave locker room speeches like he was at a funeral... it's no wonder we blew the Super Bowl chance in 2012.

    Never paid much attention to the crowd noise thing... but the GA Dome is 25 years old and I think our new stadium will be rockin' next year with plenty of noise.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:52 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    gowazzu02 wrote:

    Gotta use this one if your talking about the creepy owner. Watch out coach!!!



    All Mr. Blank wants to do is win... and getting rid of this guy in favor of Dan Quinn was the first step.

    Dude gave locker room speeches like he was at a funeral... it's no wonder we blew the Super Bowl chance in 2012.

    Never paid much attention to the crowd noise thing... but the GA Dome is 25 years old and I think our new stadium will be rockin' next year with plenty of noise.


    You better get used to that look. Hey, maybe they could place androids in the empty seats with 1000 watt radio controled voices to cheer for your team?
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:53 am
  • Zombie Hawk wrote:The Colts used to do it when Manning was there too.

    I have to admit it still concerns me. They were doing it for years and it took that long to get caught. Whos to say they don't ramp it up in an important playoff game. Also just my opinion, but pumping fake crowd noise to make a stadium louder when on defense seems like an egregious violation considering the advantage it provides. It's worse than anything the Patriots have done which is saying a lot.

    I think it's a violation of the rules, but egregious? Worse than the pats? I mean, really when you are looking at the intended results, how is it any different than designing a stadium to amplify the crowd noise? I think it was a cheap way to gain the same advantage other home teams had.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:58 am
  • SyCOLA wrote:I think it's a violation of the rules, but egregious? Worse than the pats? I mean, really when you are looking at the intended results, how is it any different than designing a stadium to amplify the crowd noise? I think it was a cheap way to gain the same advantage other home teams had.


    Exactly... I've been to the Clink plenty of times.

    Worst experience ever was a concert a couple years ago in the nosebleeds... the sound from field level bouncing around the upper levels achieving a horrible echo that had me leaving in about 20 minutes. Couldn't hear a thing.

    Will never make that mistake again.

    The 2 Falcons games I've went to (2011, 2016) weren't nearly as bad. It was loud but the echo wasn't there, but then again I was on the field level and have no idea how it was up top.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:11 am
  • when i think of ATL all i think about is the Braves. Total dominate team in the 90s and early 2000s, even tho they only won it all once. Nobody cares about the Hawks or Falcons. Why did the Hawks throw in a lime green color in their design? Doesn't fit at all. They must love Seahawk green.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:11 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    SyCOLA wrote:I think it's a violation of the rules, but egregious? Worse than the pats? I mean, really when you are looking at the intended results, how is it any different than designing a stadium to amplify the crowd noise? I think it was a cheap way to gain the same advantage other home teams had.


    Exactly... I've been to the Clink plenty of times.

    Worst experience ever was a concert a couple years ago in the nosebleeds... the sound from field level bouncing around the upper levels achieving a horrible echo that had me leaving in about 20 minutes. Couldn't hear a thing.

    Will never make that mistake again.

    The 2 Falcons games I've went to (2011, 2016) weren't nearly as bad. It was loud but the echo wasn't there, but then again I was on the field level and have no idea how it was up top.


    About the design - how is it different than an indoor arena? Secondly part of the design benefit is pure accidental

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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:12 am
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:12 am
  • Its a big difference.

    Pumping in crowd noise is cheating, the NFL even agrees. Im sure your new stadium will follow suit will be built the same way. What will be your complaint then?

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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:18 am
  • I went to the divisional round game in Atlanta in 2012 and it was on par with the loudness at Century Link
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:33 am
  • Hawk_Nation wrote:Its a big difference.

    Pumping in crowd noise is cheating, the NFL even agrees. Im sure your new stadium will follow suit will be built the same way. What will be your complaint then?

    #salty


    Of course it is... what I can't figure out though is... why?

    In 2014, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons pumped in artificial crowd noise to the Georgia Dome. Blank said that he had seen enough of the NFL's investigation and told The Associated Press, "It's not really a fine line, I think what we've done in 2013 and 2014 was wrong. Anything that affects the competitive balance and fairness on the field, we're opposed to, as a league, as a club and as an owner. It's obviously embarrassing but beyond embarrassing it doesn't represent our culture and what we're about."


    2013 -----> 4-12
    2014 -----> 6-10

    Yo Arthur... why would you do that while in a rebuilding season? Twice?

    If you're gonna pull a noisegate you do it when your team is hosting playoff games.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:43 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Hawk_Nation wrote:Its a big difference.

    Pumping in crowd noise is cheating, the NFL even agrees. Im sure your new stadium will follow suit will be built the same way. What will be your complaint then?

    #salty


    Of course it is... what I can't figure out though is... why?

    In 2014, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons pumped in artificial crowd noise to the Georgia Dome. Blank said that he had seen enough of the NFL's investigation and told The Associated Press, "It's not really a fine line, I think what we've done in 2013 and 2014 was wrong. Anything that affects the competitive balance and fairness on the field, we're opposed to, as a league, as a club and as an owner. It's obviously embarrassing but beyond embarrassing it doesn't represent our culture and what we're about."


    2013 -----> 4-12
    2014 -----> 6-10

    Yo Arthur... why would you do that while in a rebuilding season? Twice?

    If you're gonna pull a noisegate you do it when your team is hosting playoff games.



    When your team sucks, and needs all the help you can get you cheat.

    When you have a good team that is playoff bound, there is no need to risk cheating.

    Seems pretty simple to me. Are you keeping up?
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:57 am
  • Hawk_Nation wrote:

    When your team sucks, and needs all the help you can get you cheat.

    When you have a good team that is playoff bound, there is no need to risk cheating.

    Seems pretty simple to me. Are you keeping up?


    I'm plenty bright.

    Serious question though... if good teams that are playoff bound have no need to risk cheating...

    ... what's the Patriots excuse?
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:02 am
  • LOL, the Falcons need a Seattle coach to make them relevant.

    Ironically, his former team will make him irrelevant this Saturday.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:18 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Hawk_Nation wrote:

    When your team sucks, and needs all the help you can get you cheat.

    When you have a good team that is playoff bound, there is no need to risk cheating.

    Seems pretty simple to me. Are you keeping up?


    I'm plenty bright.

    Serious question though... if good teams that are playoff bound have no need to risk cheating...

    ... what's the Patriots excuse?



    I thought this thread was about the fake crowd noise in your home stadium?
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:23 am
  • Hawk_Nation wrote:

    I thought this thread was about the fake crowd noise in your home stadium?


    Nice diversion. :mrgreen:

    It's cool man... I commented on the fact that I thought it was strange a losing team would cheat... and then you told me only losing teams cheat while asking me if I was bright.

    I'm bright enough to know spygate and deflategate were much more serious violations than our noisegate... and the NFL apparently agreed... hence only the loss of a 5th round draft pick.

    Worth it I guess if it helped us win 4 games in 2013 instead of just 3.

    Largent80 wrote:LOL, the Falcons need a Seattle coach to make them relevant.


    Hey... he's a good coach. Feel free to blame him when ya'll lose on Saturday.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:28 am
  • I highly doubt the fake crowd noise was ONLY happening in 2013 & 2014, sounds like damage control and a very shallow response to the tune of "gee it was only happening when we were losing, what a coincidence and an embarrassment, let's move on."

    I believe the Georgia Dome can be loud when they actually sell tickets to their games, but they can't even sell out when they're hosting playoff games. According to reports today there are still approximately 5,000+ seats available ranging from $100-900.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:31 am
  • You might want to pass onto Quinn, that were going to run the ball and the Failcons are #27 out of 32 teams stopping it.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:43 am
  • Largent80 wrote:You might want to pass onto Quinn, that were going to run the ball and the Failcons are #27 out of 32 teams stopping it.


    Weren't the 49ers 32 of 32 and ya'll managed to to get like 80 yards a couple weeks ago?

    Doesn't he average like 3.2 yards for the season and have multiple games?

    vs MIA 32 yds
    @ LA -7 yds
    vs PHI 57 yds
    @ TB 38 yds
    vs CAR 106 yds
    @ GB 67 yds
    vs LA 34 yds
    vs AR 8 yds
    @ SF 14 yds

    But a 161 yard game vs Detroit signals he's the reincarnation of Marshawn Lynch?

    k.

    Let's get back to talking about fake crowd noise please.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:48 am
  • You will need more than fake noise to stop our rushing attack Mr. #27.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:52 am
  • Steve2222 wrote:I went to the divisional round game in Atlanta in 2012 and it was on par with the loudness at Century Link


    I did as well, and this is laughably untrue. It was loud but not as loud as a regular season game at the Clink, much less a playoff game.

    One of my friends was walking back from the restroom and said he heard brown or white noise clearly while entering the seating area. That was funny, considering the content of this post, it now makes sense.

    The only place I've ever been that held a candle to the Clink was Arrowhead. FedEx was close. My last trip to Gillette was an absolute joke, literally as quiet as a golf tournament, with people actually clapping and making noise while their offense was on the field. NE might have the biggest joke of a fanbase in the entire NFL. Literally zero clue when to make noise and what's happening on the field.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:09 pm
  • I hope the Seahawks do better against the Falcons than you losers are doing against FalconsFanNW...

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    He's owning you.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:11 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:You might want to pass onto Quinn, that were going to run the ball and the Failcons are #27 out of 32 teams stopping it.


    Weren't the 49ers 32 of 32 and ya'll managed to to get like 80 yards a couple weeks ago?

    Doesn't he average like 3.2 yards for the season and have multiple games?

    vs MIA 32 yds
    @ LA -7 yds
    vs PHI 57 yds
    @ TB 38 yds
    vs CAR 106 yds
    @ GB 67 yds
    vs LA 34 yds
    vs AR 8 yds
    @ SF 14 yds

    But a 161 yard game vs Detroit signals he's the reincarnation of Marshawn Lynch?

    k.

    Let's get back to talking about fake crowd noise please.



    Its funny how you act lie your run D is so much better than Detroit.

    They are ranked 18th allowing 106ypg, and your Falcons... They beast out at 17th allowing 104.5ypg

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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:17 pm
  • ballard1951 wrote::les: In 2013 and 2014 the Falcons were fined for pumping in artificial crowd noise during home games. They were fined $350,000, and lost a draft pick.

    Owner Arthur Blank said in a statement that the actions were "nowhere near the standards by which we run our business". That was obviously not true, as the despicable actions took place over two whole seasons.

    How do we know that are not still doing it? :les:



    It was a stupid thing that happened for sure, and it cost the Falcons a draft pick, a fine and team President (Rich McKay, whose also head of the NFL competition committee) was suspended too. Arthur Blank seemed to be rather forthright about what went down and fired the person (could have been a scapegoat) who was supposedly responsible for making it happen. IMO, the HC (Mike Smith) might have had a hand in it, as he and the team were struggling at the time, and his job was on the line. Pure speculation of course.

    As a long time (since the mid 70's) Falcon fan, I've attended games in the Dome that were incredibly loud and obnoxious. I've also attended games where our fans just didn't get into the game all that much. DOn't get me wrong, there are always loud Falcon fans that love to get all jacked up. It can be a weird atmosphere at the dome when the opponent is mediocre, or if the Falcons are having a bad year. I won't defend our fanbase, because they piss me off with their lack of excitement at times. I will say that they do come through at playoff time or divisional games though, or if it's just a really good team visiting. The Dome itself is not a terrible venue, but it can be too comfortable at times with the controlled temperatures, and the natural lighting from the canvas roof can almost put you in a kick backed relaxed state, like you're hanging out on a covered back porch, in the spring time drinking beers, and chilling with your friends. I was a season ticket holder for about 7 straight years, between the last SB appearance and through the Vick era. I started off on the waiting list at the time, and had tickets in the upper level 300's, after 2 years there I was able to move down to club/mezzanine level, and then eventually to the lower level. The best time, and most exciting games for me were when I was in the upper level. The lower I got, the more subdued the fans were, and the only thing I can attribute it to, is the fact that it is more comfortable to sit down in the lower level, then it is the nose bleeds there. I will say this though, I've been to Panthers, Buccaneers, and Saints stadiums, and did not see their fanbases as being anything better than the Falcons.

    I am looking forward to the new stadium and to see the Falcons playing in an outdoor setting (if you can call a retractable roof stadium outdoors) again. The new place will be lit to the hilt with natural and artificial light, and should be quite the site. Hopefully it will inspire the chit chat crowd to shut up and watch the game, and for all the late showing tailgaters to get to their seat on time. Or not.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:37 pm
  • Burnplant wrote:I hope the Seahawks do better against the Falcons than you losers are doing against FalconsFanNW...

    LOL.

    He's owning you.


    shame he makes an utterly asinine point about Rawls rushing numbers.

    There are some very good reasons why his rush numbers are so low this year, in no particular order:
    1) he has not been healthy for most of the regular season
    2) Wilson has been hobbled for first 2/3 of year and the rushing threat of the QB was therefore eliminated
    3) the O-line at the tackle spots has been consistently changing
    4) He has played against some stout rushing defenses

    He doesn't need another franchise record day against the Falcons, but not exactly sure where the empirical evidence is that says he will have an ineffective day with conditions as good for him as against the Lions:
    - Defense average to poor against the run
    - He is healthy
    - Wilson is as healthy as he is going to get this year, we can definitely say healthiest all year
    - The line is finally stabilised and improving with playing time
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:43 pm
  • Hawk_Nation wrote:
    FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:You might want to pass onto Quinn, that were going to run the ball and the Failcons are #27 out of 32 teams stopping it.


    Weren't the 49ers 32 of 32 and ya'll managed to to get like 80 yards a couple weeks ago?

    Doesn't he average like 3.2 yards for the season and have multiple games?

    vs MIA 32 yds
    @ LA -7 yds
    vs PHI 57 yds
    @ TB 38 yds
    vs CAR 106 yds
    @ GB 67 yds
    vs LA 34 yds
    vs AR 8 yds
    @ SF 14 yds

    But a 161 yard game vs Detroit signals he's the reincarnation of Marshawn Lynch?

    k.

    Let's get back to talking about fake crowd noise please.



    Its funny how you act lie your run D is so much better than Detroit.

    They are ranked 18th allowing 106ypg, and your Falcons... They beast out at 17th allowing 104.5ypg


    Which is still more than the 51 YPG Rawls has averaged across 10 games (including the Detroit game) this season. Take the Detroit game out and he's at 39 YPG.

    It's funnier how you act like Rawls is gonna run over the Falcons because he had a good game vs Detroit. Look up our last game vs Arizona... not sure why people act like Atlanta can't stop the run. We've given up a LOT of yards in garbage time too... like dude from New Orleans getting his 1000 yards last week.

    Anyway, when looking back at Rawl's entire season as I've already pointed out you'll have to excuse me for not being worried.

    We really should get back to talking about fake crowd noise though. I'd like to keep things on topic.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:45 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:You might want to pass onto Quinn, that were going to run the ball and the Failcons are #27 out of 32 teams stopping it.


    Weren't the 49ers 32 of 32 and ya'll managed to to get like 80 yards a couple weeks ago?

    Doesn't he average like 3.2 yards for the season and have multiple games?

    vs MIA 32 yds
    @ LA -7 yds
    vs PHI 57 yds
    @ TB 38 yds
    vs CAR 106 yds
    @ GB 67 yds
    vs LA 34 yds
    vs AR 8 yds
    @ SF 14 yds

    But a 161 yard game vs Detroit signals he's the reincarnation of Marshawn Lynch?

    k.

    Let's get back to talking about fake crowd noise please.


    Very good point. We sucked against the 9ers worst run D. So.... it took Cable an extra couple weeks to grow a brain.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:11 pm
  • Hawk_Nation wrote:

    When your team sucks, and needs all the help you can get you cheat.

    When you have a good team that is playoff bound, there is no need to risk cheating.

    Seems pretty simple to me. Are you keeping up?


    There is no reason to personally attack people including visitors

    JGfromtheNW wrote:
    According to reports today there are still approximately 5,000+ seats available ranging from $100-900.


    That must include secondary market tickets. I went to ticketmaster and checked, turned off resale and there are sporadic tickets available.

    If you looked at secondary market and tickets sold by the team then you would have seen the same for the Seahawks-Detroit game. Secondary market was in the dump for that game.

    Not sure if people are saving their money for "later" in the playoff or just not willing to spend as much. It was very surprising for the WC game. I saw regular season games that sold for way more....... Could also be that so many season ticket holders just wanted a chance to make money
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:17 pm
  • SyCOLA wrote:
    Zombie Hawk wrote:The Colts used to do it when Manning was there too.

    I have to admit it still concerns me. They were doing it for years and it took that long to get caught. Whos to say they don't ramp it up in an important playoff game. Also just my opinion, but pumping fake crowd noise to make a stadium louder when on defense seems like an egregious violation considering the advantage it provides. It's worse than anything the Patriots have done which is saying a lot.

    I think it's a violation of the rules, but egregious? Worse than the pats? I mean, really when you are looking at the intended results, how is it any different than designing a stadium to amplify the crowd noise? I think it was a cheap way to gain the same advantage other home teams had.


    Absolutely worse than the pats. Deflategate was an equipment violation. On the same level as the Chargers or Vikings heating footballs on the sidelines in cold weather games. The reason they lost a 1st round pick is because they are far and away the best team for the last 16 years and the owners/fans are tired of it. If you don't see that you are blind.

    Also if Seattle had been caught doing this, you can imagine the media frenzy along with at least the loss of a 1st round pick. The reason noone really cares about ATL is the lack of success and the fact that they dont have a loud stadium. They got a slap on the wrist because of the state of the franchise.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:13 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Hawk_Nation wrote:

    When your team sucks, and needs all the help you can get you cheat.

    When you have a good team that is playoff bound, there is no need to risk cheating.

    Seems pretty simple to me. Are you keeping up?


    I'm plenty bright.

    Serious question though... if good teams that are playoff bound have no need to risk cheating...

    ... what's the Patriots excuse?


    Because they can and if the if the NFL has not specifically said you can't do something the Patriots look at it that means we can. Also being wife swap partners with Roger Goodell means Kraft and delay any repercussions and deny allegation avoiding fines, suspension loss of picks and then have an appeal process if some do get levied that is a joke since Roger presides over them.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:16 pm
  • HansGruber wrote:
    Steve2222 wrote:I went to the divisional round game in Atlanta in 2012 and it was on par with the loudness at Century Link


    I did as well, and this is laughably untrue. It was loud but not as loud as a regular season game at the Clink, much less a playoff game.

    One of my friends was walking back from the restroom and said he heard brown or white noise clearly while entering the seating area. That was funny, considering the content of this post, it now makes sense.

    The only place I've ever been that held a candle to the Clink was Arrowhead. FedEx was close. My last trip to Gillette was an absolute joke, literally as quiet as a golf tournament, with people actually clapping and making noise while their offense was on the field. NE might have the biggest joke of a fanbase in the entire NFL. Literally zero clue when to make noise and what's happening on the field.


    No it was rocking that game. And I've been to roughly 80 games at CentLink. I never said it was louder. I've seen the Seahawks play at Bank of America, Georgia Dome, Lambeau Field, Super Dome, and University of Phoenix. CentLink and the Georgia Dome out of that list are definitely 1 and 2. The others were nowhere near as loud. I was surprised how quiet the Super Dome and Lambeau were.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:30 pm
  • Steve2222 wrote:
    HansGruber wrote:
    Steve2222 wrote:I went to the divisional round game in Atlanta in 2012 and it was on par with the loudness at Century Link


    I did as well, and this is laughably untrue. It was loud but not as loud as a regular season game at the Clink, much less a playoff game.

    One of my friends was walking back from the restroom and said he heard brown or white noise clearly while entering the seating area. That was funny, considering the content of this post, it now makes sense.

    The only place I've ever been that held a candle to the Clink was Arrowhead. FedEx was close. My last trip to Gillette was an absolute joke, literally as quiet as a golf tournament, with people actually clapping and making noise while their offense was on the field. NE might have the biggest joke of a fanbase in the entire NFL. Literally zero clue when to make noise and what's happening on the field.


    No it was rocking that game. And I've been to roughly 80 games at CentLink. I never said it was louder. I've seen the Seahawks play at Bank of America, Georgia Dome, Lambeau Field, Super Dome, and University of Phoenix. CentLink and the Georgia Dome out of that list are definitely 1 and 2. The others were nowhere near as loud. I was surprised how quiet the Super Dome and Lambeau were.


    Yeah me too, on Lambeau. After all I'd heard about it, I was expecting the fans to be really fired up. I think it's just a midwest thing. Everyone was mellow the entire time I was there. Almost like everyone had been smoking some killer weed. Everyone from the driver at the airport to the hotel staff to all restaurant staff, everyone I met in bars, etc. There were a few obnoxious people, but 98% of Wisconsins seem like they've been smokin the doob.

    The game itself was quiet, like your experience. People were friendly and polite. Food was good. I enjoyed myself.
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Re: Fake crowd noise in Atlanta
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:47 pm
  • There was only one loud thing in the section I was sitting in for the 2012 divisional game and that was the announcer. It's 3rrrrrrrrrddddd and looooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggggg. That by itself was borderline, as were the video montages they started with 25 seconds on the play clock that ran for 15 seconds. I wasn't at all surprised to learn about the crowd noise years later.

    Blank himself was exonerated in noisegate though, as was Mike Smith. That's why it wasn't as much of an issue as the Patriots stuff where the NFL thinks it's BB and Brady leading the shenanigans.

    The reason why it still matters in 2017 is just the humorous irony it adds when Falcon fans simultaneously complain about officiating and then bring up that lone playoff victory. They deliberately cheated in an extremely close playoff win over us and then want to play the victim card that they missed out on a hail mary chance this season due to Refs missing an offsetting penalties call.
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