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Old 01-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Question about crowd noise for you Steeler Fans

This is not specific to our game coming up but I am interested to see what you
folks think.

1. During the Charger game when the Steelers had possession near the goal line, I thought I saw Ben moving his arms like he was trying to get the crowd to tone it down some. Basically, to be quiet. Is this observation correct or was that for something else. It did seem to be a bit loud down there at the time from what I could hear on TV. Just curious.

2. For you folks that go to games - do you find it hard to make more noise when its absolutely freezing out. When I went to the Ravens game against the Redskins at M&T, it was one of the coldest game I ever attended. Lots of wind making the windchill about 0 degrees, maybe even colder up there in the upper sections. I found myself not being able to get loud and more trying to stay warm. I also noticed that M&T was not its usual loud self. Do you folks find the same thing to be true at your place. By the way, your new (well, fairly new) Stadium looks awsome. One of the more appealing NFL venues. Its on the top of my list to try to make a game there. I went out to Arrowhead last year and it lived up to its billing. Nice old venue.
Anyway, the questions were:
1. Was ben trying to simmer down the crowd?
2. Do you find it hard to get loud when its super cold out?
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Question about crowd noise for you Steeler Fans

1. As far as i know that is to quiet the crowd noise. I'm sure that they could use it as some kind of play call at the line or hot route thing, but its just to quiet the crowd the majority of the time.

2. Well, the weather can work in one of two ways. If it's really cold, sure some people may quiet down...but there is also the alternative: when its REALLY cold out (like the dallas game) you can always just try to 'warm up from the inside out' by drinking more, which leads to even more noise...just depends on the individual i suppose.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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1. Was ben trying to simmer down the crowd?
2. Do you find it hard to get loud when its super cold out?
Yes, Ben was trying to quiet down the crowd.

ANd no I don't find it harder to get louder when it's cold out. Matter of fact, I become more vocal (even without the alcohol). I mean if you're going to be cold you might as well enjoy it and just sitting there in the cold isn't that much fun.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Question about crowd noise for you Steeler Fans

Ben was trying to get the crowd to pipe down.. some people really aren't very bright & don't "get" when to yell & when not too...

When to yell:
-When you see the play clock starting to tick & the other team has the ball
-When a good play is made

When not to yell:
-When you see the play clock starting to tick & the steelers have the ball

They even have a little "Quiet, Ben at work" graphic they put on the jumbotron.

I have no problems yelling no matter what the temperature... it REALLY wasn't THAT bad the other night... BAD is when your beer freezes as you are drinking it.

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Graphic on the Jumbotron:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafacha...n/photostream/
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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You can typically tell when there's a lot of "first game attendees" in the stands, they just don't know when to shut their traps. I figured that there would be quite a few in attendance last week because playoff tickets were available at face value all the way up to Saturday.
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Ben does that every home game. Yes, it's to get them to quiet down and it's ashame he has to do it. Only thing I've never liked about our crowd. They're loud oh yes, but that's almost ALL THE TIME. Including when we have the ball.
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The Steeler Nation is just an enthusiastic bunch

But I personally find it easier to be loud when it's cold out. It keeps you warmer in my opinion.
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I think thay have room to put a few more adds on that ...
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its not like you have a clapper , 60,000 half hammerd fans not so easy to sssshhhhh
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