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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...



    Quote Originally Posted by Losac View Post
    In case you haven't noticed, there are 71,000 other folks who go to the stadium besides just you.
    Damn! So that's who all those other people are. Thank you so much for letting me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losac View Post
    People do want to check fantasy stats or real time scores in the other games, and I know my cell phone is almost unusable for data during a game because the cell towers are getting slammed.
    Whatever floats your boat. I don't care if you and 70,998 others are playing fantasy football or just playing with themselves, it doesn't bother me as long as they are not blocking my view of the field.
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    The in stadium wifi would be a very welcome addition. I don't know if any of you have the Baltimore Ravens mobile app on your phone, but when you check into M&T Bank Stadium the app has live video, replays, and other information you don't get in your seat. Unfortunately its a waste when your phone signal is too weak to get it. So I would love to have WiFi capability.

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    I'm sorry, but if you're bringing horns, noise makers, etc then yeah, I'm glad they told you to keep it quiet.

    Damn things are incredibly annoying.

    When I had PSL's, this lady in section 123 had a bird call and blasted that damn thing the entire game. You could hear it on TV broadcasts it was so loud. It drove everyone in our section crazy. Then, thankfully, in 2008, she got told to put it away.
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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker: M&T Sec 527 View Post
    What about: (beat) (beat) DE - fense? or "Move those chains..." they are cued by PA, if not electronic signage?

    I agree that scripting crowd noise (like they did @ Fed-Ex this year) is lame, but let's not dislocate shoulders patting selves on back. I used to bring a little plastic M&T Bank-distributed megaphone to games, till neighbors told me to shut up. Yeah, right. Wouldn't want any crowd noise ruining your day...

    I will say the adoption last season of the Seven Nation Army chant was refreshingly populist.
    Those are lame compared to other stadiums. And most of the Ravens fans I am around do not need the prompting anyway. What the NFL is talking about is what passes for "fan interaction" in other stadiums.
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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...

    Decent wifi will really enhance the game day experience. Last year there were all kinds of data outages due to the cell towers getting pounded during the games. Kudos to anyone who can completely unplug for a few hours but it isnt always like that for everyone else.




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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...

    WIFI in stadiums sounds great until you factor in all the bandwidth you would need for so many connections at one time. There is no magical way to offer up good WIFI service to 70,000 people at one time. It's similar to everyone cranking up their Air Conditioning on a 103 degree day and taking down the local power grid in the process. Technology won't allow for thousands of people trying to access a handful of access points at one time.




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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    WIFI in stadiums sounds great until you factor in all the bandwidth you would need for so many connections at one time. There is no magical way to offer up good WIFI service to 70,000 people at one time. It's similar to everyone cranking up their Air Conditioning on a 103 degree day and taking down the local power grid in the process. Technology won't allow for thousands of people trying to access a handful of access points at one time.
    Um, that's definitely not true. I work for a publicly traded company that designs and manufactures enterprise class WiFi equipment. One of our largest business units focuses on lighting up large public venues such as stadiums with WiFi. There are a lot of ways to make it work well and I've been part of the team that worked on several of these projects.

    But we're getting way off topic here ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravannapolis View Post
    Um, that's definitely not true. I work for a publicly traded company that designs and manufactures enterprise class WiFi equipment. One of our largest business units focuses on lighting up large public venues such as stadiums with WiFi. There are a lot of ways to make it work well and I've been part of the team that worked on several of these projects.

    But we're getting way off topic here ...
    What about security? Man in the middle attacks seem like they would be particularly effective having that many people to choose from.
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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirdowski View Post
    What about security? Man in the middle attacks seem like they would be particularly effective having that many people to choose from.
    That's easy to mitigate when you bring all traffic to the controller and don't allow station to station communications without going through the controller's firewall. We're not talking about consumer level products here. The security for enterprise wireless devices is as good if not better than wired devices these days.




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    Interesting. Thanks.
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    Re: New NFL rules for amping up the crowd noise ...

    Its an interesting theory because I have had the same problem with AT&T in other stadiums while the person next to me has a good signal. Before mobile share (or even unlimited mobile to mobile), I would not have switched from AT&T because of so many extended family on AT&T. But now with Mobile share, I would consider it. But I am under contract for over a year to go, so I will probably just stay with AT&T.

    Btw: I am all for wifi in stadiums as well. And yes real fan dan, I will still be able to cheer




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