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  1. #16
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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?



    I can't speak for the whole crowed, but I was there from beginning to end cheering the team. OK, I did send some text messages, but that was on commercial breaks.




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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    I was there. It was pumped to start, but after the Offense could not get motivated and the Patriots moved at will, there air went out. I have noticed it has had less energy this year but it seems to mirror the flat nature of the team.
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    The crowd was pumped, then it died down until late in the third, then got hyped again in the fourth when we scored. Died down again when the Ravens couldn't convert on 4th down with about 8 mins left.




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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    The crowd was fine. They were into it but as has been noted, you can only keep a crowd so long when you give them nothing. Oh I'm sorry, the Ravens did give the crowd something - the single worst home performance with with the playoffs on the line in team history. That dogshit display was utterly embarassing.


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    From where I sit this we the most electric the crowd has been this season. Very pumped up at the intros, and saying goodbye to Mishael Miller. Deafening during the first Pats three and out. It got less loud after the first TD, and even less after the second,

    After that, it was, "in the name of all that is holy give us SOMETHING to cheer about."
    "Leave. Your. Mark."




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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    The Ravens are lucky we did not boo their sorry butts out of the stadium, with that embarrassing display of football!
    "Grab those pusillanimous sons-a-bitches by the nose and kick 'em in the balls.." General George S. Patton




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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    That was loud and clear even though the Refs got the call right.
    Not sure which call you're talking about but to me the BS chant was more about calls as a whole up to that point. I haven't watched the DVR yet but the call on (jimmy smith?) that set up the 1st TD was Bull shit and changed the tone of the 1st half. Later the call on Oher was bullshit. Both of those were coming right at my area of the EZ. To me the crowd has been down a little bit all year, it takes more to get them up. There was a lot of Pats fans in my section last night. Hell there was a 49er's fan there behind me tonight talking smack.. really man why are you at a Pats/Ravens game?




  8. #23

    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Offense View Post
    I was there. It was pumped to start, but after the Offense could not get motivated and the Patriots moved at will, there air went out. I have noticed it has had less energy this year but it seems to mirror the flat nature of the team.
    This. I think if Torrey holds on to the deep ball on the 2nd play things might have been different to start out then came the PI and the 1st gift TD. As far as this year goes do you think people sold some of their tickets this year to make money because the Ravens won the Super Bowl last year?




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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    Probably a combination of the previously stated discussion. Won't ever boo the home team, but disheartening for them to "not be on the same page" during the next to last game of the season. It's tough for ticket holders to not sell seats to those "other" people's fans- tickets aren't cheap, times are tough and the mark-up is there, plus the level of energy and enjoyment is often linked to performance. Think Pats had more fans behind their bench at game's end than Ravens fans left in the rest of the stadium.
    Crowd was loud when there was a chance.. just not many chances during a long evening at The Bank.




  10. #25

    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    It's funny to listen to people complain about the crowd noise who don't show up to the games. Keep in mind an 88% chance of rain was predicted and it was still a sell out. Lots of families were there. The crowd was jacked until the Patriots took the crowd out of the game. Yes the Patriots had a lot of help from the officials. Side Judge 97 ref in particular had an agenda.

    Things were bad enough that alcohol sales ended at halftime. They usually end at 3rd quarter. I recommend showing up and letting your voice be heard. People were literally giving away tickets a few hours before kickoff on account of the foul weather all day. 71,000 still showed up prepared to be rained on for 4 hours.




  11. #26

    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raving Sports Fan View Post
    Not sure which call you're talking about but to me the BS chant was more about calls as a whole up to that point. I haven't watched the DVR yet but the call on (jimmy smith?) that set up the 1st TD was Bull shit and changed the tone of the 1st half. Later the call on Oher was bullshit. Both of those were coming right at my area of the EZ. To me the crowd has been down a little bit all year, it takes more to get them up. There was a lot of Pats fans in my section last night. Hell there was a 49er's fan there behind me tonight talking smack.. really man why are you at a Pats/Ravens game?
    Probably the Patriots (ruled on field) fumble that was correctly overturned. I knew as soon as it happened that it wasn't worth cheering over until the replay. Saw the replay, and accurately predicted a crowd "BS" chant, even though overturning it was the right call.




  12. #27

    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    You expect a boisterous crowd when the Ravens are getting crushed on the field in miserable weather????




  13. #28

    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    You expect a boisterous crowd when the Ravens are getting crushed on the field in miserable weather????
    I thought that the crowd was pretty decent given how the Patriots immediately took us out of the game...most stayed until about 5:00 left in the game, which was impressive...unfortunately, the Ravens never really gave us a reason/chance to get more into the game.




  14. #29

    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    If anyone is criticizing the crowd from a couch, shut up and buy a ticket. There were a lot of Pats fans that got a hold of tickets, so you could have gone too.




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    Re: WTF has happened to our crowd?

    I don't think criticizing fan noise from home through the tv is really an accurate predictor of how good a crowd is. You're not going to know unless you are there in person. Each network broadcasts the game in a different way and therefore the sounds that are picked up a slightly different. I've been to many games and thought it was kind of quiet and dull only to come home and read that everyone thought the crowd was great and loud. And the opposite has been true too, been to loud games and then read that people thought the crowd wasn't into it.

    To echo MikeinGlenDale's comments it's funny to listen to people who sat at home on their couch rip people who actually went to the game and tried to cheer the team on. Going to a game is generally an all day commitment. So I commend whoever showed up yesterday for sacrificing their time during the holiday season when they could have been doing any number of other things. If you have a problem with crowd noise then get a ticket and go and scream your head off. Sitting at home and bitching about it will not do anything.




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