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    Quote Originally Posted by ed from Bel Air View Post
    I love my country.

    I love and respect our military.

    I hate that song.
    Oh man, this. So very much.

    Quote Originally Posted by ed from Bel Air View Post
    Now that Mr. Miller is no longer singing our beautiful National Anthem, they should find someone great to replace him, and replace that other awful song. If we must ( and I think one is enough) sing two songs before the game, they should play Ray Charles classic version of "America the Beautiful".
    Can we get a petition started?




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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaslowZ06 View Post
    TVs in the bathrooms. Better TVs by the concessions. And some sort of cell coverage would be nice. Like the stadium is a dead zone lol. I've had both AT&T and Verizon and neither get service in there.
    That has more to do with the number of people in one area than anything. That many cell phones all pinging the same cell tower is going to cause congestion. That's why during an emergency or something the rule of thumb is text, don't call because texting operates on a different frequency band.

    M&T would have to get the city of Baltimore to up cell coverage capabilities in the area, which is also cell service providers would have to agree to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Wasn't there a story a while back how the league employs inverse wave generators, blocking GSM signals? Meaning, they blocking data with anyone with a GSM phone but folks with CDMA (Verizon) could?
    Something along those lines would probably have to be cleared with the city, FAA, and the cell service providers as it would likely impact patrons not in the stadium as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by middleriverterp View Post
    Got to agree with Ed about "Proud to be an American" Please get rid of this song as the colors are brought onto the field.

    Maybe we should ask the Vets what they think ??




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Something along those lines would probably have to be cleared with the city, FAA, and the cell service providers as it would likely impact patrons not in the stadium as well.
    Musical acts do it frequently so I'm not sure your have to go through that many hoops.

    I tried finding the article with no luck so I most likely had it wrong anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevez51 View Post
    Maybe we should ask the Vets what they think ??
    Why? Its a football game not a memorial day event. One patriotic anthem, complete with color guard and a flyover should be enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Musical acts do it frequently so I'm not sure your have to go through that many hoops.

    I tried finding the article with no luck so I most likely had it wrong anyway.
    This is true, but musical acts do it because they use a lot of wireless technology with the microphones, instruments, and so forth. You can get some interesting white noise and feedback from cell phones receiving or sending messages when nearby a wireless PA system or something.

    Though NFL games do indeed use wireless technology with microphones and whatnot, I'm not sure it would be to the degree that a big time musical concert would use.

    Now, Wi-Fi bolstering and cell service are two totally different things.

    Here is an article from the Super Bowl this past year in New York. They beefed up their cell coverage, but blocked streaming access (which is not terribly difficult to do). However, they had to work with Verizon and AT&T (and likely other cell service providers in the area) because those would be the entities with oversight into the cell towers in the region.

    http://www.nj.com/super-bowl/index.s...e_stadium.html

    That's all I'm saying. Bisciotti could definitely bump up data and cell service at M&T, but he'd have to strike a deal with cell service providers that own and operate the cell towers in the region. I'd also imagine that would probably have to be reviewed by the city of Baltimore as well as the FAA for legal and other implications. It could definitely be done though.

    Installing a robust WiFi system would, IMO, be the way to go. Then charge for the WiFi Network Access.
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    Improving the experience at M&T Bank Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by stevez51 View Post
    Maybe we should ask the Vets what they think ??
    I'm ok with the song and know why they play that specific song at that moment.

    Many soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen of a certain age hear that song upon graduating from their respective basic training classes.

    What bugs me is when fans treat it like the anthem and remove their hats. The removal of hats should only done my the men in the crowd and only for the anthem.

    I know that sounds persnickety but I'm a color guard guy from my MP days.

    All that said, the thought of playing America the Beautiful might be a nice change of pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevez51 View Post
    Maybe we should ask the Vets what they think ??
    As a Vet, I can say that song is not at the top of my "Patriotic/Go America" songs.

    It is SO 1980's bad country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I'm ok with the song and know why they play that specific song at that moment.

    Many soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen of a certain age hear that song upon graduating from their respective basic training classes.

    What bugs me is when fans treat it like the anthem and remove their hats. The removal of hats should only done my the men in the crowd and only for the anthem.

    I know that sounds persnickety but I'm a color guard guy from my MP days.

    I don't remember that song during my graduation, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I don't remember that song during my graduation, lol.
    Certain age ... i.e us old farts
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Certain age ... i.e us old farts
    You're not that much older than I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I'm ok with the song and know why they play that specific song at that moment. Many soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen of a certain age hear that song upon graduating from their respective basic training classes. What bugs me is when fans treat it like the anthem and remove their hats. The removal of hats should only done my the men in the crowd and only for the anthem. I know that sounds persnickety but I'm a color guard guy from my MP days. All that said, the thought of playing America the Beautiful might be a nice change of pace.
    The song is played during the presentation of colors. It isn't just played by itself.

    You are supposed to stand during presentation of colors. With hat off. And keep it off until colors are taken down.

    At least that's what I've been trained to do for baseball.

    Otherwise, I agree. And I feel the same about God Bless America during 7th inning stretches. When did we start to treat every patriotic song like it was the National Amthem. What's next, standing at attention for This Land is My Land?

    And I would like it to change, too. It is old and not as uplifting as America the Beautiful.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    You're not that much older than I am.
    10 years maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    10 years maybe?
    Maybe, haha.
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