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  1. #31
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    Jun 2011
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    Re: SI's King Picks Ravens Over Texans Sunday (?!?!?!?)

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I hate to say it, but yes. I've been to games with the roof closed and open and it doesn't matter. They way the stadium is built is like a sound chamber that faces down towards the field.

    I'd put my top three loudest stadiums in this order ...

    1. Seattle
    2. Houston
    3. Baltimore

    With Dallas and NOLA as honorable mentions.
    The guy that designed the Seattle stadium was a genius. The clamshell half-roof on both sides keeps it an open air stadium while keeping 80% of the fans dry from the frequent rains. And the crowd noise gets up in that clamshell and then echoes back downwards towards the field.

    Someone blamed the 'Hawks for pumping in crowd noise for a playoff game a few years ago. After having been there for a regular season game (last year vs. Ravens) I can tell you that crowd noise in Seattle is legit.

  2. #32
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    Houston, TX Y'all
    Quote Originally Posted by cbaywolf View Post
    While I could understand the top 3- I've always heard that Dallas has NO home field advantage, and most of the stadium is there just "to be seen", and watch the game on the big TV...
    I'm only addressing crowd noise.
    WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and/or supporting factual or anecdotal evidence. All statements and assertions contained herein may be subject to literary devices not limited to: irony, metaphor, allusion and dripping sarcasm.

  3. #33

    Re: SI's King Picks Ravens Over Texans Sunday (?!?!?!?)

    Houston is loud for college bowl games for crissakes. Crazy!

    Seattle? Never been there for football, but the instant digital classic of Lynch vs. NO makes one appreciate how loud and crazy it can get there.

    I'm sure just about everyone has seen the clip in some shape or form, but the fan cam starts at 1:08.

  4. #34
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    Jan 2012
    "Merry old England"
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    Re: SI's King Picks Ravens Over Texans Sunday (?!?!?!?)

    Quote Originally Posted by srobert96 View Post
    I am a Ravens fan and historically positive and feel this would be a huge upset. The Texans are coming off a bad home thrashing. The Ravens defense has not been able to stop the run and enter one of the better rushing teams. The Ravens Oline has been poor and enter one of the leagues best pass rushers. The Ravens have not played well on the road the last few years. I would not be surprised to see the Texans win by double digits. I don't have a lot of faith in the Ravens coordinators. I used to have faith in the DCs but am not convinced Pees can get this thing turned around on defense.
    That still doesn't mean that the Ravens have no chance in wining this game, the way this seasons going I would not be surprised if any team beaten any team this week. The Ravens are still one of the best teas in the NFL, and I'm not buying the fact that we can't win on the road, when last year we went 4-4 and beat the number 1 defense in Pittsburgh. Our road record really isn't that bad, infact it's pretty good, people just make a meal out of it because we are just better at home which can be said about all NFL teams.


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