When the topic of fans making noise at the wrong time during a game is brought up on this board, there are sometimes detractors who suggest it is too condescending or bush league to have signs or announcements asking fans to stay quiet for the offense. I was watching the NFL playoff of New England at Denver today, and I was impressed at how responsive the crowd was to Peyton Manning’s signals for quiet. On at least one replay, a message on a videoboard was visible reading “Quiet please. Offense at work” (or a close variation). I don’t have a screen capture of that, but found an image with a similar videoboard message from another Broncos game. If it’s not too bush league or condescending for a highly respected operation like the Denver Broncos, can anyone claim it would be too bush league or condescending for the Ticats?
And just to add to that - the crowd is so quiet when Broncos are on offense you could CLEARLY hear all of Peyton Manning audible calls at the line when watching on TV and apparently 'Omaha' must mean something because you could hear him bark it out on almost every play last week and today and it actually became a major international story - with even the city of Omaha officially thanking him. - lol[url=http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/10287554/2013-nfl-playoffs-city-omaha-thanks-peyton-manning-denver-broncos-pre-snap-shouts]http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/st ... nap-shouts[/url]
Not at all, look how the home field in Seattle is a huge advantage with the crowd noise on Defence ! they tell the crowed to get loud !!
When the other team has the ball... When seattle has the ball they shut up.
We really need this on the new scoreboard. Our crowd is really bad for this.
I agree, Crash. We, the fans, can influence the outcome of games by being loud at the right time. Reminders on the big screen are a good idea. Some maroons still won't get it but like Tony Soprano used to say, "What'ya gonna do?" :roll:
Pat Lynch(the old guy demands the cone of silence)
I don't see how a notice on the scoreboard like that one could be construed as bush league. The fans have an opportunity to impact the game. One of the ways to do that is by being quiet while the home team is on offense.
The Ticats do run messages like this on the scoreboard - typically one of the offensive players saying something like “shhh” - during drives the scoreboard operator deems critical. Not sure why nobody else in this thread has noticed it before. They are a counterpoint to the “Make some NOISE!!!” calls that appear on the scoreboard during defensive stands.
There is no reason to think this will not continue at THF.
Can we put this topic back to bed until June or July, when it will inevitably be brought up again? :x