5 December 2005
Perhaps more than the turf is artificial
In NFL Week 12, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-7, and Steelers sources are claiming that the Colts amplified the crowd noise in the RCA Dome and fed it back through the Dome's PA system during Steeler possessions, making it difficult for Pittsburgh players to hear the count and contributing to a number of false-start penalties.
The Colts were pumping in noise, I can tell you that. They had extra microphones spread around the stadium and they took that noise from the fans, put it back in through the PA and that's why it was so loud.
The NFL says it has not received an official complaint; such actions would be a violation of NFL rules.
I wonder what they'd think of Loud City, in the upper reaches of the Ford Center.
(Via Ravenwood's Universe.)Posted at 9:07 AM to Dyssynergy