Oh you mean the 12th man that has to amplify the crowd noise through the speakers? That 12th man? That said 49er fans at the Stick are TERRIBAD.
If you'd ever been to the Clink you would know that literally every person around you screams until they're hoarse. Based on what's going on, that place is quiet compared to what you would expect. The whole thing is self perpetuating, Fans are loud because the stadium is loud but the stadium is loud because the fans are loud. The whole piped in crowd noise bullshit is just other fans being sore losers because their fans aren't half as loud as we are.
Calling it now - Seattle and Atlanta will meet in the NFC Championship.
...and then the winner of that game will lose in the Super Bowl. Because God hates both of our cities.
150 points in the last 3 games?! Daaayum. But this is the sketchy part... can this kind of momentum be sustained into the post season/over the next 5 games? Just hoping we haven't peaked too soon. And yes, I am a fairweather fan who only gets excited about my teams when they perform like badasses. What can I say, growing up as a diehard M's fan broke me over the years.
By the way, what even constitutes a group celebration? I thought it was more than one person, yet I saw two Chiefs lineman doing a choreographed dance after sacking the QB which included them dancing and kicking each others feet. That's not a group celebration?
Brett Keisel did his signature "shoot the arrow" sack dance after sacking the Bengals QB last week making it 4th and 20, and was flagged. It was a 15 yard penalty and an automatic first down. Apparently the rule is you can't go to the ground in celebration, and his knee hit the ground. I'll bet you didn't know that rule?
In this week's wonk thinks NFL refs are comically terrible, I caught a bit of the Colts game before heading to work. The first play of the second quarter (I believe) had Luck fumbling the football holding the ball too long in the pocket. The call on the field was a fumble, but the refs overturned it because they said Luck's arm was moving forward when the ball got knocked out of his hand, so it was an incomplete pass.
Fair enough, that appeared to be the case, but he threw the ball five yards backwards. There is no such thing as an incomplete pass that goes backwards. If it goes backwards, it's a fumble.
If there is some wacky rule which states, "a backwards pass is not a fumble when the tuck rule is applied," I would like the referees to state this. We all want to understand the rules better, and when the refs can't explain their questionable call, they continue to come off as incompetent.
Man I got pretty fucking choked up watching Ray walk on to the field for the final snap. When the Browns moved to Baltimore, I got into football for the first time of my life. Ray Lewis has been a household name with the Figinski's for the majority of my life and knowing that won't be the case after this season is a bittersweet pill to swallow. The amount of love the city of Baltimore has for him is just incredible.
Now let's hope the Seahawks can get their shit together. BRING ON PEYTON AND THE DENVER FOREHEADS.