How many times do we have to go through this? How long will it take before players stop questioning us, and just start believing?
Nov 13, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fan dressed in a costume during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
I mean, this happens like 3 or 4 times a year, doesn’t it? Someone who’s never been to Seattle for a game openly questions how loud we are. How can 67,000 NFL fans be louder that 100,000 college fans? Or how can an outdoor stadium be louder than a dome?
The problem here is that they never learn. Every time this happens, the player who questioned us walks away from the game with a ringing in their ears that takes weeks to go away. Or they make the even dumber move of going on ESPN or some some other outlet and accuse us of piping in fake noise. Um, sorry, but No. We don’t. Nice try. Thanks for playing.
Well guess what, it happened again. This time it’s Jets QB Tim Tebow who is apparently incapable of learning from the mistakes of others. When asked about the 12th man and crowd noise, Tebow claimed that the SEC stadium he played in for college games “are a lot louder.”
There are 2 things that make that statement absurd. First, Tebow has never once set foot in Seattle, so how could he possibly know. And 2) There have been plenty of former SEC players who’ve played at the Clink, both with the Seahawks and against them, who’ve said that the 12th Man are the loudest fans they’ve ever heard.
So I guess we need to give this kid an education.
Be loud 12th Man. Do your thing.