Always go to eleven.

An idle thought I had:  Do those of you who advocate more piped-in music at Sanford Stadium keep a boom box near the TV set when you’re home watching a Georgia game so you can crank up some proper tuneage before a big play and during commercial breaks?

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57 responses to “Always go to eleven.

  1. heyberto

    That’s a huge bucket of win right there

    • Bulldog Joe

      WHAT?? I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!

      • 81Dog

        I also keep a blender, a vacuum cleaner, and a ready to load wood chipper handy while I watch games at home. You never know when your senses are liable to cry out in protest at a microsecond of silence after years of conditioning at Sanford Stadium.

  2. John Denver is full of shit...

    I would…if the guy sitting next to me kept sarcastically calling for Bo-Bo to run the screen play again.

  3. Like the absentee father who dons Ed Hardy shirts so he can be “Cool Dad”, the whole idea is embarrassing and ineffective.

  4. reipar

    No, but I also do not stand on my feet for four quarters and yell non-stop while the other team has the ball. It is if they cannot hear me and any crowd noise from my house seemingly has no effect.

  5. LOL. Did you by chance watch the TV broadcast of the game? I finally watched it last night. Hannah Chalker was interviewing Pruitt at halftime and after she asked her first question, he said “I’m sorry I can’t hear you, they just crunk up the music”. He wasn’t being snarky about it, he legitimately didn’t hear the question. At that point I was like Ok, if two people on the field standing right next to each other can’t talk, maybe the volume of the music is a tad overboard.

    • tess

      I noticed that as well. Seems to bode poorly for coaches and trainers, you know, actually coaching and taking care of the players during the game. As Grantham proved last year: poor communication and confusion on the field does not make for an improved college football experience.

  6. TennesseeDawg

    “Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most SEC blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your canned music. Where can you go from there? Where?” – Nigel McGarity

  7. Russ

    ….to get the proper game environment and all.
    :)

  8. Rp

    You are a genius Senator!! Now maybe I can make it through the ESPN2 broadcasts this year. Goodbye Jesse Palmer, hello Pitbull.

  9. Athens Dog

    I sat in about four different areas Saturday to try and gauge the noise………..it was horrible in all spots. Much sadness

    And yes, I yell at the TV……but as you noted…….not for four quarters……

  10. DawgPhan

    If it’s too loud, you’re too old.

  11. DawgPhan

    Maybe you should start your own college football team if you dont like the way this one is run.

  12. DawgPhan

    Stop trying to change the medium.

    /* will admit that I never get that when people make that comment, but they do make it. ALOT.

  13. DawgPhan

    People trying to tell the school how to run it’s stadium are ruining America.

  14. DawgPhan

    I bet Obama wants the government to regulate stadium loudness so every team could be equal.

  15. DawgPhan

    Next thing you know fans will want to unionize to fight for better concessions, bathrooms and noise levels.

  16. DawgPhan

    I would LOVE to have someone give me tickets so I could go and enjoy the game. None of you earned your tickets and all you do is complain about them.

    • BCDawg97

      Ignoring the separate posts for each comment was easy enough, but this one was too hard to pass up. How did anyone who paid for a ticket not “earn” their ticket, especially season tickets? I would LOVE to hear the explanation…

      • DawgPhan

        You must not read the comments about student athletes.

        • BCDawg97

          Guess my sarcasm meter isn’t on this morning. Or please direct me to the appropriate post. But I guess I also miss how student atheletes relate to season ticket holders not earning their ticket.

          • Emerging from Allie

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    • Emerging from Allie

      And don’t forget, if the noise level is raised for football, there won’t be enough noise left for all the non-revenue sports.

    • Red Dawg

      you should switch to decaff

  17. Inspector G

    DawgPhan proves there is an ass for every chair.

  18. dc_oliver

    It was mighty loud in there Saturday for sure. I sat in the 200 level so I thought it was just because the speakers were right on top of me. Still curious to see if it has an effect on the overall loudness level for a regular season game though. I didn’t necessarily enjoy it, but I didn’t mind it. And if it gives us any kind of noise advantage I’m all for it.

  19. Vinings Dawg

    In the initial onset offense is played with your ears while defense is played with your eyes. If it gives us a tactical advantage AND is within the rules then I say be selective in its use and don’t cost us points by not paying detailed attention as to what is played when and how. the right set up could do well. Its been done to us plenty.

  20. AusDawg85

    I play the radio broadcast when watching on TV, but now I can add the boombox to really get the full live game experience of not being able to hear Scott & Buck on my headphones! Does iTunes have a UGA GameDay Mix?

  21. Normaltown Mike

    hells yeah

  22. Debby Balcer

    I hope they do consider hearing damage if my ears ring I want it to be because the fans are doing their job not because of canned music. I don’t want to use ear plugs at a game to preserve my hearing. They watch from the luxury suites so they don’t have to deal with it. If they do that make sure the noise is pumped in there too.

  23. Sanford222view

    I actually called the Ticket Office today and asked for the person who I could give some feedback to regarding this. If anyone is interested it is Matt Bratkowski (sp?) he is in charge of event management I believe and his number is 706-542-1135. I left him a voice mail hopefully he calls me back.

    • DawgPhan

      Thanks. I am going call and tell them to turn it up.

    • Sanford222view

      Just a quick update…I did receive a call back today from Matt at UGA. I told him I wasn’t strongly against piped in music but that I was concerned with the volume level. He stated that they were experimenting and that volume level wasn’t necessarily what it would be on Game Days in the fall. He did also mention that the perceived volume level is impacted by the amount of people in the stadium and could be different with a full house versus what the crowd was at G-Day. I understand that but stated I hoped they were able to find a happy medium. I also mentioned my kids (6 yrs & 7 yrs) complained about the volume level in past seasons of the piped in music. He said he appreciated the feedback and inquired to where my seats so he could note the location. All in all he seemed thoughtful and truly interested in my feedback so at least they are taking note of what fans are saying. He also did mention I was his first call regarding this but others on the UGA staff had received similar feedback. I would encourage everyone to give them feedback no matter which side of the fence you are on regarding this topic. So call, email, or write them and let them know how you stand on this issue.

  24. Dawg_Flan

    When you call make sure to have hype music blaring in the background!

  25. That’s a fine thought, idle though it may be.
    ~~~

  26. Bulldog Joe

    If our Athletic Department is in control of the hype music, you can be confident they will use it to our team’s competitive disadvantage.

  27. Slaw Dawg

    For me, it’s not just the ever louder music, but the frequent and interminable breaks + jumbotron commercials that make me wonder why I just didn’t stay home. ‘Cause what I do at home is roll back key plays for a second look while I watch so I can just fast forward thru the damn commercials. Can’t do that at the stadium, right?

    The home games give you the total crowd experience, and I love Athens, so that will always keep me coming back for a couple games a year. But the others I’m watching from home until and unless the Sanford experience (not to mention parking and concessions) gets a lot better.

  28. Austin

    Some times I stand and yell, but I do it in the voice of Munson.

    “1st and 10. We line up in a four receiver set. Three to the left one to the right. Quick toss out to Conely. Makes the first guy miss. Cuts left, back to the right, run Conely. Another guy gets him around the thighs, Conely fights for extra yardage. Powering and pulling men with him. 2nd and 9.”