TFW you have to create your own home field advantage

I had no idea this was a thing being seriously considered this season.

SEC rules have said that amplified sound and the band can’t be played once the center touches the ball.

Athletic directors have had “robust debate,” whether piped in crowd noise should be allowed to continue then like it would under normal attendance.

“I am a proponent of the crowd noise being played past the time when the center has his hand on the ball because I think our student-athletes and our coaches, they’re used to competing in an environment on the road that has a significant crowd noise,” Yuracheck said. “I think the crowd noise continuing I think is good for your TV audience and I think it just enhances your atmosphere in your stadium.”

Said Georgia associate athletic director Alan Thomas: “A lot of people are looking at, ‘Hey, can we pump in crowd noise?’ Since we have to put it through a sound system do we have to cut that when the center’s hand touches the ball or will they allow us to continue that?”

Fake juice is better than no juice at all, I guess.

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42 responses to “TFW you have to create your own home field advantage

  1. Russ

    Just control it in the studio. They can even add a laugh track for when Florida comes out in the wrong wrist bands.

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  2. Castleberry

    I’m curious the penalty for violating these rules. I swear Auburn and Vandy of all places were rocking the PA late into the playclock last season. I caught us doing it more than a few times.

    Unless it’s a 5 yard penalty or unsportsmanlike with a warning it’s just gonna happen anyway.

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  3. BeardDawg

    I really wish they would leave it out. It’s already weird not seeing fans in the stands, but I watched a game the other day with no fans but fake crowd noise, and it was a little jarring. Just let us hear the hits and the coaches yelling.

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  4. Illini84

    Remember when crowd noise got flagged?

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  5. RangerRuss

    “Fake juice is better than no juice at all, I guess.”
    Man, that’s wino talk.

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  6. mddawg

    I think the announcers were talking about this during the Miami / UAB game a couple of weeks ago. The two teams couldn’t agree beforehand on how much noise would be piped in so they ended up not having any.

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  7. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    For me, it’s weird and off-putting. It makes watching Braves games impossible (because you can see there’s no fans in the stands) for me, BUT I will allow that on radio there’s little to no difference.

    The Seahawks game last night, or in Atlanta versus the Falcons was also unwatchable to me in the same way.

    Speaking of, how is the NATS able to have, for them, a robust crowd on Saturday but the Falcons were not able to have 20% of their stadium’s capacity for the Seahawks game like Dallas also was able to do? Just another reason Arthur Blank is the worst owner in all of professional sports.

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  8. Ozam

    If the rule is that there is no pumped in noise once the center puts his hands on the ball, then visiting teams would be dumb not to have their center immediately put their hands on the ball!

    The pumped-in artificial noise at Auburn in 2018 was eardrum splitting….so yes it can make a huge difference.

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  9. I think piping in crowd noise is stupid.

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  10. godawgs1701

    Weird year. Vanderbilt may actually be able to generate some false start penalties.

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  11. drunkenmonken

    I remember the officials threatening a penalty for crowd noise in the 1982 Sugar Bowl. Every time Pitt has the ball the noise was deafening.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      *Penn State.

      Pitt was in 1976.

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      • drunkenmonken

        Corch, it was Pitt. I was there. Dan Marino hit John Brown with a pass right in front of us I could have broken up if i had thrown the empty bottle of jack daniels that was lying at my feet. ND 81, Pitt 82, PSU, 83.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          When you say 1982, you actually mean January 1982.

          Isn’t it customary to use the year of the season, regardless of when the bowl takes place?

          Penn State was the 1982 season. Yes, the game was played on the day after 1982 ended, but you can understand why I would think you meant the 1982 season.

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        • 81Dog

          you must have been sitting near me. I was in front of 3 ZTAs, felt like I was making progress with one, and then Marino hit the game winner. Her 2 friends hustled her out, end of story. No wonder I hate Marino more than just the soul crushing loss would justify.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        No, we played Pitt on January 1, 1982 after we won the 1981 SEC championship. Dan Marino threw a last minute TD pass to beat us. We played Penn State the next year in the 1983 Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1983

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          Already gave my explanation.

          If you say 1982, it means the 1982 season. Not January 1, 1982 but really the 1981 season.

          I’ve never heard anyone refer to bowl games played after December 31st as being part of the actual date they’re played, they’re always spoken about as they’re part of the season they’re attached to. So the 1982 Sugar Bowl was played on January 1, 1983.

          Understand now? That’s the genesis of the misunderstanding. Literally never seen anyone refer to the actual year it took place as opposed to the season it was attached to.

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      • Russ

        Pitt was the 82 Sugar Bowl. Dan Marino beat us with a last minute (4th down?) TD. Part of the 81 season.

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    • Illini84

      1st offense – Referee’s Timeout
      2nd offense – Referee’s Timeout and captains warned and PA announcement to fans
      3rd Offense – Timeout or 5 yard penalty charged to the home team
      4th Offense – 5 yard penalty for each following infraction

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  12. BA Baracus

    I’m curious how the empty stadiums will effect the NATS ability to create miscues for their own team by blasting the PA mid-play.

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  13. Illini84

    When I was a kid in LA they broadcasted baseball games that were read off the wire by the announcers.

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    • Russ

      I forget who it was, but one of the old time announcers told a story about losing the feed in the middle of the game and he had the batter foul off about 15 pitches until they reconnected.

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  14. stoopnagle

    This is me rolling my eyes like a 15 year old girl.

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  15. Whatever the rules are going to be Auburn doesn’t care.

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  16. uga97

    yeah hows this gonna work in jax? may need some hand held artificial noise makers built into masks

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  17. Only in the year 2020 could the lack of enough fake juice become an actual thing.

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  18. 123fakest

    Anyone see the Philadelphia Eagles game yesterday?

    It was a home game with zero fans and piped in crowd noise. Carson Wentz had an incomplete pass on 3rd down, and they played piped in BOOING. Haha.

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