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bobbything
09-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Qualcomm Stadium. And it's not even close. Stay with me y'all...don't laugh me off this board just yet.

I went to the game on Sunday. And the stadium was loud. Really loud. But not from anything the fans were doing. Sure, on the occasional 3rd down their fans could ramp up the noise. But the loudest portion of the game came from their PA system. The Chargers have got to have the loudest PA system in the league. It was so loud that I could hardly hear anything that the person next to me was saying.

Over that PA system, we got the finest assortment of Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj, Iyaz, and Miguel. And that bass was kickin'. I have no idea how anyone inside the Chiefs' huddle could hear a damn thing. They had that crap cranked up to 11 every time the Chiefs were on offense. I'm convinced that all those swing passes in the 1st half were a result of Mark Castle being programmed by the Chargers (think: Zoolander and "Relax").

The environment itself was pretty meh. From what I could tell, there is only one entrance into the stadium. And there are certainly not enough parking spots to hold all the people (we had to park on a soccer field). There was more tailgating than I expected. Though, it definitely wasn't rampant like Arrowhead.

I suppose all the San Diego "fans" were nice. Nobody said one word to us. We weren't taunted, nor were we even acknowledged. I don't really think that, as a whole, Chargers fans are really, well, fanatical. The whole afternoon just seemed like a way to kill a Sunday for them. The people that sat around us were lame. Didn't cheer, didn't boo, didn't stand up ever. Just sat there and enjoyed a nice afternoon at the ballpark.

We sat behind a group of about 7 or 8 Chiefs fans. They were rowdy. In fact, there were a TON of red at that stadium. "...and the home of the CHIEFS!" got looks of disbelief from everyone around us. Like we had worms crawling out of our ears.

Overall it was a boring experience, to be perfectly honest. The game was close, and the two picks that Phyllis Rivers threw were great. That got our section going pretty good. Cassel's toss to Breaston was right in our corner and was one of his three great throws all game. But, for the most part, the whole experience wasn't great.

I'd say hat's off to the San Diego fans. If anything, they were classy by default, simply because they didn't say anything. In fact, they may have been robots. Norvbots. I asked the guys sitting next to me what they thought of Turner. They just shrugged their shoulders.

As for the game itself. I really enjoyed our 33 yards of offense in the 1st half. That was fun. I had a great time watching Succop miss a routine 38 yarder. Thomas Jones' 2 yards per carry were scintillating. And the Schottenheimer Swing Pass was in full effect. I nearly forgot that Dwayne Bowe was on the team until the 2nd half.

Cassel looked better in the 2nd half. He made a few good throws and the line gave him some time. Then, predictably, he sh*t the bed when his Captain Comeback batteries ran out.

I'm headed to Chi-town in December, so I hope the gameday experience there is more fun.

4th and Long
09-27-2011, 11:03 AM
we got the finest assortment of Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj, Iyaz, and Miguel.
:spock:

You really need to set the bar a lot higher.

bobbything
09-27-2011, 11:05 AM
:spock:

You really need to set the bar a lot higher.
They needed more Black Betty.

nstygma
09-27-2011, 11:06 AM
did you see any chargers "fans" with their jersey tucked in?

Phobia
09-27-2011, 11:20 AM
They needed more Black Betty.

Hahaha - and everything else from the "Greatest Hits Played on the radio 1985" compilation tape.

Valiant
09-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Maybe it was where you were sitting.

If it was the pa, couldn't the chiefs complain and get a flag? Thoughtit was illega to pump in noise.

blaise
09-27-2011, 11:26 AM
I hate places with too loud PA and music. Caps games in DC were like that. It's like, really? People want to be assaulted with garbage noise in their face?

Valiant
09-27-2011, 11:28 AM
Hahaha - and everything else from the "Greatest Hits Played on the radio 1985" compilation tape.

85.. please.. we are refined fans now... supernatural soundtrack seasons 1 thru 5

bobbything
09-27-2011, 11:34 AM
Maybe it was where you were sitting.

If it was the pa, couldn't the chiefs complain and get a flag? Thoughtit was illega to pump in noise.
Coulda been where we were sitting. Round the 10 yard line, 11 rows up. But, the music was going when the Chiefs were in the huddle. I don't know how they could hear a thing.

I hate loud PA systems.

AcesCasino
09-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Charger season-ticket holder here...You know the old saying, "If it's too loud, you're too old." FWIW, the Chargers, like every other team in the NFL, are not allowed to operate the in-stadium sound system when the play clock is operating. Your Charger reporter''s either 80-years-old, or as bad with clock management as the Chargers were in the last 1:30 of the game...

Question: Why would the charger fans "not talk to" the Chiefs' fans" in your case? Tough to say....The Chargers' fans knew the game would be a snoozer, but as far as tailgates go, if you walk up to one you want to party with, and aren't a jerk-off, you're always welcome. (And there are four entrances into the stadium, not counting the bus lane. If you approach the stadium on a certain road, that road will take you in - You can't just turn somewhere, and try another, if you're too close to the stadium.. Real estate's scarce here, we're not in the boonies.)

HemiEd
09-27-2011, 11:55 AM
SUPER CHARGER!!!!

bobbything
09-27-2011, 12:11 PM
Charger season-ticket holder here...You know the old saying, "If it's too loud, you're too old." FWIW, the Chargers, like every other team in the NFL, are not allowed to operate the in-stadium sound system when the play clock is operating. Your Charger reporter''s either 80-years-old, or as bad with clock management as the Chargers were in the last 1:30 of the game...

Question: Why would the charger fans "not talk to" the Chiefs' fans" in your case? Tough to say....The Chargers' fans knew the game would be a snoozer, but as far as tailgates go, if you walk up to one you want to party with, and aren't a jerk-off, you're always welcome. (And there are four entrances into the stadium, not counting the bus lane. If you approach the stadium on a certain road, that road will take you in - You can't just turn somewhere, and try another, if you're too close to the stadium.. Real estate's scarce here, we're not in the boonies.)
I didn't want to imply that nobody talked to us because they were stand-offish or anything. Just that there wasn't any real interaction between the fans. I expected some good-natured heckling at the very least.

The PA thing though was lame.

blaise
09-27-2011, 12:14 PM
Charger season-ticket holder here...You know the old saying, "If it's too loud, you're too old." FWIW, the Chargers, like every other team in the NFL, are not allowed to operate the in-stadium sound system when the play clock is operating. Your Charger reporter''s either 80-years-old, or as bad with clock management as the Chargers were in the last 1:30 of the game...

Question: Why would the charger fans "not talk to" the Chiefs' fans" in your case? Tough to say....The Chargers' fans knew the game would be a snoozer, but as far as tailgates go, if you walk up to one you want to party with, and aren't a jerk-off, you're always welcome. (And there are four entrances into the stadium, not counting the bus lane. If you approach the stadium on a certain road, that road will take you in - You can't just turn somewhere, and try another, if you're too close to the stadium.. Real estate's scarce here, we're not in the boonies.)

I think the, "If it's too loud you're too old," applies to good music, not inane PA noise and Katy Perry music.

Demonpenz
09-27-2011, 12:30 PM
the sound you hear the most is the vacuum like vortex whoosh sound the flaps in norv turners neck makes when he looks to his left to see which defender Phillip Rivers is throwing to on this particular playoff game.

John Evans
09-27-2011, 12:42 PM
yupp that place is one of the loudest i been too

Sandyskc
09-27-2011, 01:00 PM
We had a great time with the fans around us. Lots of good natured teasing back and forth. The sound was better than the last game I when to there. We couldn't even hear the announcer 4 years ago.

Buck
09-27-2011, 01:46 PM
I talked to Chiefs fans at the game. They all told me about Suck 4 Luck. I lol'd.

MahiMike
09-27-2011, 02:05 PM
Interesting. I'd like to compare it to Seattle. Cool stadium experience there too. Jacksonville was only load back in the 90's.

Boss Hog
09-27-2011, 02:09 PM
Loudest stadium in the NFL is the Ralph, we don't need no stinkin music to be loud.

HemiEd
09-27-2011, 04:10 PM
Loudest stadium in the NFL is the Ralph, we don't need no stinkin music to be loud. I am sure you are not biased,
but I don't see the RALPH (http://www.crazyamigo.com/top-10-loudest-nfl-football-stadiums/) listed in this top 10.

In fact this one (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/572126-ranking-all-32-nfl-fan-bases-whos-the-loudest/page/14) has you at 20.

But I understand, it probably seems loud to you.

Ace Gunner
09-27-2011, 04:18 PM
"he sh*t the bed when his Captain Comeback batteries ran out"

hahaha. well said. I agree the SD PA is serious loud.

Johnny Vegas
09-27-2011, 04:26 PM
I been to Arrowhead and Qwest and unfortunately Qwest was the loudest because when I was at Arrowhead they got their butts spanked by the Giants. At Qwest the Hawks also got whooped by the Cardinals and it didn't seam to matter the score that place just is loud.

Ugly Duck
09-27-2011, 05:08 PM
all the San Diego "fans" were nice. Nobody said one word to us. We weren't taunted. The people that sat around us were lame. Didn't cheer, didn't boo, didn't stand up ever. I'd say hat's off to the San Diego fans. If anything, they were classy by default, simply because they didn't say anything. In fact, they may have been robots. Norvbots.

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Chiefaholic
09-27-2011, 05:24 PM
I been to Arrowhead and Qwest and unfortunately Qwest was the loudest because when I was at Arrowhead they got their butts spanked by the Giants. At Qwest the Hawks also got whooped by the Cardinals and it didn't seam to matter the score that place just is loud.

You've obviously never been to Arrowhead during the mid 90's when DT and Neil Smith crushed QB's? Arrowhead used to rock so loud that you could literally feel the noise.

listopencil
09-27-2011, 05:56 PM
I am sure you are not biased,
but I don't see the RALPH (http://www.crazyamigo.com/top-10-loudest-nfl-football-stadiums/) listed in this top 10.

In fact this one (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/572126-ranking-all-32-nfl-fan-bases-whos-the-loudest/page/14) has you at 20.

But I understand, it probably seems loud to you.


Seriously? (NSFW) This (http://www.crazyamigo.com/sexy-girls-holding-footballs/) was on that site and you went with crowd noise? For shame.

Okie_Apparition
09-27-2011, 06:04 PM
Seaguls must took it for the dump?

KC Dan
09-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Interesting. I'd like to compare it to Seattle. Cool stadium experience there too. Jacksonville was only load back in the 90's.I have been to both on multiple occasions and Arrowhead is louder if you compare close games and full houses against hated rivals. Seattle is very loud but Arrowhead has made my head hurt to the point where I thought my ears were going to bleed. Most recently this happened at the Dante Hall Donkey game. Unbelieveably loud

Gadzooks
09-27-2011, 06:18 PM
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We all know you recorded yourself in that video.
:facepalm:
I can even see your moustache through the mask.
Nice try brah.:shake:

Pasta Giant Meatball
09-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Interesting. I'd like to compare it to Seattle. Cool stadium experience there too. Jacksonville was only load back in the 90's.

:spock: How does it compare to Seattle? The crowd is actually loud in Seattle, Eggo is loud due to pumping in shitty music.

HemiEd
09-28-2011, 09:43 AM
Seriously? (NSFW) This (http://www.crazyamigo.com/sexy-girls-holding-footballs/) was on that site and you went with crowd noise? For shame.

:thumb: