San Francisco 49ers Fans Write Letter to the Editor Asking NFL to Quiet Things Down at Century Link
A pair of Bay Area residents believe that the Seattle Seahawks fans were too loud during Sunday's 29-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. According to Judy Spelman and Rich Schiller's letters to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle, they would like the NFL to either make fans quiet down or penalize the team by taking away home games.
While Seahawks fans were busy setting a new world record for the loudest crowd at a sports stadium, hitting an insane 136.6 decibels, San Francisco fans were silenced by their team's poor play.
As many Seahawks fans refer to them, these "fortywhiners" fans believe the fans on Sunday were “juiced on noise.” They said the noise, "Creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug” -- an obvious reference to a couple members of Seattle secondary from last season and the currently-suspended for PED use, Bruce Irvin.
The solution proposed is a "simple fix" -- a rule that would allow visiting teams to stop a game if the noise surpasses a certain decibel level.
If the rule is violated in more than three games, the “offending” team would lose all its home games for the remainder of the season and playoffs.
You can read the entire letter to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle for September 17 below:
Unsportsmanlike conduct in Seattle
Was anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs ("Seattle states case loudly, clearly in rout," Sports, Sept. 16)?
It would be simple to fix. Seahawks players and managers would ask their fans to cease and desist, and the NFL would implement a new rule: The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.
At a time when the world seems sour, sports give us a place of joy, community and hope, and to have it spoiled is a bigger loss than it seems on the surface.
Judy Spelman, Rich Schiller,
That last paragraph. Ha...haha...HAHAHAHA! If you would like to encounter a dreamland of fun and care free people who are kind and courtesy to everyone, the last place you should be is any NFL stadium. Especially the opponents home field. That's what home field advantage is all about. Getting to play in front of YOUR fans in YOUR town and making the other team not want to be there. Sorry, visitors.
Coming from someone that is less than 0% a Seattle Seahawks fan, this is an absolutely absurd complaint. Crank it up 12th man! I bet you can hit 140 decibels and I always hope you lose in the process.