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Johnny M and the Texas A&M offense are backed up on the 3 yard line, and the camera shot at angle behind the QB shows a row of older Bama fans just standing there not yelling nor shaking their hands . I don't have the financial luxury of getting to go to every game, but when I am there I believe I should be yelling as loud as I can during the game especially when their offense has the ball. Just my
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Fogtown 17 months ago
Do you want to go to the game this weekend?
It doesn't matter if you stand or sit, but they were obviously not doing a thing to help. I went to the Tennessee game in Knoxville this year and had several older fans just sitting there not yelling or anything. I know it was electric at times, but we have a long way to go to compare with LSU. I'm not trying to pick on any age group or anything because I have also seen older fans yelling and screaming right there with me.
I was there to witness Rocky Block in '09.... 5 games in 2010 including the Florida game where it was definitely electric... Western Kentucky and Tennessee this year
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We will never be as loud and electric as LSU. Its just so different culturally. Cajuns are loud, crazy partiers, regardless of age.
Example: I was in Lafayette a week before the LSU game, playing music and drinking whiskey with a bunch of Cajuns in a campground until 4 am. There were many people in their 60's or older still going strong when I finally had to rest. I just don't see your average pickin' circle in Alabama going that strong, that late.
They say LSU fans are crazy. And that's true because Cajuns are crazy. Its also why I love them so much. We're cool as long as football isn't discussed.
That was one of the loudest game I've been to.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
Were you there?
If not, no need to judge based on a camera shot. I was there. Place was extremely loud
No I was not there, and I am usually not the type to judge when I am not present. I was just throwing out my opinion from what I saw, and from what I have seen at games I have been to this year... (i.e. Knoxville)
I rarely post anymore, but I will say, that you are dead wrong on this issue. I'm sure the crowd could somehow have been louder if the "row of older folks" were up screaming, sure. However, if you weren't at the game, then you shouldn't talk about how loud the game was or wasn't, or how intimidating it was. I was there, the game was deafening at times in the second half. I have been to almost every home game since before Florida 2005, and it was louder than that game to me. My voice was shot by the early part of the second half. The crowd caused several false starts and some timeouts due to noise, so the crowd was a very positive force in the game. Complaining about crowd noise while watching on TV is hilarious.
That's kinda like people bitching about the attendance to the basketball game, while watching it on TV from a few mikes away.
I agree! I was at the game and people started to leave when alabama went down 20-0. I was pissed off and started yelling at the fans leaving. And let's not talk about the student section upper deck not full. RTR!!
If we score there it would have been louder than rocky block imo.. One of the top crowds we've had.
What happens to everybody else has nothing to do with us, understand?”
Just so you'll know that not all "old guys" sit on their hands during games, I'm an older guy (24 yrs. in Tide Pride) and both my wife and I have no voice left today after Sat.'s game. Just saying...
I agree man. Some of our fans are so spoiled. Ill give you a brake if you are over 50 but anyone younger that that should be screaming on big 3rd down plays at the very least.
If you are in to "watching" the game and sitting on your hands then I'm pretty sure your couch is a better option.
Also, don't get me started on the thousand of fans that filed out after the last A&M TD.
Flame away but Alabama has some of the best fans in the entire country (BOL is evidence of that) and some of the absolute worst fans. I guess thats a product of us having such a large fan base.
See my second post in the thread... I said I wasn't discriminating because I have had several older age groups yelling right there with me. There are just as many younger aged people as well... It just happened to be the group I saw at that time
Home field advantage has more to do with the comforts of home, having everything that week normal...your used to what will take place as a player - you know exactly everything that is going on....you know the field, the way the lights shine on it, the way the sun moves over it....etc etc etc.
Just as important, where fan support also comes in is giving the home team that added juice knowing 100k is behind them, yelling for them, and nothing can aide a player like fans supporting them. YES, part of the advantage is the crowd yelling and trying to effect the opposing offense - its ability to change plays - the lineman hearing the snap count and therefore not jumping off sides...again etc etc etc. But this is just ONE aspect of home field advantage and to be completely honest - its not near the biggest.
In order to have an effect on the oppositions offense - you just need to be loud during those times its moving the ball and obviously when they are on offense. Sure, louder can be better but its not the end all be all. If your loud enough to effect calls and snap counts - you have the advantage which is exactly what's needed. But, we can't get lost in all the other factors that make up - the Home Field Advantage.
* Sometimes just as big is the mentality of your football team. Some teams thrive on knowing the stadium is against them. Players will tell you point blank there is nothing like hushing a huge crowd on the road when they are at their craziest.
Crowd didn't let Johnny football slip tackles on 3rd down and complete 20 yd passes. Look it wasn't Florida, but the atmosphere was pretty damn good.
Oh my God, someone did not scream and yell every second of the game, well just take their tickets away and ban them forever
This is why it's good to be of Cajun heritage and a Bama fan. I can stay loud as hell the entire game while finishing off my flask and still have some energy leftover for partying after the game. We are a strange breed of people, that's for sure.
Crowd noise, or lack thereof, was not a factor in Bama's loss. Time for Bama fans to check their emotions and frustrations, and utilize their brains. It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure out why we lost. Crown noise as a factor was irrelevant.
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