re: Hartley FG to Super Bowl vs. Gleason block against Falcons- crowd noise (Posted on 5/7/13 at 11:07 am to 3HourTour)
quote: Was in the same seats for both. I thought Gleasons blocked was louder.
I agree with this and IMO it was not even that close. When the punt was blocked there was a release of all the pent up frustration that the residents had been dealing with from Katrina. The explosion of emotions were a heavy mix of football joy and a release of tension from everyday life. While the FG was also loud, it was by that point mostly a football celebration. But make no mistake, both were loud as hell.