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Back in October after beating the Baltimore Ravens, former LSU and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow talked about how SEC Stadiums were louder than the NFL, which has helped him deal with crowd noise at the pro level.

Burrow and Bengals are now headed to Arrowhead Stadium this weekend to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship and will have to go against one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL.

Former NFL placekicker Lawrence Tynes, who played with Chiefs for two seasons, saw Burrow's previous comments and thinks he's in for "a rude awakening."

Pretty sure Burrow is up for the challenge...


What does everyone think about Tynes' claim that Arrowhead is the loudest place in sports?
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To be fair, Lawrence Tynes has never played in a big SEC game.
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100k people screaming is always louder than 70k people screaming
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Manufactured outrage over a comment that wasn't directed at any Team/Stadium originally.
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No one is insulting the passion or intensity of chiefs fans. But the SEC is a different animal and that’s just the fact, Jack.
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I watched that Chiefs/Bills game. There are moments when it is superload, but it is not a sustained loudness, espsecially for big playoff football. You go to Auburn and Florida for big time games, like Joe did, man tha is sustained loudness the whole game.
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well simple math and physics says, a stadium with 102,000 rabid fans will be louder than a stadium with 77,000 fans. Damn that was easy.
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Allow me to introduce you to the old Michigan stadium
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Stadium design makes a difference though. Not sure how much different an older arrowhead is designed to keep noise in like newer stadiums, so I see AH more like an older SEC stadium. So the lesser fans comparison would fit here. UFs stadium has those 4 walls that assist with a smaller crowd. Apparently Seattles stadium is super loud, and holds in the 50-55k range iirc, but they specifically designed the stadium to hold crowd noise in, so that's where a crowd size comparison wouldn't be helpful.
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SEC stadiums have 30,000 more in attendance than a sold out Chiefs game. That’s going to make a difference.
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I should qualify *some SEC stadiums.
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It's loud but Arrowhead is a stadium surrounded by parking lots off the side of the interstate. It's a generic stadium for a generic NFL team in a generic city.
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Correct
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generic NFL team? What are you smoking? Chiefs this Sunday will have been in the last 4 AFC championship games. You're definition of generic is plain stupid..
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Tynes is an idiot. 76K doesn't compare to over 100K. Especially a bunch of midwestern Missouri/Kansas types.
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I guess you haven't been to Arrowhead when its rocking...
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He also made this quote back in October. Making this a slight at Arrowhead is taking what he said out of context.
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KC fans just trying to manufacture some controversy. Whistling past the Graveyard.
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I would think the dome is louder than arrowhead anyway
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76k at Arrowhead vs 101k at Bryant-Denny or 88k at the swamp. Yea, gtfo.
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Not surprising considering big time college programs have more seating than most NFL stadiums.
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Is this guy nuts? He faced crowds at Jordan-Haire and the Swamp. All you have to due is tune to hear it. The only time you hear arrowhead is when they do their chant.
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Been to both, SEC stadiums are much louder. Chiefs fans don’t know what they are talking about because they don’t have a real SEC team. They are comparing Arrowhead to Mizzou!
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This
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You are full of crap
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Former NFL Placekicker who played at Troy State in college and are originally Scottish crack me up with their SEC knowledge. I'll take Joe's opinion over his and Yes, it is up for debate.
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A foreigner that went to a 1AA school and only played at one P-5 school (Ole Miss)? Meh
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I hope Joe is putting his hand to his ear after each score a bunch.
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So is Tynes implying that an extra 30k+ people in an SEC stadium are sitting on their hands while every person in Arrowhead leaves hoarse? Weird flex.
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Whether it is or isn’t louder at Arrowhead is irrelevant. The point was Joe has played in stadiums in the SEC that are louder than most, if not all, NFL stadiums, so dealing with crowd noise isn’t a new experience for him. As others have pointed out, once the noise reaches a certain level, it actually makes no difference as to your inability the hear anything other than a roar. If you are used to playing with that roar, that one stadium has a somewhat higher decibel doesn’t really have any additional impact on the players.
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I'm a Bears fan but don't go the games. We had a problem a few years ago where when our offense would have a big play everyone would start cheering the rest of the drive. They had to remind everyone to shut up when the offense was on the field
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I love how some fricking dork journalist thinks he knows more about crowd noise than the guy who’s stood on the field in both full-blast SEC stadiums and NFL stadiums dozens of times. I’m sure that some random SPL reading from 4 years ago is much more accurate than Burrow who’s repeatedly experienced the perceived volume of these stadiums firsthand lol
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