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Clemson crowd targets Arrowhead’s six-day-old record

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The noise regarding noise won’t go away.

Six days after fans at Arrowhead Stadium claimed the official Guinness World Record for crowd noise with 137.5 decibels from the folks at CenturyLink Field with 136.6, fans at Clemson’s Death Valley hope to beat it.

As explained by Chris Folwer on ESPN College Gameday, the plan will be to make as much noise as possible on the first offensive snap taken by Florida State — and to top the record set in Kansas City.

“How do they know that?” Lee Corso said, without injecting any profanity.

They know it due to decibel meters, and if the folks at Clemson are successful today, look for the Arrowhead crowd to attempt to one-up them on Sunday against the Texans.

And then Seattle will be on the clock for its December 2 Monday nighter against the Saints.

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31 Responses to “Clemson crowd targets Arrowhead’s six-day-old record”
  1. offthelows says: Oct 19, 2013 9:41 AM

    it’s a publicity instrument for Guinness and whoever locally is organizing the effort. To me, the more important measurement is to consistently create noise without having to be prompted by a decibel meter on the Jumbotron when the road team has the ball, rather than strain your voice for a momentary manufactured moment.

  2. lightcleric says: Oct 19, 2013 9:42 AM

    I remember seeing that Corso clip live and dying laughing.

    The best part was Carl Lewis saying “Glad there’s delay!” when there wasn’t.

  3. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: Oct 19, 2013 9:44 AM

    Ooooooooh hey look! Look! Hey guys over here! We’re the loudest. Yup. We’re cool. What’s that you say? You don’t care?!! Well why not?!!!

  4. jrebar88 says: Oct 19, 2013 9:45 AM

    Nobody cares about this record.

  5. jimmysee says: Oct 19, 2013 9:54 AM

    Hope they all wear ear protection. Or that little escapade will be the gift that keeps on giving.

  6. chrisroberts91 says: Oct 19, 2013 9:59 AM

    Stop giving these Noise Record stories traction. They are clearly a load of nonsense.

    If the media ignore them, then maybe they’ll stop.

  7. jdubb84 says: Oct 19, 2013 10:02 AM

    Seattle has claimed it for a long time, then the chumps at Arrowhead yes broke it with over 20000 more fans than Seattle congrats but when you never lose at home that decibel crap goes out the window.

  8. trollhammer20 says: Oct 19, 2013 10:07 AM

    It’s one thing when a crowd spontaneously makes noise at the result of a great play that brings out the roar.

    It’s another matter entirely when they’re being cued to do it in an artificial manner.

    I believe the Seattle record came in the third quarter, during a goal-line stand, when the crowd reacted naturally to events on the field. The Chiefs record came in the fourth quarter and was a result of the in-stadium message board showing the decibel level and urging them to cheer louder, and wasn’t the result of any one particular play.

    Now Clemson fans are being told the exact time to get loud days before the game is played.

    Yeah, this record is officially meaningless. It’s now down to the realm of stupid human tricks.

  9. laxcoach37 says: Oct 19, 2013 10:13 AM

    Well, it appears that 86,092 people do care…..

  10. nonetruerthanblue says: Oct 19, 2013 10:23 AM

    Agree. Total publicity stunt by Guinness.

    Won’t stop until someone snaps a vocal chord…then NFL will probably be sued for “causing” the fan to endanger their own lives.

  11. arrowdead says: Oct 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    im a chiefs fan and i like this! new record broken every week! then kc can take it back to the NFL where it really belongs!

  12. mrpeary3189 says: Oct 19, 2013 10:33 AM

    Doesn’t matter. Alabama will try to break the record when LSU comes to town on November 8th.

  13. concord148 says: Oct 19, 2013 10:37 AM

    Buy me a pair of tickets and I’ll bring my wife. We’ll break the record. – No problem.

  14. vikingworldorder says: Oct 19, 2013 10:40 AM

    Jameis Winston throws a bomb for a touchdown on the first play. Absolute silence in Death Valley.

  15. 6ball says: Oct 19, 2013 10:57 AM

    .

    Imagine if they did ” the wave ” at the same time.

    .

  16. goldrush36 says: Oct 19, 2013 10:57 AM

    I think silly but even sillier is the hawks fans claiming its meaningless now that they no longer hold it

  17. dholesq2 says: Oct 19, 2013 11:05 AM

    You guys obviously have no idea what it is to be a true fan! The loudest stadium is a badge of honor that shows how you support, defend, and honor your team and city! I was at the Chiefs Game Sunday (helped set the record) and if any of you idiots would have been there you would have seen how awesome it was!

  18. tigersfandan says: Oct 19, 2013 11:08 AM

    Who is Chris Folwer?

  19. larilyn1 says: Oct 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    Arrowhead set the record during the fourth quarter on a pick 6, not during a “manufactured moment”. Clink has a partially covered roof, which offsets Arrowhead’s greater capacity. We’ve also been known as the loudest stadium in the NFL for forty years. We didn’t cheat or steal anything from Seattle. We just took back a title that was ours.

  20. jbaxt says: Oct 19, 2013 11:33 AM

    I suppose if Dallas or NY did this is would be constantly covered, and cool. But since it was KC and Seattle, small market = no coverage.

  21. trollhammer20 says: Oct 19, 2013 11:43 AM

    Sorry, larilyn1, but here’s what the guy from Guinness said himself:

    “The Kansas City Chiefs fans in the fourth quarter with the 30 seconds on the clock, I don’t know what happened but they exploded,” Phillip Roberston of the Guinness World Records told CBS affiliate KCTV. “They left it until the last second. Incredible, great stuff.”

    “In the fourth quarter, they got to 135.4, and that’s where we thought they were going to finish,” Robertson said. “Heads dropped, but then the fans really started working together.”

    Can’t link the article because it’s not allowed here, but that is straight from the guy who measured.

    If it makes you feel any better, he also said the Chiefs crowd sustained noise longer than in Seattle.

  22. phloorioisanarcissist says: Oct 19, 2013 11:57 AM

    To you Seattle fans making excuses as to how the Chiefs broke the record. Arrowhead may hold a few more fans, but that makes very little difference (2000 more fans? Out of 77,000, that’s 1/33rd more people. Oh yes, that was why they beat the record). Century link field was DESIGNED to elevate and hold crowd noise in a DOME! Arrowhead was not and is an OPEN FIELD stadium. They got the record, and are undefeated. Accept it, and shut your traps!

  23. dt58 says: Oct 19, 2013 12:04 PM

    Careful Clemson, if you break this record you’re going to get a whole bunch of angry Seattle fans calling you names or saying that you cheated somehow all while saying they don’t care…

  24. jusford says: Oct 19, 2013 12:11 PM

    what the Vikings stadium can’t artificially create a loud enough noise to hold the record?

  25. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Oct 19, 2013 12:25 PM

    Vikings will not win the rest of the season.

  26. mrwalterisgod says: Oct 19, 2013 12:40 PM

    phloorioisanarcissist says:
    Oct 19, 2013 11:57 AM
    To you Seattle fans making excuses as to how the Chiefs broke the record. Arrowhead may hold a few more fans, but that makes very little difference (2000 more fans? Out of 77,000, that’s 1/33rd more people. Oh yes, that was why they beat the record). Century link field was DESIGNED to elevate and hold crowd noise in a DOME! Arrowhead was not and is an OPEN FIELD stadium. They got the record, and are undefeated. Accept it, and shut your traps!
    ====================

    Um, CL holds 68,000 maxed out. So your math is off by about 9,000 fans. LOL.

    By hey, KC is clearly fixated on getting respect for meaningless things. Seattle has one goal: Win the Super Bowl this year. KC wants respect for having a pathetic schedule and a noise record they couldn’t even get their own fans behind without egging them on, good for them.

  27. mikedrake00 says: Oct 19, 2013 12:40 PM

    Arrowhead has been referred to as the Loudest stadium in the NFL since the early 90’s. Players have acknowledged that for years.

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 19, 2013 1:13 PM

    The game attendance should be entered into the equation. Divide the number of sound decibels by the attendance to get a per fan decible reading.

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 19, 2013 3:26 PM

    They can be as loud as they want, they ain’t beating the Noles.

  30. larilyn1 says: Oct 19, 2013 3:28 PM

    Trollhammer20, of course he didn’t know what was going on…he’s British. LOL! I’m sure he didn’t know what was going on on the field. Plus we were that we had broken the record with 42 seconds on the clock (a defensive third down). As for you Mrwalterisgod, we’ll take our 6-0 anyway we can get it. (Jaguars, Titans, Texans…look to be the same quality of opponents to me). We’ll see you at the Super Bowl.

  31. jjackwagon says: Oct 19, 2013 8:24 PM

    “By hey, KC is clearly fixated on getting respect for meaningless things. Seattle has one goal:…”

    RRRRiiiiiigggggghhhhhhttttt. Which is why Seattle made such a big deal, spent so much time and effort to get the noise record to begin with. Idiot.

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