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Vikings practice with crowd noise at home

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 3: A fan in the stands during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants on October 3, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Getty Images

Vikings fans apparently haven’t implemented Alex Boone’s advice yet.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Vikings have been practicing for home games with simulated crowd noise, given the volume levels in the team’s new stadium.

There’s good reason for it. As Werder notes, the Vikings have five false-start penalties in two home games this year. On the road, they have none.

Still, the sound has generated a clear net benefit for the Vikings. On Monday night, Giants quarterback Eli Manning routinely was struggling to communicate with his linemen and running backs before the snap.

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22 Responses to “Vikings practice with crowd noise at home”
  1. gettingzygiwithit says: Oct 9, 2016 9:23 AM

    A lot of fans are there to be seen and chat. At least they are loud on defense, but seriously, learn to Shut the F up when the offense is out there. You can cheer for first downs, but then shut the F up for the next play.

  2. doe22us says: Oct 9, 2016 10:00 AM

    Wait hold up the fanbase can’t literally pipe down when the O is on the field, i wish i could say i was surprised tee hee..

  3. wafflestomp says: Oct 9, 2016 10:17 AM

    The Heidis are the most clueless fans in the entire NFL.
    This is just another perfect example.
    Rather than recognizing their error and rectifying it themselves, they were actually mad at Boone for pointing out just how stupid they are.

    Even the Wilfs tried to solve this problem and went through all the trouble and expense to send every single season ticket holder a copy of the book, Football Cheering Etiquette for Dummies.
    But they still don’t get it.

  4. cribbage12 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:19 AM

    Irrelevant now and at season’s end.

  5. pkrlvr says: Oct 9, 2016 10:34 AM

    Why does dudes chainsaw hat say Viking ower?

  6. uncommon1 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:44 AM

    I never heard a single person complain about Boone’s comment. But if a Packer fan says it happened, well than by God it must have happened. No one knows more about the Vikings than a Packer fan.

  7. jasons81 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:49 AM

    Did they borrow the crowd noise audio for the practice from the Colts or Falcons?

  8. twcham67 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:58 AM

    wooooo….whooooooo…….GO VIKINGS!!!!!

  9. clear2me says: Oct 9, 2016 11:01 AM

    @waffle…”Football Etiquette for Dummies, that would be a reprint of the original printed for Packer fans, it also includes a paragraph on how to wear your cheesehead hat at a jaunty angle so as to attract that female fan with the two plastic glasses of twelve ounce Buds.

  10. housemusic1200 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:01 AM

    wafflestomp
    October 9, 2016, 9:17 AM CDT
    The Heidis are the most clueless fans in the entire NFL.
    This is just another perfect example.
    Rather than recognizing their error and rectifying it themselves, they were actually mad at Boone for pointing out just how stupid they are.

    Even the Wilfs tried to solve this problem and went through all the trouble and expense to send every single season ticket holder a copy of the book, Football Cheering Etiquette for Dummies.
    But they still don’t get it.

    ///////////////////////////////////

    Wow, quite the epic rant this morning. I’ve never seen somebody with such a pointless frothing hatred for an organization and their fanbase. Just the fact that you consistently put so much effort into bashing a group of fans that are genuinely excited about their own team, is so sad. You are truly on a level all by yourself. Amazing.

  11. delhommed says: Oct 9, 2016 11:18 AM

    It’s just a loud stadium. I went to the preseason game against the Chargers and thought it was as loud as being field level at century link. The new stadium has loud speakers in the roof that bounces off the glass.

  12. mnfaninil says: Oct 9, 2016 11:21 AM

    Having been to both home games this year I must say it is an issue. In the metrodome fans would quiet down on offense. I don’t know if it is a different fan base at this stadium, or what the issue is, but it is loud in there all the time. I’m sure it will get better, but come on man, zip it when purple are in offense.

  13. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 9, 2016 11:25 AM

    The silence you hear is Lamblow field.

  14. jafo1265 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:29 AM

    their loud speakers must go to 11.

  15. fuhq says: Oct 9, 2016 11:43 AM

    pkrlvr says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:34 AM

    Why does dudes chainsaw hat say Viking ower?
    ———————————————————

    He bought some Vikings stock on Ebay!

  16. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:01 PM

    That photo-

    Is that a disgruntled Ragnar?

  17. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 9, 2016 12:10 PM

    wafflestomp
    October 9, 2016, 9:17 AM CDT
    The Heidis are the most clueless fans in the entire NFL.
    —————
    And the Packers’ fans are the most classless. My son-in-law took my 8 yr old grandson to the Vikings/packers game and he said it was horrible for the kid. Surrounded by Cheeseheads, my poor grandkid was harassed for wearing a Vikings shirt and hat. At US Bank Stadium? Really? And he refused to go pee because two Packers fans were fighting with a Vikings fan in the bathroom. The Packers fans were so obnoxiously drunk, my son-in-law spent the next week trying to explain to the kid why it was wrong to drink booze. Disturbing.

  18. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 9, 2016 12:23 PM

    Makes sense, their fans aren’t very bright and that’s excacerbated by all the bandwagons.

  19. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 9, 2016 12:36 PM

    Well, they did design it to bounce/amplify sound off the roof and make it as loud as possible; they were even quite proud of their “craftiness & guile.” And now they want to whine about it? Add it to the list.

    It will be interesting to see where this goes. When the next team strongarms a shiny new stadium out of the taxpaying public you know they’ll push it one step further. And the next one and the next one and the next one…

    Is amplification to be legal now if no other sound is added? Or maybe non-electronic amplification of any kind of sound is now okay? Because there are plenty of ways to amplify sound without electronics.

  20. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 9, 2016 12:44 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:23 PM
    Makes sense, their fans aren’t very bright and that’s excacerbated by all the bandwagons.
    ——————
    You’re the last person who should be calling people “not bright”, Cheesehead. You take the blue ribbon.

  21. wafflestomp says: Oct 9, 2016 3:23 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:44 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:23 PM
    Makes sense, their fans aren’t very bright and that’s excacerbated by all the bandwagons.
    ——————
    You’re the last person who should be calling people “not bright”, Cheesehead. You take the blue ribbon.
    ———————-

    Linda, did you just use the old (I’m rubber, your glue) defense?
    Well, who can argue with an ironclad response like that?
    Congratulations, you just won the Internet.

  22. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:21 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:36 PM

    Well, they did design it to bounce/amplify sound off the roof and make it as loud as possible; they were even quite proud of their “craftiness & guile.” And now they want to whine about it? Add it to the list.

    It will be interesting to see where this goes. When the next team strongarms a shiny new stadium out of the taxpaying public you know they’ll push it one step further. And the next one and the next one and the next one…

    Is amplification to be legal now if no other sound is added? Or maybe non-electronic amplification of any kind of sound is now okay? Because there are plenty of ways to amplify sound without electronics.

    __________

    How about you just worry about the fart sounds bouncing off the aluminum bleachers at Lambeau, good?

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