One of the great things about going to an NFL game in person is that, perhaps more than any other sport, you really can affect the game. Not just through intimidation, but in a literal sense; if the other team can't hear the signals because you and 80,000 other maniacs are screaming your heads off, they must make adjustments, immediately. It's the definition of home field advantage. And now NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants to take that away.
After years of being rejected by the competition committee, the Put Radio Receivers In The Helmets To Offset Crowd Noise proposition is being seriously pushed by Goodell. As Foul Balls points out, it's something he has wanted since his very first press conference.
"That's what our game is about: our athletes and coaches playing at the highest possible level and being able to execute their game plans. To some extent right now, I think we are hindering that a little bit, because they come into an opposing stadium and they are not able to put the full offense in, they are not able to run plays in, they are not able to change the plays at the line of scrimmage."
We couldn't agree with Foul Balls more; uh, yeah, duh, Roger. We have very little effect on the games we watch anymore; let us have this one.
Hey, Goodell: BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! [Foul Balls]