Just when I thought that I had heard and seen everything in the world of sports, here comes a new one from the whiny San Francisco 49ers fans. They say that Seattle should be punished because the Seahawk fans are too loud. Wow, I guess that real man football is too much for the San Fran crowd who seem to think that touch football is a brutal sport. http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2013/09/18/49ers-fans-appalled-by-loud-12th-mans-unsportsmanlike-conduct/
Unsportsmanlike conduct in Seattle
Was anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs?
It would be simple to fix. Seahawks players and managers would ask their fans to cease and desist, and the NFL would implement a new rule: The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.
At a time when the world seems sour, sports give us a place of joy, community and hope, and to have it spoiled is a bigger loss than it seems on the surface.
Judy Spelman, Rich Shiller
Point Reyes Station
To those fragile SF fans I say.----------------------, well you get the point.