COLTS-PATS CLASH FURNISHED WITH FAKE CROWD NOISE?: The crowd was pumped on Sunday for the Colts-Patriots showdown. But was it from an artificial pump?
PRO FOOTBALL TALK questions the authenticity of the noise that came from the RCA Dome crowd. The site supplies this audio clip from the CBS broadcast for judgement.
Near the end, you notice some repeating reverb coming from the Indianapolis faithful. The background sound then shuts off, and the crowd sounds a whole lot quieter.
It’s sort of like a CD skipping. Were fake cheers being piped into the Dome? Or was CBS injecting their own aural effects into the game via a sound studio in New York?
Or could it be that all 60,000 attendees brought in their own wah-wah pedals and played them simultaneously, as part of some odd Guinness world record?
We’re not sure, but a Guinness does sound good right now.
*UPDATE*: Patriots president Jonathan Kraft told the NFL about the skipping audio and wants the league to take action. However, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello responded that the weird noise was confirmed to be tape feedback from the CBS production truck, and there was no evidence of extra sound pumped into the stadium.