We will always have 137.5 decibels and more if needed!
Everyone knows the football play-offs between the AFC and the NFC were this past week-end! And yes, I watched both games. (Remember, I am a Sports Fanatic) Of course, my team, the Kansas City Chiefs were not in the play-offs but they were close to getting there. But then you know what they say ….”close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades”!
I will be watching the Super Bowl with a love/
hate, No, hate is too strong of a word..just don’t like very much is better) relationship with one of the teams. The Denver Broncos are in the same AFC West Division as the Chiefs and so fans naturally “dislike” them! You know the rivalry and all. However, I happen to like Peyton Manning and think he is a great quarterback and at 30 some years old…I say hooray for him…and the Denver Broncos! If the Chiefs can’t represent their AFC Division…then Go Broncos!
The Seattle Seahawks (NFC West) are another story.
Yes, I lived in Seattle. Yes, I went to the Seahawk home games. Yes, I cheered them on. BUT, I have been and always will be a Chief’s fan which brings me to the rationale of why I will be cheering for the Denver Broncos on February 2nd.
You see, the fans of the Chiefs are wonderful, loyal fans and show their support of their team by selling out every home game. If you haven’t been to a Chief’s home game, you should put it on your Bucket List…that is if you are a football fan. 😉
The noise at Arrowhead Stadium is electrifying and exhilarating and just everything one would want a football game to be! The crowd noise is so loud that opposing quarterbacks have difficulty calling out plays to their team. The saying.. I can’t hear myself think, comes to mind. AND the noise level which had been on record at 116 decibel was challenged by a new up and coming team named the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks came into the league as an expansion team in 1976, in an effort to add more teams to the League.
The Chiefs were a charter member of the American Football League in 1960 and one of their claims to fame was playing in the first Super Bowl in 1966/1967 Season against the Green Bay Packers (they lost) and they played in the Super Bowl again in the 1969/1970 Season,… this time playing the Minnesota Vikings, and the Chiefs won. Unfortunately, since that time the Chiefs have not been to another Super Bowl, although they have been to several play-off games.
What I am alluding to …and now I will make my point clearer. The Chiefs have always been loud…but this relatively new team suddenly comes up with the idea of the “12th Man”! Really? The Chiefs have had that distinction for years. As most of you know, there are 11 men on a team and the 12th man represents the fans.
The Kansas City Chiefs fans broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium in their 24-7 win on Oct 13, 2013 over Oakland. They reached 137.5 decibel in the closing minutes. An official from Guinness World Records told The Associated Press that Chiefs fans broke the record of 136.6 set by Seahawks fans during a game against San Francisco earlier in this Season. To put that in perspective, a jet engine at 100 feet is about 140 decibels.
We may not be going to the Super Bowl…but we have the loudest Fans! When the announcers of the game on February 2nd … praise the Seahawk fans for their “12th Man support”….and trust me they will comment about this….my loudness will be heard in our living room in Florida cheering on the Denver Broncos. 🙂
See? Sports fans are not irrational! 🙂
The good news is I can walk away…I really don’t need my sports fix…really I don’t! 😉
PS…I will be posting the Guacamole and Pico de Gallo recipes in the slide show later.
Have a great week!