The crowd could not have been nearly as intense as they are in Seattle. Nationwide polls show Broncos enjoy a large advantage in number of non-local fans. Unless the majority of the Super Bowl crowd which is normally very quiet decided to Break Bad for the Seahawks and scream their lungs out like the fans at the Clink, there is NO way that crowd noise level could have been so bad to force hand signals. There were also a huge number of well trained Broncos fans in the stadium who were sitting on their hands like Peyton taught them to.
75% of the tickets are split among the 32 NFL teams.
5% go to the host team
17.5% go to the AFC representative team
17.5% go to the NFC representative team
35% go to the remaining 29 teams. Each one gets 1.2%
25% Controlled by the NFL and given to companies, broadcast network, media, sponsors and host committee
Announced attendance: 82,529
82,259 * 17% = 14,030 potential "12th men"????
Metlife isn't designed to amplify sound the way CenturyLink is.
What Metlife DID have was a world-class sound system ready to blow your hair back.
My girlfriend and I both noticed the huge difference in volume on he telecast - we didn't hear all the audibles we are so used to hearing from Manning, yet I could hear Wilson clear as a bell.
I'm not saying it's aliens, but...