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Old 05-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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I'm watching this on NFLN right now. So far, Mile High hasn't been mentioned in picks 10-3. If Mile High is not on this list I'm gonna be pissed off.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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It shouldn't be really, we pissed away that advantage 10 years ago.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:44 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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Yeah, but it's not a current list. They're taking teams from certain eras on their home field. Playing in Denver from 1977-2000 HAS to be one of the top ten advantages.
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It shouldn't be really, we pissed away that advantage 10 years ago.
Why do you think that is?

Do you think buildings can add that much to the character of a franchise?
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #6
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#2, I'm OK with that. I guess Lambeau vs. Mile High is certainly debateable.
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#2, I'm OK with that. I guess Lambeau vs. Mile High is certainly debateable.
I don't think so. Lambeau is ridiculous in cold weather.

Anyone know the Pack's record at home in sub-freezing weather? I remember hearing Farve has never lost in those conditions.
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It is true that we seem to have lost some of the magic of the old building. However, I think it takes time to build mystique in a new stadium. That, and having Elway and the Orange Crush defense will certainly add to the wins total at home.

So, just spitballing here, is there anything the fans can do to build mystique and magic in the home stadium? Or is it just a by-product of good teams on the field?
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kudos to the NFL Network for changing to Top 10 Homefield advantages at the last minute.

Was supposed to be Top Ten most feared tacklers...of which LT was high on the list. Not the right timing to honor him.
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I agree. We lost "it" when we moved to the new stadium. There's been nothing special about the new field.

As for Lambeau, I remember a playoff game the Falcons with Michael Vick won up there a few years ago at night in numbing cold. After that, I've always doubted Lambeau's "mystique".
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:27 PM   #11
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It is true that we seem to have lost some of the magic of the old building. However, I think it takes time to build mystique in a new stadium. That, and having Elway and the Orange Crush defense will certainly add to the wins total at home.

So, just spitballing here, is there anything the fans can do to build mystique and magic in the home stadium? Or is it just a by-product of good teams on the field?
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take a page from Iowa and paint everything in the visiting locker room pink.
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I agree. We lost "it" when we moved to the new stadium. There's been nothing special about the new field.

As for Lambeau, I remember a playoff game the Falcons with Michael Vick won up there a few years ago at night in numbing cold. After that, I've always doubted Lambeau's "mystique".

It tends to help home field when you win.

The 2005 playoff game vs New England was as loud as the old mile high, and it was loud early vs the steelers.

You win, you get it back.

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So, just spitballing here, is there anything the fans can do to build mystique and magic in the home stadium? Or is it just a by-product of good teams on the field?
IMO, it's almost 100% a product of what's on the field. I've seen games in both New England and Denver (both old Mile High and Invesco) and I can tell you with a good deal of certainty that Invesco on its worst day is still louder than Gillette on its best day. Just the way Gillette is designed makes it so that the energy and noise get completely lost. It's even worse than Pittsburgh's new stadium's design. Yet, in their SB years NE simply didn't lose at home. Why? Talent. Not the fans. They called it (and still do call it) the mausoleum for good reason.

Invesco on the other hand was designed with noise in mind, such that even when it's half full, it can get ridiculously loud and the noise doesn't have anywhere to disperse to. Despite this, we've had a pedestrian home record outside of 2005. Why? Talent on the field. The fans weren't all of a sudden different in 2005. Yet the home record certainly differed. Why? The talent on the field changed.
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I don't think so. Lambeau is ridiculous in cold weather.

Anyone know the Pack's record at home in sub-freezing weather? I remember hearing Farve has never lost in those conditions.
Favre lost the NFC Championship and his last game as a Packer in those conditions.
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With the influx of relocated fans, traveling fanbases and more nationalized-sports fan via ESPN and NFLN - I think home field advantage in general is weaker than it once was.
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Lambeau is number one and should be.

Packer fans would never let fans of other teams---take over their stadium.

Invesco is not on the list. And it shouldn't be.

Denver does not have a home field advantage. Fans of other teams usually take over the Stadium.

Especially their hated rivals----the Raiders. It's funny, you don't see Bronco fans taking over Virus stadium in Ca.

Denver has become a Miami or San Francisco or even a Los Angeles when it comes to sports.

It is a shame.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:57 AM   #19
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Sorry to burst the Kumbayah bubble (it's all coming back if we win BS).

That AIN'T happening with the influx of the "New and Improved" fanbase, and the "New and Improved" stadium rules and regs.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:59 AM   #20
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Call me crazy, but I don't find the Broncos' homefield advantage to be all that great anymore.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #21
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Sorry to burst the Kumbayah bubble (it's all coming back if we win BS).

That AIN'T happening with the influx of the "New and Improved" fanbase, and the "New and Improved" stadium rules and regs.
Considering the Broncos hosted the AFC Title Game in 2005 (you can't ask for more "winning") and the stadium was taken over Steelers fans - I would agree with you.
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Considering the Broncos hosted the AFC Title Game in 2005 (you can't ask for more "winning") and the stadium was taken over Steelers fans - I would agree with you.
On a "cold day in hell" you would have never seen that amount of opposing fans in Old Mile High. The New Dump SUCKS
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It shouldn't be really, we pissed away that advantage 10 years ago.

I hate to say it but I agree, the games I have been to at the new stadium have been quiet for my level. I can remember the old stadium being twice as crazy.
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