Brady Not Happy With Gillete Crowd

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    I hear ya MVP. Also and unfortunate, ticket prices they way they are, it puts a lot of the true believers at home watching from their armchair. A sad day for sure. 

    If I can get my As$ up to Boston this year, I will personally take it upon myself to get our home crowd going nuts. 

    Most of the puss you reference don't understand what they are witnessing and can't appreciate things. I've waited an entire lifetime to get a HOF QB and Coach, and we have them. Every game should be relished like it's our last. After TB came out saying he was disappointed in our fans, the fans (Kraft needs to step up by the way), need to step up for TB and team. Here's hoping you can encourage the puss. More of us need to do that. I will be again sitting here at home in Dallas with my Pats shirt/hat on, jumping up and down on my sofa. 




     
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    I would kill to go to a Patriots game in Foxboro.  But since I live in Upper Michigan it's too far too go.  I did try to get some tickets for when the Patriots play the Bears this year in Chicago but I had no luck.  I had been so excited at the thought of finally seeing the Patriots and Tom Brady play for the first time but the tickets were sold out for that game right away. =(  I will check as the game gets closer and hopefully I can get some tickets that aren't ridicuously priced.  BTW....I have never left a professional sports game early.  I tend to be one of the last people left in a stadium.  Since I dont get to games often I like to spend every moment there.  Plus I dont like to fight traffic and it clears out if you wait just a little.
     
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    The only thing I like about the Jets is the Jet call. 

    I really wish we could get something like that. Like when the Chiefs stop a 3rd down play their crowd yells "Home of the Chiefs".


    I have to say tat we have some of the worst fans in pro-sports. Just two weeks ago some clowns were saying 8-8 or worst, I bet those same clowns are saying 16-0. As soon as we lose a game they'll be back saying "The dynasty is over, FIRE BB!"
     
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    It's been like that since the Pats became an 'in' Boston sports team after the SB wins. Rich people and corporations own 3/4 of the seats and the people who attend are too cool to make noise.

    Leaving early is a combination of the above and the fact that the 3 measely lanes out of the stadium parking lots have been known for horrendous traffic jams since the 1st stadium was built. I learned my lesson decades ago. I always used to park a couple of miles away and walk  ( concerts too ). In all that time I never saw the traffic move faster than I could even after a few beers if it move at all.
     
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    Wasn't at the game. Gave tickets to friends for the game. But when we are there we NEVER have left early regardless of the score or the weather. Many do leave early.

    One thing that might help keep fans there is if the owner (Mr. Kraft) builds a few footbridges over route 1. It is not just anecdotal now, statistics show that post game traffic at Gillette is near the worst in the league. And those footbridges would go a long way to helping the problem. I know for a fact many leave early because of the traffic problems.

    So Mr. Kraft, find a way to put in a few footbridges. I have not done a study but I expect you would need three (or at least two) smartly placed. It will help post game traffic and this will help keep a fan's mind on a lopsided game and not on post game traffic.
     
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    Wasn't at the game. Gave tickets to friends for the game. But when we are there we NEVER have left early regardless of the score or the weather. Many do leave early. One thing that might help keep fans there is if the owner (Mr. Kraft) builds a few footbridges over route 1. It is not just anecdotal now, statistics show that post game traffic at Gillette is near the worst in the league. And those footbridges would go a long way to helping the problem. I know for a fact many leave early because of the traffic problems. So Mr. Kraft, find a way to put in a few footbridges. I have not done a study but I expect you would need three (or at least two) smartly placed. It will help post game traffic and this will help keep a fan's mind on a lopsided game and not on post game traffic.
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    Well I got two tickets to the Bills game and two weeks! I am coming from Tucson Az on bussiness but decided to stay to see Mom and Dad of course but also to finally see a home game in the new stadium!!!!! I can promise you I will stay the whole game and will have no voice afterwords.

    Go Pats!!!!!!!
     
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    Don't be in such a rush, you spent 100+ dollars on those tickets and tomorrow it's right back to work...  Tommy's correct.
     
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    yeah, its not the noise as much as the empty seats he was talking about.  There were LOTS of them when we went up 31-3.  It was sad.  that is the best time to celebrate with other fans!
     
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    I've been at the old Foxboro with the aluminum seats with my buddies in the 80/90's and it was always fun. I was there last year as a guest with a corporate club seat and indoor lounge and it was boring. I'd rather watch at home or at the bar with friends and let loose there.
     
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    The problem is the club seats and the people in them, or not in them, as it is.....
     
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    if your worried about traffic take the frigan t!!!!! and the jets game i went to last year me and my brother were yelling "jets s*ck to some jets fans, and they yellow coats (security) told us to stop or were were going to get kicked out (and lose our season tix) cmon kraft thts part of the game and homefield advantage, but kraft caters to the rich in the razor and it is killing our once loud 12th man!!!
     
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    i have been a season ticket holder for 17 years, since the pats started winning and the prices have gone up they have taken the passionate fan out of the game. it has become a trendy crowd and every game, even close games the crowd thins out early. it has become chic to be at games
     
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    Hey Tom, How about a little experiment.   Put up an early 21 point lead and lets see if the Meadowlands empties out.
     
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    I'm a season ticket holder.  I lose my voice every game.  The problem, though, is that Gillette Stadium is far too open to be a loud stadium.  The loud stadiums are closed bowls that contain sound and focus it on the field.  Gillette is just way too open on all sides.  You scream as loud as you can, but it seems like you never can get the momentum going to get the whole crowd into it.  I've been to plenty of games in the Meadowlands and it gets so loud that even the casual fans get drawn into the shouting (at last year's Pats-Jets game in NY it was so loud I couldn't even hear the fly over!).  But the Meadowlands (or at least the old Meadowlands) was a closed bowl with the fans right on top of the field. Gillette is way too open and the seats way too far from the field to create the same volume even if the fans are screaming as loud as they can.
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    The stadium design has always been a big problem. Kraft blew it on that one.

    That said, the fanbase now are people with big bucks who come in the SUV and barely if ever went to the old stadium.

    The highest ticket prices for years were in NE, but I'd say Dallas probably has the highest now. 

    What used to be a great homefield advantage, now isn't.    Say no to Pink Hats.
     
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    hahaha  nice tcal
     
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    I was at the game sunday and I was annoyed with people leaving so early. Some people weren't even paying attention and talking the whole game! I know traffic stinks but if it bothers you so much then don't go and give up your tickets cause alot of people would be willing to and stay the whole game. It was 31-17 at the start of the 4th quarter, That's still a ball game and not a blowout.
     
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    As for the KC fans, not to be a d*ck but their fans are known for being loud, Arrow Head Stadium is considered by some to be the hardest place to play. It would be nice if our fans were that loud but that is nothing new for KC their fans are always loud. Posted by MVPkilla4life


    even during the lean years they support the team with noise. they were doing a good job monday.

    good for TB to speak up, he is the leader of the patriots and I endorse his complaint,
     
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    I agree with him. I have been a season ticket holder since 1989 and every year the crowd gets worse and worse.......The best was against the Vikings with Bledsoe.......we were down by 21 in the forth and he hit Kevin Turner for a td in ot to win the game.............no re entry.............the people were trying to come back in the stadium and were rejected.............I LOVED IT.......When teams play here other then the elements, if we are lucky, there is no noise / loud crowd advantage............
     
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    I was impressed with the crowd at Arrowhead this past Monday night.  We've become spoiled with early victories and have high expectations of winning.  Take a crowd like those in Kansas City who rarely get to see a great team and they get really excited.  After Brady & BB retire and the Pats become an average team, our fans will realize what they had taken for granted.   
     
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    Once upon a long time ago (198something or other), there was a drunken fan. Well . . .   the truth is, there were a lot of drunken fans. But this one particular drunken fan was singled out of a larger crowd of drunken, obnoxious fans who were hooting and throwing detritus (that's trash) at a small group of renegade 49ers fans who had unwisely located themselves in the northwest corner of what was then (fittingly) Schaefer Stadium. He was selected out of the large group and asked by a stadium security guy -- the company was First Security in those days, and this guy probably earned about five bucks an hour to stand with his back to the game and scowl -- to leave. Well . . .  the drunken fan had no intention of leaving. He had paid the princely sum of $8.00 for his endzone seat (in which he was not sitting) that day, and he politely told the First Security guy that he hadn't been doing anything everybody else wasn't doing and that the security guard could happily go f*ck himself.

    Apparently, the security guy took himself more seriously than the fan did, because it was at this point that he (the security guy) actually put his hands on the fan and attempted to drag him forcibly from the section. This is where the story gets interesting. Not amused in the least that this minimum-wage deuschebag had dared to become physical -- and very drunk -- the fan (not then far removed from his high school wrestling days) hooked the guy in a passable semblance of a chicken wing and threw his weight into the security guy, tumbling them both, locked together, down the risers of the stadium. When they got to the bottom, the situation might have escalated into something much uglier, but by this time, there was one of those nine-foot-tall state cops standing there, and this guy did not appear to have any sense of humor at all. He told the drunken fan that it was time to go and, much to his credit, the drunken fan agreed that it was so, and was quietly escorted to the nearest exit.

    Problem solved, yes?

    Well . . .   as it turned out . . .   no.

    Once outside the stadium and free to do as he wished again, the drunken fan noticed that the barbed wire which topped the chain link fence that seperated the concourse beneath the stadium from the parking lot did not extend over the backs of the concession stands, and that he could quite easily scale the concession stand, skitter across the roof and drop down into the concourse, thus winning his way back into the stadium -- he had, after all, paid his eight dollars. Well . . .   wouldn't you know it . . .   the very same cop who had just escorted him outside saw the drunken fan attempting this and shouted at him in disbelief, "Do you WANT to go to jail?" Obviously, drunk as he was, the drunken fan saw clearly this time that he was utterly defeated (although not yet under arrest) and clambered back down the fence, and went on his merry way back to the parking lot.

    Or would have . . .

    But it chanced that as he was passing by the south endzone, he noticed a high school marching band entering through a service gate in the chain link fence, obviously on hand to perform the halftime show. Inspiration struck the drunken fan, and he simply walked up behind the marching band and walked back into the stadium as if he had every right in the world to be there (which, having paid his eight dollars, he believed he did). He quickly hopped a low wall into the stands and snaked his way back to the northwest corner, where his friends were not in the least surprised to see him returned -- and where he kept a low profile for the rest of the game as the Pats were systematically throttled by the Niners and he got drunker and drunker as the day wore on (you could buy beer right up until the end of the game in those days, too).

    Ultimately (although there were no further incidents), the fan got so drunk that he got seperated from his friends in the crush leaving the game and actually got lost crossing the street -- you get that? HE GOT LOST CROSSING THE STREET --, and it took him two hours to find the lot (nothing but an open field among many in those days) where they had parked.

    This is an absolutely true story that has not been embellished in any way. I will leave it to you to guess who that drunken fan may or may not have been, and simply leave you with a question.

    What would you rather have: A fan base that is absolutely no help whatsoever to its team, or a stadium full of that guy -- who risked the very loss of his freedom multiple times, simply for the opportunity to cheer on a team that was an utter laughingstock? Yes, he was hopelessly inebriated; but he was passionate, that guy. I think that's what's missing. The passion.

    Either that, or I am entirely wrong.








     
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    no offense man but if you are yelling at other fans you are a d*ck. I yell to make noise for the team I dont go after out of town fans, leave that for the no class Jets fans. Security did their job and told you to keep your mouth shut. Now if you were yelling Jets s*ck as just another way to make noise I doubt anyone would have said anything.
    Posted by MVPkilla4life


    yeah ok when you pay 10grand a year for 4season tix and you get told by security that you cant yell "jets su7k" at a game with or around jets fans than you can call me a di8k all you want trust me im not offended. when they played at foxboro the crowd was insane it was great now if you yell u get threatend to get tossed out? thats a joke. i still have plenty of fun at the games but when i look around me i see alot of fairweather fans who dont even know what offsides is, who when ur standing and cheering tell the security to tell you to sit down cmon man the red seats(corporate boxes) are empty becuz they are all inside their luxery box watching it on tv eating lobster tails and drinkin wine.
     
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    I was impressed with the crowd at Arrowhead this past Monday night.  We've become spoiled with early victories and have high expectations of winning.  Take a crowd like those in Kansas City who rarely get to see a great team and they get really excited.  After Brady & BB retire and the Pats become an average team, our fans will realize what they had taken for granted.   
    Posted by MarcW1


    I agree with you. Though Arrowhead is built to be louder, those fans were definately into that game and making alot of noise. People keep saying Gillette is a quieter stadium the way it was constructed which is half true. It's no Arrowhead but the fans could be louder. I've had season tix since 93 and it annoys me to see people show up and talk and people watch the whole game when there are people at home who want to be at the game watching the actual football game.
     
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    Ralph Wilson and Gillette are equal distance for me to drive....endzone corner is $55 at RW and $190 at GS.  The last three games I've seen have been at RW that place rocks, and the fans are passionate. I can't afford Gillette.
     
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    NE/Boston fans are a strange group.
    Patriots fans leave early with a big lead because they know the Pats are going to win.
    RS fans stay the whole game when the RS have a big lead because they hope the RS will win.
     
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