In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:
There has been some discussion regarding the closing of the open end at Gillette yes? That may turn up the sound level a bit.
Some of the reduction is the clientele, and by design. Before Kraft bought the team, if you brought your kid's to the game, if they hadn't heard swearing they would be able to swear like Sailors on shore leave after the game. It was a rowdy crowd to say the least. Didn't the Pats get banned from MNF after a rather crazy game and post game donnybrook?
One of the first things Kraft addressed was this would change, and rightly so.
And I do give Kraft credit for funding up his own stadium. Imagine being a Taxpayer who state used your money to fund a stadium only to read that Goodell made 42 Million per...
I have always thought Boston fans to be very knowledgeable. why does making constant noise have to be paramount? Pats fans know when to make noise, and they do. Same at a C's game. Fenway gets a couple demerits however as they still do the wave :)
In the old Schafer Stadium there were a few times that I was concerened about my safety with no shortage of alcohol fueled 20 year olds...it was like the concerts at the old Cape Cod Coliseum, great shows...I just hoped I'd get home in one piece.
Kids and Women will never be as loud as the ole gang, and BTW I'm glad that Kids and women can go and be safe there.
And perhaps the edge is gone a bit with some being spoiled over the years....