Originally Posted by Green + White
Nah, he's right. Seahawks have an outstanding fanbase. They deserve the credit.
Correct me if I'm being ignorant, but I think a lot has to do with Qwest/ Centurylink Field or whatever it's called now. I know the noise has to come from somewhere, but I think that stadium design is what fueled the whole 12th man thing. Once they started getting recognized as the loudest fans in the league it became something to hang their hats on, and they feel they can impact the games there so even if they are not competitive they still feel like a part of the game.
I've seen our home games get crazy loud a few times and cause delay of games/ false starts, but it requires twice as much effort here as it does in that stadium in Seattle so you will only get the effect for big games when we are competitive.