View Poll Results: What antics should a team utilize to help create home field advantage?

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  • Band plays ominous music just before an opponent's upcoming third down play

    12 32.43%
  • Stadium music plays just before an opponent's upcoming third down play

    5 13.51%
  • Stadium announcer enthusiastically favors the home team's first downs and scores

    6 16.22%
  • None - at the DII level such antics are hostile and takes away from sportsmanship

    7 18.92%
  • Other - Explanation below.

    7 18.92%
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    Default Home Field Advantage

    I posted this poll in the MEC forum, but wanted to open it up to the entire board.

    For those using mobile who may not be able to see the answer choices:

    1. Band playing ominous music for an opponent's upcoming third down attempt.
    2. Stadium playing music for an opponent's upcoming third down attempt.
    3. Stadium announcer enthusiastically favors the home team's first downs and scores
    4. None of the Above - or anything else for that matter. At the D-II level it's hostile and unsportsmanlike.
    5. Other - Explained below (one add-on in the General Discussion section was allowing the crowd to use noisemakers).
    Last edited by Raymond Franze; 10-28-2018 at 10:43 PM. Reason: Add poll options in message for those on mobile who can't utilize the poll feature.
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    Default Re: Home Field Advantage

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Franze View Post
    I posted this poll in the MEC forum, but wanted to open it up to the entire board.
    What poll? I'm not seeing a link on mobile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmy21 View Post
    What poll? I'm not seeing a link on mobile?
    There should be a poll at the top of the page with five options to choose from.
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    Default Re: Home Field Advantage

    .....crickets....still waiting for the poll

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    Quote Originally Posted by IH8SVSU View Post
    .....crickets....still waiting for the poll
    The poll should be viewable above. There have been a couple of votes so far.
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    I put other. I don’t think the band should be able to use instruments. Definitely no on stadiums doing so. However, fans bringing noisemakers and megaphones should be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Carlson View Post
    I put other. I don’t think the band should be able to use instruments. Definitely no on stadiums doing so. However, fans bringing noisemakers and megaphones should be just fine.
    That's a good one. I knew there were other obvious poll options that I couldn't think of at the moment, hence the "Other" option ... and you delivered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Carlson View Post
    I put other. I don’t think the band should be able to use instruments. Definitely no on stadiums doing so. However, fans bringing noisemakers and megaphones should be just fine.
    i don't think artificial noise makers should be allowed. i don't have a problem with megaphones, but i HATE cowbells...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IH8SVSU View Post
    .....crickets....still waiting for the poll
    The polls are not visible on mobile for some reason. I tried it too and the poll wasn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick - Shep '05 View Post
    The polls are not visible on mobile for some reason. I tried it too and the poll wasn't there.
    Thank you .. I'm not crazy

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    Band music (which cannot be played once the ball is ready) is great. ARTIFICIAL NOISE sucks! One thing that really bothers me is when a school actually has a band that is willing and able to play and they pipe in the artificial crap. I have let that be known to game day officials- they may not pay any attention but at least I get it off of my chest.

    Play well and you will get your fans to stand up. Suck and nothing you do will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmy21 View Post
    Thank you .. I'm not crazy

    Let’s not jump to any hasty conclusions. :)

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    Other - All of the above...and more!

    Biggest farce in sports is the notion that for playoffs you are trying to establish a "neutral site". Teams earn home field advantage. Let them have it. Michigan's high school athletic association has a bazillion rules with bands and signs and all kinds of nonsense. Let people have some fun.
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    @ Nick - Shep '05 ... again, thank you for pointing out the discrepancy between the mobile version of the thread and the online web-browser version.

    I added the options at the top in the original message, but again for anyone on mobile who can't see/utilize the poll ....

    What antics should a home team utilize/be allowed to utilize to create a home-field advantage atmosphere?

    1. Band playing ominous music for an opponent's upcoming third down attempt.
    2. Stadium playing music for an opponent's upcoming third down attempt.
    3. Stadium announcer enthusiastically favors the home team's first downs and scores
    4. None of the Above - or anything else for that matter. At the D-II level it's hostile and unsportsmanlike.
    5. Other - Explained below (one add-on above was allowing the crowd to use noisemakers).
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    I'm not really opposed to any of it, so long as if it's within reason. It makes the gameday atmosphere almost as much as anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SW_Mustang View Post
    I'm not really opposed to any of it, so long as if it's within reason. It makes the gameday atmosphere almost as much as anything else.
    Agreed, although I went with Announcer, a combination of the first three would be my first option by far.

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    I vote other, and say sit your student section behind the visitor side to make as much noise and get in the head of the other team. For a few seasons our baseball team would come to the football games and let the other team have it, you could see it start getting to some of the players from the other team.

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    Default Re: Home Field Advantage

    Guy in monkey suit runs across field ..
    and puts bad mojo on opposing team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_Right View Post
    Guy in monkey suit runs across field ..
    and puts bad mojo on opposing team.
    Bahahahahaha........

    #BlazerNation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_Right View Post
    Guy in monkey suit runs across field ..
    and puts bad mojo on opposing team.
    As long as the suit is the "evil monkey" from Family Guy.
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