I Don't Care What You Call This, But Please Don't Name It With "Gate" On The End

Monday, November 05, 2007

I don't want to hear Coltsgate, Audiogate, Crowdgate, or RCAgate. Just stop right now if you're trying to come up with something clever. Here's the audio and video of the apparent "CD skipping" crowd noise being pumped into the Dome yesterday. Take a view/listen and I'll meet you on the otherside.

Audio Link For Those Of You That Have YouTube Blocked At Work (Via Pro Football Talk)


I don't know about you, but that seems pretty obvious that there's something shady going on. The sound completely cuts off after Moss catches it. Crowd noise normally quiets after the opposing team gets a first down, but it doesn't stutter then completely go dead. Unless CBS is somehow involved....this could get ugly.

DUNH DUNH DUNH!

(Video via Fanhouse)

UPDATE: Well that was quick. According to CBS it was their audio gaff....
"CBS has informed us that the unusual audio moment heard by fans during
the Patriots-Colts game was the result of tape feedback in the CBS
production truck and was isolated to the CBS broadcast," NFL vice president Greg Aiello tells us. "It was in no way related to any sound within the stadium and could not be heard in the stadium."
Breaking news: The Colts DID NOT cheat (Newsday)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:55 PM

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This just in from Newsday:

"CBS has informed us that the unusual audio moment heard by fans during the Patriots-Colts game was the result of tape feedback in the CBS production truck and was isolated to the CBS broadcast," NFL vice president Greg Aiello tells us. "It was in no way related to any sound within the stadium and could not be heard in the stadium."

Jeff said...
Nov 5, 2007, 3:19:00 PM  

CBS allready put out a statement saying it was a problem with their feed and was heard only on the broadcast not in the stadium. I mean assuming that CBS isn;t covering for Indy...which it could be doing...

Damn NFL Conspiracies

minnesnota said...
Nov 5, 2007, 3:20:00 PM  

After eleven years in radio, I know sound a little bit. That's not obviously a CD skipping. In fact, it's not obviously anything.

There are probably three or four different ways that such a sound could have been created by an audio error. It's highly unlikely that CBS' crowd audio would be turned up so loud that you could pick that up so easily.

Also worth noting: I was listening to the game on CBS Radio/Westwood One, and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. If it were a CD skipping over some stadium sound system, it would have been audible on the radio, too.

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2007, 3:21:00 PM  

Ashlee Simpson and Milli Vanilli do not find this funny.

GMoney said...
Nov 5, 2007, 3:37:00 PM  

I've worked mixers and audio boards. To me it sounded like the problem you get when you hit record on an audio source that is selected in program.

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2007, 4:14:00 PM  

Nantz's computer hardwire inside his coiffed hair went twitchy. No harm . . . no personality.

Nov 5, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

you know it is possible that they did have hanging mics in the crowd, and there was a problem with the wire and it just starts repeating itself over adn over again... it has happened during a school assembly at our school and it was the wire

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2007, 11:48:00 PM  

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