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December 08, 2013

Saints seeking to break noise record

NEW ORLEANS

A little more than two hours before kickoff of Saints-Panthers I, it's quiet in the Superdome.

Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson is taking some warmup throws in shorts and a T-shirt and a gentleman just got finished practicing the national anthem.

The quiet won't last.

The Saints announced today a representative from Guinness World Records will be in attendance as the Saints seek to break the record for "loudest crowd roar at an indoor sports arena."

The current record has stood for only a few weeks, since the Sacramento Kings' fans pushed the dBA (decibels adjusted) level to 126 during a game against the Detroit Pistons at Sleep Train Arena on Nov. 15.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was expecting the Saints' fans to bring the noise, even before the Saints' announcement of the Guinness attempt.

"It's a loud atmosphere, to say the least. These fans are not your friends. They talk to you, they say things, the costumes that they wear; it's rather interesting to see," Newton told Bob Costas in an exclusive interview airing tonight on NBC's 'Football Night in America.'

"But as a player, you have to block all that out because at the end of the day, it’s all about the 11 on 11 that are playing in between the goal posts."

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on December 8, 2013 at 06:25 PM | Permalink

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