Found September 18, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
In light of the crotchety Niners faithful complaining about crowd noise at CenturyLink Field, it should be noted that just over a decade ago, after a tough 30-27 overtime loss to Washington State University in Pullman, then-Trojans head coach Pete Carroll led the charge to ban the infamous ThunderStix which had become ubiquitous in college stadiums and arenas. Citing the policy that bans artificial noisemakers, the Pac-10 added the inflatable tubes to the list of illegal items for the following season. (Note: University of Oregon athletic director Bill Moos was also part of the anti-Stix campaign, but it wasn’t until USC complained after their loss — ultimately knocking them out of the Rose Bowl — that the Pac-10 really moved on the issue) Funny how these things come back around: Carroll now runs the show in the loudest stadium on Earth, while Moos is now the athletic director at his alma mater (WSU) — the school most responsible for the Pac-10 banning ThunderStix in the first place...

Robert Turbin: Backing Up the Beast

  Robert Turbin (@SNFonNBC) With Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch running wild and powering over defenses and Russell Wilson’s ability to sprint outside of the pocket for massive yards, it is easy to overlook the Seahawks’ backup running back, Robert Turbin. You might yell “who” at the top of your lungs after reading that name, but Turbin, the fourth round draft pick from...

WATCH: How Richard Sherman works out in the offseason

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is considered by many to be the best cornerback in the National Football League, but  he is also one of the most polarizing figures in the league due to his flamboyant tendencies and loquacious nature.  Richard Sherman posted the following video on his Facebook fan page, along with “Click to see my secret off-season training video”: ...

49ers Fans Send Letter To Complain That Seahawks Fans Are Too Loud

The San Francisco 49ers got walloped at CenturyLink Field by the Seattle Seahawks by the score of 29-3. Seattle enjoyed their overwhelmingly raucous crowd help take the 49ers out of their offense by cheering so loudly that they set a world record. In the first half the crowd noise reached a decibel level of 131.9 beating the previous Guinness World Record of 131.7 decibels set two...

Seattle Seahawks: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#1)

Last week: 1 The Seahawks 29-3 win over the 49ers is very impressive, but if they were to play in San Francisco this week, I would pick the 49ers. These two teams are more evenly matched than it appears this week because of Seattle’s ridiculous home field advantage. However, the Seahawks are still my pick of the two to win the division, get a first round bye, and go on to the Super...

49ers fans write letter to paper to complain about Seattle crowd noise

The home-field advantage is one of the better-known aspects in all of sports. Numbers continuously show that playing in your home stadium produces positive results. Many factors can be attributed to this notion, whether it is the comfort of sleeping in your own bed the night before a big game, or merely the familiarity with the nooks and crannies of your home-field. Another undeniable...

Are the Seahawks Who We Thought They Were?

The NFL is a "what have you done for me lately" type of league. The Seattle Seahawks did a lot for us on Sunday night, leaving many who to overreact by calling them the Super Bowl favorites, asserting Richard Sherman as the NFL’s best cornerback, and claiming Jim Harbaugh is an idiot. But is this defense unbeatable? Better yet, is it the same on the road? Let’s...

Seattle vs San Francisco game provides fan photo of the year

One Seattle Seahawks fan seems to have identified an undercover cop in San Francisco 49ers gear - and given us the photo of the year in the process.

Seahawks LT Okung likely out vs. Jags

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says left tackle Russell Okung is unlikely to play on Sunday against Jacksonville after suffering a toe injury against San Francisco.

Seahawks LT Russell Okung ruled out for Week 3 against Jaguars

If the Seattle Seahawks are going to cover the gigantic 19.5 point spread against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday they're going to have to do it without starting left tackle Russell Okung. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced on Wednesday that Okung won't be playing against the Jaguars. Okung injured his toe and was taken to the locker room in the first quarter of the...

Seahawks heading towards an early-season trap game?

Usually week three of the NFL season isn’t a time we talk about “trap games,” but the Jacksonville Jaguars are just that bad, and the Seattle Seahawks are just that good. Still, we can’t ignore a few key factors that may favor the Jaguars against head coach Gus Bradley’s former team. To start, no, the Jaguars probably won’t be able to beat the Seahawks in the loudest...
Seahawks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.