View Poll Results: Do you prefer piped-in crowd noise or organic silence.
Piped-in crowd noise. 3 14.29%
Organic silence. 14 66.67%
Both of these options suck equally, I can't decide. 4 19.05%
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:17 PM
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Sports Without Fans: Would You Prefer Canned Crowd Noise, Or Organic Silence?

Let's say it's Week 1 of the NFL season, and the game you're watching is being played at an empty stadium because social distancing.

As a TV viewer at home, would you prefer that the network use "canned" crowd noise, or would it be distracting and you would prefer the organic silence?

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Old 05-12-2020, 01:34 PM
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I want silence. Since the noise is canned, I would know it is fake, so it would just be weird.

It's like how I would prefer that an audience's laugh be genuine, rather than a piped laugh track.
Old 05-12-2020, 01:40 PM
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Noise, but it could go NBA style and play exciting music all the time. Silence would be terrible.
Old 05-12-2020, 04:46 PM
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A music soundtrack could work, but canned crowd is just as bad as canned laughter, which is pretty bad.


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