Apparently, the noise from CenturyLink Field Sunday night could be heard all the way to San Francisco.
Okay, not literally, but the impact of the noise Sunday night has become a matter of some debate in San Francisco, were two fans have written letters to the editor to the San Francisco Chronicle in the past two days complaining that maybe it was a little TOO loud Sunday.
Here’s the first, complaining that the noise was akin to unsportsmanlike conduct.
And here’s the second, complaining that the noise made the contest no longer a game of skill.
Dealing with the crowd noise, of course, is part of the deal — one of the reasons teams play eight home games and eight on the road.
And while 49er fans may have blamed the noise, the players were reluctant to go that route Sunday.
Said Vernon Davis: “This is a loud stadium. It’s very, very loud, probably one of the loudest stadiums we’ve ever been in. But I am not going to out that on the simple fact that we lost the game. I am not going to make that the reason.”
And said safety Craig Dahl: “I think we were prepared for the most part for it.”
I’d imagine, though, that the 49ers won’t be telling their fans to keep it quiet on Dec. 8 when the Seahawks come to town.