Joe Buck to SiriusXM’s "Andy Cohen Live": Fox Sports will pump in crowd noise and put virtual fans in the stands for NFL games in empty stadiums. SBJ Media is live: 🔒https://t.co/11fxKTc6bv🔒 pic.twitter.com/baK9S1LAsq— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) May 13, 2020
Personally, I love this move by the NFL. Gaming meets real life football. But if they’re going to pump in fake crowd noise and fans — it better be perfect. Because if you fuck that up, it completely kllls the entire game from a viewing standpoint.
So with such high stakes on the line, who will the NFL hire to pump in fake noise?
The #Falcons, for pumping in fake crowd noise, are fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 Draft.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2015
Now this news hasn’t officially been released by the NFL, but my sources say it is all but confirmed. And obviously a bold move by The League. At the same time, also kind of no brainer. Only so many people in this world who’ve ever been hired to pump in fake crowd noise. The list is literally probably like 3 people world wide. So why wouldn’t the NFL pick up the Atlanta guy? But no doubt it will be interesting to see him make this transition.