Football fans know how important home-field advantage is, and starting next season, those at the stadium will have a bigger impact on the game.
The NFL wants stadiums to get louder and more rambunctious, in an effort to attract more fans to attend games. So they're loosening some of the rules on noise. From now on, stadiums will be allowed to use video prompts to encourage the fans to get loud. This would, of course, make things difficult for the visiting team, especially the quarterback who has to call out plays to his teammates who might not be able to hear him over the crowd noise.
Some football purists, like former player and coach Mike Ditka, don't like this decision. He says, "The key to football is you want to be able to see it executed properly. You want to hear the snap count. You want to see these guys use their talents where they're not tainted.
Sometimes when you have crowd noise, you're not seeing the player at his best."