Yesterday, Kansas City Chiefs fans, their lungs on steriods, broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium. They did it, god love ‘em, in the final minutes of their 24-7 win over Oakland, when they reached 137.5 decibels.
“I had people who’d been coming to Chiefs games for decades come up to me and say, ‘I’ve never heard it that loud,’” said Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, whose family’s franchise has long claimed that Arrowhead Stadium is the loudest in the league. “It’s very difficult for a team to play in that.”
Of course, we’re sure none of this is going down well among the 12th man crowd, who now have two weeks -- while the Seahawks hit the road to Arizona and St. Louis -- to get its game lungs on for their next chance to recapture Guinness glory, against the woeful Tampa Bay Bucs on Nov. 3.