You can expect to see more Oakland Raiders fans at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday than usual. It has been passed around media outlets this week that there’s gonna be some real loud stuff there.
When Oakland rolls up to One Arrowhead Drive this weekend, Kansas City Chiefs fans will no doubt recognize the smell of a Raiders game day. Arrowhead is always loud, but the joint will be exceptionally rockin’ on this day.
The Guinness Book of World Records will be in attendance to see just exactly how loud the natural grass turf of the Chiefs’ home can be. Six Kansas City fans who grew together inside Arrowhead due to the close proximity of their season ticket holder seats want their reputation to be legit again.
Sports Illustrated once named Arrowhead Stadium the “Toughest Place To Play”, and it formerly held the record as the loudest at 116 decibels. That record was recently broken by an old AFC West foe, the Seattle Seahawks, in the “Clink”.
During the Chiefs’ home game earlier this season against the New York Giants, it was very loud. In that game, the decibels reached 124.5 and unlike in Seattle, it was done in an open air stadium. I’m just an “ignorant” guy from the sticks, I guess, so I referred back to the Urban Dictionary on this one. “Loud” is defined there as “a slang term for marijuana of high quality”.
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, developed a unit of sound which was named after him known as the Bel. A decibel is one-tenth of a Bel and is abbreviated as dB. Alexander would roll over in his grave if there was a miscommunication here, so let me make this perfectly clear, Raiders fans: it’s not that kind of party.
It’s not a dimeBag, it’s a deciBel. It’s gonna be loud, but not in the way you’re expecting. Your Grim Reapers will leave with the same “grim reefer” they came with, so save it for Halloween.
The new record is 136.6 dB, and Chiefs fans are out to add a little shake to it. They plan on getting higher with a little help from their friends.
Troy Alan is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TRantMedia or “Like” him on Facebook