Colts Cheating in Crowd Noise Scandal?

November 5, 2007

Here is the audio and video of the Indianapolis Colts cheating (allegedly) during their loss to the New England Patriots. The Colts are accused of cheating by reportedly piping in artificial crowd noise while their team was playing defense, kind of like a laugh track on a bad television comedy.

Hear the audio recording for “proof” and make up your own mind. Something strange happens toward the end of the clip. Is this proof of fake crowd noise?

If you prefer the video version, you can hear the glitch at the 2:26 minute of this NFL video.

The most glaring example happened on the opening play of the 4th quarter as Randy Moss made a catch for New England.

The Colts have been suspected of cheating with artificial crowd noise for years, so this latest report will simply add more fuel to the fire.

[tags]Indianapolis+Colts, cheating, artificial+crowd+noise, video, audio[/tags]

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4 Responses to “Colts Cheating in Crowd Noise Scandal?”

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    David Says:

    I have worked in the Audio/Visual field for almost 17 years now, and there is no way that “feedback” would cause this. I am from Indiana, and something is funny here. I notice that the Colts are now the poster-boys for the NFL, but there is something funny here.

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    johndoe Says:

    Posted by wunderlicher on 11/05/07 at 4:01PM
    Um, CBS just announced that the “piped-in” noise was actually feedback from their sound truck and only people watching the game on television would have heard it. Shocking though that Jonathan Kraft, beacon of integrity himself, would say “observers at the game” felt there was a skip in the sound. Is it possible that the Colts play in the smallest stadium in the league, and the fact that it’s a dome helps immensely with the sound. Face it, the Patriots organization is desperate to eliminate the appearance that they are the face of cheating in the league.

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    Otis Says:

    I believe that CBS pipes in there own crowd noise.. post Janet Jackson.. so they don’t chance catching & broadcasting the occasional load mouth screaming obscenity’s.

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    jeff Says:

    No way the colts do’t need to cheat they are to good for that, They are a gifted team don’t need to cheat