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Pittsburgh media: Nashville not a 'hockey town,' Preds using fake crowd noise

Pittsburgh media: Nashville not a 'hockey town,' Preds using fake crowd noise
Published On: Thu, Jun 08
Feb 25, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) is congratulated for scoring during the second period against the Nashville Predator at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Nashville Predators are back from the dead, rebounding from an 0-2 series hole in the Stanley Cup Final to rout the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins in two straight games and put themselves within two wins of the franchise's first championship.

And a few media members in the Steel City aren't too happy about any of it.

Jeff Verszyla, "Pittsburgh's chief meteorologist" and the host of a Pittsburgh Steelers kids show on KDKA-TV, kicked things off in advance of the Predators' 4-1 blowout of the Pens in Monday's Game 4, tweeting that he was "really getting tired of hearing about Nashville's fans" and that "one Stanley Cup Playoffs does not make a Hockey Town."

Dan Kingerski, who talks Pens on 93.7 The Fan and the PGH Hockey Now website, then took things to another level on Wednesday, burying in a piece on Matt Murray a suggestion that Nashville is pumping artificial crowd noise into Bridgestone Arena.

Presented without any edits, Kingerski's claims:

I'm convinced the Bridgestone Arena is using the PA to amp crowd noise. Facts"the arena plays warm-up and in-game music at 110-112dbs, as measured by my own device. At the height of the crowd mania in Game 4, I believe my radio trained ears heard the pops and cracks of over-modulation. Lastly, the sound levels are never shown in the arena, unlike every other arena in which I've covered games.

Why would the "record holder" not show the sound level? The loudest the sound meter (on my iPhone) hit was about 114dbs. 114 is a great number and the crowd is engaged for a full 60 minutes. People don't leave 10 minutes early to hit the bars or beat traffic.

However, I believe I call "bunk" on the 130dbs claim, at least achieved organically. However, the Predators are welcome to prove it.


You can trust Kingerski's "radio trained ears," you can refer to measurements from The Tennessean that paint a quieter picture of the Arena's still-roaring crowd or you can presume someone else in Pittsburgh isn't too pleased that the Steel City is being outdone both on the ice and in the seats, where small-market loyalty has exploded onto the national spotlight in Nashville.

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