The 2020 NFL season happened, and that was without any cancellation of games. Quite the impressive feat considering the world was going through a pandemic. However, just because the season happened, doesn’t mean it was purely authentic.
With no fans at almost all stadiums, there was no such thing as home field advantage, outside of not having to board a plane before a game. Defenses were able to hear offenses call plays, touchdowns were celebrated by only players and it was just the sound of fake crowd noise heard over television sets everywhere.
For those who were drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, or players who were with a new team last season, they have to be excited for the 2021 season. With a vast majority of states opening up, and increasing seating capacity for sporting events, the 2021 season is shaping up to be more “normal” than what we all experienced last year.
For Eric Ebron, who spent his first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020, he can’t wait to finally get to hear the roar of Heinz Field after a big play is made. See what he said on his verified Twitter account Saturday.
What Ebron is missing are the Terrible Towels waving, the crowd working themselves up in a frenzy and the true essence of “Renegade” when the screen goes black at Heinz Field.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Maybe you’ve never been there in person? Well, the video below does the best it can to let you know what it is like at the big ketchup bottle when a big play happens.
(If you can’t view the video in the player below, click HERE)
What is your favorite/loudest memory at Heinz Field? My cousin was at the 2008 AFC Championship game when Troy Polamalu intercepted Joe Flacco to send the Baltimore Ravens home and the Steelers to Super Bowl 43. He said the upper deck was literally shaking.
Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the upcoming 2021 regular season, with fans.