I'm watching the Giants-Panthers game right now because one of my friends is a die-hard G-Men fan (believe me, I wouldn't be watching this game if I had a choice), and even from my couch, I can tell it's loud as heck up at the new Meadowlands Stadium.
The Ravens will get a taste of that noise tomorrow night when they head up north to face the Jets, and they've been preparing for the noisy conditions all week.
During practice, the Ravens have had fake crowd noise pumped in through speakers surrounding the field, getting the offense used to communicating and going to a silent snap count.
"It's going to be very loud, but we've been in loud before," head coach John Harbaugh said. "I don't know if it can be any louder than it was out here today [with the simulated crowd noise]. So, we'll be excited to play in that environment. It'll be a lot of fun."
Obviously, the Ravens have yet to play in the brand new stadium, so they'll have to get the feel for the field surface and how the wind swirls.
As for the look of the new Meadowlands, Harbaugh said he was impressed when he saw a picture of the stadium.
"It's unbelievable. You see that and it's like, 'Wow, a spaceship landed there in the parking lot,'" Harbaugh said. "I'm sure the locker rooms will be very nice. We're expecting a first-class facility for what it cost."