Cristina kicks off the show by separating the facts from the fumbles around Super Bowl myths. Darren digs into Canada’s latest Food Guide and asks whether its current revamp is line with the best evidence and data available. Finally, Adam ponders whether noise meters at sports events are all fake.
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Super Bowl Myths
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Are Noise Meters Fake?
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I just got back from a Winnipeg Jets game.
They didn’t have a noise meter, they displayed the noise level in decibels to one digit!
It got over 105 db.
Isn’t that almost literally deafening?
I have attended countless sporting events and the crowd was loud but I have heard many much louder.
I highly doubt it was an accurate measure.
As a sports fan, I have long such such “noise meters” were stupid because they only are shown when NOTHING IS HAPPENING!
If you were not a sports fan you would think the idea was that you make lots of noise between the action and then you sit down and be as quiet as if you were in a library when the play is going on.
It was a close game that went into overtime but the crowd was very quiet at the end of the game.
Except during timeouts and the scoreboard showed the decibel level.
If I were in charge, I would have scoreboard silence between the action and let fans make lots of noise when the play is going on.