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Saints superfan ‘Whistle Man’ adds to raucous atmosphere for Rams

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The atmosphere in the NFC Championship Game at the Superdome in New Orleans was raucous, causing all kinds of communication issues for the Los Angeles Rams early in the game.

One thing fans watching the game noticed was loud whistle noises when the Rams had the ball. According to announcer Mike Tirico, the whistle noises come from a specific superfan called “Whistle Man.”

Here’s a look at Whistle Man.

Whistle Man makes all the noise naturally!

Even a fake Sean Payton had a whistle:

Whether it’s the home team piping in crowd noise or odd tricks in Seattle, there’s a reason why homefield advantage in the NFL is such a big deal. Playing in New Orleans where you have fans interrupting the opposing team with whistles makes it so tough. That’s part of the reason why Jared Goff was having communication issues in his helmet.

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