What really causes home field advantage?


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Jul 14, 2005
Re climate I think the Pats have alluded to it actually being tougher to play in Miami in December after getting used to the cold weather up here for a few months. The Brady Pats sucked in Miami no matter what month though.
Could be. I suppose 80 and humid vs 30 and cold is a larger delta than September games.

I always think it’s hilarious when they show shots of equipment managers holding up makeshift canopies on the sideline to shade the players. That new canopy that they built over the stadium that leaves the away team in the sun should be borderline illegal.


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Aug 15, 2012
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Goodness, I can’t believe I forgot about that. Thank you. And still shocked the zebras somehow determined that there was refutable evidence to overturn the call of an Edelman turnover on that punt return. So much for home-field advantage with the officials!
He gave it right back a few plays later with the deflection that led to an interception, then he got blown up on a block for good measure during the return.


Jul 18, 2005
Which field is The Star?
In general, fields are not crowned nearly as much as they used to be. There's considerable improvements in how fields deal with drainage problems.
My mistake the article was about the building of the Cowboy''s stadium AT & T. The article was written in their practice locale, "The Star". The quote below is about AT & T:

"So when you look at a new stadium, that no one has played on before, like the new stadium in Arlington, there are advantages to be had by the Cowboys this next season. Every team that comes in, those who have history playing at Texas Stadium, will be trying to adjust to the new field. The Cowboys though, they’ll have adjusted during training camp and practices."