That post then lead us to some Google technology blog thingy that posted an MP3 clip of the audio and "analysis" from an audio engineer. Take that for what it's worth, but here's a snippet of what was posted.
What happened tonight was the engineer turned up the mics too much. This caused the mics to pick up the sound eminating from the stadiums sound system, (the amplified crowd noise), as well as the natural crowd noise. The result is a feedback loop. As this loop continues to cycle through the mics and speakers oscillation occurs. This was described as the skipping sound. At this point the feedback is full bandwidth. This means that all of the frequencies being reproduced by the system were present in the loop. If you listen carefully to the recording you will hear a midrange frequency starting to become predominant. It sounded like something between 600hz and 800hz was starting to take off. At this point the engineer became aware of his error and shut off the mics. That was the abrupt drop in volume that is also on the recording on the PFT site.
Here's the evidence from a YouTube clip. Listen closely right when Moss catches the ball and his subsequent yards after catch. It sounds like the crowd noise is skipping and then just shuts off.
We didn't hear it during the game. But we were with about 7-8 people and there was a lot of cross chatter during the game, so we didn't hear it all (Plus Phil Simms can sometimes be annoying, so we tend to tune out the broadcaster).
We're not experts, so we're not sure if the audio was dubbed into the audio and video clips. And we also wonder why the clip is half-green, half-game footage. We're also not sure if CBS' audio feed goofed up, as this is the only evidence from the entire game that claims of "pumped crowd sound." Plus, this "live audio expert" posted his "analysis" on a Patriots message board.
Some reader named Spat10 on the Colts' message board said the Krafts are going to meet today in New York with NFL officials.
As we alluded to, this is all message board talk at the moment. Take it for what it's worth.
(High fives: Profootballtalk and SPORTSbyBROOKS)
P.S. We'll be kicking off our Monday Football Hangover feature a bit later today. It's kind of like Peter King's 'MMQB' at SI.com or Michael Silver's 'Morning Rush' over at Yahoo! We understand the season is nine weeks in, but we love to opine about the NFL and what better time to start it then at the midway point. Also, Construda Heisman Watch is back after a several week hiatus.