NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Saints announcer Mark Romig says the dome was so loud last Sunday some of his calls couldn’t be heard. Romig believes the Who Dat Nation and a couple of angels in the Saints corner could send the team to the Super Bowl.
“Last Sunday the stadium was the loudest I’ve ever heard it,” Romig said. “I asked people after the game did you hear that call, and they said I didn’t hear anything but crowd noise.”
Romig sits in the perfect perch to see and hear the phenomenon called the Who Dat Nation.
"There's so much passion in the stadium and people are yelling and screaming for the Saints at a level I've never heard before. It's amazing and I expect the same thing this Sunday.
Even through the glass of his announcer booth the sound is deafening. He’s in the stadium’s 300 level. In section 601, Matt Gaubert’s decible meter read 116 during the Who Dat Chant, 122 around halftime, and 124 after a turnover later in the game. The Superdome’s meter read 128. Rumor has it that meter broke.
"It probably did!" Romig said. "They're measuring on a regular basis."
He’s anticipating the Saints will go all the way.
"This is our year," he said. "I remember the last time we did this in 2010 my dad was announcing the game. That same enthusiasm is coming back."
Romig says his dad is on his shoulder every game, along with Mr. Benson and others that have passed on.
“It’s a remarkable feeling to be a Saints fan right now,” Romig said.