OT: Favorite Sport Sounds

Submitted by Putt4Birdie on July 16th, 2017 at 3:29 PM

So what are your favorite Sounds in Sports?




Some of my favorites include:

- a well hit golfball and crack of the bat in baseball

- golfball rattling into the cup

- a baseball hissing through the air

- the perfect swish through the net in basketball

- popping of the pads in football of course

- indy cars speeding by





July 16th, 2017 at 3:48 PM ^

Crack of the bat on a well hit ball

The sound of a pitch hitting the catcher's mitt

The roar of the crowd on a game-changing play

The sound of a player checked into the boards


July 16th, 2017 at 3:55 PM ^

The roar of the crowd in the Big House at the sight of a big hit!

That roar in particular gives me a primal sense of kinship with the sporting fans of the ancient times, cheering on their own violence-within-sport in the Roman arenas...


July 16th, 2017 at 4:02 PM ^

When too many people in a ballpark thinks a shallow fly ball is a homerun then settle into disappointment in both the play and in themselves.


July 16th, 2017 at 4:12 PM ^

The long, drawn out L calling out the band:

"Lllllllllladies and gentlemen... the 235 member Mmmmmichigan Marching Band.  Baaaaaaannnnd, take the field!"


July 16th, 2017 at 4:27 PM ^

The sound another man makes when you hit him so hard it knocks the wind out them. Can't quite describe it or put it into words. Almost like someone taking their last breath sound.

That's the sound!


July 16th, 2017 at 4:42 PM ^

Skates on ice

Swish through the net

Crack of the bat

Bronx cheer from the other teams fans

After something amazing happens and you can still hear the crowd buzzing, even though said play was two plays ago.



July 16th, 2017 at 4:37 PM ^

Sports are primarily consumed visually, especially thanks to television. The sounds are still heard on tv and radio, of course, but it's not the same. This is a good topic to remind us of other senses that are engaged, especially in person.

Ironically, football is my favorite sport, but the sounds are relatively less appealing than other sports. That is even seen in this thread, where a number of people have mentioned things said by announcers (the football sound that first came to my mind? Howard King: "Good afternoon, and welcome to the University of Michigan football stadium...").

Hockey, to my thinking, is the best sounding sport. There are skates on the ice, crashes on the boards, and sticks on pucks. You can sit close enough to have those sounds assault you in the face in a way not possible in other sports. And it does not come across well on tv.

But worth noting is the incredible noise produced by various forms of automobile racing, which you simply cannot understand until you attend in person. The best of those is probably the old screaming high-RPM F1 engines before they brought turbos back, but other engines are great as well, right down to a nice roaring big block V-8.