The highlight of the press conference, at least to me, was watching Holmgren pounce at the chance to discuss the idea of artificial crowd noise at Qwest Field. Holmgren stopped short of breaking out multi-colored charts, but he was obviously eager to discuss the matter. First Holmgren launched into a mini-history of the issue. He capped his remarks by suggesting that any allegations of crowd noise could be taken as a challenge to be even louder this time. This is a story the team wants to ride, and who can blame them?