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PostSubject: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:14 am

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/whitlock-nfl-kansas-city-chiefs-fans-anger-directed-toward-gm-owner-not-matt-cassel-100812

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You gotta be f---ing kidding me.

In a society that increasingly supports caged human cockfighting — aka MMA — has a proud history with boxing, cheers lustily whenever fights break out inside a hockey rink and builds Roman Empire-stylized coliseums for football games, a 320-pound, sweet-talking lineman has somehow convinced a segment of America that Chiefs fans are the sick and disgusting bad guys.

You gotta be f---ing kidding me.

You damn straight a small percentage of Chiefs fans cheered loudly when two overgrown Ravens knocked Matt Cassel smooth the hell out. Did we not cheer when Mike Tyson curb-stomped Michael Spinks? Google the knockout work that made Anderson Silva the MMA’s most beloved star and tell me if you hear respectful silence or wild, joyful hysteria?

We love violence and Eric Winston’s hypocritical ass is wealthy because he’s relatively adept at inflicting it. The only thing all that unusual about the smattering of cheers that greeted Cassel’s glazed-eyed trip to the turf is that his hometown fans gave life to the noise. And for that, you can blame Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, his boss, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, and the escalating cost of being a sports fan in the era of shopping mall-amusement park stadiums.


Sickening? A smattering of cheers for an injured $66 million quarterback with a rating of 66.2 and a league-leading 14 turnovers?

No. No. What’s sickening is how easily Winston, Kansas City’s right tackle, deflected the national media from the real story. One of the most passionate fan bases in sports — Kansas City Chiefs fans — has been abused so thoroughly the last eight to 10 years that it is turning unruly. What happened Sunday inside Arrowhead Stadium is a result of the Hunt family’s neglect of their fan base. This has been brewing since 1998, since Marty Schottenheimer courageously and justifiably realized he should move on after 10 years in Kansas City. From 1989 to 1998, Schottenheimer and his front-office partner Carl Peterson transformed Arrowhead Stadium from an empty parking lot into one of the coolest, most electric places on earth eight fall Sundays a year. Football Sundays in Kansas City became mini-holidays. The whole town wore red starting on Fridays. Tailgating at Arrowhead Stadium before games was Kansas City’s No. 1 social activity.

I’ve watched NFL games at every venue. Nothing compared to Arrowhead Stadium during the Schottenheimer era. Nothing. The Chiefs never advanced to the Super Bowl, but Kansas City was the NFL’s ground zero. The players, coaches and executives were treated like royalty.

The players, coaches, executives and ownership got spoiled. They didn’t have to win it all to be treated as if they had. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since 1993. That’s right. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game in two decades. But the stadium was filled, the parking lot packed and Chiefs jerseys hung in seemingly every Kansas City closet so Lamar Hunt, Kansas City’s Dallas-based owner, allowed Carl Peterson to hang around 10 years after Schottenheimer left, a good five years after it was painfully obvious Peterson’s previous success was a result of Schottenheimer’s brilliance. Most Chiefs fans concluded Hunt would’ve never allowed Peterson to linger for a decade if Hunt lived in Kansas City and felt the pain of each disappointing season as personally as Kansas City residents. Kansas Citians attached their identity to their professional football team. Joe Montana, Marcus Allen and Derrick Thomas made the typical, insecure Kansas Citian feel big time.

LET'S GET NUTS!
NFL fans are a special breed, and they their bring their own brand of craziness on game day.

The stench of Peterson’s last 10 years and Lamar Hunt’s loyalty to Peterson are fueling Chiefs fans lack of patience with their successors, Scott Pioli and Clark Hunt. The situation is further exacerbated by KC’s newly renovated stadium and the elevated cost associated with it. Chiefs fans are paying $27 to park, $200 for a club-level seat, $10 for beer and are watching teams with no reasonable shot at postseason success.

For the most part in today’s NFL, no quarterback equals no shot.

Lamar Hunt and Carl Peterson could never pick a quarterback. In 20 years, they never drafted one in the first round. They preferred to sign someone else’s veteran. Given a choice in the 1990s between benching an aloof, inconsistent and expensive Elvis Grbac and going with locker-room/fan favorite Rich Gannon, Hunt and Peterson let Gannon escape to Oakland, where he won a league MVP award, made four Pro Bowls and one Super Bowl appearance. Grbac eventually bounced to Baltimore and quit football. No one, besides Trent Dilfer, remembers Elvis Grbac.

Scott Pioli’s first major personnel decision in Kansas City was giving Matt Cassel a franchise-quarterback contract despite his highly suspicious resume. Cassel never played at USC. He played one season at New England. Cassel is Pioli’s original sin, the mistake that has haunted his four years in Kansas City. Pioli, the Bill Belichick disciple, saw in Cassel the second coming of Tom Brady. Pioli arrogantly and foolishly thought he’d discovered Brady in a bottle twice. Ha.

This year Cassel has been the worst starting quarterback in football. He’s a turnover machine. He clearly lacks confidence. His arm strength is atrocious. His ball floats up before it moves ahead. He needs to be benched. Pioli won’t allow it.

PAIN TRAIN
Injuries are a part of football, but these players have been hit particularly hard.

Before Sunday’s game, a group of working-class Chiefs fans pooled their money to fly a banner over Arrowhead Stadium demanding that Hunt fire Pioli and bench Cassel. These people love their football team. Clark Hunt lives in Dallas. The fans are spending their money to get the attention of their absentee owner. They’re afraid that Pioli-Hunt is going to be a replica of Peterson-Hunt. Their fears are justified. Pioli is a poor man’s Peterson. Pioli is an embarrassingly insecure version of Peterson, a man with a bloated ego. Pioli masks his insecurity with a false bravado, a dictator’s management approach and a constant desire to manipulate the media into believing he was the brains behind the Patriots dynasty.

Chiefs fans aren’t having it. They want a real quarterback. They want the Cassel charade to end. Pioli’s stubbornness forced a handful of Chiefs fans to spontaneously thank the Ravens for momentarily ending their Matt Cassel nightmare. I think America will survive.

It’s easy for the national media to sit on their couches, inside their television studios or on their free, comfy press-box seats and preach polite decency to the working-class folks paying to watch their hijacked football team.

I won’t do it. I was inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday as a Chiefs fan. I’m not the type to boo or cheer. But I want Pioli fired. Eric Winston, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:30 pm

Never like to see anyone injured. But he makes very good points. I think I was in Cassel corner the longest here. He is an incredible nice guy and has tons of heart. I think that's why. But finally realized he isn't an NFL QB. And shouldn't be on the field. I think fans where just excited to see anyone else under center. And why Pioli and Cremnel can't see that I have no idea. But it leaves the door open for there exit. Plain and simple.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:16 pm

this is the best thing Jason Whitlock has ever written, hands down.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:36 pm

Him saying get to rid of Winston is fucking stupid. Winston standing up for his qb shows a great character guy. I agree cassel needed to be done but I do respect the stand Winston took
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:25 pm

Winston jumped the gun on the whole situation imo. Look at the circumstances through this whole event.

Cassel dumps off to Charles, who advances for a 1st down in the 4th quarter of an intense game that we could steal from a playoff calibur team. Cassel is on the ground while the crowd is cheering intensely over the first down. Cassel somewhat gets up, then falls down and lays there. Crowd is still cheering while Cassel is down but the cheers slowly die down. Yes, im sure there were fans cheering that Cassel was down and out. Drunken fans with a bitter feeling for Cassel. Cassel gets up, the crowd cheers for him, and they cheer for Quinn who comes into the game.

Somebody please tell me what the fuck is wrong with any of that.

Had Winston not jumped to conclusions, we wouldnt be getting all this negative rep from the national media.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:08 pm

If he did jump the gun as you say he still was backing up his qb and not in a blubbering fake conference like Terrell Owens. I think it's great to have team guys like that. And as far as the hate for cassel, he tried his best, hes just not good enough. It's not like he wanted to fuck up and drive the franchise into the ground. Pioli is the dick who refused to try another qb. In a qb driven league we have all the pieces except a good qb!!! Here's hoping Quinn does decent with all the options he will have around him
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:19 pm

Whitlock is what Kansas City needs right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:44 am

Winston is just being a good lineman and sticking up for his QB. I honestly find this whole thing humorous! Do they really think that people that go to see a football game or a nascar race are any different from spectators in the Roman Coliseum days when they slaughtered slaves and fed Christians to tigers all in the name of entertainment? Hell no! The big hit or the nasty pile up is one of the reasons people go to this shit! The media is a bunch of hypocrites.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:20 am

I liked how he said this isnt the Roman colliseum it is a game then turned around and said they are street fighters. Well if a guy I dont like is in a street fight and gets knocked the fuck out I am gonna cheer.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:53 am

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I liked how he said this isnt the Roman colliseum it is a game then turned around and said they are street fighters. Well if a guy I dont like is in a street fight and gets knocked the fuck out I am gonna cheer.

Me to. We cheer for ass whoopins all the time! They are truly making a big deal out of nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:31 pm

Whitlock is our Batman!
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:22 am

If I remember right Whitlock had very few fans when he was here..he was against alot of the moves weve made and he seems to be more right than we were.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:46 am

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If I remember right Whitlock had very few fans when he was here..he was against alot of the moves weve made and he seems to be more right than we were.

Kind of like myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:38 pm

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Touchdown Bowe wrote:
If I remember right Whitlock had very few fans when he was here..he was against alot of the moves weve made and he seems to be more right than we were.

Kind of like myself.

Except he was saying it years before you.

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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:05 pm

RustShack wrote:
Chiefs09 wrote:
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If I remember right Whitlock had very few fans when he was here..he was against alot of the moves weve made and he seems to be more right than we were.

Kind of like myself.

Except he was saying it years before you.

And you know this how? I liked Carl for a while but was yelling for him to be gone years before it happened. The difference between him and Pioli is that Carl was actually a decent GM at one point. Sad thing is that Hunt is gonna be loyal to Pioli like his dad was to Carl and we will get this same shit for many more years.
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PostSubject: Re: Whitlock goes all out   Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:57 am

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RustShack wrote:
Chiefs09 wrote:
Touchdown Bowe wrote:
If I remember right Whitlock had very few fans when he was here..he was against alot of the moves weve made and he seems to be more right than we were.

Kind of like myself.

Except he was saying it years before you.

And you know this how? I liked Carl for a while but was yelling for him to be gone years before it happened. The difference between him and Pioli is that Carl was actually a decent GM at one point. Sad thing is that Hunt is gonna be loyal to Pioli like his dad was to Carl and we will get this same shit for many more years.

Everybody wanted Carl out of here his last 4-5 years. Honestly Pioli wont even be here in a few years if Pioli doesnt somehow turn this boat around. I see Clark giving Pioli one last chance to get a QB, bring in quality, proven coaches and turn this thing around. If not, he wont be here past this contract. That is a guarantee.

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