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2020-09-11 2:47:09 AM  
They've self selected by gathering together in large numbers in the midst of a pandemic. Smarter, less selfish and generally more benign fans were watching the game at home.
 
2020-09-11 3:32:03 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: They've self selected by gathering together in large numbers in the midst of a pandemic. Smarter, less selfish and generally more benign fans were watching the game at home.


Eh, the crowd seemed sparse enough that the risk of transmission was minimal.  I think every NFL team shold explore ways to lottery out 20% or so capacity like that.

Booing the protest of racial inequality, however, marks them all as complete shiatheads.
 
2020-09-11 3:36:09 AM  
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Proving once again that this is what the assholes on the wrong side of history are actually about. Control and intolerance. Claiming faux-patriotic respect for the flag has always been bullshiat, and this proves it.
 
2020-09-11 6:59:16 AM  
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said he thought it was "unfortunate" there was booing during the moment of unity.

What is so difficult to understand JJ?  This was always about racism, you think just because only one person took a knee the racists were going to miss an opportunity to turn bigot during your softball "moment of unity?"

To look at the way the NBA has been handling it and the way the NFL looks--one looks like they want freedom from racism and are willing to fight to get it and the other looks like they would just like fewer lashes from the overseers whip.
 
2020-09-11 7:12:49 AM  

OptionC: Garza and the Supermutants: They've self selected by gathering together in large numbers in the midst of a pandemic. Smarter, less selfish and generally more benign fans were watching the game at home.

Eh, the crowd seemed sparse enough that the risk of transmission was minimal.  I think every NFL team shold explore ways to lottery out 20% or so capacity like that.

Booing the protest of racial inequality, however, marks them all as complete shiatheads.


The WFT can't (or shouldn't) do that because then the only people in the stands will be the visiting team's fans.

/Along with the Chargers
 
2020-09-11 7:25:43 AM  
What you people fail to get is that the boo-ers are the real aggrieved party.  Consider how outrageous that the league kowtowed to people's feelings and considered, let alone played, the black national anthem.  If it's such a national anthem, then aren't they saying they're separate from *this* nation and should go back to their own countries.

/s
//on my part
///people actually said this yesterday
 
2020-09-11 7:38:44 AM  
I was at the game last night. The moment we heard some boos from part of the crowd, the rest of us drowned them out with cheers at the end.

There's always a moron or two that ruins everything.
 
2020-09-11 7:41:25 AM  
It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.
 
2020-09-11 7:42:51 AM  
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2020-09-11 7:45:19 AM  
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"I was saying FOOO-tball."
 
2020-09-11 7:57:46 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.


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2020-09-11 8:08:27 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.


A sizable portion of the population understands that the misery of normal life for black Americans is exactly what is being protested. The NFL knows that the whiny little babies who don't like the protesting will keep watching because they have nothing else in their miserable, prosaic lives.

You can stop watching if you don't like it though, and I'm sure they'll be so devastated by your loss as a fan. Buh bye.
 
2020-09-11 8:10:06 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.


Do you think it's a question of politics for black people?

It was really foolish of racists to tie those things together.

The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.

The NFL has made the affirmative decision to dump its racist fans, they're fine with losing those viewers now.
 
2020-09-11 8:15:45 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.


Solid effort here. I'm impressed. I predict good returns.
 
2020-09-11 8:15:49 AM  
I never want to hear another damn thing about us here in Philadelphia booing Santa Claus more than a half century ago.
 
2020-09-11 8:17:31 AM  
And spoiler alert, the NFL isn't losing fans.  They're the kind of snippy assholes who constantly tell the local sports radio host "I'm never listening to you guys again!"
 
2020-09-11 8:19:48 AM  
Booing then followed by the idiotic tomahawk chop
 
2020-09-11 8:20:12 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And spoiler alert, the NFL isn't losing fans.  They're the kind of snippy assholes who constantly tell the local sports radio host "I'm never listening to you guys again!"


Yup. Biggest Trump republican I know constantly says he's done with the NFL. Still watches every game, buys merchandise, has season tickets, etc.
 
2020-09-11 8:29:46 AM  
The moment of silence is a secular "thoughts and prayers."  A meaningless placebo that makes a certain segment of the population doing it feel good and signal that they care about other people.  The people booing should try to understand how it would feel if people booed their own version of the secular "thoughts and prayers", like the national anthem.
 
2020-09-11 8:30:47 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And spoiler alert, the NFL isn't losing fans.  They're the kind of snippy assholes who constantly tell the local sports radio host "I'm never listening to you guys again!"


Every time I see an NFL ad on Facebook, it's full of these jagoffs saying they'll never watch the NFL again. They're done with the NFL. It's the same asshats every time.

Now, I'm not a Nascar fan. You know what I never see on Facebook? Nascar ads. Why? Because I told Facebook I'm not interested in Nascar.

Short story long: they're not going anywhere. They're just a bunch of AW's.
 
2020-09-11 8:41:13 AM  
It's almost like there's a political party with a president currently in the WH telling them that they should be proud to be racist.
 
2020-09-11 8:55:55 AM  
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2020-09-11 8:59:31 AM  
I don't usually defend KC sports as a STL native, but here goes.

Every single professional sports team in North America, and the world for that matter, has a loud section of racist goobers even in the most liberal cities. That's not a slight on the Chiefs organization, that's a slight on this country. The concentration of goobers may be higher in some areas than others, but they exist for every franchise.

That's not going to stop me from rooting for the team, unless the organization itself was promoting them. I'm a Cardinals fan, and I damn well know that we have those same goobers in our fanbase. I'm not going to quit following them because of that. Same goes for my alma maters, the University of Memphis and the University of Illinois.
 
2020-09-11 9:04:29 AM  

brizzle365: Which is there right to do so.

Do you not like the way that they protested, your protest?

That's cute. How do you think they should have done it, so you could feel right about it. Perhaps it wasn't the right place for it?


Only difference is, you don't see liberals calling for them to be arrested for being racist. You won't see Kamala Harris tweet a picture of herself flipping off Chiefs Kingdom.

Besides, they're a bunch of sniveling cowards at heart. They want to protest a protest, fine by me, but be prepared to stand by your beliefs when you do it.
 
2020-09-11 9:14:28 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.


you're fine with politics in sports as long as they are what you like.  but you've convinced yourself that those are just 'good old fashion american values' and not actually politics
 
2020-09-11 9:22:03 AM  

brizzle365: Which is there right to do so.

Do you not like the way that they protested, your protest?

That's cute. How do you think they should have done it, so you could feel right about it. Perhaps it wasn't the right place for it?


Nobody is taking away their First Amendment rights. Everyone is saying they were being racist douchebags. This isn't hard.
 
2020-09-11 9:37:02 AM  
Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?
 
2020-09-11 9:38:13 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.


Imagine tying your personal identity to a farking sports team.
 
2020-09-11 9:38:42 AM  

Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.


I like how you think people need a Nazi salute to pick out a racist.
 
2020-09-11 9:39:22 AM  

Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?


We'll be sure to keep an eye out for you
 
2020-09-11 9:40:09 AM  

deanis: State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.

Imagine tying your personal identity to a farking sports team.


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They made a movie about it.
 
2020-09-11 9:40:52 AM  

Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?


If  you see it as a lecture, you probably need it grandpa. Isn't it time for you mid morning nap?
 
2020-09-11 9:44:18 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.


Let me explain how those of us who aren't racist assholes understand what you said.

Black athletes, who have a very loud voice in the public arena, shouldn't be allowed a couple of minutes because it might hurt the white fans feeling enough that they stop supporting teams.  Hey did you hear that rich white sports team owners?  Better reign in your workers or you'll lose money.


Racist shiathead
 
2020-09-11 9:44:23 AM  
Was the Black national anthem sung in English? Because if it was- that would be an example of institutionalized racism, xenophobia, white nationalism and a display of white privilege.
 
2020-09-11 9:49:19 AM  

docilej: Was the Black national anthem sung in English? Because if it was- that would be an example of institutionalized racism, xenophobia, white nationalism and a display of white privilege.


Oh STFU. You're a part of the problem.
 
2020-09-11 9:51:56 AM  
I'm at least going to point out the possibility that the majority of fans might have been booing other fans rather than the message on the field. My guess is there were a handful of idiots who took the moment of silence (which did start out quiet, IIRC) to yell out their moronic political views ("All lives matter!", "Trump 2020!"), which then started up the booing.

We'll never know for sure, but having set through a few "moments of silence" in my time stuff like that seems to happen a lot.

I did here the tomahawk chop chant at least once later in the game, too, which also isn't a great look for KC fans right now.
 
2020-09-11 9:52:12 AM  

deanis: State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.

Imagine tying your personal identity to a farking sports team.political party.


Also true.
 
2020-09-11 9:53:31 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And spoiler alert, the NFL isn't losing fans.  They're the kind of snippy assholes who constantly tell the local sports radio host "I'm never listening to you guys again!"


I make it a point to avoid some local sports radio hosts. Not that I listen to much sports radio anymore.
 
2020-09-11 9:55:23 AM  

docilej: Was the Black national anthem sung in English? Because if it was- that would be an example of institutionalized racism, xenophobia, white nationalism and a display of white privilege.


Way to be a perfect representation of what I imagine someone from Windsor, CT would sound like.
 
2020-09-11 9:58:28 AM  

MorningConstitution: I was at the game last night. The moment we heard some boos from part of the crowd, the rest of us drowned them out with cheers at the end.

There's always a moron or two that ruins everything.


Would you say that it was one or two "bad apples"?
 
2020-09-11 10:05:48 AM  

Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?


If you somehow think that's equivalent, you've got your center a bit off-kilter.
 
2020-09-11 10:07:15 AM  

FLMountainMan: deanis: State_College_Arsonist: It's political theater and virtue signaling, nothing more.  Politicizing sports turns off a sizeable portion of the population which views sporting events as a non-partisan escape from the misery of normal life.  The NFL should be happy that people are still watching at all, given the ratings declines experienced by other sports.

Imagine tying your personal identity to a farking sports team.political party.

Also true.


Wait until you find out about the merchandising and brand identity of the Trump cult.
 
2020-09-11 10:07:26 AM  

FLMountainMan: The moment of silence is a secular "thoughts and prayers."  A meaningless placebo that makes a certain segment of the population doing it feel good and signal that they care about other people.  The people booing should try to understand how it would feel if people booed their own version of the secular "thoughts and prayers", like the national anthem.


Bringing back an explicit consciousness of irony would do this country good, no matter the persuasion.
 
2020-09-11 10:09:31 AM  

Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?


Laura Ingraham did a nazi salute at the 2016 RNC. We're well past the point of being surprised at how racist the right wing is these days.
 
2020-09-11 10:16:18 AM  

Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?


Why do you think racism is a political question?

Further, why would you equate anti-racism with nazism? Since you've established that you're someone that goes online to disseminate white supremacist propaganda, maybe you have some insights.
 
2020-09-11 10:48:47 AM  

OptionC: Booing the protest of racial inequality, however, marks them all as complete shiatheads.


Speaking of complete shiatheads.

https://mobile.twitter.com/HawleyMO/s​t​atus/1304242051010134018
 
2020-09-11 10:50:08 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?

Why do you think racism is a political question?

Further, why would you equate anti-racism with nazism? Since you've established that you're someone that goes online to disseminate white supremacist propaganda, maybe you have some insights.


You shouldn't be offended by Nazis. They have a unity song, too. One people, one country, one leader.
If you don't want to hear the song you can just skip that part of the game. You need to be made aware of what national socialism has to offer.

I won't be watching myself. I don't like politics in sports. Enjoy.
 
2020-09-11 10:52:29 AM  

JAGChem82: I don't usually defend KC sports as a STL native, but here goes.


Eh, we more or less were annexed by the Chiefs Kingdom when the Rams abandoned us.

/Liked the Chiefs before that because I went to college in that part of the state
 
2020-09-11 10:54:25 AM  

brizzle365: The scramble to keep from looking like hypocrites, in this thread, is stronger than anything Lamar Jackson could ever accomplish on the field.


It's been explained several times. You're either intentionally dense, a bad troll or what the people are protesting.
 
2020-09-11 10:55:16 AM  

Erebus1954: HotWingConspiracy: Erebus1954: Looking forward to lefty surprise when a player decides to do a Nazi salute at a game.

Because why not? If your politics are going to be at a game, then so will other people's politics.

Do you want to be made aware of why you shouldn't be offended? You wanted a lecture with your sports, right?

Why do you think racism is a political question?

Further, why would you equate anti-racism with nazism? Since you've established that you're someone that goes online to disseminate white supremacist propaganda, maybe you have some insights.

You shouldn't be offended by Nazis. They have a unity song, too. One people, one country, one leader.
If you don't want to hear the song you can just skip that part of the game. You need to be made aware of what national socialism has to offer.

I won't be watching myself. I don't like politics in sports. Enjoy.


Why can't you answer the questions, sporto?
 
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