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SLAG
12-11-2006, 11:10 PM
I mean look at the stuff that is involved with becoming a Chiefs Red Coater


Damn..
http://www.kcchiefs.com/community/red_coaters/

Application
http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/misc/red_coat_application.pdf

Apprentice Guidelines
http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/misc/apprentice_requirements.pdf

Additional Info
http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/misc/red_coat_information.pdf

Nzoner
12-11-2006, 11:13 PM
I got asked to apply for a red coater from another local businessman a couple of seasons ago.I politely declined while thinking you gotta be focking kidding me.

KCChiefsFan88
12-11-2006, 11:29 PM
I hear using your tongue as a luffa sponge on Carl's ass is a requirement to be a Red Coater.

True?

Guru
12-11-2006, 11:34 PM
That is ridiculous.

Sure-Oz
12-11-2006, 11:40 PM
extremely gheyyy

the fans are the ones that are sitting in the crowd freezin their ass off at some hope this team will actually pay back the best fans in the NFL someday

Ari Chi3fs
12-11-2006, 11:52 PM
True fans get beer vending badges, park over at Holiday Inn and walk in the game for free.

Phobia
12-12-2006, 01:39 AM
I may be reading between the lines slightly but somebody please correct me if I'm reading this wrong:

A Red Coater markets the Chiefs by selling season tickets to his/her friends & family thereby reducing the marketing costs of a multi-billion dollar monopoly significantly.

In exchange for marketing the team's product for free, you're required to purchase season tickets and make yourself available to participate in the pre-game entertainment - for free.

As thanks for marketing the Chiefs product and for buying season tickets, you get to wear a red coat around the stadium.

But, don't you screw up or you'll get slapped down. We mean business.

Am I being overly critical?

KcMizzou
12-12-2006, 01:50 AM
My great grandparents were Red Coaters. They were really proud of it, too. That's kinda where I got my Chiefs fandom from.

I think the idea's become pretty dated, but it used to be a big deal. (To them it was, anyway.)

Phobia
12-12-2006, 02:32 AM
Did they have to pay for their own season tickets as well?

I guess I could somewhat understand the privelage so long as the people were really gaining something of value for it. Instead they're being taken advantage of. If only Carl could figure out some way to have an entire stadium rennovated by people who really like red coats....

KcMizzou
12-12-2006, 02:47 AM
Did they have to pay for their own season tickets as well?
Honestly, I have no idea. I was just a little kid at the time. It'd be interesting to find out though. (My great grandma passed about 8 years go. Pa... many years before that)

I think sports have changed a lot since then. Being a Red Coater was more like being a booster for the local highschool football team. Before free-agency, salary caps and all that.

tk13
12-12-2006, 02:51 AM
Honestly, I have no idea. I was just a little kid at the time. It'd be interesting to find out though. (My great grandma passed about 8 years go. Pa... many years before that)

I think sports have changed a lot since then. Being a Red Coater was more like being a booster for the local highschool football team. Before free-agency, salary caps and all that.
Oh, no, we still play like a local high school football team.

KcMizzou
12-12-2006, 03:21 AM
Oh, no, we still play like a local high school football team.
:$2500:

BigRedChief
12-12-2006, 06:59 AM
They need to get the Red Coaters off the pre game field. They need to change the whole pre game routine. It's the same thing they have been doing since....wahy ? 1968? I know tradition and all that but how many time do we have to see the same frigging KC Wolf skit?

And while I'm venting whats up with the commercials. Surley they are not making so much money from the in stadium commercials that we have to pay $72 a seat and watch commercials?

And now instead of giving us full screen replays we only get to asee half of the screen because the other half is commecial logos.

Sandyskc
12-12-2006, 07:57 AM
Yes, Red Coaters have to pay for their season tickets. They do earn rewards, trips, etc for ticket sales and do have several social events each year. It is not easy to earn the coat but some people still feel it is a big deal.

Saulbadguy
12-12-2006, 08:04 AM
They need to replace their banner. It has holes in it.

DMAC
12-12-2006, 08:17 AM
On the application it asks for a recent picture of yourself.

I wonder if they do that to weed out the Nascar Chiefs fans and GoChiefs.

Nzoner
12-12-2006, 08:43 AM
I may be reading between the lines slightly but somebody please correct me if I'm reading this wrong:

A Red Coater markets the Chiefs by selling season tickets to his/her friends & family thereby reducing the marketing costs of a multi-billion dollar monopoly significantly.

In exchange for marketing the team's product for free, you're required to purchase season tickets and make yourself available to participate in the pre-game entertainment - for free.

As thanks for marketing the Chiefs product and for buying season tickets, you get to wear a red coat around the stadium.

But, don't you screw up or you'll get slapped down. We mean business.

Am I being overly critical?

You nailed it,now you see why I politely declined.

gblowfish
12-12-2006, 08:45 AM
If you're a Red Coater, you're a "made man" in the family.
So says King Carl.

Someday he may call on you for a favor.

Bob Dole
12-12-2006, 08:47 AM
They get to participate in the "Spirit Funnel" before each home game.

Do they also have a postgame "Spirit Flush"?

Nzoner
12-12-2006, 08:54 AM
Did they have to pay for their own season tickets as well?

I guess I could somewhat understand the privelage so long as the people were really gaining something of value for it. Instead they're being taken advantage of. If only Carl could figure out some way to have an entire stadium rennovated by people who really like red coats....

I was visiting with a large restuarant chain in the area last year and was told by one of their managers they were catering the VIP tent for an upcoming game.

The restaurant was supplying the food etc. and paying a boatload of money just for the privilege to have their name at the tailgate.My understanding was that the money generated from the food also stayed with Arrowhead.

I may not like Carl as a fan but when it comes to marketing he gets a thumbs up.

SLAG
12-12-2006, 12:25 PM
sounds like the red coaters are doing the blood drive with eric hicks but hes late

Reaper16
12-12-2006, 02:20 PM
Oh, no, we still play like a local high school football team.
I'd bet Blue Springs South could burn Wesley deep.

Ultra Peanut
12-12-2006, 03:31 PM
What the shit is this ****?

dtebbe
12-12-2006, 07:37 PM
You probably get nice club level seats with the finest wine & cheese during the game... NO STANDING ALLOWED!

Seriously, IMHO it's a bunch of pompus-ass wanna-be fans who can probably always talk the day after a game.

Count me out

DT

ChiefsCountry
12-12-2006, 08:01 PM
I was visiting with a large restuarant chain in the area last year and was told by one of their managers they were catering the VIP tent for an upcoming game.

The restaurant was supplying the food etc. and paying a boatload of money just for the privilege to have their name at the tailgate.My understanding was that the money generated from the food also stayed with Arrowhead.

I may not like Carl as a fan but when it comes to marketing he gets a thumbs up.

Thats Bill Newman and company, who was the guy who convinced Carl to put the Chiefs on KSFX when he was president over there.

TinyEvel
12-13-2006, 12:36 AM
FUGG THIS!

Did anyone else notice they are ALL old white dudes.

Red coats? More like White robes.

I just imagine a bunch of crusty fuqs acting like Ted Knight from Caddy Shack.

'You know, Noonan, the big tournament is coming up soon...the big RedCoater scholarship..."