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stevieray
12-19-2006, 06:58 PM
I went to the service today. It was very nicely done. Three of his four children spoke about their Dad. Quite a few of the players from the past were there. Marty and Donnie Edwards paid their respects.

Not many fans showed up.... :(

Ebolapox
12-19-2006, 06:59 PM
living in springfield sucks--I would have loved to have gone

Monty
12-19-2006, 07:13 PM
I went to the service today. It was very nicely done. Three of his four children spoke about their Dad. Quite a few of the players from the past were there. Marty and Donnie Edwards paid their respects.

Not many fans showed up.... :(


Glad to hear that you went. :thumb:

There was only a handful of fans at the Dallas ceremony too. :(

Dartgod
12-19-2006, 07:15 PM
I would have liked to make it, but work obligations prevented it.

Thanks though, for representing those of us who could not attend.

I'll pay my respects on Jan. 31st at The Temple of Arrowhead.

mlyonsd
12-19-2006, 07:22 PM
I must ask...which Elvis costume did you wear?

stevieray
12-19-2006, 07:28 PM
I must ask...which Elvis costume did you wear?

black suit..red shirt/chiefs tie

Halfcan
12-19-2006, 07:36 PM
I was going to go but I heard Carl was charging $20 for parking and $79 a seat.

big nasty kcnut
12-19-2006, 07:42 PM
stevieray thank for going for all us chiefs fans down here in south texas. Me my dad and brother.

chiefs4me
12-19-2006, 07:47 PM
black suit..red shirt/chiefs tie




sounds like it was nice, I would of loved to have gone to the one in dallas...but work, a xmas party at school for the little one and a basketball tourney with the 16 year old kept me from attending..:(

stevieray
12-19-2006, 08:09 PM
I was going to go but I heard Carl was charging $20 for parking and $79 a seat.

Actually, Carl gave a good tribute.

dirk digler
12-19-2006, 08:15 PM
So Stevie how many people were there by your estimate?

stevieray
12-19-2006, 08:20 PM
So Stevie how many people were there by your estimate?

fans? two hundred... :(

maybe the message everyone has been pining for was sent today.

I don't know..I've been struggling to figure it out...I know it was impossible for alot of people to get off work..I just thought more people would've shown up.

Short Leash Hootie
12-19-2006, 08:23 PM
I was going to go but I heard Carl was charging $20 for parking and $79 a seat.
tasteless

Halfcan
12-19-2006, 08:25 PM
tasteless

Coming from you that really hurts. I am sure Lamar would have laughed.

morphius
12-19-2006, 08:43 PM
fans? two hundred... :(

maybe the message everyone has been pining for was sent today.

I don't know..I've been struggling to figure it out...I know it was impossible for alot of people to get off work..I just thought more people would've shown up.
That is a pretty bad showing. You figure more people would show up, though I can understand a lower turnout because it is a really tough week to get off of work, and people are angry about the Chiefs. But that still isn't an excuse.

Ebolapox
12-19-2006, 08:44 PM
fans? two hundred... :(

maybe the message everyone has been pining for was sent today.

I don't know..I've been struggling to figure it out...I know it was impossible for alot of people to get off work..I just thought more people would've shown up.

that's a horrible place to send the message, IMO...

I had to work today--that, and I had no clue the memorial was today, or I'd have been there

tommykat
12-19-2006, 09:30 PM
I went to the service today. It was very nicely done. Three of his four children spoke about their Dad. Quite a few of the players from the past were there. Marty and Donnie Edwards paid their respects.

Not many fans showed up.... :(

Work I understand, however do you think that many people thought it would be so full that they would not get in? Just a thought...I'm glad you got to go.

C-Mac
12-19-2006, 10:26 PM
I went to the service today. It was very nicely done. Three of his four children spoke about their Dad. Quite a few of the players from the past were there. Marty and Donnie Edwards paid their respects.

Not many fans showed up.... :(
Perhaps if it was on Saturday it would have been a different turnout, its not to hard to get off work for a close relative, but for someone you only knew threw the media I guess would be a little more difficult.
:shrug:

sportsman1
12-19-2006, 10:30 PM
I was honestly expecting more fans to show up in Dallas but there was only a handful. They didnt pick a very good time for the KC service though leading to its problem, but then again when were they suppose to hold it?

dirk digler
12-19-2006, 10:34 PM
fans? two hundred... :(

maybe the message everyone has been pining for was sent today.

I don't know..I've been struggling to figure it out...I know it was impossible for alot of people to get off work..I just thought more people would've shown up.

Thanks.

That is not many. I just saw a shot of the crowd and it was pretty empty. I think having it during the middle of the week was one of the reasons for the small crowd. Though talking to some of my friends that live in KC they all feel Lamar never was from here and he was only here on Sundays and never really got involved with the community. I hear that alot from people.

When DT died there was thousands of people who showed up and I think a large part of that was DT was very involved in the community and he was out and about alot.

stevieray
12-20-2006, 08:39 AM
I want to apologize if my post was misunderstood. I wasn't trying to castigate Chief fans, just thought people would want to know.

I think that maybe the flame on this team and owner has flickered out.

WEIRDWOLF
12-20-2006, 09:25 AM
I think there were a number of reasons for low turnout.
Midweek afternoon and Christmas week
Fear that it was going to be full
Chiefs blowing games
but if people did not believe he was a part of this community they would have changed their mind after the presentations and stories that were given. I didn't know half of what Lamar has done in this community and the stories from his hospital bed about his favorite place on earth, which by the way was Arrowhead.

He just didn't blow his own horn which may have given the fans the idea that he didn't care.

I walked away with a much greater appreciation for Lamar Hunt then I ever had before. One of his last words from the hospital was GO CHIEFS!! He really did care about the fans and I for one will hold his memory and my chance to have net him as one of the highpoints in my life.


Thanks.

That is not many. I just saw a shot of the crowd and it was pretty empty. I think having it during the middle of the week was one of the reasons for the small crowd. Though talking to some of my friends that live in KC they all feel Lamar never was from here and he was only here on Sundays and never really got involved with the community. I hear that alot from people.

When DT died there was thousands of people who showed up and I think a large part of that was DT was very involved in the community and he was out and about alot.

Iowanian
12-20-2006, 09:34 AM
Its unfortunate that there wasn't a better turnout....but I'll assume that the memorial being during the week, just prior to a major holiday, when vacations are already scheduled and everyone has things to finish up before the holiday, if not working for them, had something to do with it.

As much of a community minded person and contributor to society as Lamar was, one thing that has struck me just a little wrong, was that the only 2 options for memorials for Chief fans to contribute.....were in Dallas.

Phobia
12-20-2006, 10:26 AM
As much of a community minded person and contributor to society as Lamar was, one thing that has struck me just a little wrong, was that the only 2 options for memorials for Chief fans to contribute.....were in Dallas.

I noticed that as well.

I didn't attend. I didn't know Lamar beyond a few cursory meetings. If I had known him, I'd have certainly attended.

dirk digler
12-20-2006, 10:39 AM
I think there were a number of reasons for low turnout.
Midweek afternoon and Christmas week
Fear that it was going to be full
Chiefs blowing games
but if people did not believe he was a part of this community they would have changed their mind after the presentations and stories that were given. I didn't know half of what Lamar has done in this community and the stories from his hospital bed about his favorite place on earth, which by the way was Arrowhead.

He just didn't blow his own horn which may have given the fans the idea that he didn't care.

I walked away with a much greater appreciation for Lamar Hunt then I ever had before. One of his last words from the hospital was GO CHIEFS!! He really did care about the fans and I for one will hold his memory and my chance to have net him as one of the highpoints in my life.

Thanks Weirdwolf. I know Lamar loved KC but I think alot of people didn't like the fact he was an out-of-town owner. That is also one of the biggest complaints about David Glass as well. People in KC want the owners to live here.