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Old 10-05-2012, 06:15 AM   #1977
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Originally Posted by pr_capone View Post
my reply:

Ok... so here I am. Eric. The STH Chiefs fan that makes 8hr long round trips to Arrowhead Stadium and has his heart ripped out almost every Sunday. I don't know why my last name matters to you Deb, or how it relates to the contents of my man bag, but, here it is.

Now what?

First... *I* am not disrespecting the entire organization nor the fan base. This is something that members of one of the largest Chiefs message boards had been kicking around for a while. I just happen to be the one who made the phone call. There have been nearly 100 donators to the cause and I have received hundreds of emails & messages and only a handful of detractors, such as yourself. Honestly, I expected more of a backlash from the fan base but the actual response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Second... I am not attention seeking which is why I did not want my last name released. That and I wanted to keep my personal life out of the matter. We did this, not for personal glory, but because we are a group of die hard fans. We live and die with the Chiefs every Sunday. We are passionate about this team. Being a passionate fan does not mean that one has to sit quietly and cheer on every decision made by the team. The same passion that inspired us to fly the banner is the same passion shown by the fans at Arrowhead Stadium when the booos rain down on Cassel after a turnover, not being aware and taking a sac, and his constant throwing short of the 1st down marker on a 3rd and long in hopes that his receiver can convert it for him.

Arrowhead stadium was once lauded as the loudest stadium in the NFL. We have been reduced to half empty stands, fans making 3rd quarter exits, and a crowd with the cheering power of the parents section in a pee-wee football game. No more. We intend to use that same voice that made offenses false start, opposing QBs call time outs because they could not communicate, and caused Ryan Leaf to have an epic meltdown. We will use this voice to say that we are sick and tired of being taken for granted. We are tired of seeing other teams claim the trophy that bears our founderís name.

I applaud you for taking up donations to help the sick and poor. I wish you the same success we at chiefsplanet.com had when just last week we raised $1,650 and donated it to the Arthritis Community Services.

I hope that having my last name makes you feel better somehow. Really... it isn't like I would have been that difficult to find. All you had to do was go to chiefsplanet.com as shown in the news article, look at the post and find my user name.
I agree and Deb needs a pitcher of antifreeze.
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