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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 PM  
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Jason Whitlock Puts The Hammer Down

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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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Old 10-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #61
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We shouldn't act like it isn't personal between Whitlock and Pioli. Pioli snubbed him at dinner, and its been personal ever since. That doesn't detract from the facts of Whitlocks argument here, which are sound. but come on - its personal. Whitlock correctly called that Pioli wouldn't work out, winning a guess that is one in two, but its not like he is a prophet. He started a personal campaign against someone who didn't afford him the respect he feels he deserves.

His article is flawless, but come on. We don't need to deify the leaders of this movement.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #62
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JFC Whitlock. Someone get that photo of him knocking out Pioli from the chiefs photoshop thread.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #63
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For those who don't understand, no one was cheering Cassel getting injured because they wanted to see him hurt. It was most likely because a Cassel injury meant he was finally removed from the game. Nothing else seemed to work in getting him benched, only an injury would force the team's hand.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #64
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Whitlock should have alluded to the bizarre play calling. That's the real scandal. Come on Jason, it's obvious that Pioli isn't letting his coaching staff choose the QB.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #65
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We shouldn't act like it isn't personal between Whitlock and Pioli. Pioli snubbed him at dinner, and its been personal ever since. That doesn't detract from the facts of Whitlocks argument here, which are sound. but come on - its personal. Whitlock correctly called that Pioli wouldn't work out, winning a guess that is one in two, but its not like he is a prophet. He started a personal campaign against someone who didn't afford him the respect he feels he deserves.

His article is flawless, but come on. We don't need to deify the leaders of this movement.
No, but isn't it time that someone else that's been paying attention and might have some partisan interest in the Chiefs start taking this personally? Most of us do.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #66
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When I was listening to Mike&Mike this morning I almost sent them an email with the same example of boxing/mma. I should have just to see if they brought it up on the show and tried to deflect it as a different sport entirely.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #67
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Wow. First article Whitlock I have ever read which I could agree with pretty much anything. But, Mr. Whitlock you can't leave your brother Romeo out of the blame. If he had any guts he would have gone to Pioli two weeks ago and said enough is enough. You can fire me if you want but I'm benching Matt Cassel. He must share the blame as well.

But, other than this fairly significant ommission you finally got one right Mr. Whitlock. Well done.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #68
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And yet you are still too ****ign stupid to see that neither of these things are INJURIES.

I don't have time to explain the difference to someone as retarded as yourself so here:



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Q who really cares? How many other voices in the media do you see rallying to our defense?

However Jason knew in the beginning, he knew it wasn't going to work out, really doesn't matter. We all want our chiefs to succeed. That's our end.
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Whitlock didn't "finally" get one right.

He's been getting them right since 2009.

He had all these frauds nailed from the beginning.

Give him credit.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #71
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Whitlock didn't "finally" get one right.

He's been getting them right since 2009.

He had all these frauds nailed from the beginning.

Give him credit.
I wonder what kind of inside info he had?
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #72
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Whitlock didn't "finally" get one right.

He's been getting them right since 2009.

He had all these frauds nailed from the beginning.

Give him credit.
He's been getting them right since he was with the Star. The true fans hated him but he was right most of the time. People hate the truth. Not anymore though, people are fed up.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #73
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #74
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Holy shit that is the best thing Whit has ever written, too bad he isn't still in KC.

I hope Mellinger and company got to read it.

Damn this is like bizzaro world, Whtlock is popular, CP is united.............
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