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Old 10-24-2012, 02:21 PM  
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(October 17, 2012)

Organizers behind the Save Our Chiefs movement have designated November 18, 2012 against the Cincinnati Bengals as the official Blackout Arrowhead game. Not a blackout in the traditional sense where the game isn't televised but instead one where the fans wear black to the game. Why a Blackout? To send a visual message that Chief fans are tired of broken leadership and subpar performance on the field. Black is a color commonly attributed to “mourning” which is the state of mind, play and spirit of the Chiefs fan base.

Organizers released this official statement on Wednesday, October 17, 2012:

"We, the donators and supporters of the banner and movement, have been accused of being fair weather fans. This is simply not true. We are passionate fans who live and die with this team on Sunday. If we were fair weather fans, we would have found something else to do a long time ago. Instead, we have gone hoarse by the second quarter and not been able to speak right the next day. We have painted our faces and worn costumes, even formed charitable organizations that have raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit the local community. We have made life-long friends and are as dedicated a Chiefs fan as anyone else.

We haven't given up the team. We are tired of losing. We are tired of not being competitive. We are tired of seeing Arrowhead as a shell of what it used to be.

We who have been loyal for so long deserve better than what we have received. We have endured 19 painful years with no playoff wins. While it’s acknowledged that the organization has won the AFC West, as recently as 2010, they mean nothing when they are immediately followed by playoff losses. We have had a single appearance in the AFC championship game since 1970 (1993) and we lost. In 1984, the AFC Championship trophy was named "The Lamar Hunt Trophy". How sad is it that we have never once held the trophy that bears our founders name?

Thousands of us remember the desolation of the 80's and it is something we do not want to see repeated. Thousands of us remember going to games in the late 90's and early 00's and feeling the rumble of the crowd in our feet and chest. We would high five and hug total strangers after a touchdown or a clutch defensive stop. We remember being unable to talk to the person next to us on defensive 3rd downs... all because we knew that we could disrupt the opposing offense and inspire our defense.

Our goal with this movement is to create change so we don't end up forgetting those experiences. We ask everyone to attend the Chiefs/Bengals game on November 18 to wear black and cheer for the Chiefs. Send a message that Sea of Red will quickly change and disappear if change isn't made. Arrowhead will once again be empty like it was in the 80s.

To learn more about the Save Our Chiefs movement please follow us at www.saveourchiefs.com, at www.facebook.com/SaveOurChiefs, on Twitter @SaveOurChiefs, or the original thread on www.chiefsplanet.com.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:21 AM   #151
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I said earlier in this thread that sportsnutz would killed doing this.

Also, since the blackout was my idea, can I get credit in a tweet or something?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #152
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I said earlier in this thread that sportsnutz would killed doing this.

Also, since the blackout was my idea, can I get credit in a tweet or something?
Last I knew, sportsnutz had their own screenprinter. They'll be able to keep up with demand without losing their shirt.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #153
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Last I knew, sportsnutz had their own screenprinter. They'll be able to keep up with demand without losing their shirt.
I was thinking more in terms of handling the volume. Doesn't strike me as a business equipped to handle a sudden surge of tens of thousands of customers.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:38 AM   #154
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I was thinking more in terms of handling the volume. Doesn't strike me as a business equipped to handle a sudden surge of tens of thousands of customers.
I think they'll be thrilled if they sell 2 thousand. But the next 2 weeks might prove me wrong. Depends on how much publicity SOC is able to muster.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:58 AM   #155
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I was thinking more in terms of handling the volume. Doesn't strike me as a business equipped to handle a sudden surge of tens of thousands of customers.
They were out of XL hoodies yesterday when I called and still haven't gotten my call back for the details.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #156
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They were out of XL hoodies yesterday when I called and still haven't gotten my call back for the details.
I'm still waiting on my Call Back too...5 times I have called them.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #157
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Not sure what good it would do or who even see it, but using the in stadium text messaging system might be a way to get someone to see the message also. 20k text saying we deserve better would surely get noticed?
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #158
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Not sure what good it would do or who even see it, but using the in stadium text messaging system might be a way to get someone to see the message also. 20k text saying we deserve better would surely get noticed?
The stadium text messaging is controlled by the Front Office...There is NO WAY they would allow anything bad about the Chiefs on there.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #159
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The stadium text messaging is controlled by the Front Office...There is NO WAY they would allow anything bad about the Chiefs on there.
use the nark text line. Tell them there is this pathetic team on the field that is ruining your game experience.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #160
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use the nark text line. Tell them there is this pathetic team on the field that is ruining your game experience.
thats what I was thinking. Surely someone would notice the bump in usage and look into what it was.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:08 AM   #161
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use the nark text line. Tell them there is this pathetic team on the field that is ruining your game experience.
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thats what I was thinking. Surely someone would notice the bump in usage and look into what it was.
Sorry, I misunerstood what you were saying....That is actually a great idea.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #162
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thats what I was thinking. Surely someone would notice the bump in usage and look into what it was.
Someone would surely notice a near simultaneous influx of texts. The message would be rec'd by the FO, one way or another.
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I called this morning and they were out of my hoodie size. They said they should have them in this week and promised to call. I hope they can meet demand.
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Holy crap. Just looked at the SOC FB page and someone asked if the blackout attire came in any other colors.

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #165
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Just got off the phone with Sportsnutz..They are shipping my Hoodie tomorrow...$36.63 total.
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