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Old 10-24-2012, 01:21 PM  
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Blackout Arrowhead: Nov 18 vs Bengals - Reserve Your Gear Today

Frustrated with the level of play and general direction of the Chiefs? Want to join the SaveOurChiefs movement and "Blackout Arrowhead?" Afraid to wear black and think you can't support the Chiefs?

You can order SaveOurChiefs black hoodie, long sleeve tee or short sleeve tee printed in CHIEFS team colors to support the team and players on Sunday, November 18 against the Bengals. Hoodies - $25, Long Sleeve - $20, Short Sleeve - $15. Call Sports Nutz @ (816) 923-7529 to reserve yours today! Reservations for product are being taken now. Gear is available now at the 40 Hwy location ONLY. Blackout gear cannot be purchased from any other Sportsnutz location.

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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 11-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #226
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Can't they sell this on Ebay with a buy it now price?
These are not tech savvy people, unfortunately. They're struggling with telephones and paper. It's a process.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #227
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They're working fine for me. Might need to refresh or open the GIF in a new tab.
Yeah that is what I have to do this week. Don't know why this is an issue for me now though.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #228
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These are not tech savvy people, unfortunately. They're struggling with telephones and paper. It's a process.
That is for sure. There are businesses that is all they do. I have stopped counting how many times I have called and left my personal cell number.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #229
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WTF? They are only selling this stuff out of the Independence store? My wife went to the Legends store and that is what she was told.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #230
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WTF? They are only selling this stuff out of the Independence store? My wife went to the Legends store and that is what she was told.
Is was stated in this thread.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #231
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Correct. I presume the other stores are franchisees.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:01 PM   #232
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I live 10 hours away and wife is close about a little over a hour away visiting family but I agree with her not to have to drive another hour to get one. I don't remember seeing that was the only store and nothing in the opening that said that was the only store if that is the case they are doing a poor job of keeping up.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #233
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Bevis, not really but we'll take the hit. With something like this the worst thing you can do is order a bunch of product and NOT sell it. So we started off with small batches (180 pieces) to manage the risk. Now with tonight's game in the shitter, demand will increase and we'll order more. The printer is on standby already to fulfill new orders.

I do apologize this has not been easy for you.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:45 PM   #234
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I overheard girls at work talking about the blackout today. They knew the date and the opponent. Word is out on this.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #235
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I overheard girls at work talking about the blackout today. They knew the date and the opponent. Word is out on this.
Nice....

Although they were girls...So they probably had bad things to say about it?

I can't help but notice the overwhelming female population that doesn't understand the SOC movement. They don't get it at all. Yet they will sit there and try to defend their bullshit opinions on it.

I applaud the girls who understand what SOC is trying to do, and actually want something done as well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #236
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Nice....

Although they were girls...So they probably had bad things to say about it?

I can't help but notice the overwhelming female population that doesn't understand the SOC movement. They don't get it at all. Yet they will sit there and try to defend their bullshit opinions on it.

I applaud the girls who understand what SOC is trying to do, and actually want something done as well.
The detractors are mostly from a specific group of fans who fancy themselves the best fans in the lot. If SOC had been their idea, they'd be all fine and dandy with a blackout idea. The girls I know on the street think the idea is awesome and they want to know where to buy a shirt.
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The detractors are mostly from a specific group of fans who fancy themselves the best fans in the lot. If SOC had been their idea, they'd be all fine and dandy with a blackout idea. The girls I know on the street think the idea is awesome and they want to know where to buy a shirt.
And just who are these "girls on the street" Phobia?
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And just who are these "girls on the street" Phobia?
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And just who are these "girls on the street" Phobia?
Walked right into that one
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Marty and Eric...what's stopping you guys from opening an eBay store and selling these on it?

I mean, really...you already have 100,000 prospective clients and it could be sold as a "buy it and it will be made and shipped to your door within x amount of days...make sure to order in time for the blackout."

You really wouldn't even need a eBay store to do this, just a resale liscence and a couple people to manage the logistics.
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