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Old 11-15-2012, 12:34 PM  
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Will a blackout work? - Mellinger

http://mellinger.kansascity.com/entr...ve-our-chiefs/

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If you are a Chiefs fan, you undoubtedly know about the grassroots fan movement that calls itself Save Our Chiefs. I’ve written about them a few times, players have been asked about them, and it’s been all over the internets.

But what we know about their reach is still fairly vague.

As I type this, their Twitter account has 68,811 followers but nobody can really be sure what that means. The number used to be well over 100,000 but the people who run it self-reported a bunch of spambots. There’s also the thought that whatever the number of real-life human beings are following on Twitter, the number who passionately support the message is smaller. In other words, there are Chiefs fans who don’t wish Scott Pioli to be fired who follow Save Our Chiefs on Twitter just to keep up with things.

The other way that Save Our Chiefs has created waves is in paying for banners to be flown over Arrowhead Stadium before games. They have another one scheduled for rush hour traffic tomorrow morning. But all it takes is one person with about $600 to get a banner flown, so again, it’s hard to know how many people are behind the message.

The point of all this is that we’re about to have our best indication yet of how many people are on Save Our Chiefs’ side.

That’s because the message is going from Twitter and message boards to something more tangible for Sunday’s game, for which the group is pushing a “blackout” — you know, everybody wear black like it’s a funeral.

So far, people inside the team’s offices can diminish Save Our Chiefs’ reach as a small but vocal minority, and there’s really nothing tangible that people could point to in response.

It’s true that if you have ANY fans angry enough to fly critical banners over games or start a movement like this that attracts more than a tiny handful of supporters you’ve got a problem, but it’s also true that none of us — not me, not you, not the people who run Save Our Chiefs — can have a real strong feeling of how many people are with this.

That changes, in large part, on Sunday. Because thousands of the Chiefs’ most passionate fans will be there in person, and many more than that will be watching on TV and there will be nowhere to hide.

If Clark Hunt looks out at his stadium and sees the same mix of red jerseys as usual, he can more confidently feel like the angry letters he receives come from a vocal minority.

If he sees a big number of people actually wearing black and treating the stadium as a church funeral, then that will be the most powerful message yet about fan disapproval.

We’ll find out in three days.

Read more here: http://mellinger.kansascity.com/entr.../#storylink=cp
I think he's right. There's no way the black shirt wearers make a dent in the red. I'm very concerned. pr_capone can't even find people to pass out fliers. Who is going to go out of their way to wear black? A couple thousand people isn't going to cut it. All the banners, interviews, and social media followers in the word won't send a message Sunday. This is where SOC comes up short.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #106
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Would you stop bringing that guy up.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:39 AM   #107
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:30 AM   #108
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:38 AM   #109
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The only thing that can go wrong is exactly what he says in the article... Clark sees it and thinks it's only a small portion of crazies who are upset and decides to give Pioli 2 more years. Otherwise it's probably positive promotion.

But that's the risk you take when you go from almost a guerrilla warfare style of getting someone's attention to putting yourself out in the open and saying come at me. All the mystery is gone.
Holy Blackfire, Batman.

Here's hoping that isn't the case.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:41 AM   #110
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:43 AM   #111
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The only thing that can go wrong is exactly what he says in the article... Clark sees it and thinks it's only a small portion of crazies who are upset and decides to give Pioli 2 more years. Otherwise it's probably positive promotion.

But that's the risk you take when you go from almost a guerrilla warfare style of getting someone's attention to putting yourself out in the open and saying come at me. All the mystery is gone.

If Hunt is that big of a dufus, then his franchise is headed for serious peril.
Will that be enough for season ticket holders to give it up?

Hunt should know that a few thousand represents a lot more. Not everyone who agrees with the SOC movement can attend. If he is smart he is taking all this in and let's hope he realizes what he needs to do.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #112
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #113
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #114
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #116
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That's the main reason why it should be the 1st game, not "the game."

Blackout Arrowhead should now be ( with the Raiders games behind us) an every week movement and push.

Don't do this one week do this every week, starting this week.
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Lets just see what happens this game.
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That's the main reason why it should be the 1st game, not "the game."

Blackout Arrowhead should now be ( with the Raiders games behind us) an every week movement and push.

Don't do this one week do this every week, starting this week.
This.

People at the stadium will see the black and think,"That's a good idea".


Next thing you know it grows x2 every home game. Give it time.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #119
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Lets just see what happens this game.
It will be minimal.

We all know that.

But if it's a movement, like pushing out a very hard and very uncomfortable turd, it could grow.

Then again being timid like Clark might be more civilized and appreciated by those in management and they'll respond to our requests...
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But if it's a movement, like pushing out a very hard and very uncomfortable turd, it could grow.

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