CP POSTERS - READ THIS:
I am happy to heed your suggestions BUT. I flat refuse to put out any message that is not in the spirit of what we are trying to accomplish. A lot of the suggestions that we have here are ridiculously over the top and are not helpful in the least. If anything, they are counter productive. Remember that there are a lot of eyes on us right now watching what we are doing and what we are saying. It is all well and good to let CP be what it is but there is a time and a place for that... and that is every thread but this one.
We need to be taken seriously and acting like immature asshats isn't going to do a damn thing to help us accomplish that.
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Phase 2 -
Marty Mac Ver 2.0 is doing fb and twitter SOC
Wendler is running youtube SOC and, of course, .gif master supreme.
The staff of chiefsplanet.com and some others are serving as general advisors.
We thought about flying a banner over Tampa but in the end, feel like it wouldn't do enough good. We are definitely going to fly another banner over Arrowhead but it will be on 10/28 against the Raiders. There are are few suggestions being tossed around. We have some time and I'll be making a poll to get ideas from CP. In the mean time, I wanted to give you an idea of what we have done so far donations and spending wise.
The cost of the banner was obvious... we all knew that was going to happen. We are also, unless anyone has any strong feelings against it, are going to spend $50 on ads on FB to drive attention to saveourchiefs.com.\
We have plenty of time to come up with the slogan for the next banner. There is one thing that must absolutely be on the banner and that is the saveourchiefs.com address that AustinChief provided us with. I am looking for suggestions, I know there are already 50k spread through this thread but I cannot go digging around for then. The only banner suggestions that will be considered are ones that end in saveourchiefs.com. The banner cannot exceed 42 characters, spaces not included.
PAY BOWE - DRAFT GENO - SAVEOURCHIEFS.COM
I have asked a small group of people to help sort through banner ideas since there will be eleventybillion ideas thown out. We are going to narrow it down to our top X favorite ideas, then let CP vote on it.
To anyone reading this from outside of this board:
- I'm sorry man. I sincerely hope you are ok. I hated that a few people cheered when you were hurt. I believe that Winston vastly overstated the number of people involved but that doesn't change the fact that you DO work your ass off for this team and you did not deserve your injury nor for for anyone to take pleasure in brain trauma. That said, yesterday was more of the same. High throws leading to pics. Low throws forcing the receiver to go down for the ball when he had some open grass in front of him. When you were throwing and not handing the ball off anyhow. Even with all the hand offs you had a fumble to your name. Not to mention the 2 picks. One your fault, the other not so much.
- We said we wanted a QB change. What we got was a 10 man offense. We need someone to explain why the team is in the condition that it is in and make a commitment to the fan base. We NEED you to acknowledge that Cassel isn't going to lead this team to any championships that matter.
We know that Cassel was a "pro-bowler" in 2010. It was only because there were 2 injuries meaning that he wasn't even the first runner up. He was Ms. Congeniality. We know his TD to INT ratio that came on the back of the one of the weakest schedules we have ever seen.
That is in the past and he has not been able to replicate those results. He has done nothing these first 5 games to prove that anything is going to be different this season. In fact, he has regressed. You have to see this too.
The stands are empty. Craigslist is littered with ads for people selling their tickets at below face value. Think about this. People would rather lose money than come to the stadium, pay for parking, and $8.50 bottles of beer in the stadium. People have lost faith in this team. What do you intend to do about that? Say something real.
- We want to hear from you. We take no joy in bringing national attention to our plight. We feel disconnected and adrift. We have a GM that won't say anything, a HC punts on the opponent's 40 with 12 seconds left on 4th down in one game and played for a tie with 40 seconds left + a time out in another, lastly a QB that is being panned by the fans (not just us here at CP) as well as the media.
Another poster wrote something that makes a lot of sense.
Originally Posted by Hamas
Clark Hunt, for all his purported business acumen, needs a lesson on investment. It is obvious from the laissez-faire nature of the ownership and the infrequent trips to the stadium that Clark Hunt does not live and die with this team the way many other sports owners, both good and bad, have and do. Although it is understandable for some figures to have a more reserved public presence than others, the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs now perceive a disconnect, whether real or imagined (and I believe it to be real) more than at any point in my lifetime.
The most important things you can give are, in order, love, time, and money. Fans are the only ones who give the NFL all three. Imagine a season ticket holder. Assuming they attend only the regular season home games, they make the minimum investment: eight Sundays per year, at least seven hours each Sunday, and no less than 50 dollars a person. In all honesty, it often extends far over $100 per week, but we’ll be generous. That doesn’t take into account the other eight Sundays or the time spent following the team between games and between seasons. Furthermore, fans do not attend football games as an idle exercise. They care. They rejoice. And more often than not over the last forty years in Kansas City, they hurt.
In the end it comes down to a question. Are you a FAN of the Kansas City Chiefs? We want to know. If you are not... then you need to see this as a business decision. Come visit and see how empty the stadium is.
Clark... talk to us. Let us know you care.
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To everyone else -
- Hope you get the start against Tampa. Loved what you did in relief duty. We wish you the best of luck.
was outstanding. I loved the Hali to Houston Alley-oop celebration. DJ acknowledged that you gave up the 1st down at the end of the game that let the Ravens kneel to win the game. Hands down the most life I have seen in the D this season. You were great and you acted like it. I'm sorry the offensive play calling did not complement your work.
- you lit it up. Love it.
. We love you man. I hope they don't break you by calling your name too many times.
. They need to pay you. If anything, just for all the changes you have had to deal with since you were brought in.
blocking was outstanding. Lilja, thanks for stepping into the C role and doing really well. I heard you say that you shorted the ball... I've watched it and I don't think so. But I get it. Protecting your QB.
- The play calling. WTF? We said we wanted a QB...not for you to hand off every single play. Great work adjusting to Baltimore zoning in on the run in the second half.
We, the donators and supporters of this banner, have been accused of being fair weather fans. Far from it. 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, and the Superfans. 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. Hell, people are leaving games by halftime. Arrowhead is a shell of what it used to be.
We who have been loyal for so long deserve better than what we have received. 19 years and no playoff wins. I don't want to hear about AFCW titles either. They mean nothing when they are immediately followed by a beating by the Ravens where we lose 30-7. A game where our QB throws for 70 yards and 3 interceptions. We have had 1 appearance in the AFC championship game since 1970 (1993)... and we lost. In 1984, the AFC Champ trophy was named "The Lamar Hunt Trophy". How sad it it that we have never once held the trophy that bears our founders name?
Do you remember going to games in the late 90's and early 00's? Remember feeling the rumble of the crowd in your chest? High fiving and hugging complete strangers? Being unable to talk to the person next to you on defensive 3rd downs? I hope that one day soon we get back to that. I would love to hear the fans cheer from start to finish again. I want 120 decibels of madness because there is not a single person that believes we can possibly lose the game. Every game is a game that you KNOW we are going to win. This culture of loosing needs to change.