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Old 10-24-2012, 01:21 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 11-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #241
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An Ebay store is a great idea.

We have enough cash sitting around where we could buy some in bulk, right?

WTF else we gonna do with that cash?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:51 AM   #242
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And just who are these "girls on the street" Phobia?
Heh. Bumped into a couple of rabid Chiefs fans while walking my daughter around the neighborhood trick-or-treating in my sad-Chiefs fan costume.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:53 AM   #243
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An Ebay store is a great idea.

We have enough cash sitting around where we could buy some in bulk, right?

WTF else we gonna do with that cash?
Not only no but hell no. Sportsnutz is handling logistics. Badly but that's their baby. They can sell as many as they want but I've met the employees. There's not going to be an ebay store and there's not likely enough margin to hire somebody to do this.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:56 AM   #244
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An Ebay store is a great idea.

We have enough cash sitting around where we could buy some in bulk, right?

WTF else we gonna do with that cash?
Having Sports Nutz selling them for us was a big part of draw because we were helping a local business. Selling the things ourselves on ebay would undermine that.

Better yet would be to see if sports nutz would open the ebay store. Might help them manage all the orders.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:04 AM   #245
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Yeah, maybe someone could set it up for them and show them how to run it.

It's not hard. We have 16 days. It's worth the effort IMO. People don't like ordering over the phone anymore.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:16 AM   #246
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I love the blackout, but part of me wishes the shirts were brown to reflect the giant turd that is dropped weekly at arrowhead.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:45 AM   #247
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Yeah, maybe someone could set it up for them and show them how to run it.

It's not hard. We have 16 days. It's worth the effort IMO. People don't like ordering over the phone anymore.
I have bought stuff from a stay at mom from a Ebay store with 3 little ones running around.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #248
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Don't take what Sportnutz is doing for granted. You aren't going to find many people that are willing to take on the task and still be able to crank out the shirts in a short window. The logistics of the actual shirt inventory isn't as simple as people want to pretend.

It's far from ideal, especially for people out of town that want them, but its not like these shirts are the make or break aspect of the blackout.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #249
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Welp, cant do it anymore. This is the worst team I've ever set eyes on and I just cant do it anymore. Ill eat the money for the season tickets, im not going back. Was amped to wear black for the blackout but im just disgusted. They wont fire these guys so they will no longer see me. Tell us how it goes....
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #250
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Called Sportnutz yesterday, they just got a new shipment of hoodies, ordered a large one (and a t-shirt for a coworker) and they said they would ship it today.

Bevis, I left my name and number earlier in the week and still haven't received a call back so you may want to call before they run out of stock again. It seems to be the hoodie they are having trouble keeping up with.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #251
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I love the blackout, but part of me wishes the shirts were brown to reflect the giant turd that is dropped weekly at arrowhead.
Well, maybe after the blackout, we have a brown out vs. Denver!
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #252
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Not only no but hell no. Sportsnutz is handling logistics. Badly but that's their baby. They can sell as many as they want but I've met the employees. There's not going to be an ebay store and there's not likely enough margin to hire somebody to do this.
We are talking about 2 weeks worth of work and if we opened an ebay store and turned a 3 dollar profit on each purchase and sold 3-500 units, it would easily recoup the cost of the labor involved in having a planet member handle taking shipments of product and using flat rate boxes to ship them out.

I dont think this would be as hard a venture as some of you think.

For every person that takes the time to go to their store to purchase one of these or takes the time to call them to place an order, 2 people (of the 100,000 twitter followers as prospective customers) would gladly click on a link to an Ebay store where they can buy the shirt/hoodie online.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see a venture like this yielding 5 or even 10,000 sales and at that point there are services that handle logistics if it gets too big for one or two planeteers to handle and if we sold 5,000 that would yield enough profit to do something really big for the movement.

If not, oh well...but I think just selling these at just one store (not even all of the sportznuts stores, just one) is just the tip of the iceberg and can ultimately downplay the effect come the 18th.

You, yourself said that the number sold wasn't nearly enough.

I think a link to an ebay store going out on all of the SOC social media would get the results we all want:

A truly blacked out Arrowhead on the 18th.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #253
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Don't take what Sportnutz is doing for granted. You aren't going to find many people that are willing to take on the task and still be able to crank out the shirts in a short window. The logistics of the actual shirt inventory isn't as simple as people want to pretend.

It's far from ideal, especially for people out of town that want them, but its not like these shirts are the make or break aspect of the blackout.
Agreed. It's a lot of work and I'm just glad they're doing it, not me. I'm not bashing them at all. It is what it is. They're just not equipped to do e-business.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #254
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We are talking about 2 weeks worth of work and if we opened an ebay store and turned a 3 dollar profit on each purchase and sold 3-500 units, it would easily recoup the cost of the labor involved in having a planet member handle taking shipments of product and using flat rate boxes to ship them out.

I dont think this would be as hard a venture as some of you think.

For every person that takes the time to go to their store to purchase one of these or takes the time to call them to place an order, 2 people (of the 100,000 twitter followers as prospective customers) would gladly click on a link to an Ebay store where they can buy the shirt/hoodie online.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see a venture like this yielding 5 or even 10,000 sales and at that point there are services that handle logistics if it gets too big for one or two planeteers to handle and if we sold 5,000 that would yield enough profit to do something really big for the movement.

If not, oh well...but I think just selling these at just one store (not even all of the sportznuts stores, just one) is just the tip of the iceberg and can ultimately downplay the effect come the 18th.

You, yourself said that the number sold wasn't nearly enough.

I think a link to an ebay store going out on all of the SOC social media would get the results we all want:

A truly blacked out Arrowhead on the 18th.
I agree with everything you're saying except that I don't think these shirts are critical to the blackout considering we're only talking about a few hundred among tens of thousands of people. We already have an agreement in place with them. They have incentive to sell as many as they can. I'm not going to walk in there and take it over nor am I interested in training them. If somebody else wants to take the ball and run with it, they're welcome to call up and see if they want help.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #255
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