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#1 bills44

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

apparently, some KC fans cheered when Cassel was injured during yesterday's game.

This was one of the topics on Mike & Mike this morning.

After the game, Eric Winston went off about the conduct of those fans.

Personally, as frustrating as I find some (all?) of the Bills, I would never cheer an injury to any of them.  That said, I fully admit that I probably would cheer injuries to a number of past & present (EDIT: opposing) players (Brady, Wilfork, Welker, Bruschi, R. Harrison, etc).

Edited by bills44, 08 October 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

View Postbills44, on 08 October 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

apparently, some KC fans cheered when Cassel was injured during yesterday's game.

This was one of the topics on Mike & Mike this morning.

After the game, Eric Winston went off about the conduct of those fans.

Personally, as frustrating as I find some (all?) of the Bills, I would never cheer an injury to any of them.  That said, I fully admit that I probably would cheer injuries to a number of past & present players (Brady, Wilfork, Welker, Bruschi, R. Harrison, etc).

1.) Eric Winston gained a new fan when I heard his admonishment of the KC fans. He is dead on with his words.

2.) As to the bolded, that is just as f*cked up as cheering for your own player when injured. You just don't cheer for injuries. Period. WTF? Is it because we gain a competitive advantage when they're out of the game? That's admitting you can't beat them otherwise and I find that cowardly. Or is it because they're just a$$holes and you're glad they got hurt for that reason alone? Either way, I don't understand it and I really don't care to.

I'll give you points for your honesty, though.

GO BILLS!!!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

View PostK-9, on 08 October 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:


Or is it because they're just a$$holes and you're glad they got hurt for that reason alone?

Yep. Wilfork and Harrison play dirty - they go out to hurt people.  What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

Regardless....in the end its just a game...u cant cheer for injuries!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Flutie fans cheered when Johnson got injured.  At my Bills Backers club, the Bills were playing Miami and some middle-aged woman with her blue #7 on stood up repeatedly and yelled "Hit him in the head!" when Johnson was on the field.  Later he was injured and she cheered like crazy.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

View PostSDS, on 08 October 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Flutie fans cheered when Johnson got injured.  

That doesn't surprise me at all.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

View PostSDS, on 08 October 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Flutie fans cheered when Johnson got injured.  At my Bills Backers club, the Bills were playing Miami and some middle-aged woman with her blue #7 on stood up repeatedly and yelled "Hit him in the head!" when Johnson was on the field.  Later he was injured and she cheered like crazy.

Yea, IQ level isn't a requirement to be a NFL fan.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

View PostSDS, on 08 October 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Flutie fans cheered when Johnson got injured.  At my Bills Backers club, the Bills were playing Miami and some middle-aged woman with her blue #7 on stood up repeatedly and yelled "Hit him in the head!" when Johnson was on the field.  Later he was injured and she cheered like crazy.

I remember some "Bills fans" cheering when RJ got hurt at the Ralph.  It was awful.  Prior to that, I had thought that we had the best fans in the world.  After that, I realized that, at least some Bills fans, are as bad as the worst fans around the league.  Some of these same !@#$s apparently were tweeting Aaron Williams that they were glad he got hurt.

I never could understand why anyone would ever cheer when someone gets hurt -- especially if the guy is on your team.

Edited by Peter, 09 October 2012 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

I dont understand it, and I never will.  Absolutely dispicable, no one should ever root for injuries in any situation.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

View PostBest Player Available, on 08 October 2012 - 03:25 PM, said:

Yea, IQ level isn't a requirement to be a NFL fan.

Oh Please. Rob Johnson was an absolute embarrassment to this organization and a pain to watch. I was often was glad when he was injured (which was practically every time he started). He was such a woose when he got hit. He literally would get up and say "ouuccchh it hurts". Cassell is a much better QB than the "statue". That being said I can understand the KC fans frustration. Their team sucks like us.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Eh, it depends on the nature of the injury. I don't want anyone to suffer an excrutiatingly painful injury like Eric Wood(s) or something that could cause long term damage like a Kevin Everett style injury or a concussion,  but if a guy like Brady sprains his ankle or breaks his throwing hand, yeah, I'm glad to hear it. Not because I want him to suffer, but b/c it hurts his team & I want his team to lose. You can call it whatever you want. I don't care. I find overzealous moralizing to be annoying anyway. That being said, I think it's loathsome to cheer your own team's injuries, especially rubbing their noses in it, even if you are glad to see the backup come in.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

Cheering that someone is injured shows a lack of compassion.  It is classless and stupid.   You and the parents that raised you are failures.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

View PostLivinginthepast, on 09 October 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:



Oh Please. Rob Johnson was an absolute embarrassment to this organization and a pain to watch. I was often was glad when he was injured (which was practically every time he started). He was such a woose when he got hit. He literally would get up and say "ouuccchh it hurts". Cassell is a much better QB than the "statue". That being said I can understand the KC fans frustration. Their team sucks like us.
I agree. When Johnson got hurt it meant the team had a chance. I won't apologize for being happy about it. I'm sure his millions made up for any discomfort he might have experienced.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Obviously the people who cheered for his injury are idiots and low life.  I don't like the implication though (as portrayed in national talk radio and tv yesterday) that KC has a whole lot of horrible fans and the city has embarrassed themselves.  Let's face it, it was probably 1,000 or so jerks who cheered out of 70,000 not to mention all the hundreds of thousands who are good and loyal Chiefs fans.
I can guarantee, that if Fitz is having a bad game vs. Tennessee, and lies there after getting drilled, there will be idiots at RWS who cheer.  This is not unique to KC imo.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

View PostK-9, on 08 October 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

1.) Eric Winston gained a new fan when I heard his admonishment of the KC fans. He is dead on with his words.

2.) As to the bolded, that is just as f*cked up as cheering for your own player when injured. You just don't cheer for injuries. Period. WTF? Is it because we gain a competitive advantage when they're out of the game? That's admitting you can't beat them otherwise and I find that cowardly. Or is it because they're just a$$holes and you're glad they got hurt for that reason alone? Either way, I don't understand it and I really don't care to.

I'll give you points for your honesty, though.

GO BILLS!!!
I do agree with you on this point. I find it disturbing when fans cheer when a player gets injured.

Although I will admit, I wasn't exactly upset when Rodney Harrison had his leg broken, and I wouldn't be broken-hearted if someone took a shot at Vince Wilfork and putting him out for a year.

I know that is bad karma, but guys like Harrison & Wilfork are thugs. Harrison was a dirty player who took pride in his fines & suspensions, and he's rewarded by being an analyst on NBC.

I will never forget when Wilfork delivered an elbow to J.P. Losman's leg/knee. We all saw it, and it was an outrage that he was never fined or suspended. Yet the media still does these glowing stories on him and his wife. Wilfork is nothing but a cheap shot artist!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

the only time I heard an injury cheered at RWS was when Washington's QB got hurt late in the game (forgot who it was) and Rob Johnson had to come in.  The next play, of course was a sack and it was as if the Bills won a Superbowl

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Whitlock PNWS all of ya...

http://msn.foxsports...t-cassel-100812

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

As Scott Van Pelt said yesterday, it's pretty much batting practice for radio talk show host guy.

No, they shouldn't cheer an injured player.  But I can live without the predictable high horse tirades.  Is the point of the 'fake outrage' that the fans in New England have superior morals to those in the friendly heartland?  KC like Buffalo and Cleveland is a great football town that's tired of watching crappy QB's; and when you're with thousands of other drunks you might do something stupid.  Maybe not "premeditated killing dogs stupid" that the same media makes excuses for, but kinda stupid nonetheless.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

How much ya wanna bet that say Fitz got hurt at next home game that many of cheers would be heard from the crowd at RWS.   Drunken fools exist everywhere and I remember an opening day game ( 2001?) when RJ started against Tenn how crazy the flutie flakes went when he got hurt and was taken out of the game.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

View PostRkFast, on 09 October 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:

Whitlock PNWS all of ya...

http://msn.foxsports...t-cassel-100812

Exactly.  They inflict violence on each other for our benefit and entertainment, then they criticize us when we cheer for it?  Ridiculously hypocritical.  Violence for entertainment's sake is the name of the game...who didn't cheer when Kevin Everett broke his neck, or when Andre Waters shot himself in the head?