Monday, October 08, 2012
ERIC WINSTON IS THE LAST PRO SPORTS HERO IN KANSAS CITY!!!
This morning we have the rare opportunity to start the week by acknowledging someone brave enough to speak truth to power in Kansas City in a situation where money, prestige and career is on the line.
ERIC WINSTON CALLING OUT CHIEFS FANS CHEERING MATT CASSEL INJURY IS THE MOST COURAGEOUS THING KANSAS CITY PRO SPORTS HAS SEEN IN DECADES!!!
Despite the fact that (boring) elections are now only a month away, Eric Winston's words will be the only thing people are talking about this morning.
USA Today: Eric Winston rips Chiefs fans for cheering Matt Cassel injury
ESPN: Eric Winston voices opinion of fans
CBS Sports: Chiefs: Eric Winston 'sickened' by fans cheering after Matt Cassel's injury
Complex: Chiefs OL Eric Winston Had Some Choice Words for the Fans that Cheered Matt Cassel's Injury
Deadspin: “It’s Sickening. And I was Embarrassed”: Eric Winston Responds To Kansas City Fans Cheering Matt Cassel Injury
Fox Sports: Chiefs OT Winston speaks--but is done talking
Denizens of this blog regularly comment on the tragic taxpayer supported behavior of Chiefs fans that ranges from parking lot sex to dangerous brawling and a great deal of public drunkenness that never earns a crackdown from authorities.
But beyond that . . .
Eric Winston was 100% CORRECT to express his disdain for any fan callous enough to cheer the injury of Matt Cassel.
There's no qualifying or explaining that kind of unsportsmanlike and really savage behavior that hides behind the anonymity of the crowd/mob.
For anyone who has the least experience with the game of football (and TKC was rather awesome during long ago playing days) the injuries and reality of the brutality of the game are real and not just weekend entertainment. Eric Winston's comments hopefully remind this town about ideals related to sportsmanship and should shame fans who celebrate human suffering. More important than winning or losing, Eric Winston bravely stood in opposition to fans who would dehumanize others for the sake of their own pleasure and called out a shameful attitude of expediency that reflects poorly on Kansas City.