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Chip R
07-02-2008, 04:15 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Fans-are-asked-to-treat-Chiefs-games-like-bowlin?urn=nfl,91291

Fon Duc Tow
07-02-2008, 04:41 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Fans-are-asked-to-treat-Chiefs-games-like-bowlin?urn=nfl,91291

Chiefs want to take away their 12th man at home? Arrowhead gets VERY loud when everyone is up, stomping, and yelling.

Glad to hear it. :beerme:

NJReds
07-02-2008, 04:55 PM
Do you have to raise your hand to ask permission to use the bathroom?

westofyou
07-02-2008, 05:15 PM
What's next?

Liverpool gonna ban singing "You'll Never Walk Alone"

Johnny Footstool
07-02-2008, 05:25 PM
Doesn't surprise me. The Chiefs banned enjoyment from Arrowhead last season.

GoReds33
07-02-2008, 05:37 PM
That's dumb. I think standing is the best part of football. I hate how in baseball people only stand when something good is going on. It makes everybody pay attention to the game.

camisadelgolf
07-02-2008, 05:43 PM
This is probably being taken out of context. Obviously, they wouldn't ban all standing in the stadium. In that case, everyone would just urinate in their seats. In fact, they could never leave/get to their seats unless they crawled. Even in football, it's not appropriate to stand the entire game. If you're standing every time the home team is in its huddle, you're probably annoying someone behind you.

redsfanmia
07-02-2008, 05:43 PM
Lets face it we have all been to games/concerts and sat behind the people who dont know when to sit and when to stand and got annoyed by it. I am ok with teams trying to reel in fan behavior. Its really to the point where I would rather stay at home than go to games and have to deal with obnoxious/drunken fans.

camisadelgolf
07-02-2008, 05:46 PM
Lets face it we have all been to games/concerts and sat behind the people who dont know when to sit and when to stand and got annoyed by it. I am ok with teams trying to reel in fan behavior. Its really to the point where I would rather stay at home than go to games and have to deal with obnoxious/drunken fans.

Personally, I'd rather be drunk and obnoxious while at the game, but not being an alcoholic has its rewards, too, I guess.

Johnny Footstool
07-02-2008, 05:57 PM
Personally, I'd rather be drunk and obnoxious while at the game, but not being an alcoholic has its rewards, too, I guess.

Yeah, like...

umm...

err...

:confused:

OldRightHander
07-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Whatever happened to common sense? When I attend games, I like to stand up during certain key parts, but I always pay attention to the people around me. If my seat is in front of a group from the Rosie Reds who have a hard time standing up often, I might keep my butt down so as not to obstruct their view of the game. If the people behind me are young folk who are getting into the game too, I'm up. It's called courtesy.

KittyDuran
07-02-2008, 06:21 PM
That's dumb. I think standing is the best part of football. I hate how in baseball people only stand when something good is going on. It makes everybody pay attention to the game.Knowing how much football tickets cost... why paid for a seat when all you do is stand the whole game? Or am I being too literal?:confused:

Caseyfan21
07-02-2008, 06:49 PM
Plenty of teams already have policies like this, they just aren't strictly enforced. I was at the Reds vs. Blue Jays game last Thursday and there was a slightly intoxicated Reds fan down at the bottom of my section. He was standing there in between innings talking to some of the Reds bullpen guys who actually seemed to be getting a kick out of him (they were talking back). It ended up that he asked them for a plug of chewing tobacco so they tossed up a container to him in the stands, he got some out, and tossed it back. It was pretty funny to watch him to be honest. He wasn't doing anything to anyone to ruin their experience at the game, most people were laughing and incredulous they actually tossed up the chew to him. Anyways, the stadium attendants came down and asked him to sit down once the inning started because (and I quote what they said) "You aren't allowed to stand during the game."

I really strongly thought about complaining to those same attendants in the 9th inning when the Blue Jays were about to close out the win and everyone around was standing and clapping in anticipation of the last out. I didn't because it would just make me look like a sore loser but in my mind, a rule is a rule. If they want to enforce it in the 3rd inning then it should be enforced the same all game. Just being picky about it though, not that a team would actually enforce a rule like that at a big time in the game.

Caseyfan21
07-02-2008, 06:52 PM
Whatever happened to common sense? When I attend games, I like to stand up during certain key parts, but I always pay attention to the people around me. If my seat is in front of a group from the Rosie Reds who have a hard time standing up often, I might keep my butt down so as not to obstruct their view of the game. If the people behind me are young folk who are getting into the game too, I'm up. It's called courtesy.

Exactly. I am the same way. Unless it's a really exciting or spectacular play where I jump up, I never stand unless people in front of me are standing and I cannot see. And if I am forced to stand because I can't see I will usually turn and apologize to the folks behind me if they aren't standing with a quick apology like "Sorry to block your view but I can't see because the people in front of me are also standing." It is about courtesy and common sense. If KGJ just smacked a game tying grand slam I will probably stand up and cheer into the next at bat.

IslandRed
07-02-2008, 09:22 PM
This debate happens a lot in college football towns, since you have the sections with the older alumni who either can't or don't want to stand the entire game, versus the younger fans and students who think fans should participate and not just watch. I guess in theory I can understand a "no standing" rule, but asking rabid football fans to stay comfortably in their seats on fourth-and-one is about like asking a hungry dog to ignore the steak you just threw in his vicinity. There was no such thing as a no-standing section in the big football games I went to.

Caveat Emperor
07-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Good.

I understand cheering and all, but having to stand the entire game because everyone in your section is doing so is kind of annoying.

PedroBourbon
07-03-2008, 08:40 AM
I would assume this will be "selectfully enforced." I can't imagine tens of thousands of fans being reminded to sit down by ushers or a PA announcer when it's 4th and inches in the red zone (no pun intended). Probably just an excuse to shut up obnoxious fans etc.

Roy Tucker
07-03-2008, 08:47 AM
People have no common sense any more so The Man has decided to dictate what you can and cannot do. Be an obedient drone.

It's all part of the decline of Western Civilization. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs. Get off my lawn.

CrackerJack
07-03-2008, 01:13 PM
I'm sure the NFL is fine with a made-for-TV audience. Canned, full seats, cheer only when appropriate. Next they'll have a guy on the scoreboard with a sign telling people when to stand and cheer, like a TV talk or game show.

I really have taken more interest in college football the last several years, the NFL is getting stale, and the games are really not fun at all in-person, ecspecially at a sardine can full of drunks like PBS.

GoReds33
07-03-2008, 05:19 PM
Knowing how much football tickets cost... why paid for a seat when all you do is stand the whole game? Or am I being too literal?:confused:lol. I look at it more as buying the experience.

redsfanmia
07-03-2008, 05:44 PM
I'm sure the NFL is fine with a made-for-TV audience. Canned, full seats, cheer only when appropriate. Next they'll have a guy on the scoreboard with a sign telling people when to stand and cheer, like a TV talk or game show.

I really have taken more interest in college football the last several years, the NFL is getting stale, and the games are really not fun at all in-person, ecspecially at a sardine can full of drunks like PBS.

I am with you on games in-person, I enjoy going but honestly I would rather watch on TV.

Hoosier Red
07-03-2008, 06:29 PM
This debate happens a lot in college football towns, since you have the sections with the older alumni who either can't or don't want to stand the entire game, versus the younger fans and students who think fans should participate and not just watch. I guess in theory I can understand a "no standing" rule, but asking rabid football fans to stay comfortably in their seats on fourth-and-one is about like asking a hungry dog to ignore the steak you just threw in his vicinity. There was no such thing as a no-standing section in the big football games I went to.

"Stand up old people" CLAP-CLAP CLAP-CLAP-CLAP

Kingspoint
07-05-2008, 09:34 PM
Good.

I understand cheering and all, but having to stand the entire game because everyone in your section is doing so is kind of annoying.

Everyone in the entire stadium at Seahawks games stands the entire 3-1/2 hours except for halftime. It's not a place for children. And the weather is absolutely miserable the whole time.

Caveat Emperor
07-06-2008, 04:18 AM
lol. I look at it more as buying the experience.

The "experience" I had the last time I went to a Bengals game was that everyone was plastered by kickoff and looking to fight with people by the 3rd quarter. Then tons of traffic afterwards.

I'll stay at home with the remote.

camisadelgolf
07-06-2008, 07:44 AM
What's wrong with you people? Getting drunk and fighting is some of the most fun I've ever had.

sonny
07-06-2008, 08:08 PM
In related news: The Bengals have announced they will be ban winning for the next thirty years

improbus
07-08-2008, 09:04 AM
I'm sure the NFL is fine with a made-for-TV audience. Canned, full seats, cheer only when appropriate. Next they'll have a guy on the scoreboard with a sign telling people when to stand and cheer, like a TV talk or game show.

Or Reds games...

Johnny Footstool
07-08-2008, 02:28 PM
What's wrong with you people? Getting drunk and fighting is some of the most fun I've ever had.

Getting drunk and *watching someone else fight* is better.