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Old 11-20-2013   #280
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Default Re: Ben Tate Says We're "wishy-washy"

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Originally Posted by TheMatrix31 View Post
They can boo them all they want, just not when the offense is in the middle of conducting a play because that's dumb and no other team's fans do that.


But again, I'm not shocked that people here don't understand that.
It's really not that uncommon, this article is about the 2010 season:

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After the Chicago Bears lost their sixth straight game to the Green Bay Packers in their historic rivalry on Sunday, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher wasn't too happy with the hometown crowd.
"The boos were really loud, which is always nice," Urlacher said. "The only team in our division that gets booed at home is us. ... It's unbelievable to me."

I'm not sure if he is right about the Bears being the only team getting booed in the NFC North, as I'm pretty sure I have heard some booing from fans in Detroit and Minnesota directed toward their teams in the past.

But I do think Urlacher has a point in criticizing fans about booing their home team. It seems to be getting a little out of hand.

Yes, fans pay good money to watch their team play and have every right to boo if they want to. But when you put all your energy into booing the team you supposedly love, what do you have left for the opposing team?

In places such as Philadelphia this season, the booing of the Eagles has seemed to turn the team's home-field advantage into a disadvantage. It's like many fans are so determined to express their frustration with the Eagles that they forget another team is on the field. It's fine to be frustrated, but I think the visitors should be the most-hated team on the field.

At least Eagles fans have a reason to boo their team loudly this season. The team is 4-10 and has looked pretty pathetic in what looks to be Andy Reid's final season in Philadelphia. But throughout much of the past decade, when the Eagles were making deep runs in the playoffs nearly every season, booing Donovan McNabb after every incompletion didn't make much sense.

The home booing trend has gotten so bad that Kansas City Chiefs fans actually cheered as their quarterback Matt Cassel laid on the ground with a head injury during a game earlier this season. The fans' reaction set off a post-game rant from Chiefs tackle Eric Winston, who said in it "we've got a lot of problems as a society if people think that's OK."
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/spor...point_hom.html

People don't want to pay to see their team be complete crap, and the best way for them to voice their displeasure is to boo at the game. The next best way is to not buy tickets or not show up for the game. For some, it is a bit too late for option 2.
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