From time to time, I've posted sports-themed posts on my other blogs, DiscConnected (music reviews and news) or Back In The USSR (political).

I decided to see if I could give ESPN 8 (The Ocho) a run for their money and started this blog.

I lifted the title from John DeBella's Philadelphia morning radio show back in the eighties.

Monday, October 8, 2012


The argument of creation versus evolution has finally been proven out. The behavior in Kansas City yesterday proves that a divine hand had nothing to do with Americans, who obviously evolved from apes, and apparently are not very far from the tree.

Embattled Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a concussion when he got decked by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in the fourth quarter.

It was a devastating hit as the 6-foot-4, 350-pounder had a full head of steam when he crashed into Cassel.

And I am sure it made the highlight reels with the ESPN staff yelling "JACLED UP!" or some other expression to celebrate the savagery of the hit.

Too bad about Cassel, huh?

Before kickoff, an airplane circled the stadium with a banner calling for Cassel to be benched and for general manager Scott Pioli to be fired.

But in what is one of the most disgraceful moments in Kansas City sports history, fans cheered when Cassel got hurt.

You heard that right. The hometown fans cheered that the hometown quarterback was knocked out of the game. This was before the extent of the injury was known. They cheered.

After the game, Cassel was visibly upset.

Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston went on a rant after the game where he criticized the fans for taking joy in Cassel's pain.

"We are athletes, we are not gladiators,” Winston told Kansas City reporters. “This isn’t the Roman Colisseum. People pay their hard-earned money to come in here. I believe they can boo, they can cheer, they can do whatever they want. But when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, I don’t care who it is, and it just so happened to be Matt Cassel, it’s sickening. It’s 100 percent sickening. I’ve been in some rough times on some rough teams. I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there.”

"Matt Cassel hasn’t done anything to you people, hasn’t done anything to the media writers who kill him, hasn’t done anything wrong to the people that come out here and cheer him. If he’s not the best quarterback, he’s not the best quarterback, and that’s OK. But he’s a person. And he got knocked out in a game, and we got 70,000 people cheering If you’re one of those people who were out there cheering, or even smiled, when he got knocked out, I just want everyone to know it’s sickening and disgusting.”

Not Kansas City's finest moment.


Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I'd not even heard about this until I read your post.

Pretty sad indeed.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

DiscConnected said...

Yeah, Stephen, it is a sad commentary.

Of course, my own hometown shamed me when Philly fans cheered Michael irvin being carted off the field of Veteran's Stadium.

Farging disgrace. This is a game!

What's next? The fans all do a thumbs down and the players get euthanized?

America really needs a good depression...maybe it would wake the zombies up.