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    Re: Ban on standing during games?

    Thats sad the Chiefs had one of the best homefield advantages in the NFL.
     
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    Re: Ban on standing during games?

    Wow! If anything the the fans at Gillette would be more accepting of a ban on sitting down!
     
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    Re: Ban on standing during games?

    Yeah, that's terrible. If you want to sit, go to a movie.
     
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    Not surprising. The Chiefs and the team on the other side of that state are two of the worst five teams in the league.
     
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    With all the people telling me to sit down when I go to Pats games you'd figure they already have one in place at Gillette. :rolleyes:
     
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    well, the chiefs FO is finally moving on to other endeveours

    seems they figured out they sucked at football
     
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    A whole new service industry will emerge, the sit down police...
     
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    What if you have some medical condition where you can't sit?

    That is discrimination, and i'm not going to stand for it.
     
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    I thought you were going to stand for it????
     
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    dammnit......
     
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    this looks like the case of a football writer with too much time on his hands between minicamp and training camp.

    it's pretty clear from how the "rule" is written ("standing and/or obstructing the view...") that the primary intent is to tell/remind people to be considerate of their fellow fans at a game. It could probably be worded more precisely.

    i can certainly appreciate why people stand at a crucial point in the game--i've done it many times...it's a natural way to release tension and if everybody in front of you is doing it, you have no choice if you want to see the action. trying to stop this is kind of like trying to stop water from flooding the floor if the sink is stopped up.

    i can also appreciate why people want to stand throughout an entire tense or important contest, but i can also appreciate that not everyone wants (or is able) to stand for an entire game, and kids or shorter folks are at a special disadvantage. You don't have to be an invalid to have knee or ankle problems--especially as one gets a little older--that make standing for most of three or four hours painful or impossible. i once took my wife to the deciding game of a World Series. People started standing in the third or fourth inning when it looked like the Home team was going to win it all. My wife had to stand on her seat, which was close enough to the field that the seats were level and not tiered with one row above the other, to see. Once she did that, the people behind her had to stand on their seats. We'd payed a small fortune for the tickets and there was no way she was going to miss what was happening.

    So, the writer's probably a little off the wall here, but the point that folks who stand for an entire game or whenever they feel like, irrespective of teh action on the field, might be acting in a way that is inconsiderate of their fellow fans is not completely nuts.
     
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    Thanks a lot for being sensible about this -- don't you know it's the off season? :rolleyes:
     
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    The better ban should be to ban people from yelling sit down.

    I would bet more fights start by someone telling someone else to sit down than anything else. Of course the guy sitting might just stand instead of yelling if he wasn't to drunk to do so and the other guy might just sit if we wasn't to drunk to understand how.
     
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    That's so true. I've seen more people get their teeth knocked out for telling someone else to sit down when both were extremely wasted and neither wanted to back down. I don't think their should be a ban on anything except fighting at a football stadium. Fans pay their hard earned cash to see teams they love and should be allowed to stand/sit/be loud/be drunk as much as they want.
     
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    People need to stop being so childish. This is football. My section usually stands the entire game and I don't care. I just sit down during the frequent timeouts.
     
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    I wonder who was the that person to complain to the authorities??

    :disagreement:

    This is probably one of the dumbest rules i've ever heard in my existence.. Next thing you know, we won't be able to make noise at the games...:mad:
     
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    They do have that ban at the games... I have season tickets and am always told to sit and on multiply occassions have had state troopers tell me this is their last warning. LoL I sit in the endzone corner away from the Rt 1 and oppisite side from the tower and bridge....
    :disagreement:
     
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