This week has seen several key members of our AFC West rivals go down to injury. While injuries are going to occur to every team throughout the course of the season, I just wanted to stop and caution everyone for one second. Yes we have only won 10 games in 3 seasons, yes we may have had the best draft class in recent memory, yes the Kool-Aid and excitement are building around Kansas City and Arrowhead, but lets not go down the path of complete spite.
Spite from Dictionary.com–noun 1. a malicious, usually petty, desire to harm, annoy, frustrate, or humiliate another person; bitter ill will; malice. 2. a particular instance of such an attitude or action; grudge. 3. Obsolete . something that causes vexation; annoyance.
Now don't think that I don't hate the Chargers, Raiders, or Broncos because I do. It brings me great pleasure every Sunday when we defeat them and usually the joy of that victory can carry me for weeks, and sometimes months in the case of our season ending victory over the Broncos. But there is nothing that I like more than beating them fair and square.
On the flip side of the spectrum is a victory is a victory. These are professional Football teams and honestly when a player goes down, someone should be more than capable to step up and fill in. In the case of the Broncos losing two running backs and the top pass rusher in the league those are some huge shoes to fill but someone out there is going to have to do it. And whomever that someone is that steps up for them is the person I'm going to root against when it comes to gameday.
Let us continue our tradition of being the best fanbase in the NFL. This blog is a representation of the best fans the NFL has to offer and you can tell that by the constant flow of news and comments but don't let that fool you, people from other sites are lurking, and reading what the best fans have to say and what we comment on. Heck I can admit I cruise over there sometimes and check out their blogs just to get a general feel of how they see us. While I would love to jump in and start a comment fight, I don't. Pretty simple we should keep it professional. Here is a comment from Craig in a fanshot I put up about Dumervil's injury:
How hard would you punch a donkey fan if he laughed at Tamba being out 4 months?
While I want to win and defeat our enemies just like everyone else on here, lets not brag and gloat over injuries to the other teams. And just so everyone doesn't start jumping down anyone's throats here is a comment from a Bronco's fan in the same fanshot that Craig was posting in:
actually, that is far from incorrect.
The only person I would be happy about getting hurt is Phillip Rivers. I hate him.
Everyone else, I don’t want to get hurt. I am a FIRM believer of “in order to be the best, you got to beat the best”.
Because a team that beats an injured team is just going to hear “If we had ______ we would have won”. The statements may be true, they may be false. But the point is that those statements are still going to be said.
I want Kansas City to come against Denver full force with everyone healthy.
That way when Denver wins, the gloating will be all the better because there will be no excuses.
I am learning very quickly that other people don’t care about beating the best, they just want to win even if it’s against a severely crippled team.
I see no benefit in Denver playing against a KC team that lost Matt Cassel, Jamaal Charles, or any of the other stars. Because the game is not going to be played to it’s fullest potential. It’s a game that will end with, “Well if we had”
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While not everyone will react the same way as Nick Cast if a significant injury happens to the Chiefs, we should keep our comments and reactions in a professional manner and continue the tradition of being the best fans, who have rose from the bottom of the AFC West and will reclaim our place at the top.