Originally posted by WhoGotItBetterThenUs:
Millions of people disagree with Winston on this one and I wouldn't be surprised if he's a hypocrite on this issue. Boxers and MMA fighters get KO'd and the crowds erupt and I'd bet money Winston has partaken in the cheering in his life since most football players watch combat sports. People in KC don't like Cassell the way someone may not like Floyd Mayweather or Anderson Silva. Just because it happens to your guy, the guy you root for, it makes it sickening all the sudden when other people who are not fans of him watch him get KO'd? Nah, not buying it. The only difference here is that its socially unacceptable to cheer when a guy gets hurt on your team. But its okay to cheer when the Safety on your team destroys a WR coming across the middle. Well, until he gets carted off the field with an injury. Then we all cheer for him to get better even though we were all cheering for the big hit we just saw seconds earlier. Society is funny SMH.
Not quite sure if what you're talking about is the same as what Winston is talking about, but I can see your point. We do cheer for the "big hit" and want that highlight reel of KOs in MMA and Boxing, but that is part of the game.
What Winston is referencing is that after the hit on Cassel, they were cheering that he wasn't getting up. Even in MMA/Boxing, I have never heard ppl openly cheer about a guy not being able to get up from a hit/KO, even if you are rooting against them. Closest thing I ever came to experiencing this was @ the 49er game where Dilfer got brutally KO'ed (think it was against the Ravens), and heard a little scattering of cheers for Troy Smith. They were quickly quelled down b/c everyone else in the crowd looked @ them, and were saying "WTF is wrong with you? He's HURT!!!"
Overall, yes, we do cheer for the KO, but no one should cheer for injuries, especially when you're the home team cheering for your own QB to be hurt....just disgusting....