As a life-long Kansan, I’ve always been a bit of a Kansas City Chiefs fan.
But today, I’m a little bit ashamed to admit that.
That’s because of the actions Sunday of some of my fellow “fans.”
By now you’ve probably heard about them cheering when beleaguered quarterback Matt Cassel was injured…and then booing as he groggily walked off the field.
No matter how invested you are in your team, that’s classless and inexcusable.
But people who would do that aren’t going to be persuaded by anything I say, so let’s dig a little deeper.
Into WHY so called fans would act that way.
Does it not say something about our skewed priorities?
Are our feelings about ourselves and our lives so wrapped up in the athletic prowess of people we don’t even know personally?
Maybe those people truly don’t have anything more important in their lives.
As a life-long fan of motor racing, I’ve often been accused of “just wanting to see the wrecks.”
While accidents are a spectacular part of the sport, some of the loudest cheers you’ll hear at a track are for drivers who climb safely out of their wrecked cars.
I’ve never heard of race fans celebrating a driver’s injury.