I couldn’t let the day go by without chiming in on this Eric Winston rant that everybody is talking about. Him lecturing KC fans for cheering when Matt Cassel got hurt. Obviously now all the talking heads on ESPN and shit are jumping in the fray saying how sickening and distasteful it was. How Eric Winston is such a hero blah, blah, blah. Well enough already.
Listen I’ll be the first one to admit if I was a KC fan I would have been cheering my ass off when Cassel got knocked out and I wouldn’t apologize for it. This wasn’t a paralyzed situation. He wasn’t laying motionless on the field. Dude got concussed. Big fucking deal. Hey guess what? Matt Cassel signed a 68 million dollar deal with the Chiefs. 68 fucking million. Yes that gives fans the right to boo, cheer or do whatever the fuck they want as long as the guy isn’t dead or paralyzed. Anything else is fair game plain and simple. Because here is what Eric Winston doesn’t get. Football players ARE modern day gladiators. The football field is the Roman Colosseum. People cheering when you get hurt comes with the territory. It’s a small price to pay for being rich and famous. You don’t like it? Play better or get a normal 9-5 job.