Seahawks fans stage small protest outside Qwest Field

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Seattle’s Qwest Field is well known for its “12th man” during home games.

There wasn’t quite as much energy around the stadium on Sunday, when roughly 12 men (and women) showed up to protest the current NFL work stoppage.  Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times said the fans briefly chanted “We want football” outside the Seahawks Pro Shop.

“They’re squabbling over our money.  And it’s kind of ridiculous that their biggest problem right now is how to divide $9 billion. That’s the gist of it,” said a man in a Seahawks-colored lab coat who goes by the name “Dr. Seahawk.”

The players and owners say they care about the fans, but all they really care about is getting a good deal.  The reality is that fans are helpless, mostly forgotten, and can’t make much of an impact on the negotiations.

Maybe that’s why only a dozen or so fans showed up to the rally Sunday.

26 responses to “Seahawks fans stage small protest outside Qwest Field

  1. 12 people…Lol. Fans are only going to complain on sites like this, but in the end they will be back no matter what. They will be like chapnastier and eat whatever slop the owners are serving and ask for seconds. If this lockout goes until week seven, week eight 95% of the stadiums will be sold out. Quit thinking fans matter and are being taking in consideration, because we’re not.

  2. This should happen at every NFL stadium at the same time. That would be a good way to show the fans voice.

  3. The 12th man Seahawk fans are the loudest in the league! Um….no. The stadium is an acoustic marvel made to keep the sound in and directed at the field.

  4. Fans won’t do a thing. NFL is the most popular sport. When this is all over we will be right back packing the stadium and filling these peoples pockets.

  5. I agree that this should be happening all over the country.

    Pro shops? Maybe not. How about the business buildings of the owners?

    (Also, why do they need to “get a job”? This happened on Sunday afternoon.)

  6. When this is all over we will be right back packing the stadium and filling these peoples pockets.

    Speak for yourself !! I can guarnatee you that I wont be back in the stadium and I have a good number of friends who will not return. ..Guaranteed !!! Weve had enough and wont open our wallets to support this Greed !!

  7. vetdana says: Mar 28, 2011 12:43 PM

    When this is all over we will be right back packing the stadium and filling these peoples pockets.

    Speak for yourself !! I can guarnatee you that I wont be back in the stadium and I have a good number of friends who will not return. ..Guaranteed !!! Weve had enough and wont open our wallets to support this Greed !!

    DITTO!!
    I used to do a coupla games a yr, at least….
    NOT ANYMORE!!!!! I’ll sit at home indefinenetly, and watch games!!

  8. “The reality is that fans are helpless, mostly forgotten, and can’t make much of an impact on the negotiations.”

    BS.
    We control everything.
    We can just stop giving them our money.

    Neither side can even exist without the fans.

  9. “They’re squabbling over our money.” OUR money? It’s not like this is the government taking by force your hard-earned dollars…it’s money that you paid them. It’s THEIR money…they can do what they want with it. Morons.

  10. LOL…. so why are you people commenting on this article if you are at work? who cares if these people have jobs or not…

  11. The fact is that football provides meaning to many fans’ lives. It provides them conversation with their friends and strangers. Even now, the threat of the lockout has consumed many of them to constantly whine about a loss that hasn’t occurred yet. It’s the offseason, but all the fan whining makes it seems that this weekend’s games have been cancelled. I think many of these fans need grief counseling.

  12. Seattle fans should really use the ’12th man’ to their advantage to change the way players and owners are talking about the lockout. Perhaps a motto of “You’re locking out the 12th man too” cuts to the core of the issue.

  13. They should have continued over to Safeco field and protested the Mariner’s having a crappy team

  14. I think people should not show up at the draft itself in NYC. If they do they should be allowed to have signs expressing their displeasure.

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