I love the fact that our fans are loud, but sometimes, SOME of them can be
downright embarrassing. Or worse.Like when some of them booed the
drafting of an All-Star at #9, perhaps just because he was a skinny white
guy.Like when some shout "cancer" at Derek Fisher, hoping to
rattle him, after he returned here with the Lakers.Like when some
shout racial slurs at opposing teams.Like when some of them get
rankled at being called a "homer." Sheesh, now you've taken
something Chris Paul said that's actually complimentary about our fans and
turned it into increased motivation for him.Doing things like the
above are beyond crass, classless, and moronic - they hurt the Jazz. So a few
words from one Jazz to the "some" who are doing things like the above:
STOP IT!Sadly, though, I'm afraid the ones who need to get the
message can't read. Or at least aren't reading the Deseret News...
A complete "NON" issue. Get over it people. CP3 was giving us Jazz fans
a compliment. Accept it as such and knock off the whining. This is unbecoming
Jazz fans. Go Jazz.
Complete homers? Well Duh! I suppose that when the Clippers are playing in LA
the crowd aren't homers. Maybe they are pining for the Lakers?
A great series like this and this reporter chooses to go after the high school
gossip audience. This is the playoffs Mr. Gennessy and you are talking about a
great player as though he were a character on Melrose Place. Just as the Jazz
have stepped up their game, you should consider doing the same. Go Jazz!
Meaningless dribble, similar to the fluff filling the sports pages the week of a
rivalry game. The comment was very complementary, noting the tough atmosphere
being the road team coming into the former Tox Box.Isn't that what
fans are supposed to do in support of the hometeam Jazz?I can't wait
until the era of grievance collecting ends and we can go back to giving
attention to context and intent. Aren't we all sick of Political
Correctness, the act of looking for offense by pulling out a few words of a
paragraph to take as a personal jab?
It was a compliment to Jazz fans. Chris Paul is nothing but a class act and one
of the few NBA players I really respect.
Of course Paul thinks there are only Jazz fans at Vivant Arena, he's played
for the Clippers the past six years. LAC has no real fans and nobody wants to
wear their jerseys. There are (unfortunately) plenty of Lakers or Celtics
jerseys when those teams come through.
Nothing else to write about so let's stretch our imagination so we can be
offended in some manner. HINT: No one likes to be a guest at a
pity-party---everyone wants to be the host.
Any Jazz fan that took Paul's use of "homer" as a put-down really
IS a "Homer" in the Simpson sense . . . .
Why would any fan be offended by that, especially after that explanation?We are way too sensitive as a society. Good grief.