Op-Ed: Not Far Enough

22 Jun 2016 7:21 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

—by Andrew Brawley

A recent review of the Timbers Army chant catalog resulted in the elimination of a chant deemed offensive to a select group or groups within our membership. I fully support the 107ist Board's decision and subsequent action.

Furthermore, after conducting my own review of the since-updated chant sheet, I wish to submit the following list of words and phrases found herein that could also be deemed offensive to select audiences.

I humbly ask the 107ist Board to reconvene at their earliest convenience to review this list and modify or remove the affected chant(s) deemed offensive to our community.

Thank you for your time.

Word or phrase Potential offended audience
We / Friends / Us / Party / Team / League Sociophobics
Green Chlorophobics
Gold Aurophobics
Gold Gold Gold Monologophobics
Up Acrophobics
City Urbanphobics
Shake Kinesiophobics
Gates Claustrophobics
Hell Christians; Atheists
Time Chronophobics
See Blind people
Smiling Geliophobics
Prison Incarcerophobics
TV Televisiophobics
Say Glossophobics
Whoa-oh-oh Erotophobics
Keep it up Medorthophobics
Don't let up / forever Apeirophobics
Boys / Men Androphobics
Best / Victory / Win Atychiphobics
Sing Decantophobics
Sleep Hypnophobics
Tonight Nyctophobics
Love Philophobics
Stolen Kleptophobics
Mental Special needs communities
Buried Taphophobics
Barmy Homichlophobics
TRUE Alethephobics
End Apocalyptophobics
Noise Phonophobics
Jump Catapedaphobics
Sunshine Heliophobics
Happy Cherophobics
Sky Anablephobics
Gray Glaucophobics
Wise Gnosiophobics
Rush Tachophobics
Falling Bathophobics
Hands Chirophobics
Die Thanatophobics

 

 

This is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the 107ist or the Timbers Army.


Comments

  • 28 Sep 2016 1:08 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Jordan says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm 
    I couldn’t agree more.. just reading some of those words made me feel uncomfortable.

    joe oneill says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm 
    Absolutely LOVE the satire. Awesome.

    josh geyer says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm 
    I’m against people who make lists. (listaphobics)
    To make things worse, I don’t know why you didn’t think of me when writing this piece. VERY RUDE!!!!

    Greg Iovino says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm 
    Fear of lists is pinaciphobia

    Aaron Bullard says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:50 pm 
    This is fantastic.

    Heidi says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm 
    I feel like ‘if you’re not jumping…you’re not Timbers’ was left us for thise of us with joint pain

    Heidi says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm 
    I feel like ‘if you’re not jumping…you’re not Timbers’ was left off of this list for those of us with joint pain

    Lionel says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm 
    Im terrified of lists, this has sent me into a full blown panic attack!

    Greg Iovino says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm 
    pinaciphobia (fear of lists)

    Jeff says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:40 pm 
    I just need attention

    Victor Castorini says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm 
    Brawley, man, you got some issues…

    Shedwater says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm 
    Can we also tone down the drums? Ear damage for children is a serious issue. Throwing streamers and confetti can cause paper cuts to someones cornea. Waving scarves can go rouge and cause damage to someone’s face. Smoke bombs effect asthma. Standing for 90+ is bad for joints and spinal alignment. Tetris can cause bodily damage to those less mobile. All the spilled/unattended beer creates opportunity for underage drinking and roofies. Flags can leave nasty bruises or give someone a concussion if they are hit. Im also concerned with some of the negative chants towards opposing teams/players this can lower self esteem and set the example bullying is tolerated to impressionable youth. If we all inclusive and sensitive to others, these are some additional issues worth looking into.

    Darren Lloyd says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm 
    Come find us in the drums. I’ll give you earplugs.

    Paul says:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm 
    Shedwater just spoke for everyone here.

    irishbball49 says:
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:36 am 
    For anyone that would like to vote from the following three options from thehttps://www.reddit.com/r/timbers thread and poll currently going on:
    http://www.strawpoll.me/10562801
    1) Do nothing; leave as is.
    2) Alter specific line in question to something else; keep chant.
    3) Comprehensive removal of chant altogether.

    Gary Becker says:
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:46 am 
    Excellent post. The stupidity of it, and the supportive comments, has pushed me from the “I don’t feel strongly but support the change” camp to “yeah, fuck that chant” camp.

    Nick Magnuson says:
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:40 am 
    Triggered.

    Matt Sundquist says:
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm 
    I hate being politically correct. Boys and girls this a fucking soccer match. Let’s have some fun. Last match I inserted “shemale first verse, husband second verse, wife third verse, etc. etc. etc. Ladies get off your high horse and see this for what this is. Remember it’s fun to hate Seattle. There’s no offense intended or implied. It’s a fucking soccer match.let’s have some fun. Or burn Seattle
    RCTID

    Matt Sundquist says:
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm 
    I’d be honored if the entire Army would sing “Shag your Matt an drink your beer” . I think my wife would get a kick out of it also. She gets it.

    Gabriel Bliss says:
    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm 
    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/southpark/images/a/ab/Pcprincipal.png

    Canislatrans says:
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:33 am 
    those words made me feel uncomfortable.
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