Than I went to the Pitch.com and read his link. Seriously, could you have came up with better?
Yes, I'm a Hawkeye fan, a Stanzi fan, a Chiefs fan, a football fan, but most of all I'm proud to be American and live in the United States. I don't hate other countries, don't dislike people from other countries but I too love the fact that I live in the United States of America. Are there problems in the U.S., yes there are but isn't there problems everywhere? Commercials of exotic get-a-ways paint you the picture of some beatiful sites, but like all things, it has its bad points as well. Though I think other countries have very nice museums, history, etc. I don't have the desire to travel there as well. There's plenty of places in the United States that I would love to visit first. I make my money in the United States, I might as well spend it here. Does it make me a person foolish for loving their country?
But here's my follow up just below to both of these comments(some others are out there too) and if you feel the same, let them know on twitter or by posting a comment on the pitch.com link above in the article. If you agree with them, than leave it for me. I'm a big boy, I can handle it. But I'm also a proud American just like you should be from where you are if you feel that way, and you shouldn't bash someone for showing respect to the country they live in or love.
So here's my follow up to those haters of Ricky Stanzi for being American...
Stanzi is proud to be American, I am as well. Doesn't mean you should bash someone for loving the country that they live and work in. Maybe your upset that team lost to a team Stanzi played on. A game is a game but for one that respects his country on and off the field, doesn't deserve disrespect back. Instead of hating or bashing someone who loves their country, maybe you should support your own country more. Do you cheer for other teams to beat your country in the Olympic games? If so, your foolish. The Olympics are built on being supportive of your country. People compete for their countries as a sense of pride and accomplishment. They don't go to lose, they go to represent to the best they can their country. That's why the wear the colors of their country. Are they foolish too?
Your country tries to help support you(yes, times are tough but they do whether you realize it or not), but you laugh and "shun" those who defend and appreciate America, the country at least one of you who wrote these comments is working in. Your entitled to your freedom of speech, but remember the country that gave you that right and that many people are passionate about. But sorry to those who feel the need to hate or bash or whatever you so-choose to call it, but you are foolish for not supporting those who show patriotism. If you don't like Stanzi as a football player, fine... but don't hate a young man for loving and being American. I don't hate you for being American, I dislike your comments for going against someone who loves the country I live in. I'd feel the same if I was born in any other country. I'm a proud American, but I'm prouder for those who love it and defend it even more. I would say it like Stanzi did #loveitorleaveit but I think first you need to #learnitandloveit.