Bengals’ Fan Letter To J.J. Watt: “Your Behavior Brought Out Like Behavior In The Stands..”
This was just an epic troll job by this Cincinnati Bengals fan who clearly read the Upset Titans fan’s letter that was written to Cam Newton about his dancing. In case you didn’t read her letter:
Now check out this troll letter from Bengals fan to JJ Watt:
Dear Mr. Watt,
First, let me start my letter by saying something nice about you and your team so it doesn’t sound like I am an uptight, bitter fan of the opposing team (which, of course, I am). I would like to congratulate you on your win in Cincinnati last week. Our team played horrible, but yours played less horrible. Kudos to the Texans organization.
That game happened to be my 90-year-old grandfather’s first live NFL experience. He was surprised to see so many young, intoxicated fans sitting in our section of the stadium – that doesn’t happen much at the bingo hall. And he was excited we were near the end zone, so we would be close to all the “hub bub” particularly in the second half.
Because of where we sat, we had a close up view of your conduct before, during, and after the game. The balls you threw so carelessly into the stands without any regard to the cost to the league and the fines you are sure to incur. The excitement you showed after big plays. The ignorant and reprehensible things you said about our sweet, sensitive Bengals’ ginger quarterback after the game. We saw it all.
I refuse to believe you don’t realize you are a role model. You are paid billions of dollars every year to play hard and be a leader. In the offseason you’re expected to make appearances, support charities, and inspire young kids to pursue your sport and all sports, even tennis. With everything the NFL has gone through in recent years, I’m confident they have advised that you are, by virtue of your position and career choice, a role model.
And because you are a role model, your behavior brought out like behavior in the stands. Some of the Texans fans in our section began to believe that their team had a chance to win the game and actually started enjoying themselves. They were saying horrible things like “Bengals SUCK!!” right in the same general area as my grandfather and the hometown fans. Many Bengals fans even booed you when you made those extra hard tackles, a few offering instructive, but not necessarily elderly friendly, suggestions as to how you might change your evil, maniacal play.
My grandfather sensed the change immediately – and started asking questions. Won’t he get in trouble for doing that? Is he trying to hurt people’s feelings? Do you think he realizes that he looks like some sort of superhuman next to some of the other players? He said when he was a youngster, he played the game the way it was supposed to be played: like a gentleman.
I didn’t have great answers for him, and honestly, in an effort to minimize your negative impact and what was supposed to be a fun day, ending with a “Who Dey?” victory, I redirected his attention to the cheerleaders and mascot. He particularly enjoyed the cheerleaders. I mean, he REALLY enjoyed the cheerleaders.
I could tell he was still thinking about those cheerleaders as I pushed his wheelchair back to our car.
“They sure didn’t have cheerleaders like that back when I was a kid!” he added. “I wonder what those nice young ladies think about that animal J.J Watt?”
I don’t know about your family life, Mr. Watt, but I think I’m safe in saying thousands of old people watch you every week. You have amazing talent and an incredible platform to be seen doing that thing you do when you so savagely tackle your opponents for big losses.
Unfortunately, what you modeled for them today was passion, enjoyment, and the thrill of making big plays for your team. Our elderly population simply is not prepared for such excitement and bravado.
Is that what your coaches and mentors modeled for you, Mr. Watt? Is that the way you want to portray yourself to today’s elderly population and, more importantly, those cheerleaders who are desperately looking for someone to look up to?