A group of fans from the News Tribune comments section are attempting to collect money to buy ads in Bay area papers to apologize to Bowman for the infamous "Popcorn Incident". Perhaps the incident will be called the Popcorn Assault.
The following was my comment to that enterprise: #$%^^&&** I understand the desire of good intentioned people who want to apologize for the popcorn incident. Although proof that popcorn was either spilled or thrown at Bowman is indisputable, nevertheless, there has been no evidence brought forth to support the accusations that there was any intention to disrespect Bowman. There has been rumor spread that a child looking at the player going through the exit accidentally spilled approx. 30 kernals of popcorn – 5 of which landed on a padded and helmeted Bowman.
The film clearly shows that none of the people hit by the popcorn, including Bowman, took any notice of it at the time. Most of the rumors immediately after the game were attributable to a tweet. From that single tweet the incident grew from a molehill into a mountain. Perhaps before an ad is placed making an apology where none may really be necessary will add to that mountain while settling nothing. Before I endorsed such an action, I would be scouring the internet for more evidence. Seeking the truth rather than adding insult to injury for the child (or adult) who may have accidentally spilled some harmless popcorn on an injured player.
The child (or adult – since I am going on rumor only) who spilled or threw the popcorn must be mortified. I feel sorry for them far more than Bowman. Of course, I am very sorry about Bowman’s injury as 99.9% of all Seahawks fans were. I would support an ad which published the truth of the incident, but not a knee jerk response to an uninvesigated incident that may have been blown completely out of proportion. %^&****(()) That is what I wrote.
This fanpost is written to ask other fans who may have facts to add to the evidence as to what actually happened. Certainly, throwing anything onto a player or near a player is horribly classless, and possibly illegal and dangerous. With possible exceptions like throwing SKITTLES when Lynch runs for a TD - since we all know THE BEAST survives on Skittles as a large part of his diet.