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Let the Excuses Begin

Yeah - I'm going to go ahead and go this way instead.I haven’t listened to sports radio, ESPN or seen/heard any recap of the Chiefs game from anyone else aside from the friends who were at the same watch party but I’m pretty sure I can tell you what’s being said.  The Chiefs still don’t seem to have the level of respect that other, less talented (and fewer-win) teams do for some reason.  I’ve heard the commentary all year long to date and I can almost parrot back every comment made about backup quarterbacks, weak teams and no injuries.

So let me attempt to play Carnak the Magnificent and tell you what Continue reading Let the Excuses Begin

No Panicking Allowed

Chiefs!DO NOT PANIC.

I hear way too much of the whole “panic” thing these days, especially from certain friends who, inexplicably, call themselves “Broncos fans” (you know who you are…). Now, to be fair, I recognize that you have to treat Broncos fans differently than everyone else – they’re “special” – but even so I’d expect them to grasp that the Chiefs season is not over, nor is it even remotely in dire straits (“Sultans of Swing”, anyone?).

Let’s recap and take a look at where we’re at. The Red and Gold started off the season with nine straight wins. That puts them at a 9-0 record for those of you who have trouble with math (like, say, the aforementioned friends – love you guys). History is on their side in terms of making the playoffs from there; no team has ever Continue reading No Panicking Allowed

Going Irish

My seats.20+ hours in the car, 2 inches of snow and pretty much no sleep.  Add it up and what do you have?  An absolutely awesome weekend.

A buddy of mine had an extra ticket to the BYU-Notre Dame game up in South Bend.  It took me all of 0.2 seconds from the time I got the invitation until I said “hell yes” – and the delay was actually processing the words.

The four of us packed my HHR and piled into it on Friday morning, hopped on 435 north and drove.

And drove.

And drove.

Aside from Continue reading Going Irish

Chiefs. Broncos. Tonight.

T-minus 9 hours, 23 minutes.

At approximately 7:30pm this evening the Broncos will host the Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado with first place in the AFC West on the line.  There will be a gigantic crowd there and every single fan of professional football who’s not driving, on an airplane or otherwise unable to watch the game will have their eyes on NBC since the NFL flexed the game to Sunday night from a 3:25 start originally.

Let me give you seven facts about this game before it starts:

First, Continue reading Chiefs. Broncos. Tonight.

Welcome to Arrowhead

CHIEFS!October 13. Arrowhead Stadium. The hated Oakland Raiders.

Combine those three with a 75-degree Sunday and the best – and loudest – fans in the entire National Football League and what do you have? You have a shattered record.

In 1993 we broke the record in Kansas City with a roar hitting 116 decibels – or roughly the level of a good rock concert – when John Elway and the Denver Asses Donkeys Horseys Broncos battled Joe Montana and the Chiefs. That record easily earned Arrowhead Stadium the title of “loudest open air stadium in the NFL”, a record we held and cherished for years.

But the last Continue reading Welcome to Arrowhead