I love you guys, but don’t question our fanhood. I’d almost rather have you question our manhood. Yes, some of the comments I’ve read today have gotten under my skin.
Whether it was boycotting Arrowhead this year because King Carl knows he doesn’t have to spend money to make money off of us Chiefs fans, or being honest and objective as media members who cover the Chiefs, Chiefs fans have called out our fanhood because of some of the things we’ve written
A.) The proposed boycott did not mean that we were unloyal. The exact opposite, in fact. We still buy way too much Chiefs gear and watch all the games. We run a Chiefs website for Pete’s effin’ sake! But at some point we the fans have to send a message to King Carl that with all the money the best fans in the league spend on tickets, the least he can do is splurge a little on free agency now and then.
B.) Loyalty has nothing to do with honesty or objectiveness. Blindly picking a bad team to be better than it will be under any circumstance isn’t being a good fan, it’s being a delusional homer. Look, die-hard fans we want the Chiefs to win and get into the playoffs. But as objective bloggers who have pledged our allegiance to fellow Chiefs fans first and the team second, we owe it to you guys to be objective. That way the truth is easy to digest when it goes down. Brodie Croyle has never won an NFL game. Giving him five wins next year after the Chiefs did absolutely zilch in free agency is generous, folks.
I’m out for the day, but I had to set the record straight on this before I left. We love the Chiefs, and we will still be the die-hardest of Chiefs fans even if they go 0-16 five years straight. But we will also be critical of the front office when they deserve criticism. Being a good fan doesn’t mean taking it on the chin and never complaining, folks. And if my 5-11 prediction is wrong, I hope you call me out. I hope it’s wrong! But I highly doubt it will be.
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