Pulling The Plug

Man it’s tough to be a Chiefs fan these days. Knowing full well that we have absolutely no chance to win AT HOME against the Broncos next week. But hey, it’s not called re-building for nothing, so I guess we’re going to have to just suck it up and hope for better days. Right?

Obviously that’s exactly what Herm Edwards and Carl Peterson want us to believe. They want us to keep rolling out the cash to buy up the tickets, the $8.00 beers, and the $20.00 parking fees, because at the end of the day, if they keep bringing in the change for the Hunt family vault, the team can lose 15 games a year for the foreseeable future.

But if you’re like me, you quickly shouted “WRONG!!” back at your computer screen, instead of just going with the flow like Herm and Carl want us to do. They want us to be quiet and patient while they promise us the world, but the time has come for us to do the exact opposite in my opinion.

We need to push back in the only way we can: with our checkbooks. We can keep dragging this thing out by continuing to subsidize the Carl Peterson 25 year plan with our tickets, merchandise, and concession money, or we can pressure Clark Hunt into making a move by the end of the season at the latest.

Don’t get me wrong. I love watching games from the friendly confines of Arrowhead just as much as the next guy. And if I hadn’t already purchased tickets to the Titans game in October, I definitely would be staying at home listening to Len and Mitch broadcast the games for the rest of the season. But that being said, you can bet that I won’t be spending a dime more than I have to when I do go to the game, because like most of you, I’m fed up with this crap being force fed down our throats each week when the Chiefs take the field.

Here’s a few of the things that I think the team has to change IMMEDIATELY if they want to have any fans left in the stadium at the end of the season:

  • The ridiculous quarterback carousel that spins around each week like a cheap slot machine, and then spits out another piece of trash that’s trotted out on the field like a lamb led to slaughter. By the way, Old Man River’s back this week in place of Twigpen, as if that’s going to change the outcome of Sunday’s game in any way.
  • McSack playing the role of matador every week, standing around and watching while opposing DEs run right by him and break every bone in our QB’s body. Why in God’s name is he still on this team?
  • Gunther Cunningham continuing to do anything for the team other then picking up garbage outside the stadium. Seriously, if I have to watch his defense look completely lost on the field while an opposing RB is cruising down field into the end zone, I’m going to shoot him myself.

Obviously there’s a lot more that this team will need to do to finally win a game or two this season, but you got to start somewhere. The time has come to say enough is enough, and make the hard decisions needed to win back the heart of the fans. They can do that by taking a stand against the idiotic playcalling we’re seeing on the sidelines every Sunday; by dumping the cost of tickets, beer, and parking; and by eliminating fat overpaid turds like McSack from our team.

I love this team more than most things in life, but the time has come for the fans to make their voices heard. We cannot sit by and allow incompetency to continue to reign supreme at 1 Arrowhead Drive. The time has come to act and to do it forcefully, by taking away the one thing every business wants and needs:

Our money.

Chris Kolb is the owner/lead writer for KCChiefsFanatic.com

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