A short and sweet round up of the game from my perspective at Arrowhead, Ill post a more complete “Arrowhead Adventure” in a day or so.
Fact is I’m dog tired.
We started our day with a “party platter” from Gates, found a nice half empty hidden spot between Kaughman and Arrowhead, and chowed . Hungry as I was, it hit the spot like nothing else could, one of those perfect food moments.
We were shocked at how many Steelers fans showed, their “terrible towels” waving all over. Steelers fans are some of the nicest opposing fans to visit, one thing I’ve always noticed, they seem to have more cash to spend on Steelers attire than most groups.
We had not hope in our hearts, but my buddy Dan Knetzer and I were determined to make the day fun, and we found our seats.
The 97 yard Charles run brought our section and the entire stadium to its feet, that lasted through most of the first quarter.
By half time there was a certain malaise in the air, kind of a “here we go again”. My thoughts were drifting away from the game during the half and to other interests, such as the um well lets say the choreography the Cheerleaders put together on the field. My favorite is Jenna and she was on our side of the field this game.
Anyway after the half as we started to get back into the game, the old familiar chairs banging to encourage our defense was roaring, and standing was back in vogue for most of the rest of the game.
When the game hit overtime I told several I didn’t feel our team could beat the Superbowl Champs in overtimes. Most shook their heads sadly in agreement, no doubt remembering the Cowboys game as I was.
Before the final game winning three pointer was let loose, my buddy Dan started a small but enthusiastic chant in our section “kick it now! kick it now!” and it felt great!
When we nailed it, I had to ask several if we had actually won, and my question met with weak nods. I think quite a few of us were in shock, I know I was.
On the way to the car, the “War Chant” was started in the tunnels. It was a feeling I had not felt in years, and was certainly a welcome friend to have back in my life.
As we drove home we remembered that “Grigsby” from the radio had predicted a win right before the game. We had laughed at the time. Now I’m as proud of him as I am of any of the Chiefs on the field.
Don’t know who Grigsby is? Well sorry, I’m worn out and I’m going to bed. Don’t worry someone else will fill you in.
CHIEFS WIN! WE BEAT THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPS AND WE DID IT WITH GUTS AND PRIDE! LETS HEAR IT ADDICTS!