I must say Addicts, if you put on blinders and focus on the day, there is still plenty of fun to be had at Arrowhead. Today turned out to be a sunny, warm bask in the sun, so much so that I was able to strip down to my shirtsleeves for much of the game. I’d order weather like that every game if I could.
We made a pregame attempt to try BBQ at the AA blogger recommended Oklahoma Joes’s but found they are closed on Sundays, so we detoured to LC’s and I’m mighty glad we did.
$5.00 coupons given out as your ticket was scanned, which could be used in multiples for each purchase, made food at the concession stands nearly free if you could talk your way into more than one.
It was great to see David Cook sing the Anthem, and we all enjoyed another awesome Air Force flyover.
The cheerleaders looked fantastic,, and for once in too many games to remember, there were very few opposing fan jerseys to be seen. If the crowd cheered, you knew the game was going the Chiefs way.
Big numbers on the scoreboard made the game at least fun to watch, even though I had in the back of my mind we wouldn’t pull off a win.
Some comments from callers at my favorite KC sports radio 810 am on the way home were thought provoking and I think worth noting:
Once caller proclaimed that “every practice is going to be a good practice if the guys you practice against are some of the worst players in the league”
Another complained that ” if the players we cut in the last two years formed a team, that team would kick our ass”.
Finally, on the topic of talent evaluation, it was pointed out that for most of the year, Charles averaged twice the yards per carry that Larry did, yet Larry continued to start until he almost literally got himself kicked off the team. What kind of talent evaluation is that? I thought that was a fair point..
It was one of the lowest attended games I have seen in the past two years, despite the blackout. It almost seems the blackout rule has the opposite effect. As far as our sell out streak ending, I didn’t hear one person mention it. It seemed almost as if nobody cared.
Booming bass from the stereos was noticeably absent from the parking lot. The usual festive Arrowhead atmosphere didn’t crawl out of bed today.
The talk in the stands and the media was ticket sales, especially the difficult decisions that the season ticket holders must make next year.
Personally, if God continues to bless me with the means, I’ll re-up. But I heard more people say they wouldn’t be making the same purchase more than any other time in recent memory.
The Hunt family is going to have a hard sell next year, and I think this game was the first of many more blackouts to come before our beloved Chiefs can and will turn things around.
So we close the home game season with another stinking loss. The 20 year sell out streak came to an end. Talent wise, with the exception of Cassel, I feel we have less talent than this time last year. And I know many will disagree with me about Matt.
On the bright side, my season tickets moved to seats that I could never have hoped to get were the Chiefs winning, and the price of those seats dropped about $40.o0 from last year.
The improvements to the stadium really are fantastic, and the investment made by the Hunt family pretty much guarantees our beloved Chiefs will be residing in Kansas City for years to come.
Two games left in the season, winning one or both is within the realm of possibility. It seems we have more company as far as our win loss record than we did last year
Its weird folks, I’m not the bitter, angry Randy5k I’ve been the last several games, I think I’m kind of in an “acceptance” mode.
I’d like to hear where everyone is at with the team at this point, so lets hear it Addicts. What are we gonna see next year and where are we at now?