Another Friday evening. Another week coming to an end. Another week closer to Chiefs games. We hope. For us Addicts, this is how we tell time. The long wait for the snow to melt, summer to come and pass, and the leaves to grow and start to turn an array of brilliant colors. We fill our time with the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, the NBA playoffs, NASCAR, and Major League Baseball, but these are merely time killers for a lot of us. We wait for these sports to come to an end like months on a Chiefs Calendar just as we waited for our birthdays when we were young. Another marker passed, another upcoming, that much closer to seeing the Red and Gold take the field. Another day closer.
In the meantime we spend our time speculating about how the new management of our team will handle players, and get angry about the CBA negotiations to the point we start making demands of our own. We assure ourselves and others that if the season does not happen we will still make it through, no matter how ridiculous of measures we have to take. We look at what improvements we can make in the upcoming year through free agency and the draft, and quiz ourselves over players and teams of old to see how deep our knowledge and passion run. We do all of this in anticipation of that treasured moment when the coin flips, our team lines up, the ball is kicked, and we can start the cycle anew. This is what we do as fans.
I left out discussion on purpose. Just like keeping the memory of someone alive when they move away by speaking of them often, we talk about the Chiefs and this keeps the NFL alive in our thoughts while the players and coaches restructure through the off season to try and put together a championship organization. This is the night to talk about whatever you want to keep the discussion going. What do you think of having an ex-head coach brought in to aid Matt Cassel? How much money should the Chiefs consider paying Tamba Hali? Will Todd Haley ever cut his hair? The great thing is, there is always a lot to talk about. I hope you all have a great night, and Patrick will be at it again early tomorrow with your morning fix!