Think the Kansas City Chiefs suck it lately? Me too! But as bad as things got a couple of years ago, they don’t compare to 1977. Commonly considered the worst season in franchise history, the Chiefs finished two and twelve. The head coach Paul Wiggin was fired follwoing a 44-7 loss to Cleveland in week seven, making him the only coach in franchise history to be canned mid season. Check out this Kansas City Sports broadcast, the Chiefs are discussed about midway. Your Arrowhead Adventurer did’nt make it to any Chiefs games that year, I had a few years to go to make it to legal driving age.
He was replaced by Tom Bettis who was able to pull off one more win , but added six more losses to the 1977 record. Bettis went back to his old job as defensive backs coach. Marv Levy was appointed the new coach in late December. Bettis didn’t even bother to campaign for the job.
The Chiefs drafted 12 players that season, Cornerback Gary Green topped the list , and went on to play nine seasons in the NFL.
Bettis was not the only one who had enough of the 1977 Chiefs. Willie Lanier called it quits after the 1977 season. Baltimore aquired ‘Contact Laniers” rights but could not lure him out of retirement, so sick of losing was he.
Interviews with some of my buds who attended some games in the 1977 season indicate the most popular and populous sections of the stadium in the colder months were the heated bathrooms.
But just like the present, things would slowly get better.
.And now, an unrelated topic, bang it below for THE DEXTER MCCLUSTER RUN! Your Arrowhead Adventurer is in the black shirt in the corner performing my signature touchdown polka.
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