"I wonder if the Chiefs can navigate their scary schedule next season."
Happy Friday the 13th Addicts! I have a special place in my heart for Friday, May 13th because in 1983, it was the day I was born. Naturally, I turned out to be a huge horror movie fan and one who appreciates all things spooky! That is why today, Arrowhead Addict is going to take on a bit of a creepy tone.
So BEWARE! All ye who enter, danger and terror lurks around every turn. Stay off the moors! Don’t fall asleep! You’re all doomed! Look out, Al Davis is standing behind you!
After a rare late-season bye week, the Men of Steel will travel to America’s heartland to take on the vastly improved Kansas City Chiefs. This will be the beginning of what I consider to be the easiest part of the schedule, aside from the travel.
Arrowhead Stadium is a notoriously difficult place for visiting teams to win, a fact that is belied by the beating the Ravens put on the Chiefs in the playoffs in January. That was the exception that proves the rule.
He marvels at the boiled eggs that go for 35 cents apiece at Billy’s Chili Pot on Frankford Avenue. He discovers that Big Charlie’s Saloon, in the midst of Eagle-green South Philly, is a Kansas City Chiefs shrine. And he’s only marginally disgusted by the smokers at City Line Bar & Horseshoe Pits in the Northeast, where instead of ashtrays patrons drop their butts into tiny plastic cups half-filled with water.
The 25-cent bowling machines, the black-and-white photos of old boxers, the cheap drinks, the saucy barmaids and the drunken, sometimes brilliant banter of the regulars – they’re all worthy of praise. There’s something to be said for a place like the Cresson Inn, beneath the SEPTA rail trestle in Manayunk. While college kids wearing backward baseball caps get into fistfights on Main Street, McManus writes, “The bar has retained all of its blue-collar dive-y charm.” The sign behind the bar emphasizes it: This is ‘Where the Real Yunkers Drink.’ ”
ason Ensign, 33, was angry that his Kansas City Chiefs were getting whomped 43-14 by the San Diego Chargers in November of 2009. And as he was leaving Qualcomm Stadium, he heard some ribbing from the hometown fans. So, naturally, he flipped them off. This led to a scuffle with stadium security and battery charges.
Luckily, judge Gale Kaneshiro ruled on Monday that Ensign was invoking his free speech right with his middle-finger salute, and had a right to defend himself from the private security officers who tackled him. They’re not cops, lest we forget.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen