Well sir….I’m sure I am not the only Chiefs fan who felt stinging disappointment on the ride home from Arrowhead Sunday night. Lyle Graverson filled us in on his disappointments. Hindsight is perfect, they say. Well hindsight should have told me some things that didn’t occur to me until we started getting our junk kicked during the third quarter.
1. Chan Gailey was our offensive coordinator less than two years ago. We didn’t burn our playbook last season, I am relatively certain we didn’t burn it this year either.
2. Chan Gailey and the Bills almost kicked our tails in a game last year at home during a season that we won the AFC West title. They were only going to get tougher.
3. Matt Cassel was playing hurt.
4. Our very promising new tight end Tony Moeaki is out for the year. Pope is trying to fill those shoes and runs like Bigfoot.
I am not an eternal optimist when it comes to the Chiefs. But I’m not rambling Lyle Graverson either.
The loss was tough to take, but there are plenty of positives that I took home. Not the least of which was the awesome pregame honor of the 9-11 victims. I have never seen 80,000 people crying in one place before. It was a sight to experience, a sight that I won’t ever forget. The policeman who sang the National Anthem sang it beautfully. And best of all (sadly, it’s an issue at Arrowhead these days) he got all the words right. (Awesome photo taken by my girlfriend Lori. Check the view from my seats ).
The tailgating was the best I have seen in years. We cooked chili in my gas-powered crock pot and ate egg salad sandwiches. I drank Jeremiah Weed, while my girlfriend drank Bud Light. I smoked a nice long stogie after I ate and was feeling on top of the world as we made our way toward Gate G.
I always lose my breath for a second, every time I walk into our section and see that sea of green surrounded by the blood red beaches of fans cheering. Still the loudest fans in the league, no doubt.
Two fly-overs! I have never seen two, any one by itself would have made the whole day. Wart hogs and tank killers, I think.
The snow cones we bought in the concourse were the best I have ever tasted.
The ride home was rough, but Patrick and the rest of our staff at AA have a way of making the future look bright, brighter than it’s been in years.
We got our butts kicked in a game I thought we would win. So what? Nothing new here, folks. We are the Chiefs. We do that. Not the only disappointing loss yesterday. One team in the history of the NFL has had zero losses in a season. One. We certainly do not have that skill level this year. Just a bad start to a season that involves a very difficult schedule. And who can plan for the loss of Eric Berry, tight end Tony M., and other unplanned disappointments. Can we turn this year around? Who knows. I think its possible that we can have a worse record this year and a better team. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, your Arrowhead Addict will be grilling bratwurst and drinking Jeremiah Weed at your favorite football stadium in the world on Oct. 1. I’ll bring back adventures you can experience, too, just for the price of a ticket.
See you then!