On December 15, 2008. Carl Peterson was handed his walking papers after a ten year career at the helm of the Kansas City Chiefs. An exciting day it was for your Arrowhead Adventurer. Earlier, my beloved Chiefs had just finished playing the coldest home game on record, and after a three hour drive to the stadium by myself (I couldn’t give my extra ticket away), a senseless loss to the Miami Dolphins, and a depressing drive home in the cold, frigid Missouri winter weather, I pondered if this was the day I’d put my fanatic love for the Kansas City Chiefs on the back burner.
So the news that Carl Peterson was finally being replaced gave me renewed hope for the future.
January 23, 2009. Herm Edwards was handed his walking papers as well. Life was looking good!
February 6, 2009 . Todd Haley is announced as the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. “Wow,” I thought to myself. “This guy has a Super Bowl appearance under his belt.”
And on a beautiful summer morning in July of 2009, I found out that our team had signed QB Matt Cassel to take the snaps.
At last I felt the pieces were in place. It was only a matter of time that our team would be seeing some postseason games, and in a few years, maybe even a Super Bowl run.
And we lost the first five games of 2009. And 2009 sucked as bad as the previous year.
And I felt the usual hopeless frustration.
In 2010, the Chiefs won their first three games, including the season opener on Monday Night Football against the San Diego Chargers, a game I still look back on as one of the most exciting I’ve attended at Arrowhead. We were the last undefeated team remaining in the NFL before losing at Indianapolis in Week 5. Kansas City went on to win the AFC West for the first time since 2003.
On January 9, 2011 the Kansas City Chiefs played the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs lost the game 30-7 with Matt Cassel passing for 70 yards and 3 interceptions. The only touchdown was a 41-yard touchdown run by Jamaal Charles. The game cost me hundreds of hard earned dollars to attend.
And here we go again…….
2011 wasn’t a great year, and Haley of course was fired. I love the idea of Romeo being at the helm. I have questions about the future of Kyle Orton and Matt Cassel in Kansas City.
Things are looking good again! All I needed to do was wait. And the vicious cycle begins anew….
And so I have made a decision. I will not live like this anymore! And neither should you.
What if we win a Super Bowl? Look at the Giants. One of the greatest Super Bowl wins in the history of the NFL was followed by the same old same old for them.
New Orleans came back from the devastation of Katrina to win one of the most heartwarming Super Bowl wins ever.
The following year they didn’t exactly set the world on fire.
And most people are hard pressed to name the years these two teams won it all.
The point Addicts, is that the time to enjoy Kansas City Chiefs football is today! As you sit at your desk or while you fiddle with your smart phone! While you’re reading the paper! Now dammit!
It’s never going to get better than today!
Strategize! Mock draft! Email or call One Arrowhead Drive with your ideas for improvement! Take advantage of the sale K-mart will soon have on Chiefs merchandise!
Review our 2012 opponents for strength or weakness! Pour over Arrowhead Addict like you’re thinking about buying the damn site! Let me, or Patrick or DD or Big Matt or the other staffers know that we are either geniuses or full of crap! Or both!
You get the idea.
I’ve got a pile of Kansas City Chiefs wear that I’ll soon be storing for the season sitting next to my bed. It’s literally the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning. And because of that pile of gear I start the day reminded that the Kansas City Chiefs are the greatest, proudest, bravest NFL team in the world. Arrowhead Addict is the best KC Chiefs fansite on the net! The Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders are the hottest on the planet! Arrowhead Adventures is the (ok you fill this one in). And hopefully you get the picture. Things might get better. Things might get worse. But the day to enjoy the Kansas City Chiefs isn’t when our players are healthy and on the field in August 2012. Or when we go postseason in January of 2013. Or when we finally reach that Super Bowl that we have been waiting for these forty plus years.
The most exciting day in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs is today!
“Our lives are simply a succession of nows”.
Mary Anne Radmacher