What a crazy two weeks it’s been for Kansas City Chiefs fans, and for your Arrowhead Adventurer! Two weeks ago I dared to assert that bringing Peyton Manning on board at the cost of both Orton and Cassel might not be the best idea. I suggested we might not want to put all of our eggs in one basket. Opinion varied, but it turned out not to be something any of us really needed to worry about.
Blame who you wish, but at the cost of all their cap space, warehoused Tim Tebow jerseys, and possibly all of their sanity, Peyton Manning shall suit up for the Denver Donkeys when training camp rolls around.
The following week, I boldly declared (during a downside of my recent case of Kansas City Chiefs bipolarism triggered by a review of my 2009 NFL draft party photos) that our beloved team might be lacking a little excitement these days.
In response, support was offered, my reputation as the most enthusiastic Kansas City Chiefs fan at the north side Springfield, Mo Buffalo Wild Wings and the south corner of Arrowhead was challenged, but it didn’t take long for civilized, cerebral discussion to develop.
One week later I’m stoked about the future of my favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs and my favorite place on earth, the old girl they call home, Arrowhead Stadium.
What do I think of Peyton Manning signing with the Donkeys? Well he shall soon find out, as countless others have, that donkeys are filled with donkey doo. And it stinks. And so shall the Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning at the helm.
I predict that a swamp thing butt shaped dent will appear in the chest of Mr. Manning one fine Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, much as they are rumored to have appeared in countless car hoods at LSU parties attended by a then student named Glenn Dorsey.
As the other potential candidate for “greatest active QB in the league,” Tom Brady, found out, well, the Chiefs can take your ass out for a season.
I believe the current Kansas City Chiefs roster can handle Manning. That game is one I actually look forward to this season.
The Eric Winston deal is simply amazing. One of the best in the NFL. This guy can hit the field playing at a top level. And we have not even reached the draft yet! When was the last time we went into the draft in such great shape? Oh my.
For several years I have casually mentioned the possibility of bringing Brady Quinn to our squad. I don’t believe that Brady will be a serious challenge to Cassel as starter, but he is definitely a backup that can, in my humble opinion, take the team to wins should Matt suffer another injury. The only hesitation I have in saying this is that Merlin has no faith in him at all. And well… Merlin actually knows what he is talking about.
So as we enter the 2012 season, it appears the team I had hoped for in 2011 might actually be forming. This idea makes it a little easier to click the “pay button” on my season ticket holder’s account.
The seven hour drives to the games in frigid weather once again seem exciting. The tickets I’ll receive may actually be worth the paper they are printed on, as they were in 2010. And the draft party might actually be worth driving up for on a weekday evening.
To those who became alarmed last week at my lethargic outlook, I thank you for your support. It certainly snapped me out of it. To those who questioned my loyalty, well, I understand.
I’m only human, after all.
My level of loyalty can only be truly known to your Arrowhead Adventurer himself.
I only need to think back to the coldest game in Kansas City Chiefs history to remind myself of the depth of my loyalty.
Then one warm summer August evening I’ll close my eyes and be truly at peace on the parking lot of the greatest NFL stadium in the world.