Patrick Allen is a fanatical Kansas City Chiefs fan.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. resident has been hooked since Joe Montana signed in 1993. He is the senior editor for a Chiefs blog, Arrowhead Addict. He helped turn a Manhattan bar, The Village Pourhouse, into a Chiefs bar.
Not exactly the type of person the Chargers would actively want at a home game — at least, he thought.
Then, the email came.
Last week, a Chargers ticket sales representative invited Allen to “come down” to Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 1 when the team hosts the Chiefs. He can bring a whole group of Arrowhead Addict friends over — at least 14 others — and see savings of up to $10 a ticket.
Yes. The Chargers sought out rival fans to come to their stadium.
The club isn’t sitting around waiting for die-hard Chargers’ fans to open their wallets any longer. Nope. The Chargers are now directly appealing to fans of other clubs as they look for sellouts (or close to it) during the 2012 season.
Deadspin has put the evidence out there for everyone to see courtesy of Arrowhead Addict. The Chargers have appealed to Chiefs fans through blogs, encouraging them to purchase group tickets for what will be a Thursday night meeting this season during Week 3.
It probably makes Chargers fans furious but unless they are Chargers fans that are actually buying Chargers tickets, you can see the dilemma here. The guess here is Chargers fans would rather have the team selling tickets to anyone that watch the team move up the coast to Los Angeles.
Tanney (6-4, 220 lbs.) is the greatest college quarterback you’ve likely never heard of. Or at least the best you hadn’t heard of prior to his arrival in Kansas City or the “trick shot” video that went viral last year.
A product of tiny Monmouth College (Ill.) – a selective, private liberal arts college with enrollment of 1,321 students – Tanney took NCAA Division III football by storm. The third Tanney to play football for the Fighting Scots, Alex will without a doubt be known as the best from his family to go through the non-scholarship football program.
He finished his college career completing 1,205 of 1,756 pass attempts (68.6 pct.) and set an NCAA record with 157 career touchdown passes. He also set an NCAA Division III record, throwing for 14,249 yards and threw just 30 interceptions during his career at Monmouth.
Cassel connected on a pair of line drive base hits in his first two plate appearances while hitting in the three-hole ahead of Hall of Fame Royal George Brett. Cassel also drew the starting assignment in left field for the American squad next to MLB career stolen bases and runs scored leader Rickey Henderson.
Eventually, Cassel would shift to the hot corner where he was peppered with ground balls off the bat of softball gold medalist Jennie Finch.
Aside from back-to-back-to-back home runs from former Royals slugger Mike Sweeney, KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self and Chord Overstreet from Glee, there weren’t many highlights for the American squad in lopsided loss to the National League.