Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has got to be smiling.
Despite putting the worst product in the NFL on the field in 2012, Hunt’s Chiefs have seen an increase in season ticket sales of 112%.
And all it took was some good old fashioned firing.
Arrowhead Stadium was empty for a large part of last season, thanks mostly to all the losing. But there were other problems afoot for the Chiefs. Then Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel and QB Matt Cassel had reached epic levels of unpopularity.
The angst was so bad that a group of fans shelled out their own money to fly banners over the stadium calling for Cassel’s benching and Pioli’s firing.
Ask and you shall receive.
Once Crennel and Pioli were sent packing and new head coach Andy Reid and new GM John Dorsey were brought in, optimism began to grow in Chiefs Nation.
Reid and Dorsey both come with excellent resumes. Reid’s 14 seasons in Philly were mostly positive and Dorsey arrived from the Green Bay Packers, a team that has been one of the most successful in the NFL at drafting star players in recent years.
Kansas City loves the Chiefs and the fans have shown faith in the organization for making the changes the fans called for.
Now it is time for the Chiefs to reward that faith with wins.