I will be the first to admit it, Addicts. Your Arrowhead Adventurer gets goosebumps just thinking about this time of year.
Every team in the NFL is tied.
It’s a fresh new start.
Our fresh new start includes the number one pick in the draft.
That’s never happened before.
My job plotting the future of the Kansas City Chiefs officially started last night when the 2013 schedule was announced.
Many people are waiting for the tough decisions I shall make.
Lives will be affected.
For you see, it’s my job to decide when and who gets to use my second seat at good old Arrowhead.
Not only who, but when.
Of course I’ll review the loyalties exhibited by my crew during last season.
I’ll consider who cheerfully walked to the stadium with gladness in their heart, during one of the worst NFL seasons by my side.
And paid full price for their ticket.
They shall be rewarded with a prime seat in beautiful September weather.
Those who refused to pay full price for the ticket reserved for them, or worse, go at all, will suffer the wrath of a cold December afternoon at Arrowhead.
If they are lucky.
The worst offenders will be watching the games from their living room.
Oh well. It’s lonely at the top.
But my responsibility does not end there.
I’m in charge of plotting our draft picks and emailing Clark Hunt my decisions the night before draft day starts.
And draft day!
I lose sleep thinking about it.
I’ll change my mind on what I will be wearing to the draft party multiple times.
I’ll work late in order to make up for my early departure from work on that magic Thursday afternoon.
When I present my ticket to the smiling cheerleader at the practice facility door, I’ll walk in to a wonderous world of music, players, cheerleaders, concession food, beer, and of course the best NFL fans in the world.
I’ll mull over the discounted Kansas City Chiefs merchandise nobody wanted five seasons ago and load up.
I’ll inflate my importance to this site and to the world in general to the cheerleaders who pretend to be fascinated and invite me for a picture with them.
And I’ll breathlessly wait for the news on the big screen.
News that can change the future of the Kansas City Chiefs for years to come.
Yes next to opening day, it’s my favorite time of the no offseason year.
But it’s not all about me.
What do you have planned?