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Chiefs Fans, Don't Feed The Trolls

The Kansas City Chiefs have the best fans in the NFL. Last year, fed up with the cesspool of mediocrity, we demanded change and got it. Our tailgating is second to none. We are record holders, for goodness’ sake. There’s no argument that Chiefs fans are the best. It just is.

The Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles game this year set a record for highest-rated Thursday Night Football game. The Chiefs-Denver game flexed to Sunday night proved equally profitable, posting the best November NFL prime time rating since 1996. You can say that’s all on Peyton Manning, but that would be false. Chiefs fans are loyal, rabid and profitable.

And sports writers and announcers know it, or at least they have discovered that profitability this year. That’s why they troll the Chiefs and their fans, saying ridiculous, unfounded things like “worst undefeated team” and “fraud” to describe the best story in the NFL right now.

It’s been the perfect storm: the Chiefs riding to 9-1 on the back of an elite defense was something the sports guys didn’t see. So, in their rush to explain their own lack of insight, they excuse away the work this team is doing by using absurd non-logic. But that’s the gold mine formula right there. Chiefs fans will defend their team, and the more ludicrous the claims by the authors, the more we will rush to the Chiefs’ defense. And so the process continues. The sports guys want the traffic. They skewer the Chiefs, then slobber over the pageviews and TV ratings rolling in. I could name names here, but I’ll not reward their desperation.

That sellout sports writer (and I use that word loosely) in Denver resorted to salacious yellow journalism by denouncing the Chiefs’ success to garner an audience. He doesn’t deserve his readers in Denver, and he certainly doesn’t deserve OURS. But because Chiefs fans love their team, it’s only natural to defend them to posers like this. On Twitter. This guy, in turn, revelled in the attention with a slew of self-righteous tweets full of bravado and roundly finished with the lamest retort: Peace. Major eye roll. I think did some permanent damage to my eyes after reading a few tweets from his timeline. He’s probably the kind of bro that winks at his reflection in the mirror.

Let me encourage you shut down this annoying little deadbeat. The best revenge is to let the crickets be his audience.

Don’t feed the trolls, my friends. You have better things to read.

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