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The Plight of a Chiefs Fan


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Well for the Chiefs Kingdom another year has come and gone and once again, for this Chiefs fan, he has to watch as some of his best friends cheer their team into first in the AFC and winner of the division.

The Denver Broncos.

This year has been especially tough since the Chiefs were doing so well in their first playoff appearance in two years, just to see a huge lead squandered and a victory for Andrew Luck and the Colts. Combine that with the fact that I have moved into enemy territory, a mere 245 miles away from Peyton Manning and the first place Broncos. This has not been the way to end a year.

I thought 2013 would be the year the Chiefs would dethrone the Broncos in epic fashion, but the last half of the season did end as planned as they finished 11-5 on the year. However this season cannot be stated as a bad season. The turnaround of this team is historic and I look to the future with wide eyes to see what Andy Reid and company can come up with to make next year just as successful.

With all that said i regret to say the following…

Go Chargers!

As a Chiefs fan, it pains me to cheer on any other team than the red and yellow. But I will admit it is with thoughts of revenge swimming around in my head that I will cheer on the Chargers in the upcoming Sunday game. Not only do I think they can win, but I know they can win, simply because they have done it before.

I currently work in sales and my boss just happens to be a 49′s fan, and liked to remind me all through the season what a gift they gave us in Alex Smith and in Marcus Cooper. With that in mind I also choose to root for the Panthers as well so that he may feel the regret and sadness of post season glory ruined in the blink of an eye.

But I digress.

So as I have said before it is with regret that I choose to be a Chargers fan if only for one night as I hope they shock the NFL for a second time and steal a victory from Peyton and Pals, and thus give the same end to the Broncos season as the Chiefs.

Sound off Addicts. Do you root for another team in the post season? If so who and what do you think the result of the Chargers Broncos game is going to be? Comment Below.

And as always…Go….Chargers? (That was difficult)

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  • micah stephenson

    I kinda want the colts to win it all so I can feel like they beat everybody not just us. Kinda want the broncos to win it all so Manning will retire and get out of our way. I like the 49s on the nfc side. I’m don’t know if I’m going to really root for anybody but I will b enjoying all the games played.

    • Peter C

      Anything to get rid of manning…

      • Coach Weber

        So your only hope to win is wishing other teams get weaker?

        • micah stephenson

          Yup. Cus I don’t have faith in an Alex Smith offense competing with a Manning or Rivers led offense. I also don’t have faith in them drafting a good QB, so my only hope is for them to get weaker while we get stronger.

          • Peter C

            Don’t get me wrong, Alex is the least of my troubles at 45 points last game he’s GREAT. Our defense and receiving core needs more help. My point is that, because of the NFL’s weak and stupid playoff rules we have to win the division to get home field. While this isn’t a great big problem. I still want it. All I’m saying is manning is old, and needs to go. As I said above also, I live in Denver. I have seen manning be put up everywhere like gods gift to Denver. I just want that pretty boy away from me. These denverites worship him like a religion. In all honesty he is their entire team if you ask the media here. The cruel side of me just wants to see these pony worshipers egos deflate like a Macy’s parade ballon.
            Sorry for the confusion,
            Peter

          • Larry Devore

            Heard where they might expand the playoffs and seed it according to record.

          • DTVTechGuy

            Micah… When did Rivers become anything more than a perpetual loser… He’s been the model of inconsistency and has literally… With his own hands…. Single handedly cost his team games… Remember the botched snap against the Chiefs… The disrespect you show Alex Smith shouldn’t lead to ignorance. Rivers is a whiner and a loser…. Has Rivers done ANYTHING AS hasn’t?

            No.

            Besides that…. Rivers is the biggest whiner in the NFL… Following Refs around the field crying and begging for flags… If that’s your model of success… I’d rather we fail.

          • micah stephenson

            Yes Rivers had the highest completion percentage, beat the broncos, and won a playoff game this yr. Even Baldinger off of metro sports talk said he is one of the most accurate QBs out here. After the 1st time we played him, some players on our defense said the same thing.

    • sidibeke

      I wrote my comment about Manning retiring before I read yours. On the same page.

    • Larry Devore

      No way Jose. Want the Colts bounced out of the playoffs. Wanting the Broncos to winm, you can’t possibly be a Chiefs fan.

  • Stephen Doroha

    For Nick Floyd I am a die hard Chiefs fan who lives in Northern NY & as weird as it sounds I grew up in a Charger household & sorry Micah Stephenson no disrespect in any way or form to you in this I don’t care if he would retire if he won but I could never bring myself to cheer for the Donkeys for any reason!! LMAO!! As I said no disrespect I hope not to offend anyone especially if they bleed red white & gold as I do but I will be cheering for the Dolts… I’m mean Bolts this weekend myself for my father & brothers cuz they were cheering for our Chiefs with me last weekend & were equally devastated when we lost!! I can say that for the AFC elete LOOK OUT FOR THE WILD WEST!! AFC WEST THAT IS!! 3 teams in the playoffs you don’t get a division tougher then that baby!! GO CHIEFS!! & for this weekend GO BOLTS!! & yes Nick I agree on you 49er’s comment GO PANTHERS!! YUCK!! It is hard to say that for anybody but the Chiefs!!

    • micah stephenson

      No disrespect taken. I hate the BUM-COS too. Don’t think I’ll b rooting for them but if they do win mayby Manning retire.

      • Stephen Doroha

        BUM-COS Micah Stephenson LMAO LOVE IT!! & we can only hope!! Not that I hate Manning cuz he is something else but HATE HIM as a BUM-CO!!!

        • micah stephenson

          P.Manning use to b my favorite QB of all time ever! But when he went to the broncos I stopped liking him. Lol

        • micah stephenson

          I also call them the ENVER Broncos cuss they have no D!

          • Stephen Doroha

            LOVE IT Micah!! I don’t ever call them anything but the Donkeys & now BUM-COS LMAO!! I work with a Donkey fan we give each other s#it all season long every year about The Chefs as he calls them & the Donkeys we also have fun with the Dolts & Faiders too LMAO!!

          • micah stephenson

            I also call them The Horse Teeth, Jack-Asses, My lil Pony. Lol

          • KCMikeG

            Horse Teeth and My Little Pony/Eggohead are my favorites along with the Dumbver donkeys.

    • David Howell

      And the AFC West play the NFC West next season. That division has four playoff-worthy teams – the Rams had a winning out-of-division record in 2013 and now get a bonus #2 pick to go on top of the team that managed that – and every game between those two will be fantastic to watch. Perhaps especially the blowouts that could be heading the Raiers’ way!

      • Stephen Doroha

        Agreed Daved Howell!!

    • micah stephenson

      Smile

      • Jim Harper

        Wow! Micah finally posted a selfie up close and personal. Nice work you sexy thing.

        • micah stephenson

          Baaaah haaaa haaa! I busted out laughing when I read that! Funny! Lbmo!

  • CalifChiefsFan

    Going for the Panthers. Then Seahawks. Won’t mind if Brady or Manning come after that. I know many don’t like Manning, but he’s good and I like that he doesn’t kiss his biceps after every TD… Also handled his trip back to Indy with class. I like that, too.

  • CalifChiefsFan

    On the other hand, why aren’t we playing the Patriots? : (

  • Peter C

    Although, I live in Denver as a Chiefs fan; I will go for the Chargers and 49ers.
    GO CHIEFS!!!

  • sidibeke

    It’s hard. I actually have not ill will toward the Chargers and kind of like Rivers as long as he’s not being ebullient about beating KC. Then I get pissed at him for a couple of months. I also kind of hope Denver wins the SB so that Manning can just go the F away; then again, I kind of want him to come back so KC can kick his ass. All other things being equal, I’m rooting against NE.

  • micah stephenson

    What are these Matt Cassel meeting with John Dorsey rumors?

    • sidibeke

      That’s not funny. I read Geno isn’t sure of his future with NYJ.

      • micah stephenson

        Geno is the Jets Future! He ended the yr winning 3 out of his last 4 games and over the last 6 weeks of the season P.Manning was the only QB to have a better QB rating than Geno. Some say that last yrs QB class will take a lil longer to develop, I wound not have passed on them becuase of that, time flies by real fast, and when they do develope oh boy!

        • sidibeke

          My bad. I read the headline and not the article. It was JR Smith and the Knicks. I really wasn’t trying to get you riled; just sharing news I thought I had seen.

          • Troy Utt

            Would have had a better chance with J.R. Smith than Geno Smith!
            Sorry… I’m not kidding! Micah’s personal crusade against Alex Smith has gotten to the point of being ridiculious! Bowe, Avery, & every other WR who made a living off dropped passes this season are the only thing holding Alex back! If KC get’s a WR for “Bowe
            to compliment” the sky is the limit!
            Couple a reliable WR/ passing threat along w/ JC & that’s a formula for success… Address that dog-gone secondary & we should be back in the play-off’s despite the tougher schedule!!!
            WAR CHIEFS!!!

          • micah stephenson

            What do our wrs have to do with 7 seasons of previous work? Check out Alexs yards per season for his whole career! Now that you see that, why wud you think any of or wrs are going to have a lot of yards or tds? As long as Alex is the QB its going to seem like we need wrs. How was Avery able to get 1000 yrds recieving as the colts 3rd wr with a rookie QB? But on our team he can’t do shit? Bowe been a top wr in the lg with scrubby QBs throwing to him now all of a sudden he aint no good. All wrs drop passes! All of them. The problem is Alex isn’t good enough to over come those. You have to catch 100% percent of the passes. You drop a pass or do like all wrs do and its the wrs not Alex.

          • micah stephenson

            At 1st they was blaming the oline, so I was feeling like I b glad when we get some more f n oline so they can stop with bs. Now I feel like that about wr. I b glad when they get some f n wrs so they can stop with the bs we don’t have any wrs! Alex don’t know how to use the wrs he got already!

    • Mark Bustamante

      Micah say it isn’t so!!!’ We don’t want or need Cassel. Love his TV SHOW-oops wrong Castle- but hate his running an offense

  • Mark

    I do not want the bolts to win for the fact that we could’ve hosted the title game

  • Coach Weber

    The motto of the chiefs fans every year “wait til next year”. As a broncos fan, maybe you will get a team some day which will give us the chance to bash KC. History proves it’s not likely.

    • micah stephenson

      Yup! Its alway wait till next yr around here.

    • Ardent Shepherd

      We haven’t been blessed with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks. As was said in the article, the Broncos likely aren’t a division winner without Manning.

    • KCMikeG

      News Flash: Our situation is NOT unique. It is “wait until next year” for 31 teams every year.

      • micah stephenson

        Not for playoff wins or drafting a QB. For us its wait till next yr every yr for that.

  • David Howell

    Chargers fan here, but really respect your guys this season – I reckon you could’ve gone 14-2 or even better if it wasn’t for an immense O-line performance from the Broncos in the first game against you, and your backups were denied only by the zebras against us in week 17. I honestly think you’ve got the MVP on both sides of the ball this year in Charles and Houston – Peyton took over a team that made the playoffs with Tebow at QB, this offense isn’t all about him. That said, I’d be quite happy if he gets ring #2 and retires – that he’s even still playing is astonishing, let alone how well he’s playing, and he certainly doesn’t deserve to finish his career behind Eli at anything.

    Thanks for the support – games like this one must feel like picking your poison. Hey, we can all agree on the Oakland Raiers (they have no D).

    • Jim Harper

      Actually I don’t want Manning to retire. Despite this banner season (which the Chiefs could have easily won if we had their receivers) time is not his friend and his skills will diminish and I want to be there when he turns into one of those players that stayed too long.

  • phantomebb

    I just want the chiefs defense to not be ranked 32nd the last 8 games next year

  • Stephen Doroha

    I’m a Alex Smith guy thought he got a bad deal in San Fran & was happy to get him!! He’s only had 1yr in a new system with guys & Coach’s he’s never played with & look what he was able to do!!! It does help to have a guy like Jamaal Charles though too!!

    • micah stephenson

      What exactly was it he was able to do? He game managed us to nothing but a low rd draft pick and no 2nd rd pick. Those who are Alex Smith fans seemed easily impressed to me. Mayby yall have some emotional attactment to the guy.

      • Stephen Doroha

        First of all Micah My little Pony EPIC!! & yes you could call it a emotional attachment I’ve liked Smith since he was drafted by the 49er’s was really excited when we got him & he really is 10x the Qb Cassle was hated him from day 1!! I can admit Smith isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but I’m happy & think he’ll do good things for us time will tell I guess. GO CHIEFS!!

      • KCMikeG

        What was he able to do? More than RGIII has and he didn’t cost us three #1 picks and a #2. Plus he brought none of the drama and injuries that RGIII has. Alex Smith, in his first year in a new system with new coaching staff and all new players to him “managed” us to 11 wins with average receiver talent at WR & TE and without 34% of our offense in Charles our gave us every chance to win our first playoff game in 20 years. Nothing impressive there – WTH?Reality is we haven’t had a chance to develop an emotional attachment with Smith yet. We are trying to but your emotional detachment keeps ruining it for us all.

        Deny it all you want but the reality is he helped this team win those 11 games. The offense and his play especially bailed out the defense as many times as possible during the last half of the season. Even during the first half when defense and ST’s were “winning” the games he was there doing his part.

        Example: Week #3 Reid’s national TV audience homecoming in Philly: Chiefs up by just a TD and we had the ball at our own 5 yard line – backs against the wall in a hostile environment. No pressure at all. Smith, with 95 yards to go to ice the game with 11:31 to play put together a 22-of-35, 273-yard performance and was fantastic. He went 5 for 6 on the drive, setting up Ryan Succop for the 38-yard field goal that gave the Chiefs a 10-point lead. The drive drained 8:15 off the clock and effectively dissolved Philadelphia’s chance to win.You can argue all you want against him but that is the reality.

        • micah stephenson

          So what, so what. He was on our team and we won 11 games against non-playoff teams. Matt Cassel had 11 & 10 win seasons! So the regular season wins mean nothing. Its do you believe you can win 3 playoff games and a superbowl with him? Mayby you do but I have to see it to believe it. For his age, skill level, and price, its time we drafted his replacement.

          • KCMikeG

            Blah, blah, blah. We won 11 games against “non-playoff teams”. News flash – 20 of the other 31 teams that could possibly be on our schedule aren’t playoff teams. We lost to three playoff teams. Did you expect us to go 16-0? Would you be happier if we had beat the Colts but lost to the Texans? Ridiculous argument.
            News flash – Regular season wins mean EVERYTHING if you want to be able to make the playoffs! You still have to beat those “non-plyoff teams” to get to the playoffs and we did. I do agree that we should be drafting and developing his replacement as all it takes is one play before you need plan B.

        • micah stephenson

          How did he bail us out the last half of the season? The 1st half we went 9-0 when winning with defense. When we shifted to trying to win with the offense we went 2-7. There is a lot of shoot outs and high scoring games now, when we haft to win those games we can’t.

        • micah stephenson

          There are 31 other starters that didn’t cost 3 #1s and a 2 so why bring up RG3? Why not bring up Luck, Wilson, Kopernick, Newton, or other young QBs that didn’t cost all those picks.

          • KCMikeG

            And you could name a whole four more of them because half of the 31 others ranked below Smith’s performance this year. So let’s compare them. None of 4 you brought up had a better playoff performance than Smith (Newton hasn’t played yet but his regular season #’s are comparable to AS11′s except that Cam threw 2 times as many picks). Luck cost a #1 pick in the first round and just threw 7 INT’s in the playoffs and only reason he won a playoff game is because our defense let him (KL better not ever put on a Chiefs jersey ever again). The position Luck was drafted at is worth far more than two #2′s no matter how you do the math. Luck had 500 more yards in the regular season but all the rest of his numbers are the same as AS11′s. Wilson was 9 of 18 for 103 yards with NO TD’s and his regular season #’s are very comparable to AS11′s, Kap had 1 TD & 1 INT in the playoffs and in the regular season had a lower completion %, fewer yards, fewer TD’s & 1 more INT, Who else should we compare him too? Tom Brady? Smith destroyed his playoff stat line and while Brady had 1,000 more yards in the regular season all of the rest of their numbers are also comparable. So Alex Smith isn’t PM or Brees – Time to get a grasp on reality and appreciate what we have.

          • micah stephenson

            Go look up these stats, The amount of teams that drafted they guy vs trade for him. Its a reason 90% of the time you draft a guy. Why do the Chiefs think they can do it differently?

  • Deadmeat

    I want to see the Broncos lose so bad. Here’s why:
    1) I hate the Broncos(Imagine that!)
    2) I hate MOST Broncos fans. They have had to many brain freezes. Kept saying nobody can beat the Broncos and all that gloating all season long. Perfect season!
    3)You can’t so much as look at a Broncos WR without getting a flag. After every incomplete, they are throwing their arms up for a flag. It’s NOT flag football tough guy!
    4)After every offensive play, Manning cries to the ref. It’s football! They can touch you!
    5)I hope that SD wins, just to hear them cry, but the refs botched the Chiefs game! SD Should never have been in. What a slap to the face of the NFL too.
    Also, I will be putting on my applications for employment, this one question. Are you a Broncos fan? Because I will not employee them! I already have to put up with a Broncos fan employee. Just this morning, I come in to a #1 Broncos fan license plate on my cash register! My daughter even knows how much we hate the Broncos. She noticed a Broncos banner on a wall in one of my convenience stores.(yes, I have a bar too) She pointed it out and said, “That’s not suppose to be there”. I asked her, “Is that garbage? Should I throw it away”. She said, “Yes”. Even a 7 year old knows, the Bronco fans are horrible people.
    But all joking aside. I will be rooting on the Chargers this weekend for 3 hours. Just because, it’s great to talk smack to all my Bronco friends.

    • Stephen Doroha

      You da man Deadmeat!!

    • Coach Weber

      Every fan loves to talk smack. That’s what makes you a fan. Gotta milk success when it comes. Usually more dry spells than glory years. You just hate the bronco fans the most cuz they have something to smack about. Someday, the tide will turn and you will be the smack talker. It’s all fun and it’s just a game.

    • KCMikeG

      I hope they have a top notch grounds crew there to respond to the flooding from PM’s and Rivers’ Tears.

    • Deadmeat

      OMG! I just came into my Cstore, and we have signage for our bar and grill their. My Broncos fan employee changed the Game Day sampler to,”Broncos Game Day Sampler”. See the pain and suffering I go through on a daily basis?!?!?!

  • Travis Bias

    Love the write up
    Hell I won’t even buy papa johns pizza because of manning !
    Go chargers (this game) !

    • micah stephenson

      Wooooow! Lol. No more papa johns pizza for me ether!

      • Jim Harper

        Oh go ahead and order the pizza and be sure to wash it down it a 2 liter bottle of Hemlock

    • KCMikeG

      Me either! Papa John is a dick too! They are a match made in heaven. Wish they would get a room and stop interrupting my NFL football games 30 times a day!

  • tm1946

    Years ago, local media tried to get fans to be on the raiders side in a superbowl, after all they were in the West and the AFC, etc.

    Could not do it then, will not do it now. hope all the remaining teams fall off the earth and they have to cancel the superbowl. Embarrassed, I will probably watch a little of the games but to cheer/support/hope for a win, forget it. It is ain’t the Chiefs, it is not happening.

  • Mark Bustamante

    It’s ALL ABOUT THE PATRIOTS!!! There is no way on God’s green earth I will ever cheer for te Broncos and I was born, raised and LIVE in So Cal and I will NEVER CHEER for the Chargers. Hell I won’t even cheer for the “Frisco” 49ers. My friends hate when I say Frisco!!! So I’m pulling for a Carolina vs Patriots Super Bowl. Once a Chiefs FANATIC always a CHIEFS FANATIC!! Go CHIEFS!!!!!

    • Stephen Doroha

      I also still share in the pain of last weekend myself Mark Bustamante!! But I can’t bring myself to cheer for the SHITRIOTS either!! LMAO!! I’ll give it to them for staying so tough for soooo long but for all the talking heads to say that they’re cheeting coach ( Spy Gate crap) should be coach of the year over Andy Reed because Brady has to work with new WR’s is BULLS#IT!! What Reed & his staff & players have done this year is far more impressive!! & I don’t think I’m being bias in saying that!! GO CHIEFS!!

  • Shawn Bell

    Hell no I won’t root for the Chargers! I live in San Diego, the hype around this game has made me cringe since the final whistle of the ill fated bengals game. These people just won’t stop. My own wounds of our game last week cannot heal until a new wound is struck into the “Super charger” fans. These people are the worst bunch of fair weather fans anyway.

  • andyred

    im a diehard chiefs fan, but I want ANY team other than the donkeys to win the superbowl. I dont wanna go through an offseason in which they praise manning 24/7 about how if he wins, he is the greatest qb/man to walk this earth lol

    • Larry Devore

      They do that anyway.

      • KCMikeG

        i’m praying for a crushing defeat at the hands of the dolts and then he comes back one more year so we can retire him permanently on our way to playoff victories.

  • Jim Harper

    Well it’s going to be another Brady vs Manning Championship game, and Manning has never played that great. Pats won 5 out of 9 of those contests. Bellichick always does a great job of throwing Manning off his game. I hope it is a Seahawks vs Patriots Super Bowl and will be pulling for Brady to get another ring.