K.C. Chiefs fans absolutely understand the feeling of relief when a proverbial monkey is shaken from the back of the franchise. Perhaps that is why there is some small part of us in Chiefs Kingdom that can understand why a Baltimore Ravens fans decided to get a permanent tattoo of the final score between the Ravens and the Chiefs in Week 2.
Yes, a permanent score of a early regular season game. You read that correctly.
Nic Cullison is apparently a big Baltimore Ravens fan and did his own personal version of the Raiders doing a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium in Week 5. Except, this version is much more lasting and memorable. We’ll just let the final results speak for themselves.
In case you doubt the veracity of his claims here, he even documents the process in another post. And using the hashtag of “a day to remember” shows that he seems at least somewhat logical about the process here.
Look, back to the feeling of relief. Chiefs Kingdom knows well just how good it felt to finally pull of a playoff win for the first time in several years. That was nothing, of course, compared to the even greater feeling of lifting the Lombardi Trophy after 50 seasons in the National Football League. Those things are bigger wins than a Week 2 showdown of course, but relief is relief all the same.
Let’s not forget that Ravens fans—and specifically a player like Lamar Jackson—has only experienced misery at the hands of the Chiefs ever since Andy Reid arrived. Reid was 4-0 against them since landing in K.C. in the first place and Mahomes had taken them out three straight times in highly-anticipated matchups since taking over as starting quarterback in 2018.
Still if all of this sounds like it’s the worst idea and makes you emotional in some way that a fan would do it, Nic has a good point when he states the obvious here:
You’re right, Nic. You’re right. If you feel the relief and want to revel in the celebration for the rest of your life, what does that matter to any of the rest of us?