Why? Because Kansas City is such an obnoxiously polite place that we’ll gladly drown in blood and sewage rather than risk being rude. This tragic character flaw defines our current political predicament, financial situation and crime problems. Therefore, any cheering for the Chiefs over the near decade they’ve been out of the playoffs has been greeted by me with nothing but scorn.
But there’s a hint that things might be changing.
Again, I’m EXTREMELY skeptical, but I’ll entertain a thought that the team’s recent good fortune has been nothing less than a happy accident.
It all depends on the next game.
If the Chiefs can old on to their winning streak then they deserve to be taken (somewhat) seriously.
Thing is, time and after time there just seems to be something in the water that dictates Kansas City football teams can’t compete under pressure. For nearly two decades every playoff appearance has been nothing more than an implosion and a marked embarrassment. And, to me, every playoff appearance seemed to happen purely by accident.
Maybe this time is different but I doubt it.
Still, if the Chiefs earn a victory and remain undefeated I don’t mind entertaining the hype and I might even go out and buy a Chiefs hat so I’ll look even more like ReRun from What’s happening.
Sure there’s lots of hype surrounding the fact that the Chiefs are undefeated and off to their best start ever, but an important fact remains overlooked.
And that signals an overall decrease in excellence across the League which would accurately explain the success of a Kansas City team that has become little more than one of many local symbols of mediocrity . . . Very much like the many empty museums and taxpayer funded arenas that make for great PR but don’t produce much in terms of real revenue.