Today: Quoth the Ravens, Nevermore!

There’s good news and bad news where the playoffs stricken Kansas City Chiefs are concerned…

First the bad.

Not unexpectedly, the Chiefs got murdered by Murderland’s Baltimore Ravens, a team named after celebrated Baltimore poet Edgar Allan Poe. To sooth that macabre mauling, I offer an Eddy quote that may serve fans well.

"If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered."

With seven straight playoff losses, Clearly Chiefs fans will want to forget Sunday’s 30-7 thumping.

Now the good news:

The good news is there’s no more bad news.

CBS color dude Phil Simms summed it up pretty well with a little more than 6 minutes remaining in the game.

"Well, what has happened, some of the weaknesses of this Chiefs football team, they really showed up again today. They showed up last week against the Raiders – but a different style team. (And) they thought, ‘Maybe we can manufacture it.’ But they couldn’t."

From the outside looking in – not being a die hard Chiefs fan or football freak – it appears fans and pundits spent the 2010 season riding a roller coaster of skepticism, pleasant surprises, dashed hopes and reckless optimism.

Deep down, everybody seemed to know better but focused on savoring the sweet while trying to ignore the bitter. All the while suspecting that – as usual – it’s really all about next year.

To wit, another Poe quote may help everyone to move past the inevitable fingerpointing.

"I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity."

Next year, right?

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