You know who you are; Kansas City Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian. Because quite frankly, disingenuous front page headlines like “Loss certainly stings, but it doesn’t have to be the defining moment of the Chiefs’ season” and “Loss Hurts But Chiefs Are Still Strong” accomplish little other than to console the deluded among us.
That’s because in last night’s game between the previously unbeaten locals and the Denver Broncos, “The Chiefs were never in that game other than the fumble they picked up early,” says Stanford’s Craig Glazer. “Denver won that game from wire-to-wire. The bottom line is the Chiefs are an OK team, but they’re so fucking boring it’s hard to watch them.”
Why then the chorus of apologists?
“I think it’s happy talk,” Glazer says. “Wishful thinking. They’re buying in on a nice, Cinderella story that has way too many holes in it.
“And here’s why; the NFL is by far the biggest entertainment game in the United States. And this is the first time in years the Chiefs have had a decent team. So it’s just part of the circus; let’s try and keep the excitement going. Those guys are just jumping on the bandwagon.”
“I think Whitlock would say, they got their assess kicked,” Glazer says. “And then he’d say, plan on one and done in the playoffs. This Chiefs season is just a feel good story that Kansas City has wanted and I think the sportswriters understand that…but they know better.
“They know that with this below average offense, this team is going to struggle – they’ve already struggled. They’ve won every game by the hairs of their chinny-chin-chins.”