If I’ve learned anything in life, I’ve learned that being a Chiefs fan is an exercise in masochism. Every football team has its off-days, and some even have off-seasons (IE, this year’s Indianapolis Colts). But man, The Chiefs really know how to build your hopes up just high enough to make it hurt that much more when the cleats come down on your balls.
At first, we were 5-0. We managed to be the longest going undefeated team in 2017, if not one of them, and the playoffs were a guarantee. Shit, we beat the fucking Patriots in game 1!
Then game 6 happened, and it’s honestly been all down hill from there.
Losing to The Steelers is one thing: love them or hate them, Pittsburgh’s got one of the better teams in the league. I could probably forgive our loss to The Cowboys, but only because I missed that game. Losing to The Raiders was humiliating: partly because it’s the fucking Raiders, but also because they scored that same touchdown, like, five different times in a row, but had to replay it every single time because somebody kept getting ten and fifteen-yard-penalties that negated the play entirely.
And then, we played The Giants. The 1-7 Giants, I might add. one of my favorite YouTubers of all time has frequently referred to The G-men as “The NFL’s sentient derp”, and this year, it’s not hard to see why. This is really the quarterback who led Big Blue into what looked like a slaughter, and somehow managed to pants Tom Brady and the undefeated Patriots? Because based on the clips shows I’ve seen, the one thing this team has going for it is that it’s not Cleveland, whom as of this writing are sitting ugly at 0-10.
The Chiefs, even during their undefeated streak, weren’t a flawless team. While not as bad as some teams, our defense left a lot to be desired. Still, even a team like this ought to be able to get a touchdown.
This game, without a shadow of a doubt, has got to be the most boring Chiefs game I’ve ever sat through. And I’m definitely counting games that had a score of 35 to 0. Regardless of who had the 35 and who had the 0. Fieldgoalmania was running wild, brother, and somehow, this game managed to make it into overtime. In which it was won by ANOTHER FUCKING FIELDGOAL!
Our next game is against The Bills. The Giants may be having a bad year, but The Bills are having a bad… decade, I guess. In their last game, the quarterback threw not one, not two, but FIVE interceptions. In one half. And I have five bucks on the table right now that says we somehow lose this one as well.
I’m in disbelief that this is the same team that, at the beginning of the season, destroyed The Patriots. But I guess this is the sort of thing that happens here in KC. When the games actually matter, the Chiefs choke. Fuck my life.