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Count Zarth
01-28-2009, 07:37 PM
http://kan.scout.com/2/834168.html

Fifteen years without a playoff win. Lin Elliot. Elvis Grbac over Rich Gannon. Bone, Thugs, 'n Marty (thanks, Whitlock). Head Coach Gunther Cunningham. Jon Bakerís kickoffs, flying out of bounds against the Raiders. Ryan Sims. Greg Robinsonís 32 defense. A playoff game with no punts. A playoff game with no first downs (almost). The worst offense and the longest losing streak in franchise history.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and exhale. All of the above is but a memory, as the Carl Peterson era dissolves into oblivion, to be filed away with all the other failed eras of Chiefs football since 1970.

We should be celebrating as Clark Hunt and Scott Pioli (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3933332) lay the foundation for the future. When Peterson resigned about a month ago, Chiefs fans across the nation threw their hats in the air, but it felt premature, at least to me. I suspect many of you felt the same way.

I didnít feel it was appropriate to pop the metaphorical bubbly until Edwards was fired last week. For me, he came to represent the last mistake of the Peterson regime, and until that mistake was corrected, there was no sense in acting like the tide had turned.

But now everything feels clean at One Arrowhead Drive. You can almost picture Hunt leaping across the Truman Sports Complex, spritzing lemony-fresh football febreeze everywhere he goes, his private jet spreading hope and good cheer from Dallas to Kansas City. Thereís no one associated with the football program for disgruntled fans to complain about. Instead, we sit on the edge of our seats and anxiously await Pioliís next move, our faith reinforced by his almost unparalleled reputation.

And yet, some people canít stop talking about the dirt that just got swept clean. Everywhere I look, some Chiefs fans are still talking about Carl Peterson as if he mattered, defending Herm Edwards as if they hungered for one of his stale fig newtons, and in general, refusing to let go of the past.

Even worse, some have criticized Hunt terribly in the past year, refusing to believe he might actually care deeply about the franchise he inherited from his late father. Even following Petersonís resignation, Hunt took a beating for apparently ďtaking his sweet time,Ē in locating a replacement.

Itís time for a wake-up call.

The phone is ringing, Chiefs fans. Pick it up and listen.

The voice on the other end tells you to forget about Peterson. Thereís no reason to focus on the last 20 years when the next five can blow them out of the water. Stop now, or you run the risk of transference, the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another.

Youíre so used to grumbling about the way the Chiefs have been run, itís going to be easy to keep that mindset, especially when things donít immediately change for the better. We need to be patient, because thereís probably at least one more losing season ahead, especially in light of the fact the Chiefs still donít have a quarterback or a defense.

The voice goes on. It tells you to stop looking for ways to cast Edwards as a victim in this whole process. When a coach finally fails at a high enough level to force the longest-tenured general manager in professional sports into resigning, thereís no defending him. Furthermore, making him wait a couple of weeks for a severance package worth $3 million isnít cruel Ė itís getting your moneyís worth.

And donít try to make a pre-emptive strike in Edwardsí favor with an eye towards the day when the franchise does finally start winning again. Yes, the Chiefs have a lot of young players. Itís completely ridiculous to think they form a nucleus that represents 85 percent of a competitive team, as Edwards claimed a few weeks before he cleaned out his office.

The voice tells you to apologize to Clark Hunt. You feared he would sit idly by while the Chiefs lost 23 of 25 games while patting Peterson and Edwards on the back Ė you were wrong. You thought he took too long to snag Scott Pioli, but instead he executed his plan to perfection and stole the hottest GM candidate away from the Cleveland Browns. And he did it all with complete professionalism, absolute class, and remarkable secrecy.

If you still doubt his devotion to the franchise, just picture this Ė Clark Hunt, watching the 2-12 Kansas City Chiefs host the Miami Dolphins in Week 16, in his ownerís box, the glass partition separating him from you, the fans, slid wide open. The temperature that day was 10 degrees Fahrenheit, with a wind chill well below zero.

The voice tells you to forget the past, move on, look towards a brighter future and stop talking about anyone who doesnít report for work at One Arrowhead Drive anymore. They are as irrelevant as Elliot, Grbac, Gannon, Baker, Sims, Robinson, the rest of history's droppings and the 15-year playoff win drought.

Thatís your wake up call, Chiefs fans. If youíre still having trouble moving on, just listen to Neo. The Matrix may be science fiction, but Mr. Anderson and I feel exactly the same way.

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid...you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin."

"I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries."

"A world where anything is possible."

"Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."

chiefsfan4life1978
01-28-2009, 07:51 PM
What exactly is the point of this article?

Spott
01-28-2009, 07:53 PM
What exactly is the point of this article?

I think he was trying to express how much WPI sucks.

blueballs
01-28-2009, 07:54 PM
everyone who bumps this
will probably get neg rep
-just a thick fog feeling

J Diddy
01-28-2009, 07:58 PM
what in the fuck? Is this a comedy?

beach tribe
01-28-2009, 07:58 PM
The article wasn't bad, but stay away from the geek movie quotes. JMO.

The Bad Guy
01-28-2009, 08:03 PM
It will be really over when WPI shuts down and we can finally rid KC of all the bullshit.

Direckshun
01-28-2009, 08:05 PM
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btlook1
01-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Not your best work claythan. Good thing you are posting it here otherwise no ones going to read it.

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 09:17 PM
As long as that article doesn't say "Give the Rat Cheese, Clark", I'm good with it.

Extra Point
01-28-2009, 09:34 PM
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KCtotheSB
01-28-2009, 09:35 PM
Chicken Soup for the Chiefs Fan Soul?

DeezNutz
01-28-2009, 09:35 PM
I thought this was going to be about Shanahan.

THE DEAL IS OFF.

DeezNutz
01-28-2009, 09:37 PM
Not a bad read, though, especially considering the lack of any real news going on.

WilliamTheIrish
01-28-2009, 09:49 PM
Did Brad Essex write this?

KcMizzou
01-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Did Brad Essex write this?Might be more entertaining if he had.

:D

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 10:00 PM
THE DEAL IS DONE

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 10:05 PM
THE DEAL IS DONE

You got "Man-Married" to Shannahan too?! Me thinks Taco John will be jealous!

Anyway, here's the gift you registered for:

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Brock
01-28-2009, 10:06 PM
Adam Schefter laughed.

DeezNutz
01-28-2009, 10:08 PM
Why is there an Indian?

What were the brainstorming sessions like when this group was born?

Rider? Check. Headdress? Check. What?!? A fucking headdress?

DeezNutz
01-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Adam Schefter laughed.

Is there going to be an adjustment to the lexicon?

I would like my contribution to be DONE!

Are we signing Ty Law? DONE! Do you think Al will get another gig? DONE!

listopencil
01-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Why is there an Indian?

What were the brainstorming sessions like when this group was born?

Rider? Check. Headdress? Check. What?!? A ****ing headdress?

Because they are macho.

DeezNutz
01-28-2009, 10:13 PM
Because they are macho.

Yes, they're certainly that.

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 10:19 PM
Why is there an Indian?

What were the brainstorming sessions like when this group was born?

Rider? Check. Headdress? Check. What?!? A fucking headdress?

ROFLROFLROFLROFL

Goddamnit! I can't find it, but the back of the record has each members picture, biography, and astrological sign!ROFL

Total 70's shtick.

DeezNutz
01-28-2009, 10:20 PM
ROFLROFLROFLROFL

Goddamnit! I can't find it, but the back of the record has each members picture, biography, and astrological sign!ROFL

Total 70's shtick.

Let me guess, they're all born under the sign of the cock?

http://www.manbottle.com/pictures/man_with_a_very_big_cock.jpg

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 10:23 PM
Let me guess, they're all born under the sign of the cock?

http://www.manbottle.com/pictures/man_with_a_very_big_cock.jpg

ROFL

Something to that effect, yes. ROFL

KC_Connection
01-28-2009, 10:24 PM
You got "Man-Married" to Shannahan too?!
Nah, though I wouldn't have hated the idea of Shanahan as coach here.

Count Zarth
01-28-2009, 10:27 PM
This thread got weird.

Count Zarth
01-28-2009, 10:28 PM
Chicken Soup for the Chiefs Fan Soul?

That's a great way to put it!

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 10:30 PM
Nah, though I wouldn't have hated the idea of Shanahan as coach here.

Shit! I forgot to give Taco John HIS matrimonial gift:


"Do you, Taco John, promise to hold Mike Shannahan's "Rat-Stick" just like the singer holds this microphone"?

"I DO"!

Then let it begin...

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Hog Rider
01-28-2009, 10:38 PM
What is succotash?

And why does it have to suffer?

dj56dt58
01-28-2009, 10:40 PM
everyone who bumps this
will probably get neg rep
-just a thick fog feeling

why??


oh..shit :cuss:

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 10:40 PM
What is succotash?

And why does it have to suffer?

LMAO

Darth CarlSatan
01-28-2009, 11:26 PM
Well, after bestowing matrimonial blessings on Taco John, Ratarat, and KU-Connection, I must redeem myself for the Ultra-Ghey that has been perpetrated.

To that end, and in Honor of my latest motif, I bring you the following message:

ACE RULES ALL!
HIT IT!

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Warrior5
01-29-2009, 06:01 AM
Where's the part about Shannarat as HC?

Lzen
01-29-2009, 07:42 AM
I didnít feel it was appropriate to pop the metaphorical bubbly until Edwards was fired last week. For me, he came to represent the last mistake of the Peterson regime, and until that mistake was corrected, there was no sense in acting like the tide had turned.

Pretty much how I felt. Although I was very happy with the Pioli signing, I wasn't completely satisfied with this until Herm was canned.

Skip Towne
01-29-2009, 07:56 AM
Did anyone actually read all that tripe?

Donger
01-29-2009, 07:58 AM
I wish my morning eggs were this fluffy.

Darth CarlSatan
01-29-2009, 07:59 AM
I wish my morning eggs were this fluffy.

LMAO

Yeah, but NOTHING eclipses a Gretz Ball Wash. Nothing.

seclark
01-29-2009, 08:01 AM
Did anyone actually read all that tripe?

not i
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