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Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 08:12 PM
Just curious.

The first NFL game I ever watched was Superbowl XXIV, when the 49ers dismantled, humiliated, embarassed, annihilated, decimated the donkeys 55-10. It was a SB party at my uncles house. I instantly became a Joe Montana fan. I thought he was awesome (to this day I still think he's the GOAT) so I followed him. After that Superbowl I had my parents buy me books and shirts of him. Since he retired with KC, I stuck with them ever since and never looked back. And never will. EVER. They can keep breaking my heart every year but that's where this team stays, in my heart. Corny I know but its the truth.

notorious
09-04-2012, 08:13 PM
My Dad and older brother. :(


Why couldn't they be Steelers fans. :facepalm:

Discuss Thrower
09-04-2012, 08:17 PM
My mom, who grew up in Kentucky and met my dad while she worked as a nanny in San Antonio, convinced Disco Dad to buy season tickets. I probably went to my first game around 2 or 3 years old.

Parents split but dad and I have been going regularly since 96ish. Haven't missed a regular or postseason game since I skipped the Jags game in 07 to go to a mandatory frat retreat.

Inmem58
09-04-2012, 08:32 PM
Every super bowl my dad would leave to his friends house and leave my brother and I at home. Super bowl was only for the big boys. When we got old enough to go one of buddies came up to me and asked what my favorite team was, I then noticed his Chief hat. I, of course, wanting to fit in said the Chiefs. Ever since then I followed them more and more.

Canofbier
09-04-2012, 08:34 PM
My family moved to the KC area when I was eight, and I lived there until I left for college. We lived in Pittsburgh before that, so I could be excused for being a Steelers fan, but I foolishly opted for the new hometown team. :facepalm:

Setsuna
09-04-2012, 08:36 PM
N/A

lewdog
09-04-2012, 08:37 PM
I grew up in Montana where there are no pro teams. Dad was born and raised in Overland Park, went to K-state and his parents were season tickets holders for the Chiefs. He grew up a Chiefs and Royals fan and I still to this day idolize my father. So naturally I chose the Chiefs/Royals and we talk about them 2-3 times a week. Although these franchises are frustrating as hell, nothing better then sharing that bond with my pops. It means as much to me as it does to him.

KCtotheSB
09-04-2012, 08:37 PM
Just curious.

The first NFL game I ever watched was Superbowl XXIV, when the 49ers dismantled, humiliated, embarassed, annihilated, decimated the donkeys 55-10. It was a SB party at my uncles house. I instantly became a Joe Montana fan. I thought he was awesome (to this day I still think he's the GOAT) so I followed him. After that Superbowl I had my parents buy me books and shirts of him. Since he retired with KC, I stuck with them ever since and never looked back. And never will. EVER. They can keep breaking my heart every year but that's where this team stays, in my heart. Corny I know but its the truth.

Same exact story. Right down to the Super Bowl I first watched...
Wow.

Discuss Thrower
09-04-2012, 08:38 PM
N/A

Then why post? Jackass.

lewdog
09-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Then why post? Jackass.

Lol Jags!!!

Paniero
09-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Family, friends, community and winning. Tomahawk chop. Chiefs and Chopper. Nigerian Nightmare. Nick Lowery and Steve Deberg. Bill Mass, Deron Cherry. Neil Smith's Brett tribute. Monday Nights full of BBQ and Martyball.

The Chiefs were and always will be pure Kansas City.

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 08:42 PM
My mom, who grew up in Kentucky and met my dad while she worked as a nanny in San Antonio, convinced Disco Dad to buy season tickets. I probably went to my first game around 2 or 3 years old.

Parents split but dad and I have been going regularly since 96ish. Haven't missed a regular or postseason game since I skipped the Jags game in 07 to go to a mandatory frat retreat.

Thats cool. I want to go to Arrowhead more than anything man. I want that home crowd experience. I want to sample the legendary Kansas City bbqs at the tailgating parties. And I want it to be against the donkeys.

pr_capone
09-04-2012, 08:42 PM
I didn't know the sport of football existed until I moved to Kansas. They were the local team so I followed them.

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 08:46 PM
Same exact story. Right down to the Super Bowl I first watched...
Wow.

Awesome lol.

LiveSteam
09-04-2012, 08:47 PM
I became a Chiefs fan here. In my early 20s.
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BigMeatballDave
09-04-2012, 08:47 PM
Moved from Topeka to KC area in 81.

They were on TV. I watched.

Instantly became a fan of Art Still. History.

Aries Walker
09-04-2012, 08:47 PM
I grew up in Maryland, but was the only one in my family who was born in Kansas City. As the youngest kid, I wanted to be unlike my brother and sisters, and I latched on to the Chiefs. Plus, they were one of the few teams to have a weapon on their helmet, which I thought was cool. Thus the mind of a child.

Then as a teenager, I learned about the history of the NFL and Lamar Hunt, and I realized that I was fortunate enough to already like a team that contributed to the game that I love to watch and follow, rather than to siphon off of it or line their own pockets. Admiring the actual owner of the team, rather than following one of the many millionaire merceneries who took a job with them, just cemented it.

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 08:53 PM
I became a Chiefs fan here. In my early 20s.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/25279_364340170822_5048937_n.jpg

Where is this?

Shaid
09-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Just curious.

The first NFL game I ever watched was Superbowl XXIV, when the 49ers dismantled, humiliated, embarassed, annihilated, decimated the donkeys 55-10. It was a SB party at my uncles house. I instantly became a Joe Montana fan. I thought he was awesome (to this day I still think he's the GOAT) so I followed him. After that Superbowl I had my parents buy me books and shirts of him. Since he retired with KC, I stuck with them ever since and never looked back. And never will. EVER. They can keep breaking my heart every year but that's where this team stays, in my heart. Corny I know but its the truth.

This is me.

chefsos
09-04-2012, 08:55 PM
As explained here:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7439407&postcount=107

Holy crap! Raiders/Chiefs from Week 13, 1971. We kids wrested control of the TV from Dad for a short time, and saw the end of this game when the Chiefs drove late to beat those scumbags. This is the day I became a Chiefs fan.

I'm about to watch it. Curious to see if it looks the way I remember it.

It's a doubleheader, though, so go to 12:50 unless you want to see Vikes/Lions.

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Holy crap!

tredadda
09-04-2012, 08:58 PM
Then why post? Jackass.

Build up post count?

Pawnmower
09-04-2012, 09:06 PM
Grandparents: All four born and raised, lived and died in Eastern KS. (One Grandma still alive and going at 100 years old!)

Parents: Both Born and raised in KS. Went to college in Missouri...for some reason decided to strike west in their 20's and ended up in California.

Aunts/Uncles/Cousins: Mainly in KS and Missouri.....

Me: Born in California, forever alone with no family...as all my relatives are in KS and MO.

Started watching football way back when...way before Joe was a Chief....I started watching in the 80's when Theisman and the hogs and smurfs were the shit, and Joe was a niner...and da Bears were bad ass.....but my dad is a chiefs fan, and we always watched NFL, even b4 sunday ticket he was trying to dial in the chiefs games on a huge satellite. We also got a chiefs newsletter that was like mailed out with all the chiefs news on it (pre internet).

Chiefs always and 4 ever.

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:06 PM
Why would you assume we're all fans of the Chiefs?!?
Just because the consensus on this board believes the Chiefs suck balls doesn't mean we're all fans. There are 5 or 6 of us who aren't...

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:07 PM
BTW - I hated Joe Montana.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 09:10 PM
Montana and Marcus Allen.

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Montana and Marcus Allen.

Montana = 49ers
Allen = Raiders

Ouch!

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:14 PM
It's interesting how so many of you became fans through Joe Montana, (nothing wrong with that) .
I wonder who the next generation of CPer's will credit for making them a fan of the Chiefs...

LiveSteam
09-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Where is this?

Omaha

tredadda
09-04-2012, 09:16 PM
I was born and raised in KC. The Chiefs were always on either the radio or TV so being a fan was natural.

NJChiefsFan
09-04-2012, 09:17 PM
Random game I saw in 1995 on national TV when I was 10. Obviously had some great players but I really liked the sea of red, the noise, and honestly, the helmets. Derrick Thomas was the clincher over the next year or so.

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-04-2012, 09:20 PM
I ask myself this very question every day.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 09:21 PM
It's interesting how so many of you became fans through Joe Montana, (nothing wrong with that) .
I wonder who the next generation of CPer's will credit for making them a fan of the Chiefs...

Matt Cassel??

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:22 PM
Matt Cassel??

LMAO

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:25 PM
D.T. would be the only reason I could see someone becoming a Chiefs fan on purpose, (other than Granma or Granpa forcing the Chiefs down your throats)

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 09:31 PM
Why would you assume we're all fans of the Chiefs?!?
Just because the consensus on this board believes the Chiefs suck balls doesn't mean we're all fans. There are 5 or 6 of us who aren't...

I didn't. It says how did "you" end up a "chiefs" fan. It was directed to those that are chiefs fans.

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 09:32 PM
D.T. would be the only reason I could see someone becoming a Chiefs fan on purpose, (other than Granma or Granpa forcing the Chiefs down your throats)

DT is my favorite Chief.

Gravedigger
09-04-2012, 09:33 PM
My Dad when I was 7 in 1990 got me started on it. Dave Kreig, Steve DeBerg, Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Stephon Paige, Christian Okoye, Barry Word, Dale Carter, Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, Percy Snow, Dan Saleamua, Tim Grunhard GOD the early 90's were so fucking awesome for Chiefs fans. If you were a fan when Christian Okoye was running the rock over people you witnessed the best years to be a Chiefs fan. Old people will say it was the Superbowl years in the 60's but the 90's topped all.

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:41 PM
I didn't. It says how did "you" end up a "chiefs" fan. It was directed to those that are chiefs fans.

Take it easy, I'm just trolling a bit before bedtime.:)

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:44 PM
My Dad when I was 7 in 1990 got me started on it. Dave Kreig, Steve DeBerg, Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Stephon Paige, Christian Okoye, Barry Word, Dale Carter, Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, Percy Snow, Dan Saleamua, Tim Grunhard GOD the early 90's were so ****ing awesome for Chiefs fans. If you were a fan when Christian Okoye was running the rock over people you witnessed the best years to be a Chiefs fan. Old people will say it was the Superbowl years in the 60's but the 90's topped all.

I really liked that combo of Okoye and Word in the 90's. It wasn't as good as Butts and Means or Means and Harmon but they were a powerful duo for sure.
Word had those crazy blue eyes to boot.

MOhillbilly
09-04-2012, 09:45 PM
Being a child of dysfunction it seemed a logical fit.

MOhillbilly
09-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Just curious.

The first NFL game I ever watched was Superbowl XXIV, when the 49ers dismantled, humiliated, embarassed, annihilated, decimated the donkeys 55-10. It was a SB party at my uncles house. I instantly became a Joe Montana fan. I thought he was awesome (to this day I still think he's the GOAT) so I followed him. After that Superbowl I had my parents buy me books and shirts of him. Since he retired with KC, I stuck with them ever since and never looked back. And never will. EVER. They can keep breaking my heart every year but that's where this team stays, in my heart. Corny I know but its the truth.

Everytime a team scored.during this game i took a drink. Me and my bros got fuuuuuuuccckkkkeeeddd up.

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 09:48 PM
Take it easy, I'm just trolling a bit before bedtime.:)

I wasn't mad dude lol. Actually it did come off that way a little.

sd4chiefs
09-04-2012, 10:15 PM
When I watched Super Bowl I when I was 13.

Count Zarth
09-04-2012, 10:16 PM
The devil made me do it.

RunKC
09-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Growing up watching the Chiefs in the 90's was great (aside from the playoffs). Watching Arrowhead rocking to the max because of DT and Neil Smith destroying people was awesome. One of the best defense's I've ever seen. We were the Ravens in the 90's. Then in early 2000's I witnessed some of the best offensive teams in the league.

I hope Eric Berry or Jamaal Charles are the heroes that start the next generation like DT was for me.

noa
09-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Born and raised in Kansas City -- this is my cross to bear.

KcMizzou
09-04-2012, 10:28 PM
I was basically born into it, but I really got hooked in 1989. Marty's first season. I was 15, and that was the start of a really good run.

LiveSteam
09-04-2012, 10:30 PM
I was basically born into it, but I really got hooked in 1989. Marty's first season. I was 15, and that was the start of a really good run.

Yup it sure was.

Direckshun
09-04-2012, 10:33 PM
I don't even remember.

I think my father was a huge Bono fan, oddly enough. That's when I got sucked in.

KcMizzou
09-04-2012, 10:35 PM
I don't even remember.

I think my father was a huge Bono fan, oddly enough. That's when I got sucked in.You were one of those kids that went the other way.

nstygma
09-04-2012, 10:48 PM
the first game i remember being excited about was SF vs KC, montana/young
and Derrick Thomas sacking Steve Young for a safety. i think that's what really started it

Big Smoke
09-04-2012, 11:05 PM
I started following football very closely around the time Priest Holmes and Trent Green came to KC. I was 13 at the time.

dtebbe
09-05-2012, 12:47 AM
In a word (two letters actually).. DT

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rico
09-05-2012, 01:00 AM
Because of my hatred for the Chicago Cubs from a very young age.

I can not stand Cubs or their praggity ass fans. My dad is a die-hard Cardinals fan and raised me to be one as well. From day one, he made me well aware of how disgusting the Cubs fanbase is...and I thought his observations were legit, considering the behavior of the Cubs fans at school. The contradictory thing about my dad (in my eyes) was that he was also a Bears fan. He isn't as hard core about the Bears as he is the Cardinals, but he is a self-proclaimed Bears fan. When I was about 6 or 7 years old and started connecting cities with their teams and started noticing that many of the Cubs fans that I talked smack to every single day were also Bears fans, I decided that I literally could not root for that team. So I looked at this football card I had that had a picture of all of the NFL helmets and decided to become a fan of the team that I thought had the coolest logo/helmet. I narrowed it down to the Bengals and Chiefs...and chose the Chiefs. I have been die-hard ever since.

Funny thing is, many things have occurred that has led me to believe that I have converted my dad to a Chiefs fan....he hasn't flat out admitted it, yet.... but he always seems to know what's going on with the Chiefs (and never knows what's up with the Bears) and he is always in a chipper mood when the Chiefs win (he is pretty apathetic when the Bears win). I think years of me pounding the thought of, "you are rooting for the same team the despicable Cubs fans root for" into his head got to him pretty early on.....but he won't admit it.

BWillie
09-05-2012, 01:28 AM
I was born in Lawrence, KS, which is extremely close to Kansas City. My dad has started being a big fan in the 90's. That's about it.

L.A. Chieffan
09-05-2012, 01:31 AM
i happened to turn on the chiefs pats game about three years ago and saw this guy named matty ice cassel just work the league the entire season and i was like damn this dude is tight and then he got traded to the chiefs so i became a chiefs fan and never looked back

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:33 AM
I was born in Lawrence, KS, which is extremely close to Kansas City. My dad has started being a big fan in the 90's. That's about it.

Extremely close?

BWillie
09-05-2012, 01:33 AM
Extremely close?

Okay please clarify for me Dane, thanks.

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:34 AM
Okay please clarify for me Dane, thanks.

It's 47 miles from Lawrence to Arrowhead. How is that "extremely close"?

I live 1.1 miles from Hollywood & Vine. That's "extremely close".

I live 35 miles from Disneyland. That's not close.

KChiefer
09-05-2012, 01:37 AM
Growing up in Fighting Illini country, I always liked "Native American teams." The Redskins, the Buffalo Bills, and the Chiefs were easy to like as they were so good in the early '90s. When I was a tween it was time to pick a horse. I picked Chiefs but don't know why exactly. I still have arrowheads that I found in Missouri while visiting my Grandparents.

As a kid I liked baseball more, because I actually played it. Logic would say I'd be an Indians fan, but Big Hurt, One Dog, Black Jack, Pudge were my guys! Much like KC they were the great team that never won it all.

L.A. Chieffan
09-05-2012, 01:37 AM
It's 47 miles from Lawrence to Arrowhead. How is that "extremely close"?

I live 1.1 miles from Hollywood & Vine. That's "extremely close".

I live 35 miles from Disneyland. That's not close.

to be fair dane that 47 miles takes about the same time to drive

L.A. Chieffan
09-05-2012, 01:39 AM
Growing up in Fighting Illini country, I always liked "Native American teams." The Redskins, the Buffalo Bills, and the Chiefs were easy to like as they were so good in the early '90s. When I was a tween it was time to pick a horse. I picked Chiefs but don't know why exactly. I still have arrowheads that I found in Missouri while visiting my Grandparents.

As a kid I liked baseball more, because I actually played it. Logic would say I'd be an Indians fan, but Big Hurt, One Dog, Black Jack, Pudge were my guys! Much like KC they were the great team that never won it all.

i find the buffalo bills name to be offensive to all native bills

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:40 AM
i find the buffalo bills name to be offensive to all native bills

In about 2050, the Browns will need to change their name.

LMAO

KChiefer
09-05-2012, 01:49 AM
i find the buffalo bills name to be offensive to all native bills

When it comes to the Illini, I'm glad they stopped the Chief performances at halftime. It was an Indian version of "black face." I obviously still like the logo, however it's no longer used by the university, and that's fine.

And yeah, the bills, it was more the buffalo than the bill that I liked.

clyde05
09-05-2012, 01:54 AM
I remember going to Arrowhead in like early 80's when nobody really went and the team was horrible and we would yell we want Steve Fuller, looking back it is quite comical but I have always stuck with them win or lose.

NJChiefsFan
09-05-2012, 02:04 AM
i happened to turn on the chiefs pats game about three years ago and saw this guy named matty ice cassel just work the league the entire season and i was like damn this dude is tight and then he got traded to the chiefs so i became a chiefs fan and never looked back

Biggest reveal of break of character to date.

Guru
09-05-2012, 02:52 AM
Joe Delaney is who pretty much got me hooked on them.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 05:48 AM
I don't even remember.

I think my father was a huge Bono fan, oddly enough. That's when I got sucked in.

Bono was ok. He was awesome at getting the D-lineman to jump offsides. I remember a game against Seattle, he got them to jump 3 times in a row. And he had the longest QB TD run in history until it was broken by Kordell Stewart.

Another play that stands out was the first play of the game against Green Bay where he hit Sean LaChapelle for like a 65 yd gain.

Guru
09-05-2012, 05:52 AM
Bono was ok. He was awesome at getting the D-lineman to jump offsides. I remember a game against Seattle, he got them to jump 3 times in a row. And he had the longest QB run in history until it was broken by Kordell Stewart.

Another play that stands out was the first play of the game against Green Bay where he hit Sean LaChapelle for like a 65 yd gain.

I don't think it was LaChapelle but I was able to be in the stadium for that throw and to see the Chiefs come out with that for the first play was just a dream come true.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 05:53 AM
I don't think it was LaChapelle but I was able to be in the stadium for that throw and to see the Chiefs come out with that for the first play was just a dream come true.

It was LaChapelle dude. Im 300% sure.

Guru
09-05-2012, 05:55 AM
It was LaChapelle dude. Im 300% sure.

300% eh?

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 05:58 AM
300% eh?

Oops my bad...meant 500%.

Guru
09-05-2012, 05:59 AM
Oops my bad...meant 500%.

I don't think I ever actually knew who made that grab. I was too busy high fiving every fan around me.

Saulbadguy
09-05-2012, 05:59 AM
It's 47 miles from Lawrence to Arrowhead. How is that "extremely close"?

I live 1.1 miles from Hollywood & Vine. That's "extremely close".

I live 35 miles from Disneyland. That's not close.

Lawrentucky residents like to pretend that they are a suburb of Overland Park.

Saulbadguy
09-05-2012, 06:02 AM
I've been rooting for the Chiefs as long as I can remember, so I can't exactly recall the circumstance surrounding "how" - but I assume it's a combination of proximity, my dad rooting for them (even though he grew up an Eagles fan), and going to the games as a child.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 06:04 AM
I don't think I ever actually knew who made that grab. I was too busy high fiving every fan around me.

Lucky bastard lol. I'm hoping to make my first trip to Arrowhead next season. Wouldve been this season but instead went and bought the silver Wrestlemania package for this past Mania since it was in Florida (where I live).

bevischief
09-05-2012, 06:11 AM
My Dad when I was 7 in 1990 got me started on it. Dave Kreig, Steve DeBerg, Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Stephon Paige, Christian Okoye, Barry Word, Dale Carter, Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, Percy Snow, Dan Saleamua, Tim Grunhard GOD the early 90's were so ****ing awesome for Chiefs fans. If you were a fan when Christian Okoye was running the rock over people you witnessed the best years to be a Chiefs fan. Old people will say it was the Superbowl years in the 60's but the 90's topped all.

THIS.

Saulbadguy
09-05-2012, 06:15 AM
Lucky bastard lol. I'm hoping to make my first trip to Arrowhead next season. Wouldve been this season but instead went and bought the silver Wrestlemania package for this past Mania since it was in Florida (where I live).

Now that is an excuse a true Chiefs fan can appreciate.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 06:21 AM
Now that is an excuse a true Chiefs fan can appreciate.

Arrowhead isn't going anywhere lol. I've been a wrestling fan since I was like 4, felt right.

Micjones
09-05-2012, 06:26 AM
Born and raised in Kansas City.
Taught to love the Red & Gold by my mom.
I've been a die hard since the Third Grade.

griZZly64
09-05-2012, 06:37 AM
My dad is from El Salvador. He doesn't watch American football. One random day my dad gave me a Chiefs hat. I was pretty young and also knew nothing about the sport. I've kept the hat till this day. When I did start getting into football it was a no brainer for me.

Saulbadguy
09-05-2012, 06:40 AM
My dad is from El Salvador. He doesn't watch American football. One random day my dad gave me a Chiefs hat. I was pretty young and also knew nothing about the sport. I've kept the hat till this day. When I did start getting into football it was a no brainer for me.

Now that is an awesome story.

BoneKrusher
09-05-2012, 06:56 AM
i became a Seahawks fan in 83 when they drafted Curt Warner (a friend of my brother) and saw them play the Chiefs twice a year.
in 89 (Warner got released from the Seahawks) and the Chiefs drafted Derrick Thomas, i was already becoming a fan of Okoye/Word's rushing attack in KC, so with losing Warner from the Seahawks it just happened, i was a Chiefs fan, been here since 89.

best seasons i can remember were 93 with Montana and the DV offense with Holmes/Kennison/Trent and one of the best OLine's i ever saw.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 07:00 AM
one of the best OLine's i ever saw.

Indeed. If only we had an o-line that good now with Charles and Hillis. Thought of it gives me a chubby.

BoneKrusher
09-05-2012, 07:01 AM
Indeed. If only we had an o-line that good now with Charles and Hillis. Thought of it gives me a chubby.

hell Yeah! :thumb:

Caseyguyrr
09-05-2012, 07:05 AM
Thats cool. I want to go to Arrowhead more than anything man. I want that home crowd experience. I want to sample the legendary Kansas City bbqs at the tailgating parties. And I want it to be against the donkeys.

Youre missing out. My first game ever was against the broncos when I was like 11. I will never forget it. It was like 8 degrees at kick off and I froze my ass off, but if I remember right we won 20-7. Obsessed since then. Of course it never hurts to be born and raised in KC where everyone around you is a fan.

JD10367
09-05-2012, 07:08 AM
In WW2, they used to call underground anarchists fighting against the regime as "sympathizers". I'm not a Chiefs fan, but I'm a sympathizer. For the simple reason that Austin is a cool dude and let PatriotsPlanet hang its "Welcome" sign on the ChiefsPlanet server. The Mothership had been referred to on PP so I'd popped over here once or twice to look around, and said, "Holy shit, this place is crazy-busy, and everyone here seems certifiably insane." So naturally when I had enough of PP I figured I'd see what it was like on a regular basis here, even though I wasn't a Chiefs fan.

But, honestly, I had nothing against the Chiefs so it was easy to move from "neutral" to "sympathizer". If this board had been called RaidersPlanet or SteelersPlanet, I'd rather eat a plate of hot shit than post here. Half the NFL teams I loathe, and the rest I'm neutral on so I root for them when they play the teams I loathe. The Chiefs were already in that neutral group. My fandom will always be Patriots but, from the neutral pool, I'd pull for the Chiefs if the Pats were out of it.

Red Beans
09-05-2012, 07:21 AM
I was an evil bastard in my last life.

stonedstooge
09-05-2012, 07:25 AM
I missremember exactly when I first started being a Chiefs fan. I'm sure it was in the mid to late 60's. But I became a true fan in '70 or '71 when the Chiefs came to my hometown to play a charity basketball game. A few of us kids lined up under the basket where the Chiefs players were warming up and threw back all the balls that went out of bounds. Bobby Bell spent quite a bit of time visiting with me. He rubbed my butch haircut and called me "Eskimo". Buck Buchanan, Willie Lanier, damn all the old time greats played and treated us kids like we were the shits.

Archie F. Swin
09-05-2012, 07:30 AM
Spent most of my childhood in the Cowboys Nation in a small Oklahoma town. My 8th grade year I attended Wentworth Military Academy, an hour outside KC. Several times during that school year I got to visit KC which included passing the Truman Sports Complex. That made quite an impression on this 13 yr old from small town Oklahoma. Later in my teens I started to like pro football and, despite living in the Cowboys nation, I chose to be a Chiefs fan. Despite being a fan of nearly 25 years, I've never seen a game at Arrowhead.

Los Pollos Hermanos
09-05-2012, 07:32 AM
I blame my dad for me being a Chiefs fan. The brainwashing started before I could even walk.

Molitoth
09-05-2012, 07:34 AM
I briefly paid a visit to Hell.... it was hot, but tolerable. Satan and I struck a deal... I was free to roam the earth, although I had to root for the Chiefs.

I shouldn't have taken that deal.

munkey
09-05-2012, 07:38 AM
Father son/Family bond kinda thing....I don't follow the Chiefs with same passion after my father and Lamar's passing but do miss those Sunday phone calls and trips to arrowhead.

scho63
09-05-2012, 07:39 AM
In 1970 as a 7 year old, I started watching sports on TV. That year I picked all the teams I would follow for the rest of my life.

The Chiefs from the Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Pirates from the World Series, the Chicago Blackhawks from hockey playoffs, and the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) from the NBA playoffs.

I think I chose them by uniforms.

I have suffered immensely watching these teams over the years...:banghead:

I went to see the Pirates this year in Pittsburgh for the first time in 49 years of life and it was exciting.

I want to do the same with the Chiefs and visit Arrowhead this year for the first time.

The Iron Chief
09-05-2012, 07:39 AM
Well I was born in NY and still live here, that said I was born a Yankee fan and my father had N.Y Giant wallpaper in his man cave.
As I hit lets say Jr. high I was surrounded by fans of the NY Mets and the NY Jets and for good measure throw in the Bills.
Having my own brain and really getting irrated by all the NY football teams I asked myself if its possible or even right to switch teams something I still think on but any rate...
One of the major networks or one of the then 13 tv channels had the Chiefs vs the Giants..the Chiefs were victorious.
A few weeks later I saw them again beat the Raiders.
I quickly looked up any info I could find on the history of the Chiefs and told myself I'm rooting for this underdog team..someday they'll win a SB turn this thing around and I can walk proud among all the NY fans here.
Ummmm 30 yrs later I'm still waiting.
Thru the yrs theres been many ups and downs I dont need to tell any of you that.
My father couldnt understand my liking two teams.
I really didnt like two teams anymore only the Chiefs at 14 I asked for a Chiefs jacket for Xmas..dad surprised me by actually getting it for me.
I had a huge smile on my face and so did he..the deal was done I was out of the closet. :)

I've enjoyed hating the Donks and Faiders and in the old days enjoying the 2 wins a yr from the Seahags.
Most of the Marty yrs you just had to find out the score later in the day sunday if you were busy.. not worried about if we won just how close the games were. Marty Ball, Chiefs 13 Raiders 9.

DT thru Marty ball thru Montana, Marcus Allen the Xfactor thru Priest.
Surviving the QBs...wow what a list.. the only good ones we had were Montana and Trent.

The list of coaches that were supposed to turn this thing around finally.
#1 defense 32nd offense
#1 offense 32nd defense.
I mean really wtf is left to survive til we make it to the Ship?!

Someone already posted a DT video so I'll add one from the past.


6OO-w04DUv4

LOCOChief
09-05-2012, 07:56 AM
I don't remember a time when I wasn't a Chiefs fan. Born and raised in KC, dad and I watched every Sunday still do but now down here in sunny SW FL. During high school I worked for a local rancher that had a suite at Arrowhead, the second largest suite to the Hunts. 70's to now I have been able to attend any game I wanted to and I've had plenty of long walks through the parking lot afterwards yet I have been a fan with NO regrets.

There are plenty of years that we weren't competitive but there were some that we were. Never had a bad day tailgating hanging with fellow Chiefs fans / friends.

Note to Trolls, if you would've brought your troll shtick to our home at lot E on any of those Sundays you’d get no BBQ, no beer, no bloody Mary’s, just recognition for being what you are not: A fan of the Chiefs!

Otis Day
09-05-2012, 07:58 AM
I grew up in Idaho, and believe it or not my dad and older brother were Raider fans. When I was 10 I watched the Raiders vs. Chiefs and became enthralled by Otis Taylor and the red uniforms. Never looked back.

During the Christmas day disaster vs. Miami in 1971 my brother taunted me right before it happened saying that Stenerud would miss the easy field goal to win it. Of course he did. After the Chiefs lost I wouldn't talk to him for a week. We've been cursed ever since.

NIUhuskies
09-05-2012, 08:13 AM
my dad got drafted by the chiefs in the mid 70s so when i was a little kid i had all this authentic chiefs gear which was awesome. also the fact that my dad was my hero as most kids, i thought it was awesome he played in the NFL and i wanted to be just like him, so i was a KC fan for life.

im in bears country so people have talked shit to me about it my entire life, but f*ck bears fans!

Hog Farmer
09-05-2012, 08:47 AM
My Dad was good friends with former Chiefs punter Jerrel Wilson. They jointly owned a vacation cabin on grand lake. Jerrel taught me to punt when I was 5. Ed Podolak would join them sometimes but I was too young to really remember. Anyway punting wasn't my natural calling.

lcarus
09-05-2012, 08:54 AM
Born and raised in Olathe. Enough said. My great uncle used to have season tickets in section 110 behind the end zone and he would take me to games all the time when I was a young kid. He would always park in some lot in Independence or somewhere and then we'd take the bus to the stadium. Good times.

WV
09-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Tecmo Super Bowl

DeBerg, Okoye, Word.....nothing else to say!

Dayze
09-05-2012, 09:06 AM
I was dropped on my head as a baby.

BoneKrusher
09-05-2012, 09:21 AM
I was dropped on my head as a baby.

LMAO

Pestilence
09-05-2012, 09:27 AM
When I was a little kid....I grew up liking the 49ers because of Joe Montana. I was more a fan of Montana than the 49ers though. When he got traded.....I moved teams with him to the Chiefs.....been a fan ever since.

RedNFeisty
09-05-2012, 09:33 AM
When I was a little kid....I grew up liking the 49ers because of Joe Montana. I was more a fan of Montana than the 49ers though. When he got traded.....I moved teams with him to the Chiefs.....been a fan ever since.

Exact same story as mine.

boogblaster
09-05-2012, 09:35 AM
kansas born .. saw first superbowl .. couple chiefs came to our athletic supper in the 60s .. been fan since .....

oldman
09-05-2012, 09:37 AM
My dad came home with tickets to a football game. Since it was 1963, I was pretty excited we'd be going to see KU play. Imagine my disappointment when he told me the tickets were to see the new team, the Chiefs. Stuff happens.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-05-2012, 09:37 AM
I grew up near KC and they were the local football team. They still are in fact.

Sofa King
09-05-2012, 09:38 AM
When I was a little kid....I grew up liking the 49ers because of Joe Montana. I was more a fan of Montana than the 49ers though. When he got traded.....I moved teams with him to the Chiefs.....been a fan ever since.

"Happy Gilmore: Holy shit. Talk about your all time backfires."

Detoxing
09-05-2012, 09:42 AM
haha I get that question a lot since im a San Diego native.

My love for the Chiefs started because of my hate for some old, fat hepatitis carrying yellow bitch. I was maybe 8 years old-ish, can't remember. Never really paid attention to football or anything and didn't even know the Chargers existed.

Anyhow she was a big 9ers fan and it was the year that Montana joined the Chiefs and played against the 9ers. She was all bitchy and mad because Montana was Chief blah blah blah.

I watched and rooted for the Chiefs because I hated her. Chiefs kicked their ass and a new fan was born.

Dayze
09-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Actually, in all honesty, it began when my brother took me and my middle brother.
We sat in the upper deck, in the dead of winter. No one was at the game, so I suspect I was probably around 7 or so – which would’ve been 1984-ish.

I remember we moved completely around the upper deck to stay in the sun. don’t remember much else that day, but I do remember that.

Pestilence
09-05-2012, 09:44 AM
"Happy Gilmore: Holy shit. Talk about your all time backfires."

Yeah....I could have been around for the Steve Young Superbowl years.....but now I'd be stuck with Alex Smith as my QB.

Sofa King
09-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Yeah....I could have been around for the Steve Young Superbowl years.....but now I'd be stuck with Alex Smith as my QB.

And a playoff win with an NFC Championship season last year.

Pestilence
09-05-2012, 09:52 AM
And a playoff win with an NFC Championship season last year.

All that matters is Superbowl wins.

Chiefs Pantalones
09-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Born and raised in KC. My whole family are Chiefs fans. I don't get how anyone can root for any team besides their hometown team. It's like cheating on your wife.

Fritz88
09-05-2012, 09:56 AM
Local team so I followed them.

ChiefRocka
09-05-2012, 09:57 AM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/115/961/RackMultipart.8592.0_display_image.jpg?1258178638

Detoxing
09-05-2012, 09:59 AM
Born and raised in KC. My whole family are Chiefs fans. I don't get how anyone can root for any team besides their hometown team. It's like cheating on your wife.

Hometown doesn't matter. Whom you idolized as a child matters. That's were allegiances are born.

Old Dog
09-05-2012, 09:59 AM
I grew up near KC and they were the local football team. They still are in fact.

this

Sofa King
09-05-2012, 10:23 AM
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Hydrae
09-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Moved to Columbia, Mo in 1990. Started watching the Chiefs the next year and fell in love with that defense. Okoye, Word, Deberg and the play-action offense was pretty cool too. I just wish we had someone with half of Debergs play-action ability; with this running game it could be deadly.

ChiTown
09-05-2012, 10:32 AM
I chose last, so I got the Chiefs......:deevee:

TEX
09-05-2012, 10:43 AM
My dad was a Dallas Texan fan and a University of Houston grad and UH football season ticket owner. As a kid, I'd go to the Astrodome and watch the Cougars play. Elmo Wright was a UH All American WR drafted by KC. He was the FIRST (not Billy "White Shoes" Johnson) to do a touchdown dance. Once KC drafted him, I was a Chiefs fan!

(Elmo is at 4:35 in the video below)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC2VNHL0VEs

I spoke to Elmo at the Alumni Center last season at the UH Homecoming game. He talked about the early days in KC, Lamar Hunt, Otis Taylor (who he still keeps in touch with), Hank Stram, and a scout who he called the "Judge." The guy has a LOT of stories. Too bad he got injured and never realized his potential in the NFL - but he had one heck of a college career!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/sports/ncaafootball/13wright.ready.html

SCTrojan
09-05-2012, 11:08 AM
Pretty simple. Army brat, dad transferred to area when I was 10. Took a bit, but now I am one of those lost souls known as a Chiefs (and Royals) fan.

So, Go Chiefs (and take the Royals with you)!

Dayze
09-05-2012, 11:09 AM
LMAO

hey....what gives?

I thought you were going to replace the 'lol' with that creepy god damned gif of......., whatever that thing was....

I am disappoint.

BoneKrusher
09-05-2012, 11:14 AM
hey....what gives?

I thought you were going to replace the 'lol' with that creepy god damned gif of......., whatever that thing was....

I am disappoint.


this:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/Fifty_Nine_2006/Funnykid.gif;)

Whoarethechefs
09-05-2012, 11:21 AM
One of my first childhood memories was the Chiefs destroying the Vikes in SB IV, combine that with my favorite color being red, and I became an instant 4 year old chiefs fan and never looked back.

Dayze
09-05-2012, 11:24 AM
god damn. gets me every time.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 11:39 AM
A lot of us became fans thanks to Joe Montana I see.

Dayze
09-05-2012, 11:41 AM
I became one because I was impressed with Carl Peterson.

Detoxing
09-05-2012, 11:43 AM
A lot of us became fans thanks to Joe Montana I see.

So i've noticed.

Interdasting what effect a Franchise QB can do to a fanbase.

Maybe the Chiefs should give it a try sometime....

BoneKrusher
09-05-2012, 11:48 AM
So i've noticed.

Interdasting what effect a Franchise QB can do to a fanbase.

Maybe the Chiefs should give it a try sometime....

this^
Franchise over a Backup anytime.

whoman69
09-05-2012, 01:07 PM
Back in the early 70's the Chiefs had a running back from Iowa named Eddie Podolak. If you know anything about Iowa football, it was the middle of their darkest period in their history. After the 1961 season in which the Hawkeyes entered the season ranked #1 but finished 5-4, the Hawkeyes would not have a winning season until 1981. The lowest of low was when they went 0-11 in 1973 under the soon to be fired Frank Lauterber. It was nice to sit around the television shouting "Go Eddie go!"

The Chiefs at the time were one of the top franchises from the old AFL at the time. The year I started watching, they were defending SB champions.

Flachief58
09-05-2012, 01:11 PM
I grew up in rural KS in the late 70's. They are the first team I rooted for and will be the last (although for the life of me, sometimes I don't know why)

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 01:16 PM
I grew up in rural KS in the late 70's. They are the first team I rooted for and will be the last (although for the life of me, sometimes I don't know why)

What part of Florida are you from?

Flachief58
09-05-2012, 01:34 PM
What part of Florida are you from?

I live just north of Tampa. I was stationed here in the late 80's and liked it enough to make it my home after I got out of the service.

Spongeblack Bobtard
09-05-2012, 01:37 PM
I was more of a Royals fan as a kid but, the cops would give us Chiefs trading cards when we were out riding our bikes or skateboards. I guess that started it all.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 01:37 PM
Cool, I live in Kissimmee. I assume you will also be at the Chiefs vs Bucs game in October?

qabbaan
09-05-2012, 01:38 PM
You're born into it obviously. Nobody would wish this on themselves.

Flachief58
09-05-2012, 01:39 PM
Cool, I live in Kissimmee. I assume you will also be at the Chiefs vs Bucs game in October?

The good lord willing and the creek don't rise

Spongeblack Bobtard
09-05-2012, 01:42 PM
You're born into it obviously. Nobody would wish this on themselves.

Especially if you grew up in the 80's LOL

Donger
09-05-2012, 01:43 PM
Punishment for being born.

KC Tattoo
09-05-2012, 01:46 PM
I was born with a :arrow: birthmark on my right arm.

Dayze
09-05-2012, 01:58 PM
I do like how the OP says "end up a Chiefs fan" instead of "become a Chiefs fan".
lol
I often question how I 'ended up' being a fan many, many times.

HemiEd
09-05-2012, 01:59 PM
I was over on Guam, in 1970 when the news came that the Chiefs had won SBIV. Saw it on armed forces TV a few months later and got hooked, even though I had no idea what a first down was yet.

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 02:04 PM
I do like how the OP says "end up a Chiefs fan" instead of "become a Chiefs fan".
lol
I often question how I 'ended up' being a fan many, many times.

Dayze, how did you end up becoming a Chiefs fan?

Dayze
09-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Oh, I wasn’t being inflammatory (hopefully it didn’t come across that way). I just realize that I often use the same ‘ended up’ phrase.

I ended up being one after my oldest brother took my older brother and I to a game around 1984 I think. We sucked, stadium was empty; entire upper deck was empty;.. cold ass winter day, and we moved around the upper deck throughout the day to stay in the sun to be a little warmer.

Radar Chief
09-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Especially if you grew up in the 80's LOL

I hear yea, course at that time I was more interested in chasing tail than football so the Chiefs were easy to not pay attention too. Derrick Thomas changed that, he got me excited for the Chiefs again.

KCrockaholic
09-05-2012, 02:46 PM
I was born that way.

I didn't have a "moment" or any other reason. I loved football from the second I was born. As I got older (around 6) I started watching the games and trying to understand.

I had a great grasp and understanding of football from a very young age. My coaches in elementary school always loved how I understood the game so well at such a young age.

The Chiefs were just destined to be part of my life from the beginning.

Football is all I know.

Zeke
09-05-2012, 02:46 PM
I was born here

Frosty
09-05-2012, 03:30 PM
You're born into it obviously. Nobody would wish this on themselves.

Before I knew much about football, I chose the Chiefs as my team (in '92, Kreig's first year here).


:banghead:


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3bpydbjvc1qlar22o1_1280.jpg

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-05-2012, 05:32 PM
20 years in KC.

NewChief
09-05-2012, 05:37 PM
My wife's brother played for them. Despite him eventually moving on to other teams my enjoyment of the Chiefs (or actually of this board) lingered. So, I'm kind of stuck with the Chiefs as my default team. I don't actually follow them that closely any longer, other than what casual participation in the football threads on this board gives me. I don't schedule Sundays around watching them or anything of that nature and find my fandom of pro football to be much more agnostic than back in the days Trent played. If I have to pick a team in the NFL to support, though, it's the Chiefs.

Ace Gunner
09-05-2012, 05:45 PM
I lost a bet with Lucifer.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-05-2012, 05:52 PM
I lost a bet with Lucifer.


LMAO

chefsos
09-05-2012, 05:55 PM
Born and raised in KC. My whole family are Chiefs fans. I don't get how anyone can root for any team besides their hometown team. It's like cheating on your wife.Didn't really have a "hometown team" here, although it was predominately a Philly area by default, with a lot of Redskins and Colts (who I considered for a while) fans too. So, when I was 12 or 13 I proceeded like a free agent (before I knew what one was) because even then I was not interested in following the crowd. Saw that Oakland game in '71 and that pretty much narrowed it down to KC.

Really got into it in '72, just in time of course, for the Chiefs to begin sucking ass.