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El Jefe
09-10-2012, 08:55 AM
This is not a thread about not being a Chiefs fan, just a thread wondering about those who don't spend as much time being a fan.

I know this subject has been covered ad nauseum, but lets take a different look at it. The Chiefs suck, they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The Buckeyes are on a bowl ban, they are way overrated at #12, and watching them on Saturday made me sad. I realized that this team has a long way to go before I consider them good. I have become some apathetic towards the Chiefs and the Buckeyes that a lot of times I just don't care. I only watched 2Chiefs games last year. The Buckeyes I watched all their games, but never with great expecations.

When do you reach a point where you realize that your time is better off doing something productive? Have you as a fan reached that point? Are you a fan who will never do that? I admit that I will not go out of my way to go to Damon's and pay for lunch so I can watch the Chiefs this year. I remember the days of Trent Green and Priest Holmes, I was actually excited to watch the Chiefs, but I digress. I will keep watching the Buckeyes, but man does it suck to have teams you know aren't going to do anything this year.

inb4fairweatherfan

El Jefe
09-10-2012, 09:02 AM
Another thing that cracks me up. Every year you have the kool-aid fans who are always trying to calm everyone down, yet every year we end up sucking as usual. I don't get annoyed with the fans who are optimistic, but in the same sense it's the same freaking song and dance every year. Well it's only the preseason, well its only the first game, well everyone else looked bad. It's just the same old drum being beat. At the end of the day the Chiefs suck and will continue to suck until we have a QB and a competent head coach and GM. Other than that we are right on schedule!!!

notorious
09-10-2012, 09:03 AM
It was probably the game against the Raiders before the playoffs a few years ago.



For the record, though, I hated the Cassel trade, but I still had a little hope.

El Jefe
09-10-2012, 09:05 AM
It was probably the game against the Raiders before the playoffs a few years ago.



For the record, though, I hated the Cassel trade, but I still had a little hope.


It's sad having no real hope of fielding a great football team. Obviously where I live everyone is either a Browns or Bengals fan. Whenever I talk football they ask me who I like, and I always say "The chiefs" and then they say "ohh so you know how we feel", then I shake my head, because I know that feel bro.

notorious
09-10-2012, 09:08 AM
they say "ohh so you know how we feel", then I shake my head, because I know that feel bro.

Yep, that's where we are at.


I am surprised that fans show any pride for our team any more.

suds79
09-10-2012, 09:10 AM
When they don't draft a QB in the first this next year. ;)

Seriously though that might just do it for me.

Phobia
09-10-2012, 09:11 AM
I did when I saw the business side of those jokers up close and personal. There's really no emphasis on winning as long as the ledger is in the black. This was 6 years or so ago. There's absolutely no chance I'll throw a remote through my TV at this point but I'll always watch and try to enjoy it.

lcarus
09-10-2012, 09:14 AM
I'll never give up. It's entertainment to me whether we win or lose.

notorious
09-10-2012, 09:16 AM
I did when I saw the business side of those jokers up close and personal. There's really no emphasis on winning as long as the ledger is in the black. This was 6 years or so ago. There's absolutely no chance I'll throw a remote through my TV at this point but I'll always watch and try to enjoy it.

It would be interesting to see how much more a team makes if they are a SB contender vs. just being average-mediocre.


People always say that they would make more if they build a contender, but sometimes I wonder....

kepp
09-10-2012, 09:22 AM
I think last season was the first time I decided to not get emotionally involved. I took a couple Sundays off and it was really nice...relaxing. I didn't worry about the games. I still DVR'd the games and checked on the scores to see if it might be entertaining to watch, but I didn't make it any kind of priority. I have a feeling I'll end up doing the same thing this season.

Rexx
09-10-2012, 09:26 AM
I have been a Chief fan for 25 years and find myself not caring if I watch the game. For about 10 years, I did not miss a game. However, last year I watched about 5 games. The decisions this team has made in regards to QB and head coaches is down right mind boggling. The fools that run this team have really pulled the reigns on progress and until they make a commitment for a franchise QB, I don't see anything changing anytime soon.

Dave Lane
09-10-2012, 09:28 AM
I've given up expecting anything. If I was a Chiefs / MU / Royals fan I might give up sports altogether.

memyselfI
09-10-2012, 09:29 AM
When you don't miss it and don't find it necessary to schedule around it anymore. Me, I love football not just the Chiefs. But I've decided to work a few Sundays and enjoy the games I will be able to watch but not stress about missing the ones I won't. I'm at the point where I don't feel the need to devote my entire Sunday to the Chiefs. Instead, I will hopefully be able to listen to the game at work and be doing something productive.

I will not miss a Sporting game in KC though. I've scheduled work, vacations, and everything I can around those games. I dvr the road games I must miss due to work.

King_Chief_Fan
09-10-2012, 09:30 AM
I used to break neck speed after Church to get home and watch the game. Not so much anymore.

I would not play golf on Sunday afternoon to watch the Chiefs.

Well, I might break neck speed after Church to get home, but it might be to play golf.

Dayze
09-10-2012, 09:31 AM
my days are increasingly 'football hectic' on Saturdays anymore. I watch the Chiefs, then basically go on with my day. only reason I watch NFL is because of the Chiefs, so it sucks when they're terrible.

Molitoth
09-10-2012, 09:33 AM
As a fan of Royals/Chiefs/Huskers Football and Missouri Football & Basketball.... I've pretty much destroyed my will to get too involved with sports anymore.

Yesterday during the chiefs game instead of yelling at the tv, throwing remotes, and letting it destroy my mood, I just laughed it off and went and did other things. Same with the Nebraska loss to UCLA and the Tigers loss to Georgia.

I'm just content now that I have chosen to root for shitty teams. But I will refuse to jump on any bandwagons... these are my teams for life.

Reerun_KC
09-10-2012, 09:33 AM
I gave up on the Chiefs when they hired Herman "Milkman" Edwards... Then Haley and now Herm part 2 with Crennel and his 7-11 Defense...

This franchise isnt interested in winning anything, therefore its harder than hell to actually give a shit. They are totally killing my nfl experience...

Deberg_1990
09-10-2012, 09:40 AM
As a fan of Royals/Chiefs/Huskers Football and Missouri Football & Basketball.... I've pretty much destroyed my will to get too involved with sports anymore.

Yesterday during the chiefs game instead of yelling at the tv, throwing remotes, and letting it destroy my mood, I just laughed it off and went and did other things. Same with the Nebraska loss to UCLA and the Tigers loss to Georgia.

I'm just content now that I have chosen to root for shitty teams. But I will refuse to jump on any bandwagons... these are my teams for life.

Well at least we have Sporting KC to save the day…..

ZepSinger
09-10-2012, 09:40 AM
Honestly? I stopped being a Chiefs fan 5 years ago. After yet another painful and boneheaded Sunday afternoon loss, I thought to myself "is it worth giving up beautiful fall afternoons spent with my young daughters for this crap?" The answer was a resounding NO, and I've never regretted it for a second. I can't even remember the last time I actually watched a Chiefs game.

Molitoth
09-10-2012, 09:41 AM
Well at least we have Sporting KC to save the day…..

If I could get into that stupid sport, I would be all over it. As much as I try to be a fan of soccer, I just gag.

Old Dog
09-10-2012, 09:45 AM
For the past few years I still had season tickets, but it got to be more about the tailgate and such than it was about the game (I can't pinpoint exactly when that started). After last year I decided I was done going to games. When they make a commitment to winning, I'll commit my money to going to games again.
It was odd yesterday. I got home from my run and the Mrs was cooking breakfast when I came in. She said, "It felt good to sleep in. In past years we would have already been in the line to get into the stadium for about a half hour".

KILLER_CLOWN
09-10-2012, 09:47 AM
If I could get into that stupid sport, I would be all over it. As much as I try to be a fan of soccer, I just gag.

Same.

gblowfish
09-10-2012, 09:50 AM
You are the best fans in the NFL.
Here, have a jersey.
Look! A shiny object....a big fucking aeroplane for the National Anthem!
Matt Cassel used to be a Patriot!
Bring beer money. Thanks!
Sincerely,
The Kansas City Chiefs

King_Chief_Fan
09-10-2012, 09:53 AM
When you don't miss it and don't find it necessary to schedule around it anymore. Me, I love football not just the Chiefs. But I've decided to work a few Sundays and enjoy the games I will be able to watch but not stress about missing the ones I won't. I'm at the point where I don't feel the need to devote my entire Sunday to the Chiefs. Instead, I will hopefully be able to listen to the game at work and be doing something productive.

I will not miss a Sporting game in KC though. I've scheduled work, vacations, and everything I can around those games. I dvr the road games I must miss due to work.

I think Clark is like his daddy and spends all his time focused on soccer as well. If you go to a match, ask him what's up with the Chiefs.

King_Chief_Fan
09-10-2012, 09:54 AM
For the past few years I still had season tickets, but it got to be more about the tailgate and such than it was about the game (I can't pinpoint exactly when that started). After last year I decided I was done going to games. When they make a commitment to winning, I'll commit my money to going to games again.
It was odd yesterday. I got home from my run and the Mrs was cooking breakfast when I came in. She said, "It felt good to sleep in. In past years we would have already been in the line to get into the stadium for about a half hour".

If 60K other people were as smart, that would get Hunts attention.

Reerun_KC
09-10-2012, 09:56 AM
Strange thing, is during the first half when the game was close, I found myself sweeping off the patio during a commercial break and actually forgot to go back in to watch the game.


WTF is happening to me and my fandom?

Nzoner
09-10-2012, 09:57 AM
I just bumped my thread from 6 years ago.

TRR
09-10-2012, 09:59 AM
If 60K other people were as smart, that would get Hunts attention.

I have, as of late, been trying to make the Chiefs less of a priority. I used to get so upset at losses that it would ruin Sunday and several days after. I like checking in on twitter and CP to get the latest info, but now the games don't really even seem fun to watch anymore.

I don't think I will ever give up, and I will most definitely watch each game. But I have made a decision that this year...win or lose...it won't impact that rest of my Sunday or my week. I know it doesn't have any impact on the players...That's for certain.

BoneKrusher
09-10-2012, 10:09 AM
i gave up almost 4 years ago.

dtebbe
09-10-2012, 10:09 AM
Well, this is the first year since 1995 that I haven't had Sunday Ticket. I'll just wait for the highlights to be disappointed, and buy my kid a new set of tires for his kart: (unlike the Chiefs he rarely lets me down!)

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KCinNY
09-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Started losing my Chiefs passion in the Herm days. Found myself doing work around the house during the games and only checking in on the score. Was a bit re-energized with the Pioli hire, but quickly lost faith with his barrage of stupid moves and arrogant, paranoid demeanor. Now my Chiefs soul is completely dead...and it's kinda sad because Chiefs football used to be a big part of my life.

This offseason, after Manning wouldn't take KC's calls, my give-a-*hit level had eroded to nothing. Didn't even watch the draft for the first time in decades. Watched yesterday purely out of habit, but found myself more excited to watch the GB/SF game with my rabid-9ers fan wife.

Seriously...30 drafts without a 1st round QB??? The Chiefs organization doesn't deserve the loyalty of its fans.

gblowfish
09-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Well well well....you bunch of nattering naysayers of negativity. The Chiefs will apply the same tactics used by politicians to MAKE SURE the Arrowhead experience remains positive.

Remember, if you want to keep your seats, JUST SAY RAH!

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El Jefe
09-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Started losing my Chiefs passion in the Herm days. Found myself doing work around the house during the games and only checking in on the score. Was a bit re-energized with the Pioli hire, but quickly lost faith with his barrage of stupid moves and arrogant, paranoid demeanor. Now my Chiefs soul is completely dead...and it's kinda sad because Chiefs football used to be a big part of my life.

This offseason, after Manning wouldn't take KC's calls, my give-a-*hit level had eroded to nothing. Didn't even watch the draft for the first time in decades. Watched yesterday purely out of habit, but found myself more excited to watch the GB/SF game with my rabid-9ers fan wife.

Seriously...30 drafts without a 1st round QB??? The Chiefs organization doesn't deserve the loyalty of its fans.

QFT!!

Luke Warm
09-10-2012, 10:14 AM
N.E.V.E.R.

KCinNY
09-10-2012, 10:22 AM
http://i48.tinypic.com/34yxpw5.gif credit to gblowfish for the pic.

Love the quasi-Secret Service guys behind the bench complete with the suits, discrete earphones and sunglasses. I wonder if they have 10mm automatics under their blazers.

Phone tapping? Bugging offices?...nah, this Pioli paranoia myth is a fabrication of those non True Fans.

Hunt and Pioli have made this team impossible to like.

Pestilence
09-10-2012, 10:24 AM
You know.....it's fucking sad that I converted my brother into a Chiefs fan. Now I have to sit back and watch him get emotional during the games....while I sit back and don't give a fuck when they screw up.

notorious
09-10-2012, 10:26 AM
You know.....it's ****ing sad that I converted my brother into a Chiefs fan. Now I have to sit back and watch him get emotional during the games....while I sit back and don't give a **** when they screw up.

It's like you passed the curse onto someone else.........

Pestilence
09-10-2012, 10:26 AM
It's like you passed the curse onto someone else.........

I even bought him a Cassel jersey after the 2010 season.

:evil:

DJ's left nut
09-10-2012, 10:29 AM
It would be interesting to see how much more a team makes if they are a SB contender vs. just being average-mediocre.


People always say that they would make more if they build a contender, but sometimes I wonder....

Contenders spend money on backups that are better than Jacques Reeves.

I'm absolutely convinced that, with the way revenue sharing is set up, it makes no business sense at all for a team to spend the money necessary to accumulate the depth to win a championship.

As to when to give up - when the losses don't hurt anymore, you have given up. There isn't a time that you actively quit, you just realize that the losses don't bother you.

I had a great time on Sunday because I got 2 quarters of decent football, good weather and a hell of a tailgate. I left with 10 minutes left in the 4th not giving a !@#$ that the Chiefs lost because frankly, that's what the Chiefs do. I didn't actively choose to give up - it just happened.

I get more angry about Cardinals losses in July than I do at Chiefs losses. A meaningless July loss in a season with 162 games bothers me a hell of a lot more than the Chiefs just losing 6% of their season. I don't blame myself for it - I used to get so angry at these losses that I'd sit in total silence for hours. I didn't quit on the Chiefs - they just ceased to be worth caring about.

notorious
09-10-2012, 10:31 AM
I'm absolutely convinced that, with the way revenue sharing is set up, it makes no business sense at all for a team to spend the money necessary to accumulate the depth to win a championship.
.



I agree.

notorious
09-10-2012, 10:31 AM
I even bought him a Cassel jersey after the 2010 season.

:evil:

You unbelievable bastard.

memyselfI
09-10-2012, 10:35 AM
I think Clark is like his daddy and spends all his time focused on soccer as well. If you go to a match, ask him what's up with the Chiefs.

Well, his MLS team is in 5th place. Perhaps it's no coincidence...

once his family sold the Wizards the team began to thrive.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 10:35 AM
When I was a kid I would actually lose sleep over my favorite teams losing, be depressed etc. Never again... I changed a long time ago and I refuse to let something that I can't control get me down....

|Zach|
09-10-2012, 10:45 AM
On top of the Chiefs shittiness and frustration with the organization I don't feel like the product the NFL provides as a whole league wide has been that great for a long time.

ChiefButthurt
09-10-2012, 10:48 AM
Since the creation of fantasy football, I find myself enjoying football in general than being fixated on this team winning each week. If they win I'm surprised, if they lose I'm not surprised. I guess my expectations are very low.

The good news is they make each team they play look like a team heading for the Super Bowl. :banghead:

Pestilence
09-10-2012, 10:50 AM
Since the creation of fantasy football, I find myself enjoying football in general than being fixated on this team winning each week. If they win I'm surprised, if they lose I'm not surprised. I guess my expectations are very low.

The good news is they make each team they play look like a team heading for the Super Bowl. :banghead:

This.

And I don't care if it makes me a shitty fan but I started Ryan and Jones yesterday.

|Zach|
09-10-2012, 10:53 AM
I understand how valuable FF is to the league but I think it is the absolute worst thing.

It really plays in the teams losing their identities with players being mercenaries instead of part of organizations. The differences between the teams are completely diluted.

Nzoner
09-10-2012, 10:53 AM
This.

And I don't care if it makes me a shitty fan but I started Ryan and Jones yesterday.

Agreed.One of my friends in the gameroom yesterday that swore he'd never play FF actually thanked me for finally getting him involved because at least he could enjoy some football.

track
09-10-2012, 10:53 AM
I have gone from living and dying each chiefs game to just watching with interest...if we win great and if we lose I just get a chuckle out of how much the ownership,management and QB suck.

ChiefButthurt
09-10-2012, 10:55 AM
This.

And I don't care if it makes me a shitty fan but I started Ryan and Jones yesterday.

I would have done the same. When it comes to fantasy football, I hardly have no loyalties. Well....I refuse to have a bronco or raider on my team. :D

ChiefButthurt
09-10-2012, 10:57 AM
I understand how valuable FF is to the league but I think it is the absolute worst thing.

It really plays in the teams losing their identities with players being mercenaries instead of part of organizations. The differences between the teams are completely diluted.

Too late Zach, Tony G. dunking in Arrowhead for some other effing team proves that the players are just talented people getting paid.

Nzoner
09-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Well....I refuse to have a bronco or raider on my team. :D

This is usually me,however this season I added the Bronco D as my 2nd defense(we're required to carry 2) to go along with the Patriots and started them last night against the Steelers,the last few minutes of the game was quite entertaining.

Discuss Thrower
09-10-2012, 11:02 AM
I give up at the point when the team is realistically eliminated from playoff contention.

So possibly next Sunday, probably after the San Diego game.

TEX
09-10-2012, 11:03 AM
I'm there now. Just glad the TEXANS and COWBOYS appear to be headed for good seasons. Ill have something to watch on Sundays cuz it damn well wont be the Chiefs. I've put way too much into the Chiefs with little return. I'm fed up with being taken for granted. We all deserve more. The Chiefs need to earn my /our support. What a concept...

|Zach|
09-10-2012, 11:06 AM
Too late Zach, Tony G. dunking in Arrowhead for some other effing team proves that the players are just talented people getting paid.

I don't have much a problem with the whole TG thing but as a whole...the league is just less unappealing. There used to be all these interesting teams and teams with personality...now its just the same players switching colors playing the same bland style of football.

Nzoner
09-10-2012, 11:09 AM
I don't have much a problem with the whole TG thing but as a whole...the league is just less unappealing. There used to be all these interesting teams and teams with personality...now its just the same players switching colors playing the same bland style of football.

Yeah,RGIII taking it to the Saints in their house and the 49er's going into Lambeau and bitch slapping the Packers was very bland.

|Zach|
09-10-2012, 11:11 AM
Yeah,RGIII taking it to the Saints in their house and the 49er's going into Lambeau and bitch slapping the Packers was very bland.

Hey glad everyone can enjoy their fantasy teams with their shitty clever names and their focus on individuals that feeds into the me first diva attitudes of this leagues players.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-10-2012, 11:12 AM
I gave up expecting the Chiefs and Royals to win years ago. I just watch for enjoyment and if my team wins woohoo. I'm glad I have KU hoops.

Lightrise
09-10-2012, 11:14 AM
Its not in me to give up on the Chiefs. I admit to giving up on the Royals mostly when Brett stopped playing. Like most folks I've seen things in players that others didn't, some right and some wrong. I knew we were in trouble with Cassel based on his footwork from the beginning, takes to long to setup and make a dang decision. I saw that when he was in New England, but I thought it was fixable, its not. I also was so impressed with Charles from day one, he is just an awesome, fun to watch back with the best vision I've seen in the entire league since Holmes frankly. I didn't like the Hali pick and predicted failure at linebacker, I was wrong. I hated the Tyson Jackson pick, still do. I did not like the Powe pick, I've read where he is poor on the mental aspect of the game. I was right on Flowers, right on Carr. I cannot make my mind up on Copper. As far as Pioli, I do not think the Patriot way is a good fit here. It is so aggravating getting team feedback.

|Zach|
09-10-2012, 11:14 AM
You know what else makes the product so unenjoyable? The time spent watching commercials compared to time spent watching the sport. That whole commercial/kickoff/commercial bit is infuriating.

Nzoner
09-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Hey glad everyone can enjoy their fantasy teams with their shitty clever names and their focus on individuals that feeds into the me first diva attitudes of this leagues players.

LMAO

I didn't have one Redskin playing yesterday in FF and STILL enjoyed the game.

saphojunkie
09-10-2012, 11:17 AM
When they don't draft a QB in the first this next year. ;)

Seriously though that might just do it for me.

This was my decision last night. I no longer live in KC, and I put a lot of effort into following the team. If they aren't willing to put the same effort into building a winner, I'm fucking done.

Not that any of you care if I'm a fan or not, but I just thought I would echo this sentiment. Maybe if enough people voice it, someone at arrowhead will listen.

Iowanian
09-10-2012, 11:21 AM
knock knock
"Buffalo is here"
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luv
09-10-2012, 11:25 AM
A fan is a fan, win or lose. Being a fan isn't about blind optimism or not having realistic expectations. I want my team to do well. Whenever they don't, that doesn't mean I stop wanting them to.

Dartgod
09-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Never

alanm
09-10-2012, 11:30 AM
I never give up. I just soldier on.

Nzoner
09-10-2012, 11:32 AM
Never

I like this answer as I don't really ever give up,I just don't spend near the money supporting them like I used to and I don't allow myself to get too emotionally involved anymore.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 11:35 AM
Quitters are Pussies

Steron
09-10-2012, 11:38 AM
I watch when I can. I don't live in KC so I very rarely get to see the Chiefs play. I stopped buying the Sunday Ticket three seasons ago. It was free this weekend so I was happy to be able to watch. At least for a 1/2. The second 1/2? Ugh.

I don't think I will ever stop being a fan. I have, however, stopped getting wrapped up in it. If there is something better to do on Sunday than watch NFL, I'll do that now. My kids are only little once.

Baconeater
09-10-2012, 11:42 AM
I like this answer as I don't really ever give up,I just don't spend near the money supporting them like I used to and I don't allow myself to get too emotionally involved anymore.
This is pretty much where I'm at as well. I'll still watch and be a "fan" but I'm sure as hell not spending any money to go to games. And if they are sucking and there's a better game on the other network, I'll watch it instead.

Now all that would change if I felt the organization was committed to winning, but I'm not seeing that right now.

Baconeater
09-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Quitters are Pussies
So if your favorite restaurant all of a sudden starts serving you shitty food all the time, are you going to continue to go there?

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 11:53 AM
So if your favorite restaurant all of a sudden starts serving you shitty food all the time, are you going to continue to go there?
So if your wife puts on 15 lbs are you going to divorce here? If your kid gets a B in school are you gonna kick them out?

It's game 1 and you guys just got beat by a better team on this day.

Baconeater
09-10-2012, 11:57 AM
So if your wife puts on 15 lbs are you going to divorce here? If your kid gets a B in school are you gonna kick them out?

It's game 1 and you guys just got beat by a better team on this day.
You're comparing personal relationships with business relationships. It's not the same thing.

And it's not just the one game that has people irritated, it's the same shit that's been going on since...well...pretty much forever.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:05 PM
You're comparing personal relationships with business relationships. It's not the same thing.

And it's not just the one game that has people irritated, it's the same shit that's been going on since...well...pretty much forever.


Well try change every year like my Raiders have and see how that works out for you....

There are no easy games in the NFL anymore.... You guys were out manned, you were depleted on defense and they took advantage of it....

It wasn't like the Chiefs got destroyed...

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:07 PM
Won't matter anyway if that fucking robot in Denver plays like that this year...

oldandslow
09-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Yeah,RGIII taking it to the Saints in their house and the 49er's going into Lambeau and bitch slapping the Packers was very bland.

I started Peyton Manning. And will continue to do so.

Spongeblack Bobtard
09-10-2012, 12:18 PM
I quit when the owners quit. It's why I quit on the Royals long ago. I don't think Clark Hunt has quit and I think he's trying.

Dayze
09-10-2012, 12:23 PM
So if your wife puts on 15 lbs are you going to divorce here? If your kid gets a B in school are you gonna kick them out?

It's game 1 and you guys just got beat by a better team on this day.

hell yes. / Omaha

memyselfI
09-10-2012, 12:23 PM
Well try change every year like my Raiders have and see how that works out for you....

There are no easy games in the NFL anymore.... You guys were out manned, you were depleted on defense and they took advantage of it....

It wasn't like the Chiefs got destroyed...

Actually, they sort of did get destroyed in the second half. They scored a last second touchdown after the Falcons decided to pull their foot off the pedal otherwise the game was not as close as the final score indicated. At least the second half wasn't.

I also don't believe the Chiefs will be successful on a continuous basis as long as they are owned by outsiders and/or owners who have interests in multiple sports and teams. They are simply one fish in a pond and not THE fish in a pond.

TEX
09-10-2012, 12:31 PM
I'm trying to get my money back on NFL Sunday Ticket right now...But I don't think the excuse of "The CHIEFS SUCK" is going to get it done. I have much better things to do on Sundays than watch that horse $hit team. Much easier for me to remain a fan if I don't watch them. Can't stomach the same BS year after year. :cuss:

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:34 PM
I fucking hate it when you people act like this....... You fucking depress me...

Make some Raider jokes or something...

Guru
09-10-2012, 12:37 PM
Depends on how you really define giving up. I will always be a Chiefs fan but I think I gave up on them after the Raiders game we lost right before the playoffs in 2010. Now I watch with no real expectations and just figure they are what they are and will probably never be a contender again.

that does not mean I will stop being a fan of the team though.

Rausch
09-10-2012, 12:37 PM
The only way I'd give up is if they moved the team to Toronto or something...

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-10-2012, 12:37 PM
I ****ing hate it when you people act like this....... You ****ing depress me...

Make some Raider jokes or something...

How many Raiders does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One. It's just a fucking lightbulb for shits sake.







punchine B.... 53. One to take care of the whole lightbulb situation and 52 to have buttsecks in the prison shower.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:38 PM
How many Raiders does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One. It's just a ****ing lightbulb for shits sake.







punchine B.... 53. One to take care of the whole lightbulb situation and 52 to have buttsecks in the prison shower.


It takes all the troll out of me when this forum acts like this....:banghead:

Mile High Mania
09-10-2012, 12:39 PM
I'll never stop being a fan of the teams I love to watch and have cheered for since my childhood. Am I the crazy fan at the age of 41 that I was at 21 ... or even 31? No.

I no longer get incredibly PO'ed if something horrible happens, I'm married with 3 kids and I have a completely different set of focal points. Am I annoyed when things go south? Yes... but, things are much more in perspective now than they were years ago.

Even if I lived in Denver and could afford it with ease, I doubt that I'd own season tickets - I'd try to go to 1 or 2 games, but I'm not dedicating a full day and thousands of dollars each year to watch the games and pay for over the top expensive food.

Granted ... and this is not a jab, but when I look at "diehard fans" of teams like KC, Browns, Lions, etc ... I wonder "how do you they maintain that level of intensity for such a long period of time?" It has to take a toll which is one of the reasons I think you see a lot more 'reality' with older fans of teams.

I'll go to Wizards every now and then in Plano, where the KC fans go - freaking huge crowds - most bring families (which isn't always advised, IMHO), but they show up in great force with decorations - tailgate and they're "IN IT"... and honestly, it's fans like that when I think it would be great for a team like KC to win the Lombardi. My fandom aside, every true fan should experience greatness. Those 2 years in the late 90s as a Broncos' fan were incredible... at times during the last 12 seasons, I've relied on those seasons as comfort for better days ahead.

Some of you are way overdue on your ability to experience that... there are a dozen or so 'great owners' in the NFL, owners that are focused on always improving while others seem to be in it for just the bottom line. It's sad.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-10-2012, 12:39 PM
It takes all the troll out of me when this forum acts like this....:banghead:

Be happier, those where 2 pretty low quality jokes.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:41 PM
If I were a Chiefs fan the worst part to me would be knowing how good they were in the 90's and came away with nothing.... Chiefs should own atleast 3 Lombardis by now

Rausch
09-10-2012, 12:42 PM
If I were a Chiefs fan the worst part to me would be knowing how good they were in the 90's and came away with nothing.... Chiefs should own atleast 3 Lombardis by now

SLOW DOWN.

Baby steps.

We need to concentrate on a team that can win a playoff game first...

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:43 PM
SLOW DOWN.

Baby steps.

We need to concentrate on a team that can win a playoff game first...

I am shooting for just a winning record

Discuss Thrower
09-10-2012, 12:43 PM
If I were a Chiefs fan the worst part to me would be knowing how good they were in the 90's and came away with nothing.... Chiefs should own atleast 3 Lombardis by now

I feel for you.. Pretty much since the 2nd preseason game we've griefed ourselves over how shitty our team is. If there aren't homers making homer comments you can't succeed at trolling.

HemiEd
09-10-2012, 12:44 PM
I even bought him a Cassel jersey after the 2010 season.

:evil:

Why do you hate your brother?

ChiefsLV
09-10-2012, 12:44 PM
I had watched every game since 93 but towards the end of last season I made up my mind that I was not watching Matt Cassell take another snap for this team. The fact that he can enter a 4th season as the starter just blows my mind. I didn't see any of the game yesterday, not even highlights and I'm probably in a much better mood because of it.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:47 PM
I feel for you.. Pretty much since the 2nd preseason game we've griefed ourselves over how shitty our team is. If there aren't homers making homer comments you can't succeed at trolling.

No truer words have ever been spoken

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-10-2012, 12:48 PM
No truer words have ever been spoken

Our uniforms are prettier than yours.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 12:49 PM
Our uniforms are prettier than yours.

No way man, you have Ronald McDonald uniforms

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-10-2012, 12:51 PM
No way man, you have Ronald McDonald uniforms

Our home unis rock. Your stadium blows too.

ChiTown
09-10-2012, 12:54 PM
I'm half the fan I used to be. Half the fan I used to be. Half the fan.....I used to beeee.

HemiEd
09-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Between the Herm era, and this place, my fandom is much healthier now.

Wrongly, I used to let how the Chiefs performed on Sunday, affect my whole week. That second half yesterday, didn't even ruin my afternoon, let alone the whole day. I didn't even watch the second half of he 4th quarter, I went out to wash the truck.

My wife said, well at least they played good for a half, and I said, they sure did.

Moved on to watching a good game, and laughed my butt off while enjoying it.

Arrowhead looked packed, so why would they change anything?

Radar Chief
09-10-2012, 01:00 PM
How many Raiders does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Two, just don't ask me how they got there.

Frosty
09-10-2012, 01:00 PM
You know, I think I enjoyed being a fan more before the internet. If the Chiefs won, it was great. If not, I was disappointed but shook it off pretty quickly. I wanted my team to win a Super Bowl but didn't wrap my identity up in the team or anything like that so I didn't get super pissed when they didn't get there.

Now, win or lose, every single move or play is analyzed and criticized. The internet has made football Serious Business and it's easy to get really wrapped up in it.

I guess what I'm saying is that ignorance was bliss. :huh:

ChiTown
09-10-2012, 01:01 PM
You know, I think I enjoyed being a fan more before the internet. If the Chiefs won, it was great. If not, I was disappointed but shook it off pretty quickly. I wanted my team to win a Super Bowl but didn't wrap my identity up in the team or anything like that so I didn't get super pissed when they didn't get there.

Now, win or lose, every single move or play is analyzed and criticized. The internet has made football Serious Business and it's easy to get really wrapped up in it.

I guess what I'm saying is that ignorance was bliss. :huh:

THIS!

Brock
09-10-2012, 01:02 PM
2003.

Flachief58
09-10-2012, 01:04 PM
I'm not nearly as fanatical as I was even 2 years ago. I've always been a Chiefs fan & can't see that ever changing. I'll either stop watching football or die before I would ever cheer for another team, but I hate the fact that i've become so numb to losing :banghead:

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Between the Herm era, and this place, my fandom is much healthier now.

Wrongly, I used to let how the Chiefs performed on Sunday, affect my whole week. That second half yesterday, didn't even ruin my afternoon, let alone the whole day. I didn't even watch the second half of he 4th quarter, I went out to wash the truck.

My wife said, well at least they played good for a half, and I said, they sure did.

Moved on to watching a good game, and laughed my butt off while enjoying it.

Arrowhead looked packed, so why would they change anything?

And there's the rub. Idiots.

Frosty
09-10-2012, 01:11 PM
About 10 years after I became a Chiefs fan, I found out that my maternal grandfather played for the Redskins in the 50's (my mom is adopted and didn't have any contact with her real father until right before he died several years ago). I've thought several times about switching my fandom to the Redskins for family reasons but just can't do it. I guess I'm stuck with my bad girlfriend. :banghead:

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 01:13 PM
I am inviting all of you to be Raider fans

Flachief58
09-10-2012, 01:19 PM
I am inviting all of you to be Raider fans

I'd let Rosie O'Donnell and Rosanne Barr take turns straddling my face while 100 midgets run a train on me before I ever did that

Calcountry
09-10-2012, 01:21 PM
This is not a thread about not being a Chiefs fan, just a thread wondering about those who don't spend as much time being a fan.

I know this subject has been covered ad nauseum, but lets take a different look at it. The Chiefs suck, they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The Buckeyes are on a bowl ban, they are way overrated at #12, and watching them on Saturday made me sad. I realized that this team has a long way to go before I consider them good. I have become some apathetic towards the Chiefs and the Buckeyes that a lot of times I just don't care. I only watched 2Chiefs games last year. The Buckeyes I watched all their games, but never with great expecations.

When do you reach a point where you realize that your time is better off doing something productive? Have you as a fan reached that point? Are you a fan who will never do that? I admit that I will not go out of my way to go to Damon's and pay for lunch so I can watch the Chiefs this year. I remember the days of Trent Green and Priest Holmes, I was actually excited to watch the Chiefs, but I digress. I will keep watching the Buckeyes, but man does it suck to have teams you know aren't going to do anything this year.

inb4fairweatherfanListen, the 3 hours you spend watching 2 hours of commercials and one hour of action, you will never get back, ever. Football is a distraction for me. Sometimes I need a productive diversion, to chill and meditate and relax.

If they fail to entertain, then I go elsewhere with my entertainment dollars. Simple business deal, kind of like when Neil Smith went to the Broncos for more pay and a shot at the Super Bowl. Nothing personal, just business. Kind of like TG spiking that football on us. Nothing personal, just business.

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 01:21 PM
I'd let Rosie O'Donnell and Rosanne Barr take turns straddling my face while 100 midgets run a train on me before I ever did that

Fuck that... I would become a Chief fan before I ever let that happen...You are a sick puppy man

Flachief58
09-10-2012, 01:27 PM
Fuck that... I would become a Chief fan before I ever let that happen...You are a sick puppy man

Now you know how much I hate the cocksucking gayders

R8RFAN
09-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Now you know how much I hate the cocksucking gayders
Can I have your support tonite?

Calcountry
09-10-2012, 01:35 PM
I am inviting all of you to be Raider fansIt would be more likely that I could be a Charger fan than that. At least they have nice weather, friendly people, and nice beaches.

Flachief58
09-10-2012, 01:36 PM
NSFW

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Calcountry
09-10-2012, 01:36 PM
I'd let Rosie O'Donnell and Rosanne Barr take turns straddling my face while 100 midgets run a train on me before I ever did thatLMAO

frankotank
09-10-2012, 01:52 PM
This is not a thread about not being a Chiefs fan, just a thread wondering about those who don't spend as much time being a fan.

I know this subject has been covered ad nauseum, but lets take a different look at it. The Chiefs suck, they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The Buckeyes are on a bowl ban, they are way overrated at #12, and watching them on Saturday made me sad. I realized that this team has a long way to go before I consider them good. I have become some apathetic towards the Chiefs and the Buckeyes that a lot of times I just don't care. I only watched 2Chiefs games last year. The Buckeyes I watched all their games, but never with great expecations.

When do you reach a point where you realize that your time is better off doing something productive? Have you as a fan reached that point? Are you a fan who will never do that? I admit that I will not go out of my way to go to Damon's and pay for lunch so I can watch the Chiefs this year. I remember the days of Trent Green and Priest Holmes, I was actually excited to watch the Chiefs, but I digress. I will keep watching the Buckeyes, but man does it suck to have teams you know aren't going to do anything this year.

inb4fairweatherfan

the bucks had been on top for a while, quite a while...then the worm turned. it's cyclical. sometimes the wheel turns faster than other times. it's been a rough road for Michigan fans. after two weeks it looks like this could be a long season. you ain't had it half as tough as Blue fans have the last 5/7 years....so....TOUGH SHIT BUCKEYES! MWAAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!
but seriously, you can't EVER give up on your boys! I root for Blue....and I root for Red. Go Blue and Go Chiefs. too bad it may be a long season for both....but I'ma keep on rooting for both....til the day I die.

PS - it's a bitch to say it....I don't hate the bucks....but FUCK YOU NOTRE LAME!....and so I begrudgingly ask.....is it time to give Quinn a shot???
I just threw up in my mouth a little.....

ct
09-10-2012, 02:02 PM
This.

And I don't care if it makes me a shitty fan but I started Ryan and Jones yesterday.

The wife and I are both Chiefs homers, but we've given up the 'ruin my day if they lose' mentality long ago. Do I yell just as loud when Jamaal is scampering for 46, damn straight!

We also both play fantasy, love it, and each bought into the Falcons offense improvements, so we each started our Falcons with confidence. And they all delivered.

BTW, think KC will look MUCH improved next week vs Bills.

HemiEd
09-10-2012, 02:27 PM
And there's the rub. Idiots.

I am starting to think the Cubs franchise is the model for both the Royals and the Chiefs.

They fill Wrigley no matter what, it is just a big party.

MahiMike
09-10-2012, 03:20 PM
It would be interesting to see how much more a team makes if they are a SB contender vs. just being average-mediocre.


People always say that they would make more if they build a contender, but sometimes I wonder....

See, I think that's the rub. There are towns like NY and Dallas that scream for a winner and their owners try their darndest. Then, there are towns like KC, Cleveland, Cincy that have such loyal fans, the owners have decided to take their profits and trot out subpar teams. They must sit back at night, read Chiefs Planet's and grin like a cheshire cat.

BoneKrusher
09-10-2012, 03:29 PM
I am inviting all of you to be Raider fans

i'll be over there at 10:00 o'clock. :D

ChiefGator
09-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Quitters are Pussies

Pussies are for quitters..

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-10-2012, 03:49 PM
When Pioli becomes the new Carl.

sd4chiefs
09-10-2012, 03:54 PM
I am inviting all of you to be Raider fans

I'm a Raider fan whenever they play the Chargers. I then have to take a shower for about 4 hours to wash the stink off.

Zeke
09-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Another thing that cracks me up. Every year you have the kool-aid fans who are always trying to calm everyone down, yet every year we end up sucking as usual. I don't get annoyed with the fans who are optimistic, but in the same sense it's the same freaking song and dance every year. Well it's only the preseason, well its only the first game, well everyone else looked bad. It's just the same old drum being beat. At the end of the day the Chiefs suck and will continue to suck until we have a QB and a competent head coach and GM. Other than that we are right on schedule!!!

Those aren't kool-aid drinkers. Those are posters that simply want to tell everyone else on the internet how wrong they are. We could have won the first game and the same people would argue anything you were to say positive.

Reerun_KC
09-10-2012, 04:20 PM
I gave up on Marty after the 98 playoff loss to the Donkeys...

No hope with Gunther.

Enjoyed the shit out of Vermeil, except GROB...

Kicked in the Balls with Herman

Confused with Haley

Kicked in the Balls with Crennel

gblowfish
09-10-2012, 05:23 PM
I'd let Rosie O'Donnell and Rosanne Barr take turns straddling my face while 100 midgets run a train on me before I ever did that

Let's hope you're never forced to make that choice...

Baconeater
09-10-2012, 05:28 PM
When Pioli becomes the new Carl.
That's already happening.

demonhero
09-10-2012, 05:54 PM
If we beat either the Raiders, Chargers, or the Broncos at least once a season I'm happy. The Season when this doesn't happen is when I'll give up.

Count Alex's Wins
09-10-2012, 05:58 PM
Gave up Week 3 last year.

Been having fun since.

I put 25 percent of my attention on the Chiefs on Sundays. Rest on the rest of the league.

Bambi
09-10-2012, 06:44 PM
We all settle in at the bar every Sunday and watch at least the first half of the Chiefs before moving on to the competitive teams that tend to play later in the day. The NFL is still exciting if you live in a city that has real teams. I don't root for any of them but it's great to be in a hub of professional sports excitement. I don't know how people do it living in KC. The ownerships of both teams just don't really seem to care.

Just look at the stands yesterday. Why would you think you're doing well when you can't sell out opening day?

ILChief
09-10-2012, 06:49 PM
If we beat either the Raiders, Chargers, or the Broncos at least once a season I'm happy. The Season when this doesn't happen is when I'll give up.

You are their ideal fan

Bambi
09-10-2012, 06:50 PM
If we beat either the Raiders, Chargers, or the Broncos at least once a season I'm happy. The Season when this doesn't happen is when I'll give up.

good God...

JoeyChuckles
09-10-2012, 06:52 PM
I'll never give up. It's entertainment to me whether we win or lose.

That is it exactly.

JASONSAUTO
09-10-2012, 06:57 PM
Son I am disappoint...
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Strongside
09-10-2012, 06:58 PM
When do you give up as a fan? I dunno, ask this guy:

http://www.dustingrove.com/mediac/400_0/media/broken~fan.jpg

Calcountry
09-10-2012, 07:14 PM
I am starting to think the Cubs franchise is the model for both the Royals and the Chiefs.

They fill Wrigley no matter what, it is just a big party.In fact, the Cubs would lose their identity if they stopped sucking.

DTLB58
09-10-2012, 07:18 PM
I started thinking about this yesterday and then again last night.

I've been a Chief fan for 38 long years. I've seen every game in person or on TV since 1989. Before that I listened to them on the radio when they didn't show them up here in northern Iowa and obviously before Directv/ST.

Back in the 70's I would stay up to watch MNF just to catch one highlight of the Chiefs on the halftime show, if you were lucky.

It seems crazy now that I can watch every game, that I would even fathom not watching them. But after I hear that the Chiefs simply weren't in the Manning sweepstakes because of money and then I see what I saw last night, it really makes me think, why am I watching? And at times feel like am I wasting my time? Because it sure doesn't feel like this franchise is putting everything into winning as much as I have the past almost 40 years.

I had way more anger yesterday than good feelings that came out of my normal 12+ hours in the Man cave of watching Pre-game and actual games.
I hated that the Chiefs lost, hated that the Broncos won, so what's the point really? I'm waiting for that one magical season from the Chiefs that may or may not happen. Will it all really be worth it?

I know this, I think I'm addicted. If I tried not to watch football on Sunday I might go nuts, but when I do, I'm so angry most of the time (at the Chiefs) I'm crazy. I have literally watched every Sunday of football since I was 10 and this December I will be 48. It has consumed me and I don't know how to quit.

DTLB58
09-10-2012, 07:25 PM
I am starting to think the Cubs franchise is the model for both the Royals and the Chiefs.

They fill Wrigley no matter what, it is just a big party.

That's what Clark is thinking sitting up above looking down. If we can go 8-8 every year, they will at least come, drink beer and make me rich!

He doesn't give a rats ass if they ever win a Championship as long as the Chiefs are in the top 5 in salary cap $ left.

-King-
09-10-2012, 07:55 PM
I'll never give up. It's entertainment to me whether we win or lose.

Yep. As long as I'm a football fan, I'll be a Chiefs fan. Love the game too much to give up.

Spott
09-10-2012, 08:30 PM
I gave up all hope after the 95 playoff loss to the Colts. This franchise will always be about the regular season and will never do shit in games that really count.

ClevelandBronco
09-10-2012, 08:39 PM
First, you come to grips with the immutable fact that no matter what happens, it doesn't have anything in the least to do with you. Nothing at all.

It's entertainment. It's not your identity.

Kerberos
09-12-2012, 11:12 AM
I don't know when you give up on being a fan but this guy did on Twitter to the Chiefs twitter account and got blasted.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/12/chiefs-apologize-after-telling-fan-to-get-a-clue-on-twitter/


I'm guessing the emplyee in question is now policing candy wrappers from the complex stairs?

Chiefs apologize after telling fan to “get a clue” on Twitter

Posted by Michael David Smith on September 12, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/arrowheadstadium2.jpg?w=250 Getty ImagesWhen a longtime Chiefs fan named Travis Wright got frustrated by Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, he took to Twitter to declare that he couldn’t be much of a fan anymore, accusing owner Clark Hunt of being cheap and adding an obscenity.
When the Chiefs employee who handles Twitter for the team saw that, he took umbrage and sent a private direct message to Wright (http://imgur.com/7VbfJ), telling him to “get a clue.” That wasn’t very smart, because Wright posted the message on Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/zq803/kcchiefs_twitter_account_tells_fan_me_to_get_a/), where hundreds of people ripped the Chiefs for their poor fan relations.
Eventually, the employee who runs the Chiefs’ Twitter (whose name hasn’t been released publicly) tweeted this apology:

<a class="screen-name url" href="https://twitter.com/kcchiefs" data-screen-name="kcchiefs"> https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2589318012/uwdjplhqncuu848sdiwg_normal.jpeg Kansas City Chiefs

<abbr title="Verified Account">✔</abbr>

@kcchiefs
I apologize to the fans for my response to a tweet sent to me earlier. No excuse for my actions. I am truly sorry and it won't happen again.

11 Sep 12 (https://twitter.com/kcchiefs/statuses/245636235375308803)

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Wright told KSHB in Kansas City that the Chiefs didn’t apologize to him personally, and they’ve blocked him from seeing their Twitter messages.
“The funny thing about [the apology] is that I personally didn’t see it,” Wright said. “They didn’t apologize to me, they apologized to everyone else because of the backlash (http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports/football/chiefs/chiefs-apologize-for-angry-twitter-message#ixzz26GHxG7fL).”
The incident is reminiscent of the time in 2008 when then-Browns General Manager Phil Savage responded to a critical e-mail from a fan by e-mailing him back and saying, “Go root for Buffalo-f#@* you- (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2008/11/20/savage-acknowledges-e-mail/).” Team employees at all levels would be wise to learn that if a fan rips you online, you’re best off ignoring it.

HIChief
09-12-2012, 04:40 PM
This is not a thread about not being a Chiefs fan, just a thread wondering about those who don't spend as much time being a fan.

I know this subject has been covered ad nauseum, but lets take a different look at it. The Chiefs suck, they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The Buckeyes are on a bowl ban, they are way overrated at #12, and watching them on Saturday made me sad. I realized that this team has a long way to go before I consider them good. I have become some apathetic towards the Chiefs and the Buckeyes that a lot of times I just don't care. I only watched 2Chiefs games last year. The Buckeyes I watched all their games, but never with great expecations.

When do you reach a point where you realize that your time is better off doing something productive? Have you as a fan reached that point? Are you a fan who will never do that? I admit that I will not go out of my way to go to Damon's and pay for lunch so I can watch the Chiefs this year. I remember the days of Trent Green and Priest Holmes, I was actually excited to watch the Chiefs, but I digress. I will keep watching the Buckeyes, but man does it suck to have teams you know aren't going to do anything this year.

inb4fairweatherfan

Never.

whoman69
09-12-2012, 05:45 PM
I don't think I watched more than a half dozen Chiefs games from the period when Stram was fired until Marty came in. They were never on local TV. The franchise is not quite that low, but its coming close. The Chiefs were in the playoffs three times in the last decade and were one of the winningest franchises in the 90s, though that came without playoff success.

The Chiefs went 15 years without getting to the playoffs and had only three winning seasons in between, an 8-6 campaign in 1972, 7-5-2 in 1973 and a 9-7 season in 1981. It was so bad they ran a wing-T because they had no receivers. A few years later they set franchise records for passing yards with a pathetic rush attack that could only average 3.2 ypc.

I am going to go into each season now assuming they will suck. If they don't it will be gravy. It won't change as long as Clark Hunt signs the checks.

scho63
09-12-2012, 06:38 PM
For the last 42 years, I have been a loyal fan to the Chiefs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Washington Bullets (now Wizards).

This has sapped the strength and positivity out of me more times than I can remember rooting for and being a truly loyal fan to three teams that have sucked a lot more than they have been good. They have also rarely been in any championship, a total of 5 times since I started following them. That's 3 teams x 42 years = 126 team years with 5 appearances. THAT SUCKS!

None of my friends follow any of these teams, only my brother follows the Pirates with me and not to the degree of me.

So why am I still a fan? I am a loyal guy and stay to the bitter end, including jobs and companies I should have left long before the shit hit the fan. Stupidity? Stubbornness? Loyalty?

I guess I don't like to be a fair weather friend.

That is all.......

Baconeater
09-12-2012, 07:02 PM
I don't know when you give up on being a fan but this guy did on Twitter to the Chiefs twitter account and got blasted.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/12/chiefs-apologize-after-telling-fan-to-get-a-clue-on-twitter/


I'm guessing the emplyee in question is now policing candy wrappers from the complex stairs?

Chiefs apologize after telling fan to “get a clue” on Twitter

Posted by Michael David Smith on September 12, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/arrowheadstadium2.jpg?w=250 Getty ImagesWhen a longtime Chiefs fan named Travis Wright got frustrated by Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, he took to Twitter to declare that he couldn’t be much of a fan anymore, accusing owner Clark Hunt of being cheap and adding an obscenity.
When the Chiefs employee who handles Twitter for the team saw that, he took umbrage and sent a private direct message to Wright (http://imgur.com/7VbfJ), telling him to “get a clue.” That wasn’t very smart, because Wright posted the message on Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/zq803/kcchiefs_twitter_account_tells_fan_me_to_get_a/), where hundreds of people ripped the Chiefs for their poor fan relations.
Eventually, the employee who runs the Chiefs’ Twitter (whose name hasn’t been released publicly) tweeted this apology:
<a class="screen-name url" href="https://twitter.com/kcchiefs" data-screen-name="kcchiefs"> https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2589318012/uwdjplhqncuu848sdiwg_normal.jpeg Kansas City Chiefs

<abbr title="Verified Account">✔</abbr>

@kcchiefs
I apologize to the fans for my response to a tweet sent to me earlier. No excuse for my actions. I am truly sorry and it won't happen again.

11 Sep 12 (https://twitter.com/kcchiefs/statuses/245636235375308803)

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Wright told KSHB in Kansas City that the Chiefs didn’t apologize to him personally, and they’ve blocked him from seeing their Twitter messages.
“The funny thing about [the apology] is that I personally didn’t see it,” Wright said. “They didn’t apologize to me, they apologized to everyone else because of the backlash (http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports/football/chiefs/chiefs-apologize-for-angry-twitter-message#ixzz26GHxG7fL).”
The incident is reminiscent of the time in 2008 when then-Browns General Manager Phil Savage responded to a critical e-mail from a fan by e-mailing him back and saying, “Go root for Buffalo-f#@* you- (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2008/11/20/savage-acknowledges-e-mail/).” Team employees at all levels would be wise to learn that if a fan rips you online, you’re best off ignoring it.
That is awesome. I can't believe there's not a 400+ post thread on here about it.

scho63
09-12-2012, 07:04 PM
That is awesome. I can't believe there's not a 400+ post thread on here about it.

It's all over many of the sports wires and was a headline on Yahoo sports

cookster50
09-12-2012, 07:05 PM
When my body is cold.

Bearcat
09-12-2012, 07:22 PM
When they hired Herm, I started missing more games and didn't care as much when I wasn't near a TV on Sunday afternoon...

On top of the Chiefs shittiness and frustration with the organization I don't feel like the product the NFL provides as a whole league wide has been that great for a long time.

...then I started going down this path about 4-5 years ago. I started watching more CFB, and since I was out of town a lot, I missed a lot of Chiefs games.

In the past few years, I'll catch Chiefs games when I can... as far as financial support, my breaking point was last season. I had looked forward to that season for a couple of years and bought tickets to 5 games... after week 2, I sold the other 4 games and told myself I wouldn't pay to go to another game until after they proved they were contenders. No more potential bullshit. I was tempted to buy some tickets this year from a couple of people who offered them at a discount, but simply couldn't do it.

And as far as the rest of the NFL, the weekly schedule simply doesn't appeal to me since I don't have Sunday Ticket. It's a quarterback league with a shortage of quarterbacks (even though that might be changing)... but, I still think the best of the NFL is pretty damn good, even though the bottom 2/3rds is mediocre at best and absolutely brutal at worst.

This week I could spend some or all of my Sunday watching the Bills/Chiefs, Cowboys/Seahawks, Titans/Chargers, and 49ers/Lions (1/4 :shrug: )... or take my pick of ~50 college football games that will be on TV or espn3.

Bearcat
09-12-2012, 07:25 PM
For the last 42 years, I have been a loyal fan to the Chiefs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Washington Bullets (now Wizards).

This has sapped the strength and positivity out of me more times than I can remember rooting for and being a truly loyal fan to three teams that have sucked a lot more than they have been good. They have also rarely been in any championship, a total of 5 times since I started following them. That's 3 teams x 42 years = 126 team years with 5 appearances. THAT SUCKS!

None of my friends follow any of these teams, only my brother follows the Pirates with me and not to the degree of me.

So why am I still a fan? I am a loyal guy and stay to the bitter end, including jobs and companies I should have left long before the shit hit the fan. Stupidity? Stubbornness? Loyalty?

I guess I don't like to be a fair weather friend.

That is all.......

Friend? Hate to break it to you, but they don't give a shit about you unless you're giving them money... and even then it's pretty questionable.

CHENZ A!
09-12-2012, 07:38 PM
I love football, and the Chiefs are the only team I care about. I watch all their games, even if they do piss me off more than they make me happy.

As far as going to the games... well, at least tailgating, and spending time with family and friends is still worth it to me.

I'm not a "true fan", I still think Cassel blows, and definitely don't hope for mediocrity, but I'm happier when we win.