View Full Version : Drew Gull's post.....the BEST ever

08-30-2000, 05:58 PM
Had to copy this off kansascity.com in the offseason. This post hit home with me and I had to copy it.

"I am one of you. I am one of you weird guys who respects the ritual of drinking a twelve pack of beer. One who understands the art involved in a perfectly BBQ'd rack of pork ribs. I get teary eyed when I hear our country's national anthemn. The hair on my neck stands when I see mud and sweat drip off an offensive lineman's glove. Guys like Kimble Anders are the reason why my life revolves around the Kansas City Chiefs. Growing up, I knew little about money, fame and the like. However, I understood passion and the will to succeed. Reading Posnanski's article made me proud to be a Chief fan and you know what? I like that feeling. It connects me to my parents and my Grandparents. It helps me know where I come from and what I'm "about". I'm able to disregard the Bams, Vanovers, and Carter's and hold on to the Anders, Grunhards, Szotts, and Richardsons. I'm a Chiefs fan because the passion they bring out in me is second to none. "

I am with you Drew. The CHIEFS have been the one constant in my life. I will love them and support them win or lose. When i think of the CHIEFS, I think of home, my grandparents, tradition, family, celebrations, America, and great food. There is not a better place in the world to see a professional sporting event. Cherish what you have Kansas City. Be proud, loud, and true.

Home of the CHIEFS!!!!!

08-30-2000, 06:00 PM
Great Post.

Bob Dole
08-30-2000, 06:13 PM
This was one of the classic posts that sums it all up! Great posts.

08-30-2000, 06:19 PM
Greg, thanks for copying that post and putting it back up. I'm glad that it hit home with others. Sometimes it's easy to forget why we're Chiefs....


08-30-2000, 06:32 PM
No problem..thanks for posting it. It deserved to be dusted off and put back up for the beginning of a new year.

Baby Lee
08-30-2000, 07:08 PM
Both my parents and grandparents are gone now. But they were all diehard Chiefs fans. I loved to visit my grandparents cause I knew the Chiefs would be on for certain. Thanks for the memories Grandpa!

08-30-2000, 07:47 PM
Drew Gull has posted more than one of those enlightening blurbs over the past year. He posts & posts, chatting about football, then, when you least expect it, he drops one of those on you. It's nearly enough to make a grown man cry....

08-30-2000, 07:47 PM
Drew Gull has posted more than one of those enlightening blurbs over the past year. He posts & posts, chatting about football, then, when you least expect it, he drops one of those on you. It's nearly enough to make a grown man cry....

08-30-2000, 07:56 PM
I think Drew really sums it up for most Chiefs fans---at least the real Chiefs fans that is

08-30-2000, 07:56 PM
I think Drew really sums it up for most Chiefs fans---at least the real Chiefs fans that is



08-30-2000, 10:05 PM
There are two things in life that allow me to get away from all the troubles in life. One is a round of golf with my brother and two friends, and the other is a Chiefs football game. No matter what is wrong with the world, these two things help me relax and enjoy life. (Well if they win)

Great post, thank you for pulling that out before the start of the season.


08-30-2000, 10:31 PM
I must have a lot in common with you...I love to play as well. I can relax with golf, but the CHIEFS? I am on a different level when I attend a game though. When the CHIEFS play, I hear it is the only time on the weekend that the courses are clear.

hmm...maybe if I had a portable TV....

08-30-2000, 10:57 PM
Amen Drew,

Through youth, adolescense, young adulthood and into marriage and fatherhood. The Chiefs have always been the constant. I'll love 'em whether they're 16-0 or 0-16, always have, always will.

08-30-2000, 11:50 PM
Being a native of California I do not have the extended lineage that the rest of you possess living and/or originating from the Midwest. I'm constantly asked "What part of Kansas/Missouri you from?" That is immediately followed by "Then why do you follow THAT team?"

To give you some perspective on how much the Chiefs have meant to me in terms of sports, I follow the Lakers/Dodgers/Kings in the other three major sports.

In the last 30 years those LA teams have won around 10 Championships. I would trade all of those rings for just ONE more Chiefs Lombardi.

Oh well, at least my two sons will be able to answer the "How did you become a Chiefs fan".

08-31-2000, 04:29 AM

Your post really rings true. My Grandfather was my hero, I too lost him a few years back. He worked for 60 years for the UP Railroad and was so passionate about the Jayhawks, Royals, and Chiefs. Your post really made me remember why I posted this thread. I really miss him. I really never chose to become a Chief fan. I just was given hats, PJ's, and helmets to play in as a kid. Everything just happened to bare the KC logo. My family always preached how terrible the Raiders were and how no respectible person could like such a team. They were the Evil Empire before Star Wars. Today, we celebrated my KC Grandma's 94th birtday and you know what? She still hates the Raidas!


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08-31-2000, 06:50 AM
I love the Chiefs, win, lose, or draw. They are my team, the only sport that I follow. I rejoyce over their wins and groan over their losses. They are a big part of me.

Yet I am glad to say that they are not the constant in my life. They are not my hope or my future. That place is researved for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and He alone. Even my wonderful and beloved family take second place to God. As it should be. Because it is God who created me, Jesus who saved me and it is the Holy Spirit that sustains me. Yes, even when the Chiefs loose!

So here I salute the CHIEFS!! The best darn sports team in the whole world!!

...and here I fall on my knees before my God and praise him for all he has blessed me with. Yes, even my Chiefs.



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Joe Seahawk
08-31-2000, 07:36 AM
hey california injun i know how you feel. i love the chiefs and jayhawks, but my favorite baseball team is the oakland A's. and i have never lived out in cali or anything. i have family there but thats all.

~Thats why they call me slim shady~

Mark M [BornChiefs]
08-31-2000, 09:28 AM
I was beginning to think I was one of the few that still got a chill at the end of the national anthem. I get the same chill seeing a lineman with blood dripping from his knuckles in a winter game with steam boiling from his head....

The blatant disrepect and sense of entitlement that plagues the gen x, sickens me. I have ethics engrained in me from childhood that give me respect for those like our fathers and grandfathers who have bleed to give us the freedom of choice(at least for the wise) to cheer the chiefs.

I find cheering for the chiefs IS alot like life(at least mine). I was taught to work hard, overachieve when critics assume you won't, and prove them wrong with actions and effort. When you are riding high, life(and somethimes the chiefs) hit you in the gut. It believe that the trick is to dust off you pride, put your hat back on, and yell a little louder....go chiefs..

that was a great post

08-31-2000, 09:52 AM
Bob Dole is glad to read that he's not the only one to tear up at the National Anthem.

(That's right before Bob Dole screams at the stupid f*ckers that don't remove their damned hats...)

08-31-2000, 09:57 AM

Don't put all this on the Gen-Xers. Some of the blame needs to fall on the Boomers who failed to properly teach their children values, respect, & ethics. Instead, often opting for dual-income families whilst having the children raised by minimum wage earning & poorly/non-trained childcare laborers.

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08-31-2000, 09:59 AM
Ditto to the National Anthem sentiment. I automatically "lock my body" (Marine corps term) at attention during. I've tried to stand relaxed but it just doesn't feel right.

Mark M [BornChiefs]
08-31-2000, 10:22 AM
I'm not blaming gen x neccessarily, I am 27 and officially part of it. Over the last few years I've just come to almost feel "shame?" for the way people act. My grandfather was a medic at normady, 4 of my dad's brothers were in VN..I wasn't allowed to join the marines due to a surgery...feel a little guilt about not doing my part.

I went to "saving pvt ryan" in a theater full of 60-70yr old men....At the end, I felt a deep respect for them, even more than i had....not a word was spoken on the way out, except for a group of punk@$$ disrepectfull @$$holes laughing and heehawing about the blood and guts...probably on their way to smoke some dope....pisses me off...

Point. I feel a little more "lucky", i was raised on a farm without alot of "stuff" but am lucky to have what I do. I was taught to respect my elders, help those who need it, fight like a madman if cornered, and EARN!! everything you get...nothing worth having comes easy...which is WHY I WILL PARTY LIKE A WILD ANIMAL WHEN THE CHIEFS GET THE LUMBARDI TROPHY!!!!!!!!!!

respect the flag and live with honor.

08-31-2000, 10:23 AM
Great post. You could replace the word "Chiefs" with "life" and have a he** of post for any BB. Cheers to you.


08-31-2000, 10:42 AM
This is the coolest thread I've seen in a while.

I was watching NFL2Night last night, and my wife wanted to know why I had a tear in my eye when they talked about the DT tribute.

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08-31-2000, 11:04 AM
Thanks Drew...win or lose a Chiefs fan always...

"Sex on television can't hurt you... unless you fall off."

08-31-2000, 11:38 AM
I hope you all don't mind this. Lots of great stuff being said here.

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Thanks for all the great posts.


Baby Lee
08-31-2000, 12:02 PM
AZ Chief, You won't believe this but my Grandpa also worked for the U.P. and the Southern Pacific. He lived in Kansas City while we were stuck in Omaha. I didn't have much of a choice either concerning which team I was allowed to root for. When I was but a wee lad he dragged me down to old Municiple or was it Memorial in downtown KC. I remember all the helmets that ran around the top of the stadium. I don't recall them ever losing when I went to see them.