Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2009, 07:37 PM  
Count Zarth Count Zarth is online now
Emperor of the Universe
 
Count Zarth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Casino cash: $10240342
Itís Over!

http://kan.scout.com/2/834168.html

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

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

We should be celebrating as Clark Hunt and Scott Pioli lay the foundation for the future. When Peterson resigned about a month ago, Chiefs fans across the nation threw their hats in the air, but it felt premature, at least to me. I suspect many of you felt the same way.

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

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

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

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

Itís time for a wake-up call.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A world where anything is possible."

"Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."
Posts: 165,268
Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.Count Zarth is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
chiefsfan4life1978 chiefsfan4life1978 is offline
Be Humble...Be Humble...
 
chiefsfan4life1978's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lees Summit
Casino cash: $2224
What exactly is the point of this article?
Posts: 167
chiefsfan4life1978 is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.chiefsfan4life1978 is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.chiefsfan4life1978 is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.chiefsfan4life1978 is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
Spott Spott is offline
I ♥ Boobs
 
Spott's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Orange Park, FL
Casino cash: $45509
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiefsfan4life1978 View Post
What exactly is the point of this article?
I think he was trying to express how much WPI sucks.
Posts: 9,999
Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Spott Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
blueballs blueballs is offline
Banned
 
blueballs's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Casino cash: $8431
everyone who bumps this
will probably get neg rep
-just a thick fog feeling
Posts: 14,229
blueballs is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.blueballs is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #5
J Diddy J Diddy is offline
One Groovy Cat
 
J Diddy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: The Pitt State baby
Casino cash: $166198
what in the ****? Is this a comedy?
Posts: 29,283
J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.J Diddy is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #6
beach tribe beach tribe is offline
I'm Comin'
 
beach tribe's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: ft.lauderdale
Casino cash: $108707
The article wasn't bad, but stay away from the geek movie quotes. JMO.
__________________
Posts: 17,243
beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.beach tribe threw an interception on a screen pass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
The Bad Guy The Bad Guy is offline
Scott Pioli
 
The Bad Guy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: The Copacobana
Casino cash: $230768
It will be really over when WPI shuts down and we can finally rid KC of all the bullshit.
__________________
Posts: 22,187
The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 08:05 PM   #8
Direckshun Direckshun is offline
Black for Palestine
 
Direckshun's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springpatch
Casino cash: $1208481
__________________
Posts: 43,635
Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.Direckshun is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #9
btlook1 btlook1 is offline
umm...what do I say here?
 
btlook1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: S.E. Kansas
Casino cash: $157242
Not your best work claythan. Good thing you are posting it here otherwise no ones going to read it.
__________________
BTW, your draft input is reminiscent of a porn stars cock sucking gone wild video. Sure it's great when they open their mouths but the funk that drips out afterward nobody wants a part of[/quote]
Posts: 1,155
btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.btlook1 is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:17 PM   #10
Darth CarlSatan Darth CarlSatan is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lacing the Kool-Aid
Casino cash: $5641
As long as that article doesn't say "Give the Rat Cheese, Clark", I'm good with it.
Posts: 9,243
Darth CarlSatan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Darth CarlSatan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:34 PM   #11
Extra Point Extra Point is offline
MVP
 
Extra Point's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Prairie Village, KS
Casino cash: $28159
__________________
"Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits." --Satchel Paige
Posts: 7,845
Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.Extra Point Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #12
KCtotheSB KCtotheSB is offline
Pessimistically optimistic.
 
KCtotheSB's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
Casino cash: $177464
Chicken Soup for the Chiefs Fan Soul?
Posts: 6,122
KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.KCtotheSB threw an interception on a screen pass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #13
DeezNutz DeezNutz is offline
PermaBanned
 
DeezNutz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Jouissance
Casino cash: $28714
I thought this was going to be about Shanahan.

THE DEAL IS OFF.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by badgirl View Post
If you met me in person and didn't know who I was you would never guess it was me.
Posts: 46,447
DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:37 PM   #14
DeezNutz DeezNutz is offline
PermaBanned
 
DeezNutz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Jouissance
Casino cash: $28714
Not a bad read, though, especially considering the lack of any real news going on.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by badgirl View Post
If you met me in person and didn't know who I was you would never guess it was me.
Posts: 46,447
DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.DeezNutz is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:49 PM   #15
WilliamTheIrish WilliamTheIrish is offline
Champion Golfer Of The Year
 
WilliamTheIrish's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Casino cash: $195803
Did Brad Essex write this?
Posts: 24,278
WilliamTheIrish has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.