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Old 05-07-2012, 04:23 PM  
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Greatest CP Folk Heroes

Something I love about this place is the way we build up certain players to the point where they become mythological figures. And I don't mean true on-the-field heroes like Derrick Thomas, Tony Gonzalez, or Tyler Thigpen. I mean the guys who only achieved greatness in our collective imagination. The guys who became legends without actually doing anything legendary. The guys whose names live on in our hearts and our hearts alone.

They are the folk heroes of ChiefsPlanet.

Who, in your opinion, is the greatest of them all?

Some candidates:

Rich Scanlon: Emerging from the shadowy, mysterious region known as Europe, he tantalized us (well, mostly the Roys) with the promise of salvation, everlasting joy, and decent linebacker play. He ended up providing us with none of those things, though he did get a few special teams tackles, I think.

Bobby Sippio: A man of humble indoor beginnings, Robert "Bobby" Sippio took River Falls by storm with his unique blend of middling talent and decent size. Though he was often confused by the tremendous length of the field, he offered a glimmer of hope to fans who had an eye for talent and/or an HBO subscription. He even made the 53 man roster, but was cut in favor of Tyler Thigpen, who as we all know went on to accomplish great things.

Ricky Stanzi: There is still some hope that noted jingoist Ricky Stanzi will actually get a chance to lead our Chiefs to the promised land. But until he actually manages to get on the field, his imaginary legend will continue to grow. Will he, like Robin Hood, steal from the rich (Matt Cassel, by killing him) to give to the poor (the Chiefs fanbase, by winning a ****ing playoff game)? Or will he merely linger on the bench as a fading beacon of hope, a whispered promise of what could have been? Only time will tell.

Contribute your nominations below.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:52 PM   #91
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Todd Blackledge- Very Hyped first rounder that set the Franchise back a decade. Chiefs have Not drafted a QB in first round since.

Considering it was one of the All time Best QB drafts in NFL history-makes it even More painful. Marino would have killed it here.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #92
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #93
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Some of you guys don't understand the point of this assignment.

The goal isn't to just name the shittiest Chiefs player you can think of. The goal is to name a random Chiefs player who garnered a huge following on Chiefs Planet for not doing much.

Nate Hobgood-Chittick and other abortions from those Vermeil defenses are not valid submissions unless people genuinely liked them and thought they were good players.
I bet R-Kal Truluck had a following.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #94
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Todd Blackledge- Very Hyped first rounder that set the Franchise back a decade. Chiefs have Not drafted a QB in first round since.

Considering it was one of the All time Best QB drafts in NFL history-makes it even More painful. Marino would have killed it here.
And that sounds like folk hero material?
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #95
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And that sounds like folk hero material?
People were pretty excited about him til he started throwing in a real game-lol
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #96
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #97
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Few people remember the glory days around preseason time each year when Rausch and I told of the greatness that was 0dd T0dd Collins.

Of course, Todd wasn't a folk hero. He was a real hero.
And a real human being?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #99
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I bet R-Kal Truluck had a following.
He did indeed. He put up some ridiculous stat in a preseason game like 3 or 4 sacks and demonstrated the quickest first step off the snap that Chiefs fans had seen since Derrick Thomas. That made him an instant fan favorite.

Hell, Vermeil surprised people and actually kept him around for a couple seasons. Even then, people were pissed that Truluck was only in a backup role with the team. The guy was going to be the missing piece on the Chiefs defense, propelling us to a Super Bowl after we lost to the Colts in 2003.

Then we traded his ass to the Packers. Heh.

Ugh. Rough times. That was around the same period as Rich Scanlon too, I think.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #100
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but i'm a new arrival here at the Planet, my flying saucer ran out of fuel back in the late 90's and i landed at the coalition instead, only landed here last season.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #103
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And I don't mean true on-the-field heroes like Derrick Thomas, Tony Gonzalez, or Tyler Thigpen.
Tyler Thigpen was in no way an on the field hero.
Your homerism for this dude is so funny.

Tyler Thigpen definately makes the list. If for no other reason than your own fandom of this guy.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #104
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Tyler Thigpen was in no way an on the field hero.
Your homerism for this dude is so funny.

Tyler Thigpen definately makes the list. If for no other reason than your own fandom of this guy.
Anybody with half a brain knows Tyler Thigpen is one of the greatest quarterbacks this team has ever seen. And letting him go is one of the greatest mistakes in sports history, on par with the Red Sox trading Ruth.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #105
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