First of all let me explain this to some people that don't know the past circumstances concerning this. A couple of months ago I sent Clark Hunt, Scott Pioli and Todd Haley a Arrowhead Pride Wolf Pack T-shirt's that included a letter welcoming them all to Kansas City and the Chiefs organization and signed them from all the fans here on Arrowhead Pride. That should clear it up with some of you newer members here that were unaware of that.
Just recently Joel had the great pleasure to have been able to interview none other than Clark Hunt. A very gracious and generous offer by Mr. Hunt to have done so. Prior to the interview with Mr. Hunt it was mentioned that Mr. Hunt really liked the Arrowhead Pride Wolfpack T-shirt.
Today I went to my mailbox, pulled the mail out and came back in to the house and sat down to inspect what had been sent. "Trash, keep, trash, uh... what's this?" I thought to myself. "Wow, a envelope from The Kansas City Chiefs Football Club!" and then thought "Uh oh, a cease and desist letter". I open it up and pulled the contents out of the envelope and looked at it. "Oh my..." The letterhead has the Chiefs emblem, below that in raised gold lettering "Kansas City Chiefs Football Club". Below that is:
"Holy Crap!" I mumbled out loud. Then began reading in ernest.
Thanks for the kind words and the Chiefs support you are giving.
We have had a lot of setbacks this past season, but we are looking to get things turned around in the right direction.We are trying our best and will continue to do so. The future of our great young Chiefs is right around the corner.
A large portion of our team's success is contingent upon the support of its faithful fans. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty.
I appreciate you taking the time to write me a letter and sending the t-shirt that represents Arrowhead Pride. Having fans with your passion and support for our team is exciting as we finish our 3rd pre-season game. Thank you again for your support.
Todd Haley (signed)
Kansas City Chiefs
That's the letter.
Although this was address to me, I would like you all to consider that Todd Haley addressed this to all of you. The fans of our team the Kansas City Chiefs. Yes, Head Coach Todd Haley took the time out of his extremely hectic and busy schedule to write a letter to us the fans of Arrowhead Pride.
On a personal level this was a wonderful thing for Coach Haley to have done. I have had a respect for the man from day one and this only, dare I say, gave me a "Man Crush" on the guy. Can he do wrong in my eyes from now on? Of course he can, he is only human. But for a guy like that to have taken the time to write a unsolicited letter to show their thanks puts the man way up there in my book.
Todd knows your out there and are watching and has acknowledged every one of you as being a important part of the Chiefs. So guys, walk with your heads up and be proud of your Chiefs, win or loose, be proud.
Edit: The letter was dated 31 August 2009, the letter was post dated 8 October 2009. Personal info blocked out. I am fully aware that there are machines that will write the signatures of individuals on a mass scale. Inspection of the signature shows clearly that it is a hand written signature, the ink bleeds out in to the paper.