Every football fan wants his or her team to be a dynasty. And not just a dynasty, but a neverending one. We'd love to not only be competitive, but to win year in and year out. If I had my way, the Chiefs would win every Super Bowl for the next 20 years. However, this isn't likely to happen any time soon (unless Pioli is really, really, really, really good).
So my question is, "What is your goal for the Chiefs' future?"
Option 1-Competitive year in, year out, but no championship. Example: Jacksonville Jaguars (8 of 14 seasons .500 or better), Buffalo Bills (4 straight Super Bowl appearances), Chiefs mid-90's to early 00's, Eagles of 00's
In this scenario, the Chiefs win more games than they lose. Sunday nights are happy times where you actually look forward to watching the highlights. Mondays at the water cooler involve conversations of the wonderful game played the previous day. Fridays are jersey days at work/school in anticipation for the big game on Sunday. Offseasons and preseasons are positive times, and there is always hope. However, at the end of every season, the ultimate goal is never realized. Perhaps it hurts more because the team was so close (although I have a hard time believing it can hurt more than the past 3 years!).
Option 2-One hit wonder Example: Bucs 2003
Team is mediocre at best year after year, then one year, everything works out. The team is firing on all cylinders at the right time (yes, I'm talking about you, NY GIants of 2007/2008). You weren't the best team of the year, but man, you got some nice matchups in the playoffs and your guys performed when it counted. Next year, your team sinks back down to where it always was-barely missing the playoffs or getting a wild card and put out to sleep in the first round. But you achieve the ultimate goal. The Super Bowl is won, and your banwagon is no longer taking reservations because it's just too full.
Option 3-Only possible name-Raiders
Bad every year. Bad management and drafting. You lose all your hair. You become medicated due to the team you've spent every Sunday watching for years and years. Please, don't choose this option. Have mercy on the Chiefs.
Captain Obvious Option 4-DYNASTY
It's obvious this is the one you want (if you like the Chiefs). In the comments, don't choose this one. It's too obvious, and happens WAYYYYYY too rarely. The Colts, Steelers, and Patriots have been competitive and won a championship within the same 10 year span. Normally there are a max of 2 of these types of teams at any given time. So, we'd have about a 6% chance of this happening. I certainly hope it happens, but for the sake of arguement, leave this one off the table.
So, what would you rather us do? Would you rather get close year after year or be Cinderella for a year?