On Chiefs Fans and Taunting

What do you think of when you think about a Kansas City Chiefs rivalry? The Raiders? The Broncos? The Seahawks? Okay, no not the Seahawks.

A polite gentleman recently asked Primetime a few questions about taunting and what makes sports team's fanbases tick, as he put it.

Click through to see Primetime's answers and then let us know what you think in the comment section.

Who do you consider the Chiefs' biggest rivals?

In years past, the answer would be without a doubt the Oakland Raiders.  Historically, they probably still are our biggest rivals but in the last 15 years, the Denver Broncos have arisen as our biggest rivals.

The Raiders have had the worst six year stretch in NFL history and don't really provide much competition (though they did beat us last season...that's what a 2-14 record will get you!). 

The Broncos have been playoff contenders nearly every season for quite some time.  Though, if I had to guess, that will end with the 'new' Broncos and head coach Josh McDaniels.

What teams and specific NFL players do the casual or die-hard Chiefs fan hate the most?

The Raiders.  We hate the Raiders all around.  But hating them is slowly morphing into pity because they're on such an awful, awful run as of late. 

We also hate the Broncos, particularly John Elway. I hate Elway because he's so good.  He's consider the 'King of the Comeback' by many and he broke my heart so MANY times.  I'll never forgive him for that.

He knocked the Chiefs out of the playoffs en route to their Super Bowl victory in January 1998 and his name still makes me sick to my stomach.

If you wanted to taunt players within the Chiefs' division, who would be the biggest targets? The rest of the league?

The biggest targets would be Philip Rivers, JaMarcus Russell and Kyle Orton.  Obviously, the quarterback is the face of the team (whether they like it or not...::cough::Raiders::cough) and they deserve much of the blame/credit for games.

Rivers comes off as whiny though my frustration with him comes more out of envy than anything.  Russell and Orton have a lot to prove and neither have shown really anything at this point so they'll be a fun group to laugh at this season (assuming their 2009 seasons are similar to what they've done in the past).

What kind of taunts would sting the casual Chiefs fan the most-going after the make-up of the fan base, individual players, coach, or the city?

Taking shots at Arrowhead stadium probably sting the most.  For a long time, since the early 90s, Arrowhead has been aptly described as the Mecca of football experiences.  It's the loudest, the smell of barbecue flows and it was the hardest ticket in town.

With the Chiefs putrid six wins in the last two years, Arrowhead has lost its luster.  Ticket prices are still high but they're easy to come by now.  In fact, 2008 was the first season I ever turned down tickets to a game.
Calling Arrowhead stadium "just another stadium" is probably the insult that stings the most at this point for Chiefs fans.

In less than 100 words, best describe the K.C. fan base.

Loud, devoted and lovers of all barbecue.  We're the child that really does believe that his dog was given away to a farm. We're naive. We've been fooled into thinking we're a Super Bowl contender so many times only watch the team fall flat on its face time after time.  We'll never learn.

What are the common stereotypes associated with Chief fans? In what ways are they true/false?

Missouri is one of the fattest states in America and I think that stereotype holds true at Chiefs games.  Nothing against any of our fans, though, because I'm out there eating barbecue at 9:00 AM with the rest of them.

Another stereotype is that we're obsessed with the team.  This is a good stereotype to have.  We're the best fans in the NFL and have continued to "sell out" the stadium despite only winning six games in the past two seasons.

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