To start things off, I'm a 21-year old Seattle native and life long Chiefs fan. I'd been waiting for this past Sunday's game for eight years since I had last seen them up in Seattle and boy I sure wasn't disappointed. I've always hated the Seahawks for no particular reason other than their fans are the biggest bunch of whiny cry babies I have ever seen. I've been to a number of Seahawks games and have never heard more gripes and football knowledge-less comments in my life. The last Chiefs-Seahawks game i attended was a 39-32 loss and I heard it all the way out of the stadium. But enough with all that, on to the game.
Suited in my 10+ year old, red Derrick Thomas jersey I was ready to go. I was with my mom, a Seahawks fan, and we hopped on the local train to head down to the stadium. Not to my surprise, I was the only Chiefs fan in sight up until I arrived at the stadium at around 11 o'clock. I was pleased to see a nice group of Chiefs fans tailgating right as I got off the train. Speckled throughout the crowds were your fair share of Derrick Thomas, Priest Holmes, and Eric Berry jerseys. A few 2.7 jerseys. I even saw what i thought was a Brian Waters jersey but upon seeing the back realized it was a throwback Tracy Simien jersey. We were in our seats at around 11:20, still a couple hours prior to kickoff and time couldn't go quick enough. I was able to watch McCluster and others warm-up early and I thought by the way he looked he would be active but no such case. The stadium was packed at kickoff and was about as loud as it would be all day.
The first drive was magnificent. 3rd and 6, crowd gets up, big play to Bowe, crowd silenced. Touchdown Bowe. Dead silence. The blocked field goal, and blocked punt especially had the place rocking, but only momentarily. 70 yard drive capped off by a one yard scamper by the "genital giant" couldn't have been sweeter, or could it? Right back at them with an 80 yard drive, capped with a beautiful Cassel to Bowe pass that had my entire section asking what was wrong with their defense. I remember looking up to the yard scoreboards throughout the first half just to witness the pure domination they were putting on the Seahawks.
The Seahawks field goal before half and quick second half touchdown had me worried a bit but my doubt was quickly extinguished as the Chiefs methodically drove down and then sent everyone for the gates after Tamba recovered the sack fumble. I've never been to Arrowhead, but at the time I would have to say there was no better feeling at all then walking out of that stadium and hearing all the complaints and questions. It was the quietest I've ever heard Qwest Field on a whole. One false start. A couple loud roars that came off more as a whisper. It felt good to see the Chiefs personally shut up 70,000 plus. The first thing I did when I got home was turn on the DVD I had recorded the game on and watch it again in all its glory.
Well, thats my story. Hope you enjoyed it. Let's go whoop some donkey ass!
And here's a photo of the Chiefs kicking the extra point to make it 35-17. Seahawks fans exiting swiftly.