The term fanatic is defined by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion. And honestly, I’m not ashamed to be considered that. In my mind, the term “fan” has become tarnished by casual sports enthusiasts and bandwagoners. I’m quite proud to show my loyalty to the teams that I love and I’m devoted to helping them win. Now this is the point in which I’m probably losing some of you. Yes, I feel like I possess powers to make my teams win from the seat of my chair. Hopefully I’m not the only “crazy” one. I’ve gone through my fair share of “Chiefs game rituals” (as I like to call them- sounds less psychotic than superstitions) and at the risk of embarrassment, I’ll begin with a few of mine:
1) The Chiefs have never won a 12:00 game during my lifetime in which I missed the opening kickoff on tv. Granted the sample size is very small, but it’s still true. Needless to say I have extra motivation to wake up and make the early services on Sunday mornings.
2) During the 1995 season, when I was a kid, I laid out my Chiefs blanket perfectly on the floor with all of my Chiefs memorabilia carefully placed in perfect and strategic order on the blanket. The Chiefs went 13-3 that season. What happened in those three losses? My mother made me move the blanket so she could vacuum the floor. Worse yet…in the playoff game with a certain kicker who will remain nameless, my parents both forbid me to lay my blanket out on the floor because it was all just a “silly coincidence”. I’m now 23 years old and I still give them shit for that day.
Now it brings me to this question: What are some of your Chiefs game superstitions?