And no. You can't call me Pony Boy.
Seriously though, I've always considered myself a Chiefs fan first and foremost. That is, I don't really care for football unless Kansas City or Oklahoma are playing. All the time I hear from friends, "I really like football. I even watch if [insert team name here] isn't playing." That just simply doesn't resonate with me. I find football, in general, to be a kind of jerking, oft-interrupted pageant of id-driven egomaniacs. And that's just the announcers.
I feel a connection to the Chiefs, however; the connection is, in fact, stronger than my connection to the Sooners, which is weird because the Sooners have such a storied history and have won two national championships in my lifetime; Kansas City hasn't even made it to a championship in my lifetime. But I've been to more Chiefs games than Sooners games, I enjoy Arrowhead much more than Memorial Stadium, and the only real jerseys I've ever owned were red rather than crimson.
And when it comes to the football team, I know way more than I probably should. Seriously, if I paid as much attention to every NFL team as I do the Chiefs, my wife would have left me years ago; and she's way hot. I might not be the sharpest brick in the garage but I certainly ain't dumb enough to ruin whatever spell she's currently under.
The point is, as much as I know about what happens with the "football side" of the Chiefs operation, I know very little of what happens on the community side because I'm not intimately involved with Kansas City culture.
I don't know what people say around the water cooler. And I need someone to tell me if I'm the only person in the world with this opinion.
You see, I'm a little pissed off right now and I want to know if it's warranted. Seems like very recently, the Hunt family spent a ridiculous amount of time, effort, and money trying to convince the league to bring a Super Bowl to Kansas City. The NFL declined. And it was my understanding that the most fundamental reason for the declination was the weather, or more specifically, the lack of a dome which would, if not negate, then certainly mitigate the effects of cold weather on the fans.
Then the [censored] NFL goes and gives Snooki and The Situation the 2014 Super Bowl.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Lamar Hunt name the [censored] Super Bowl? Isn't the [censored] AFC trophy called the Lamar Hunt Trophy? Wouldn't the [censored] NFL in its current form not exist if it hadn't been for Lamar Hunt? And, if you're going to [censored] change the [censored] rules, shouldn't you at least [censored] consider honoring the man that helped make your [censored] job possible by giving the [censored] city that [censored] loved him the first [censored] crack at the first [censored] cold [censored] weather [censored] game?
Am I crazy (shaddup)?