This is what the opening Kick-Off to the NFL should be like, meaningful games on the sports biggest stages. I loved seeing the divisional match-ups with their oh-so-important outcomes being decided in the final possessions. Detroit tries to turn a page yet the script remains the same. Dallas does what Dallas does best, namely bringing the fan base as close to euphoria as possible before embracing catastrophe and bungling the most import play at the most inopportune time. Houston makes a play for divisional noteriety and hands the young franchise its biggest win in recent memory.
In short, this is why the NFL has all eyes and ears in the sports world tuned to its frequency.
And now, with mere hours to go before the grills are lit in perhaps the greatest BBQ pit in the modern world we've got a a main course dish with its roots lodged well before the dawn of HDTV, plasma screens and ESPN itself. San Diego brings their highly touted, much discussed and suspiciously unproven circus into the hostile confines of that concrete palace known affectionately as Arrowhead Stadium.
The question of 'can they do it?' has already been asked of the young KC Chiefs. The question of 'will they?" remains to be seen.
I like the opportunity placed before the KC Faithful. I like the drama behind the divisional match up and I like the feeling of 'anything is possible' as the seconds tick down towards their date with destiny.
Plan on a late night tonight, this one won't be decided until well past midnight on the eastern seaboard. Heads are spinning all across the NFL this morning but I feel heads will turn again towards a once proud franchise as it rises from obscurity to take their rightful seats at the Table of Champions.
Go Chiefs! Let the mighty 80,000 roar and let's see the Chiefs take a seat as Divisional Leaders. It's going to be a monster.