KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Donald Jones #19 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch for a touchdown as Sabby Piscitelli #42 of the Kansas City Chiefs leaps during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Wake up, folks. It's gameday.
We've got the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium today. I'm getting ready to head out to the stadium and I can already smell the barbecue in the parking lot (Or is that all the barbecue I ate at the American Royal on Friday night, and then even more barbecue at our neighborhood block party on Saturday night).
The Chiefs and Vikings are both winless so at least one team is walking out of here with a victory. The last time the Vikings came to KC, Jared Allen was in red and the Chiefs walked away with a victory. They were still looking for their first win of the season entering that game, sorta like today. Hmm.....
Speaking of Jared Allen, he's been the big topic of the week. He's asked that fans not boo him when he comes onto the field, and I think most of us will comply. We looked at all the connections between the Chiefs and Vikings, and Allen was the biggest one, besides that whole Super Bowl IV game. Here are a few quotes from Leslie Frazier and Todd Haley on what Allen's done this season. Like he did for Tamba Hali, Allen is making everyone around him better, according to our Vikings blog, Daily Norseman. And a question to Vikings fans: Would you do the Jared Allen trade again? The answer is a resounding yes.
Are you ready for gameday? 0-3 or not, I still love these days.