I wanted to start this FanPost with a "LOL", but I thought that would lose your attention too quickly. Im sure that will happen in the next few sentences. But, it seems that with our record, that the posts have begun questioning everything from "why did Haley go for it on third down" to "why has the pretzel prices increased during a losing season?" I cant know the answer to any of these questions. But I do know one thing, and one thing I will comment on is "why do I continue to support this team?"
I saw another post the other day asking, "why or what made you a Chiefs fan?" I didn't respond to it, but read a few comments. As long as I have been around here, I thought my story was tired and dried up and I had rather read about you guys instead. But one Fanpost did peak my interest and I think the writer was chastised well enough in the responses.That post was, "Prove me wrong, why should I support the Chiefs?"
I want to say something first of all about one thing that seems to keep coming up on here concerning "true" fans. Google defines a fan as: A person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular sport, art or entertainment form, or famous person. Simply put, there is no mention of spending money to be a true fan. I admire and sometimes envy those who can afford season tickets each year and have the geographically located turf to be able to go 8-10 times per year. As a firefighter I dont have that luxury of having the extra income to afford the tickets to that many games let alone I live 500 miles away. So a trip for me is much more than a few dollars for gas, parking and a ticket. As far as merchandise goes, I think I have spent my fair share over the years supporting the NFL and the Chiefs on merchandise and bought a new jersey this year.
However, I am no more of a fan for buying items or attending games since 1963 than the guy who has been a fan for that same amount of time, who has never purchased anything. I will never be that selfish in my thoughts.
Back to the post I am writing about, I am not going to prove anyone wrong, you shouldn't support the Chiefs. Nor do I think you should support any team. My uncle once told me in the 70's, when the Chiefs really sucked, every franchise will rotate in a circle. Meaning simply, there are going to be good years and there are going to be bad years. In my opinion, a "true fan" will stick with his or her team through thick and thin. If you cant handle the bad years, football may not be a sport you should watch. Ask a Colts fan these days.
Every year, the same as before, I will get excited when the draft approaches and free agent signings will begin. I will get pumped up for the season, talk trash to my coworkers as if the Chiefs are Americas team (which I still believe) and give every ounce of support I can through my television or the game I do get to attend at Arrowhead.
One day I will no longer support the Chiefs.................here. I will be in Heaven with the two biggest fans I ever knew, my mom and dad!
So no matter what happens each and every year, with each and every coach, with each and every GM, I will always support the Chiefs through thick and thin.