In times like these, good Grandmothers usually say something like this, “Don’t let it get to you. If someone insults you or says something that is unfounded, mean, or simply not true, most of the time, it is just to mask their own jealousy. They are trying to get under your skin in order to justify or hide their own ignorance, shortcomings and inadequacies”.
These are the convoluted times devoted Chiefs fans find themselves in. Forget we won the division last year. Forget we have one of the better QBs in the league. Forget we have pro bowlers on both offense and defense. Forget we have the leagues top rushing offense and one of the league’s emerging premier receivers. Forget that if Coach Frankenhaley can stitch all of these cheap, naysaid components together and breathe the motivational fire of desire into their hearts, that the Kasas City Chiefs will be absolutely scary this year to opposing offenses and defenses. Forget that we have all this potential and have accomplished all of these stepping stones. Just set back and relax as the morons come out of the woodwork with their perfidiously themed comments about the cheapness of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been a lot of things since their first inception in Lamar’s mind as the Houston Texans, but they have never been, and are not now, cheap. Cheap is a non-relevant term that non-relevant people throw out their, as Grandma Chief Fan would say, “just to mask their own jealousy. They are trying to get under your skin in order to justify or hide their own ignorance, shortcomings and inadequacies”. For most of these ignoramuses, cheap is a term evidenced by spending less for something than what they perceive should be spent in order to attain a certain object or goal. For them “bling” is the definition of “winning”. There is no room in their limited brain space for them to consider values that transcend costs, and one of those values is quality.
Quality, not costs, is what the Kansas City Chiefs are founded upon. I look back and I can sense and feel our foundations. The “Big Boys” of the NFL wouldn’t let Lamar in the game. He founded his own league, the AFL. Lamar probably pretty much thought, “I’ll spend less money winning, than it’s going to cost them to lose”. Ultimately they did lose to his vision. The NFL ended up merging with Lamar’s AFL and now the combined conferences play for what we now know as the Superbowl. A Hunt family vision and manifestation.
The Chiefs didn’t get here by the Hunt family being cheap. They designed and helped pay for one of the greatest football stadiums of its time, Arrowhead. They have spent millions on upgrades and would’ve spent even more millions to cover it for the fans if the measures would have passed. There is a history of the Hunt family’s reputations across multiple sporting platforms to suggest they spend money “when needed” in order to create quality products. I would posit that there is not one other single family that has consistently spent more to bring competitive sports to sports fans in this country, period!
So when I hear the acrimonious animosity of fair-weather fans, the unknown, starving media sensationalists desperate for a sellable headline, and the mega media circuses playing-up their favorites to the “most viewed” audiences of the East and West coast – I think of the executioner playing to the bloodthirsty crowd as he tortures and torments William Wallace in a futile effort to get him to submit to the King. Well, you know what, Wallace didn’t do it, and the Chiefs won’t either.
The Chiefs are showing that you don’t have to be chained in servitude to a salary cap spending amount in order to have a quality team with a shot a winning it all. You don’t. With the talented management, coaches, and players the Chiefs have, if we have spent the least – then we are certainly the most valuable for it. And ultimately, who can argue with spending less to try and win it all, than what the other teams spend to take an ass whipping. The talent on this team evidences to me the Kansas City Chiefs are going to be whipping a whole bunch of ass over the next several years, and when we make it back to the Superbowl, you can look for me. If I can be there, I’ll be there – in the cheap seats!