We lost Moeaki for the season, then Berry, and now we’ve lost Jamaal, not to mention two of our seemingly easiest games of the season. It’s going to be a tough year friends. It’s going to be a tough year just not having the excitement of watching Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry play, even if we eeik out a few decent wins with what we’ve got left. I’d love to say hope isn’t lost for the season- but after today’s losses it’s hard to feel the truth in those words. But we must not give up.
Even if we have no hope, we cannot give up. We cannot deprive our team of the single greatest offensive weapon they have left- their fans. Down 2 Pro-bowlers the Chiefs cannot afford to lose us too. They are going to need every voice of every fan making noise for them at home. (And for the people that are tired of Matt Cassel- you better not be shouting “Stanzi, Stanzi” like the donkey-lovers shout for Tebow. The fact that Denver pulls stuff like that ought to be enough to convince you that it's wrong.)
I have no rational reason to be a Chiefs fan- that’s the definition of being a fan. But what I love about Kansas City is the sense of being a part of something greater than myself- even after a loss. Real Chiefs fans wore their gear last Monday and will wear it again tomorrow. Because as bad as it feels to be a Chiefs fan after getting destroyed by Detroit Lions of all teams, it’s still better than being a Raiders fan.
We celebrate victories with the team; we have to bear the losses with the team. I’ll take my share of the pain when I go to work tomorrow and endure my Raider co-worker (thank god the Bills beat them too). So, don’t short sell your tickets, don’t put the gear away, and don’t put a paper bag over your head. Keep fighting. That’s what we expect every player on our team to do- no matter how badly we get beat, no matter how many games we lose- keep the pride, never say die, and thank God for not making us Raiders fans. See you in red tomorrow.