As I sit at this infernal contraption (computer) and listen to some music (David Crosby's "If I could only remember my Name) from the era when we won the Super Bowl, and think here we are again, loser's! Insert several expletives! I get several differring thoughts as to WHY!!!!
My old man was wounded in WW2, on Iwo Jima, and was in the same company, different platoon that raised our FLAG that has been immortalized with statues and movies. As a younger man-adolescent really- I'd give him static about being a wuss when he claimed back and knee problems when I had to labor on the farm without his help some of the time. I, of course scoffed as I was OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. I couldn't know his pain as I wasn't living in his skin. As a fan of the Chief's, and looking from outside in, I think I have a solution. TOTAL HERESY is what that is, me thinking I know the solution.
Nowaday's I live with what is known as TBI-Traumatic Head Injury- and from the outside I look OK. Thank all the god's you worship that you do not have to live this way as it ain't all that wonderful. I know now that the old man suffered plenty, trying to live up to a kids expectation, a kid who wasn't smart enough to understand. By the same token, I assure you that I don't really understand why my beloved team sucks for so many years.
For years i blamed the Hunt family as evil money grubbing elitist's. To some extent, I still do. But then that old mystical causation rears it's ugly head. See the thing is, is that we have been terrible since we were in Louisiana at Tulane Stadium and won the Super Bowl over the Vikings. Here is the mystic part, I wonder if we are cursed by some Hoo-Doo spell. Maybe some player did something down there we don't know about and the team was cursed. Maybe some gambler lost their life savings and had a curse dropped on out team. Don't Know, Don't Care, but at this point I am ready to go down there and get a counter spell to undo the one we seem to be unable to overcome.
If I was religious I would seek a priest to de-demonize this team. If I was thinking that Arrowhead is built on an old Native American burial ground and we are screwed until a new stadium is built. Think about it, we haven't really won anything since moving into Arrowhead. Maybe there is something in play here we just do not understand, so nothing changes as time marches on. Cannot fix what we don't see.
Yep, the crazy old troll has done it again, rambling on about things from a way different viewpoint. But what isn't so crazy is I think that what several have written and several will continue to write is part of the solution. Ownership, maybe the curse leaves if the Hunt's sell the team, like that would ever happen. Although wasn't the Mayor in KC calling for the team to become property of the city like the team in Green Bay? Is it the GM as so many of us want to believe? Just horrible coaching? Or are the players on strike and collectively losing to slip the dagger into all the above? You ever think that the player's have been screwed over by Hunt/Pioli/Crennel and are collectively sucking at their jobs to bring about change?
I wish I had answers, but there are so many questions, Until we know what the real reason is, how we going to fix it? It's a given that this team has lost the support of the kingdom at this time. I want to blame someone and see heads roll, but who? At this time I am ready to do whatever it takes, even if I have to find an old Indian Medicine Man, who of course would refuse anyhow. So whatever the solution, Human or Mystical, I am for it happening and soon. Always a fan----Go Chief's!!!!!