I had the opportunity (and good fortune, let me tell you boy) to attend the Chiefs game vs. the Bengals. I had gone to Springsteen the night before, and we just went to the stadium without tix. Found them easily, four for fifty bucks total. THAT'S GOOD VALUE! But then the game started. Still enjoyed my yearly visit. But that's not the story.
At around 8:15 AM Sunday at my downtown hotel, I was out front. Dontari Poe was waiting for a ride to the game. Cool seeing him... brush with (potential) greatness and all that. Later, at around 8:45 am, who should come strolling out of the elevators but Romeo himself. His overnight roller was in tow. He stopped in the lobby, had a fairly lengthy phone conversation and disappeared from my view... I guess to go to the game. After again thinking it was cool to see him, I started thinking, "why is he here?" If he caught his ride to the stadium at 8: 50 (being generous here), he's to Arrowhead by 9:10. Ready to go by 9:30? 2 1/2 hours before game time.
It just struck me as odd that he would be there at the hotel at that time. Maybe he was at his offices into the wee hours. Maybe that's just his schedule. But I had to think that if I was coaching for my job, with a 1-8 team, at least I'd be trying to beat my players to the complex. To me, it just reinforces what I've already come to embrace. Clean the front office out. Hope we're the Niners, and just a coach (and QB) away from a quick turnaround.
What time is it, Romeo? Time for you to go.