It can be said that this is the darkest hour for the Kansas City Chiefs. After the death of 22-year old Kasandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher, and a child who now doesn't have any parents, Chiefs nation is in a dark place.
Because we are a great fan base, I knew we would respond the right way. I started to see some Chiefs fans rallying around each other. Mayor Sly James wrote on Twitter that now is the time to wear your Chiefs red. I asked on Twitter if anyone who wasn't planning on going to the game is now going.
@arrowheadpride me and 6 friends decided to go this afternoon.— Abram Garcia (@abram913) December 2, 2012
"@arrowheadpride: Is anybody who wasn't planning on going to the game tomorrow now going? <<<< ya boy, Dirk!— His Dirkness (@HisDirknesS) December 2, 2012
@arrowheadpride yep. Bought tix today so we'll make the six hour round trip drive. Feel like I need to support my team.— Christine Hollis (@chrisisknitting) December 2, 2012
@arrowheadpride me and 6 other friends bought tickets today. I imagine that's going to be pretty normal.— Bill Vaughn (@bvaughnMO) December 2, 2012
4 of us from Jeff City going to show support "@arrowheadpride: Is anybody who wasn't planning on going to the game tomorrow now going? "— Tim Robyn (@timrobyn) December 2, 2012
@arrowheadpride me and some fam will be there in red, supporting KC— matt clinkscales (@clink_6) December 2, 2012
@arrowheadpride driving over from STL tonight to go. Gotta support the team.— David Moore (@devoicecold) December 2, 2012
So that's like 30-something tickets accounted for. (And I stopped pasting all the tweets in here.)
Then I started to see others, like these fine folks, who offered up their tickets!
@arrowheadpride gotta work or I'd go tomorrow.Gladly donate my season tickets if someone wants to attend game in my place and support.— Carl Cobb (@crcobb) December 2, 2012
There are gonna be a lot of eyes on us today. It's not going to be an easy day for anyone, especially those in the Chiefs organization, and the Belcher and Perkins families.