So if Clark Hunt and Scott Pioli couldn't get Peyton Manning to sign with the Chiefs, could 70,000 fans? Read on for what is either the best idea to convince Manning to sign with KC, or quite possibly the worst. I'm not sure which.
It looks less and less like the Chiefs are on Peyton's short list and more like they're on a one way trip on the short bus back to Casselville.
I suggest that the Chiefs go all-in to take one last swing to win Peyton Manning's heart to Kansas City by highlighting the one thing we have that no other team in the league has:
The Greatest Fans in the NFL.
Tell Peyton that you're just asking for 4 hours of his time on his way back to Miami, and that you won't bother him again if he'll give you that.
Once he agrees, you put together the biggest BBQ tailgate party in the history of Arrowhead Stadium and put out an open call to all Chiefs fans to come to Arrowhead and welcome the Greatest QB in Modern History to join the Greatest fans for an event neither will ever forget.
Open the parking lots early and invite the fans in to tailgate for awhile so that while Peyton comes into the Fortress he's greeted by a layer of BBQ smoke and wild cheers from the increasingly intoxicated fans.
Then, while Manning is having barrels of cash and promises of autonomy thrown his way, the fans make their way into Arrowhead where they pack every seat of the stadium and wait for Peyton to be brought in. As Peyton walks into the stadium through the tunnel, Mitch Holthus begins calling out touchdowns from Manning to Bowe, Manning to Moeaki, Manning to Baldwin, etc...and then play a video that brings it all together.
As the crowd chants Peyton's name, he is brought off the field and offered a contract and flown back to Miami.
Yeah, I'm bored. Flame away. But I think 77,000 fans would show up to woo a franchise QB and liberate us from Afcasselstan.