When you are a fan, the mood of your week rides the tide of every success and failure of your football team. When times are good...you're on a high. The weekend carries you through every weekday as you anticipate the next big fix. When you're low...you'd just rather eat a booger.
What if I told you that this year, for the first time in many years, watching the Chiefs might be more fun than eating a booger.
If you have followed me much at all, you might know that I like...no, I love (in the most manly way possible) two particular facets of a football game. I love great defense...and I love watching offensive lineman snot-bubble defenders. Something I haven't had the pleasure of being completing satisfied with for a number of years now.
But 2012 may be the year, I give up the salty snack with the soft slimy center.
I used to love watching Chiefs football. Do you need some ass kicking defense? Look no further than Neil Smith, Kevin Ross, Albert Lewis, and Dan Saleaumua. Hell, In 1993 the Chiefs defense had 11 games in which they surrendered less than 100 yards rushing (including playoffs). There has been moments, in the recent past (2009), that it has taken the Chiefs only 4 games to give up 1,000 yards rushing...let alone 11. Pic Source
There is just something that stirs a man's soul when getting to experience the sounds of pads popping, cracking, and slamming into each other. The defeated look and demeanor of a team when they know they can't get a yard to save their life...and if they did, they would surly pay for that yard. The pride a defense has, the pride that our Kansas City Chiefs had, when taking the field...as if wanting to be on the field, game on the line, and back against the wall.
This year, I just might give up the booger. I just might give up that salty snack just to pay a little more attention to our defensive unit on the field. What is it you say?....Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson are praised as secret super stars? I'm not sure I believe it.
The 2012 team has a long way to go to bring back comparisons to the 1993 squad. But, just look closely...closer...you might notice something going on this year. You might just notice the resurgence of a quality defensive unit.
What if Dontari Poe is just what the Kansas City front office thinks he is...what if that defensive line can eventually stifle even the best of running games? Just the thought of it curbs my desire for the booger.
As for the offensive line, it was not to long ago it could have been described as crusty on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside...just like a booger. Long gone were the days of Roaf, Shields, and Waters..the days of glory, faded, distant, only leaving the faint whisper of a day when the excitement of the game beckoned louder than the booger.
What is it you say? You think the offensive line has finally Come Alive. Well, it just might have taken a step in the right direction. Eric Winston just might be the best right tackle in the AFC West and the individuals on the 2012 roster just might be the first steps in a direction that starts churning out flat-backs and snot-bubblers.
Many of us know, just as Jerry Jones knows, that some years the booger is more fun than watching the football team. But if Kansas City Chiefs fans are looking to kick the habit...then 2012 just might be the year we see the resurgence, the beginnings, the hope...of a new mentality.
The mentality that just might kick any need for the booger.
Disclaimer: This post in no way reflects the thoughts and opinions of its poster. And in no way should it be construed as any attempt to express a fantasy or desire to eat any type of bodily secretion.