The Seahawks game got me thinking about last year. There was the buildup before the season. Then preseason started. There were some troubling signs, but I told myself it was just preseason. When I did actually voice my concerns, I was told I wasn't even a Chiefs fan. I figured with a reaction like that, I must be way off base and the Chiefs must be better than I thought, and that preseason really must not matter after all.
But sure enough the real season started. After 15 minutes into the first game, I knew I had been scammed. My hopes of seeing a great Chiefs football team, and the 300$ I dished out to direct tv were being flushed down the toilet. Years of watching my team look like crap only to go 2-14, 4-12, and now after breaking a record for post season losses, a horrid shilacking on opening day.
I tried to find an answer to my frustration. I felt like an idiot for giving in again and getting direct tv. I felt stupid for believing that the Chiefs would actually improve from the previous season. Then the following week, we got walloped even worse!
Then....hope appeared. In the form of a four leaf clover, and a slogan called "Suck for Luck. Suck for Luck was not real to most people. Rather it was a distraction, a defense mechanism. A way to distort the truth. A way to find a silver lining. A way to find meaning in the season... And it sure worked. Until week 4 or 5, I really thought Luck might be coming to K.C. Hell, I even think Todd Haley joined the Luck bandwagon, but Pioli fired him before he could run our team into the ground and before our dream could be realized.
So what to do about this year, if expectations are dashed once again in horrific fashion? What if we are so devastated by Atlanta 5 minutes after kickoff that we have to eat our hopes and pack it in shortly after kickoff?. I know many of you will feel relief when you hear this....Wait for it....Wait for it.....
via t0.gstatic.comPray for Bray. PRAY FOR BRAY..... and all power to Cowher. No this is not a suck for Luck campaign in which we hope the team loses in order to procure top talent. This actually has a positive element to it that may be realistic. We may not have to be the worst team in the league to acquire Bray, but if Matt Cassell can't do it I think it will really be time to move on and Pioli will recognize this. Also if our team doesn't play better Pioli will be on the hot seat, and if I were him I would make a move quick so as to have another chance with a new guy, whether than waiting around to see if Romeo will pull through. So, I still have hope for 2012, and money bet at Bovada that the Chiefs will win the AFCW, but if they don't.....we have something to fall back on. Just remember, if Atlanta is up by 28 points or more in the 1st quarter, it's not time to give up, but to pray for Bray!