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Forget 2010 - Party like it's 1969

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

From the FanPosts -Joel

I'll admit that in in 2010 I genuinely thought the Chiefs were poised to make some noise in the playoffs. I remember laughing at the older -- and looking back on it, also the wiser -- fans who told me that the Chiefs were doomed. I read articles from pretty much every corner of the football world telling me that my hopes were about to be dashed -- and I didn't listen.

To this day, that game against the Ravens is burned into my mind. Every image, every replay, every disappointing play all as painfully real as it was back then. I should have listened.

But I was -- and in no small way, I still am -- young and reckless at times.

Looking back on that season, I should have seen that loss coming from a mile away. I trusted fandom over facts, and the result wasn't pretty.

So maybe I need some of the many (or perhaps all) of you who are wiser than me to tell me I'm crazy -- but I agree with upamtn when he says that this isn't 2010.

But maybe that's well established at this point. I really don't know -- and I don't know how else to say it other than to say -- it's looking more like 1969 than 2010.

Based on my young and reckless nature, it's probably obvious I wasn't around for Super Bowl IV, and perhaps even more obvious is that there are quite a few differences between that team and this 2013 Chiefs team.

But this Chiefs team feels like a team destined to end the year closer to the Super Bowl than a Wild Card game loss -- closer to 1969 than 2010.

Maybe I'm alone, but even after trying to find a way that the Chiefs could or should lose in the first round this year, I feel like this year's team can score enough points and give up few enough to do what they haven't done in my lifetime.

Maybe I'm alone, but I think we just might party like it's 1969.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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