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.
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.