I stole this idea from the always interesting message board Chiefs Planet, of which I'm a daily reader (but not much of a poster). First time commenters jump right in. This is a great thread to introduce yourself (Sign up here).
Let's get to know each a bit better, shall we?
For me, it's quite simple. I was born and raised in Kansas City. The Chiefs are as much a part of my life and childhood as, well, anything. Games were causes for family gatherings, birthday presents and general revelry. The Chiefs not only held bonded my family and friends but also the entire city as well. Talk about having synergy and chills with 75,000 strangers.
Except we weren't strangers at Arrowhead stadium. We were the brothers and sisters of the Kansas City faithful. For a place that at times has wrestled with its small town image, the Kansas City Chiefs helped make sure KC stayed on the map and in the minds of people around the world.
Over the last two years, I've heard from many of you about the origins of your fandom and it never ceases to amaze me how people become fans of the Red and Gold.
Let's hear from you. Why are you a Kansas City Chiefs fan?