Once Upon A Time - A Turn Around


The one overarching question that many fans have is are we at a turn around point in Chiefs history?  Was the way it was being done before, wrong?  And is the way, or direction, the Chiefs are going now, right?

I can tell you that there are reasons that I think this organization is going in the "right" direction.  And I could present those points as evidence.  However, I decided to be a little more creative and present the situation, the recovery, the turn around as a short story.

What will come next is a short story about the two worlds Chiefs fans have experienced over the past 22 or so years.

After reading the beginning of the Chiefs story, please read the story backwards (the turn around if you will) for how I think it will end.

Once upon a time Carl Peterson became our architect and expressed a vision by saying...


"We are part of a lost Chiefs organization and our leaders can turn it aound.

This may come as a surprise to some of you but

teams are built upon good drafts

is a lie, and

changing offensive and defensive philosophies every three years is the way to go

So in 20 years I will show the Super Bowl seekers

they are not the most important thing to the Chiefs

players signed to simply make a "splash" will know that

the Chiefs have their priorities straight because

building a team that looks good together

is more important than

building a team that plays good together

I tell you this

once upon a time

football teams won playoff games

But this will not be true in my era

this is a money-first driven league

experts tell me

20 years from now I will be celebrating how many millions of dollars I grew this franchise

I do not concede that

I will be running a team of my own making

in the future

losing seasons will be the norm for the Chiefs

no longer can it be said that

my colleagues and I care about the fans that want winning first

It will be evident that

I am a great business man that has no viable plan to reach the Super Bowl

It is foolish to presume that

There is hope."

Once upon a time Scott Pioli became our Architect and turned this vision around by saying...


(Please read this article backwards)



  • Inspired by Lost Generation



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*We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

*Historical Draft Reactions of Three Floundering Teams - A Chiefs Perspective

*Should Floundering Teams Shoot the Moon for a Franchise QB?

*Is Taking a QB in Rounds 2-4 the Answer?


*KC Fans Split on Selection of Team's Nerd (satire)

*Doctor Diagnoses Casey Fanz with Bipolar Disorder (satire)

*More Reports Saying Brown to Raiders Deal is Done

*A Chiefs Fan Obituary

*A Chiefs Dear John  (rated R)

*The Kansas City Chiefs are Taking Applications

*A Fans Letter to Clark Hunt (venting humor)

*Mr. Pioli...Your Team May Have Given Me PMS (venting humor)

*My Multiple Personalitys and Their Letter to Arrowhead Pride (A Shamless Attempt at the Rec.)

*What You Look For in an NFL Offensive Lineman - The Basics

*If You Can't Beat Them...Zone Them

*Breaking Down the O-Line - Season Review

*Breaking Down the Chiefs and Broncos Tape - O-Line


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