Whether we like it or not, large media outlets like ESPN tend to drive sports discussions across the country so I'm giving you a heads up on one ESPN.com story that many Kansas City Chiefs fans simply won't want to read.
The guys at Football Outsiders, writing on ESPN.com, have taken a look at the history of the top 10 most disappointing playoff teams and you know how we handle the word p-word in Kansas City.
What makes a playoff loss a truly epic disappointment? The losing team must have looked unbeatable, with a gaudy record, a Super Bowl pedigree or a roster full of well-hyped superstars. It must be a one-and-done postseason experience; the 1998 Minnesota Vikings disappointed many fans by losing the NFC Championship Game in overtime after a 15-1 season, but at least they got that far. This list contains a mix of narrow defeats and spectacular beatdowns, games that can stick in fans' craws for a generation.
After years of playoff misery in Kansas City, you know we're on this list. Actually, we're on the list twice.
The 1995 and 1997 teams, both of whom went 13-3 and lost in their first playoff game, are ranked number freakin' one.