I won't lie, I had no idea what to write about in my column this week. The minicamp and OTAs are over, training camp is still far in the distance, and I'm left to crave football without any hope of being quenched.
So I got to thinking about all the great games I've seen over the years and how I hope to add to that memory bank this season. Then it hit me, like Derrick Johnson on the goal line.
If you could pick one game from Chiefs history to attend, which would it be?
Would you take the obvious choice to be in Tulane Stadium that overcast January day in 1970, watching the Chiefs win their only Super Bowl title against the Minnesota Vikings as decided underdogs?
Are you someone who would have rather seen a triumph at home? Maybe the day Joe Montana led Kansas City back over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1993 AFC playoffs.
Perhaps you would take in a game in enemy territory. You would have a few epic choices to pick from, whether you chose the 1969 AFL championship, the last AFL game ever played, when the Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders. Of course, you could go with Montana Magic again in 1994, watching him defeat John Elway and the Denver Broncos in Mile High Stadium on a Monday night.
Now I'm only 24 years old, but I love the old stuff. I would want to be at the Super Bowl against Minnesota. I know it's the obvious choice, but sometimes you can't over-think these things.
It would have been amazing, going into that stadium in 1970 as such a longshot in the minds of many and then smoking the NFL's Vikings for four quarters.
Without question, it would have been beautiful to watch all those Hall of Fame players on the field clad in red. From Willie Lanier, Bobby Bell and Buck Buchanan to Emmitt Thomas, Len Dawson and Jan Stenerud, the enormity of seeing all of them on the field at once is an overwhelming thought.
Truthfully, I would love to have chosen a home game, but there isn't one that's truly an incredible moment. The Chiefs have never won more than a Wild Card game in Arrowhead or Municipal Stadium, so it's tough to put any of the home contests ahead of something as significant as Super Bowl IV.
Hopefully one day, Kansas City will win an AFC Championship at home so Clark Hunt can raise the trophy bearing his dad's name in the stadium he built. Arrowhead would never be louder than that moment.
So, what do you think? Give me a game you would pay top dollar to be at from the past? If you were at one of the glorious moments from the past, please tell the story.
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