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Merry Chiefsmas! The 10 best parts of the Kansas City Chiefs season opener

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Note by Joel: This was published on last year's season opener. Still fits today.

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10. No more planning your weekends.
Saturday: college football.
Sunday: NFL.
Monday night: NFL.
Please, Mrs. Arrowhead Pride, no more plans.

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9. The calm before the storm. The waiting. The clock-watching.
Everything to do with this morning. I love this part.
Do you realize how close we are?

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8. The new set-up in my office for game days. New futon angled toward the TV. Coffee table with plenty of room for my computer, phone and a plate. And chips.
There's room for chips, too. Big development this year.

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7. Chili. 'Tis the season. Nothing beats my Uncle Dave's chili with burnt ends in it (which he claims is $8 a bowl). So good.

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6. Knowing the Chiefs have a contender right next door. Go Royals!

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5. Listening to Lenny and Mitch and turning down the volume on the TV....

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4. ...and hearing this: TOUCHDOWN KANSAAAAH CITYYYYY!!!!

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3. The tailgating prep.
Is there anything better than a practice tailgating day?

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2. Year two of a new era.

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1. Chiefs football is BACK, baby!

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