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Denver Disaster Control

The $35/night, no credit card deposit needed, shady, bed bug ridden hotel I stayed at in Denver was a welcome sight on Sunday night as I trudged my cold, red and gold clad body (well, actually I was wearing white, but who cares) to a Mexican restaurant on Federal Boulevard in Denver, Colorado. I sat with my four friends, trying to forget what we had just seen at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver near the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains of North America Stadium. Possibly the worst football game I’ve ever witnessed.

The Broncos laid a beat down on us, that’s for sure. Now usually I write the “RALLY THE TROOPS BOYS” article and tell you that it is not time to panic. Well, I’m here to tell you…it’s time to panic.

Panic can sometimes be a good thing though. Panic can snap you back to reality. Panic can activate “fight or flight”. I’m hoping the Chiefs have a lot more fight left in them because that is what the last seven weeks of this season is going to be. It is going to be a fight.

This is going to be a good, old-fashioned pennant race out here in the AFC West. We have squandered our gigantic 2.5 game division lead in just three weeks. We have brought the fight to us. We aren’t in first place for the first time all season.

This team’s mettle and resolve is going to once again be tested this coming Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals aren’t just a team we can walk over. In fact, every team on the remainder of our schedule makes me nervous. I thought we were going to absolutely destroy the Broncos on Sunday and we didn’t.

The one thing we do have going for us is our 4-0 record at home this season. This team can’t win on the road, but that’s fine as long as you go 7-1 or even 8-0 at home this year and try and scratch a few wins out on the road.

Make no doubt about this either: we have a true rivalry with the Broncos again. I f*cking hate these guys. I hate Tim Tebow. I hate Josh McDaniels. I hate Bronco fans. I hate their smoking hot cheerleaders. I hate ‘em. My blood was boiling as my best friend, who also happens to be the biggest Denver Broncos fan in the world, screamed in my ear some garbage about Tim Tebow being Jesus or something, but the power of selective hearing powered by unabashed hatred and anger allowed me to tune him out until the fourth quarter. Seriously, those people think Tim Tebow is the greatest thing since green chili was invented.

The past two weeks have been a nightmare. Seriously, I have lost sleep over these games. I know, how silly is that? Well, I’ve got news for you. I’m 24 years old and I am afforded the luxury of losing sleep over things like this. I think I share the same concerns with a lot of Chiefs fans. The season is slipping away each week. Time to hold the fort.

And Denver was lovely, thank you for asking.

6 Comments Say Something
  • Just a great, great article. You were a champ for sitting next to that Bronco Ass hole. Bring back the rivalry! Watch out when Denver is in the Red Zone…ITS TEBOW TIME!

  • Tim Tebow has already outperformed my expectations. I didn’t think he had the ability to beat an NFL defensive end to the outside corner of the end zone but he did that. He is going to have to show that he can throw the ball in this league but so far his playing time has been hedged to perpetuate everything his BS skill set was supposed to be

    Brutal game to have spent money to go and see. I would demand reparations in the form of a club-level ticket to one of the remaining home games.

  • Great article, Brian. I, too, hate Tebow, but it’s more because I’m a Buckeye than because I’m a Chiefs fan. Regardless, I respect your fortitude, haha.

    Anyways, I was just wondering what your take was on the handshake (or lack there of) after the game. Blown out of proportion? Or, something really there? Also, think the team will bounce back strong, or is this just a .500 team?

    I’m a Browns fan, but since the Chiefs-Chargers game Week 1, I’ve been following them closely as my underdog team. Just something I end up doing every year since the Browns typically are out of it by the time Week 1 rolls around.

  • I view this team as a pretty decent team, but one that doesn’t have a lot of margin for error. When you look at the injuries the team has had the past few weeks, you can see the result. I’m not making excuses for this team….just looking at the reality of our situation. If the starters can get healthy, we have a real shot at the playoffs. If not, then we are likely looking at next year…..

  • Thanks for reading Stephen. I think the handshake was not blown out of proportion. While it was very unsportsmanlike and juvenile, I can see where Todd Haley was coming from. The Broncos were in max protect, blitzing, throwing, challenging plays and going for it on fourth down late in the game, but there were also a few cheap shots thrown by the Broncos late in the game. Joe Mays went high on Tony Moeaki late in the game on the onside kick and Moeaki struggled to get up after the hit. Now sure it might be part of the game, but Mays seemed to target Moeaki before the ball was even kicked.

    That doesn’t excuse what Haley did though. He should have shaken his hand, not said anything and looked ahead to the next meeting at Arrowhead in three weeks. I am positive that the Chiefs will be ready to go when the Broncos come to town.

    My preseason prediction(s) for this team were 7-9 or 9-7. I think they will end up at 9-7, but a strong second half could propel this team to 10-6. The schedule sets up nicely, but this team still has a long way to go.

  • Interesting. Certainly agree with just shaking and looking forward to the next matchup. Really hope their next meeting is televised in my area.

    9-7 sounds about right for them. I think they’ll win the division, but they really have to get it together. Obviously the Raiders are a team to be reckoned with, but I’d actually be more concerned about the Chargers. They could very well go 6-1 down the stretch which will have them finish 10-6 overall.

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