Kansas City Chiefs: Witnessing an NFL downfall first-hand

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Alex Smith
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Alex Smith /
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(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The NFL playoffs are here. As a Kansas City Chiefs fan, you already know what that entails – a heartbreak.

I had the honor (but not really an honor) to watch the Kansas City Chiefs in an Arrowhead Stadium filled with hungry and desperate fans put on a show. A show that held a not-so-happy-ending. An ending that generated pure shock, anger, and disbelief.

Being a Chiefs fan is not for the kind-hearted. If you are reading this, well, hats off to you, my friend. Hats off to you for sticking around, and giving your heart for an organization that seems promising on the outside, but undeniably discouraging on the inside.

The Wild Card game on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans was supposed to be a breeze. But, of course, leave it to the Chiefs to say “yeah, you thought”. A once 18-point lead went up in flames in the second half, as the Chiefs found themselves in their true identity – frustrating, and flat.

Happy vibes in the first half was a memory in my mind I held onto for about two hours. All while the fourth quarter stunned crowd of Arrowhead will be in my mind forever. The happy moments in the stadium faded quickly from my memory, as the dark, terrorizing, and bone-chilling silence will be a feeling, and mood I will never forget.

To express my emotions of the game is something I do not want to do at all. If you are here for a quick read about your favorite NFL team, you are simply in the wrong place.  But, for those needing to know you are not alone, you are right where you need to be. Stick around – I have plenty to share with you.