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Relationships come and go, Chiefs’ failures always faithful

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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:30 am

I like to consider myself a level headed guy (quiet down in the back, would you?), but after yet another disappointing end to a Kansas City Chiefs football season, that level of calm and collected has turned into more chaos and disheveled.

I understand that only one team in the NFL can finish the season on top and that only 12 teams total make it into the postseason. I’m not inferring disappointment based on losing in the playoffs. I’m referring to losing consistently in the first round of the playoffs, at home!

Six straight defeats now in the first round when we host. That means we are considered to have the upper-hand as the host of the game. And yes, I realize I just used the word “we” twice in this paragraph. That should actually represent the level of my state of mind as I can’t even bring myself to release myself as a part of the Chiefs Kingdom.

I want to move on. I want to start seeing other teams and maybe develop a close friendship with them. The Chiefs have broken my heart too many times. They have left me standing on the curb in the rain for the last time.

Who am I kidding? I’ll be right there supporting the perennial playoff losers come August, wearing my red and doing the tomahawk chop. And yes again, I will understand that from the beginning that my support will be rewarded with an above average regular season experience to be followed by that same rainy day sitting on the curb in January, pondering my next move. But I will still be there.

My wish right now, however, is for a cleaning of the house; a changing of the guard, if you will. Let’s rid ourselves of the key components that put us in this position year-after-year, even if they don’t deserve the old heave-hoe. All of the coaching staff needs to be replaced, as well as the quarterback, Alex Smith. I understand it is not Alex’s fault and I am actually a supporter of what he has done for the Chiefs. But it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start anew.

I’ll give you another chance Kansas City Chiefs, but I expect some changes. I want a fresh start with you. I want you to apologize and promise me it will never happen again. We can work our way through this.

And you can expect I’ll be writing this column again next January. I’ll see you then.

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