If you have been with me on this journey long enough during the now five years that I've been doing this blog, you will know that seeing that "0-3" there would normally be enough to incense me. Afterall, I've been so passionate about my Chiefs that the thought of them being winless three games into this season should be enough to set me off, right? Well I'm taking a new approach. I'm not sure if it will work (or even how long if it will), but it's worth a shot.
You see I tend to be a bit of a realist. I realize Kansas City going to San Diego to take on the Chargers was not going to be pretty. Especially when Tony Moeaki, Jamal Charles and Eric Berry are all out for the season. There was no sense in me getting worked up about any bad plays that may happen or even worrying about the outcome. Heck, I didn't even bother to try to find the game online. Okay...I can't lie...I did check a couple of different spots but I didn't try as hard as I could have.
I eluded to this last week and I came to the final determination over the course of this week. I am relegated to the fact that I want Kansas City to tank their season. They really have nothing to gain by going all out this year. All that would end up happening is other players would go harder to compensate for the loss of the three of their superstars. In the process, more stars would get hurt. There's no need for all that. Especially when they have NO chance of winning anything significant this year.
Therefore, I am of the mindset that they might as well just mail it in. Bench ALL the starters. Matter of fact, go ahead and let the practice team suit up. Write this season off as just one long preseason. Run the table in reverse and go for tying the Detroit Lions' record of 0-16. It worked out alright for the Lions since they landed Matt Stafford. It could pay off for the Chiefs too since they could get Andrew Luck.
So even though I wasn't watching the game, I still had the alerts on my phone turned on. That allowed me to find out whenever there was a score. I started to get a little disturbed when I saw that KC was making it a game. It looked for a minute like they would even have a chance to win. What were they doing?? Then staying true to who they are, they let it slip away to fall 20-17. That was a close one! Now only 13 more losses to go...