When you are a sports fan and your team makes it into the playoffs, there are times where they can provide unbelievable moments of joy and it can be one of the best feelings in the world. Then there are times when your team loses and not only do they lose, it is one of those moments where you stare at the television set in shock over what you just saw. Saturday night for anyone connected with the Kansas City Chiefs was one of those times.
The Chiefs lost a stunning wild-card game to the Indianapolis Colts, who stormed back in the fourth quarter and left Andy Reid walking off the field wondering what on earth happened. Kansas City hasn’t won a playoff game in 20 years, since Joe Montana was its quarterback. For most of the game it seemed as though Kansas City would punch its ticket to meet with the New England Patriots. However, Indianapolis gave Kansas City a punch in the gut moment that they won’t soon forget. Not having Jamaal Charles, and Chiefs players dropping left and right, didn’t help at all.
Being a Boston sports fan, I have seen more than my share of sickening moments. Pretty much every city has and sometimes a team can bounce right back, like the Boston Red Sox did in 2004 after what happened the year before. Sometimes a team can go into a tailspin which can take 20 years to recover from. See the Pittsburgh Pirates for that example. The Chiefs had such a good year that it is a shame that it will all be forgotten because of this playoff game and what some might label as one of the worst chokes in NFL playoff history. What a way to start the playoffs.
Kansas City, this Boston fan feels for you.