Ask A Chiefs Fan - Impossible Dream Edition

To dream the impossible dream ...
To fight the unbeatable foe ...
To bear with unbearable sorrow ...
To run where the brave dare not go ...

Toss out the statistics, children ... it's time. Chiefs v Broncos, and this Sunday is going to be one to remember, at least if the insane build-up from every media market in the western world is to be believed. The Chiefs, heading into Mile High, are sitting at 9-0: a record that not even the most rabid fan would have considered possible after last year's meltdown. Last year, however, is in the past and this year's edition of the team has a vastly different feel from the top of the organization on down. With new HC Andy Reid and new GM John Dorsey, a new direction has been charted for the team, and the players now believe in themselves and each other in a way that has made the players feel like family.

To right the unrightable wrong ... To love pure and chaste from afar ... To try when your arms are too weary ... To reach the unreachable star ...
Broncos fans know full well what it's like when their team is on a roll, and this year's version of the Denver team has been nothing short of spectacular. As a Denver resident and a football fan in general, I've watched the Broncos since their opener against the Ravens and have nothing but respect for the team and the organization. I've been more than impressed with what Elway has done bringing in Manning and others, as well as the hiring of John Fox (get well soon, Mr Fox!). As others have rightly noted, both teams are a far cry from the Haley/McDaniels era, at least in terms of team concept if not in actual elapsed time. And so, here we are, fans of both teams dreaming that our gridiron heroes make that reach for the unreachable star.
This is my quest, to follow that star ... No matter how hopeless, no matter how far ... To fight for the right, without question or pause ... To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause ...
The Chiefs will march into their own hell at Denver's Mile High Stadium, and Chiefs fans will be watching anxiously to see if they can take yet another step towards the "heavenly cause" of reaching the Super Bowl (though to be honest, most of us would be more than delighted with even some playoff success). The journey has been fun this year, and looks to continue to be fun for all fans, win or lose, as we have been treated to some of the best football (offensively for the Broncos, defensively for the Chiefs) we've seen in many, many years. This week's game, of course, isn't the end of the journey, but simply one more step along the way, with more challenges facing both teams as the season unfolds. The Broncos are coming off a road win against the Charges and the Chiefs are coming off their bye week.
And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest, That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm, when I'm laid to my rest ... And the world will be better for this: That one man, scorned and covered with scars, Still strove, with his last ounce of courage, To reach ... the unreachable star ...
A few ground rules before we begin, however. I ask for respect from fans of both teams. No trolling, please. No disrespectful "team names" like _enver _roncos or Queefs. If you want a trash talk thread, feel free to post it and have fun. If you have serious questions and/or serious answers about football, this is the place. In the past couple of weeks the banter between fans of both teams has picked up considerably, and for the most part it's been raised to a higher level of respect and civility than has sometimes been the case in the past. Let's keep it classy, Denver ... and keep it classy, Kansas City. Two class cities, with the best and most knowledgeable fans around. Two classy organizations that came about just over 50 years ago, two of the original 8 teams of the old AFL. The rivalry continues. Remember, the "enemy isn't the fan on the other side of the computer (or smartphone) ... we only imagine each other as enemies. At the end of the day, both teams on the field shake hands and wish each other the best. Let's not fall off the blogging windmill for the wrong reasons. Don-quixote-tilting-at-windmills-rob-davis_medium


May the best team win ...

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