OTC: Is The Chiefs’ Season Already Kaput? / Awful Coaching, Rotten Receiving, Bad O-Line Play & Parking Fiasco Make For Miserable Opener At Arrowhead / Uncle!

“The Kansas City Chiefs are done! After their very first game! Yes and I’m not exaggerating. You get your best player on defense, Derrick Johnson, he’s out for the year. You play San Diego twice. You had the entire season to prepare for the Tennessee Titans and you have to play outside the division, the NFC West.”
Rodney Harrison, studio host for Football Night in America, NBC
GH: Harrison was not a believer in the Chiefs last season even after they bolted to a 9-0 start. He did not miss out on his first chance to hammer the inept-looking Chiefs after their 26-10 loss to the Titans. He was not alone. Read on.

“A lot of people felt like last year was a little bit of an aberration (with the Chiefs making the playoffs). I thought they were going to win today. I really did. I didn’t think Tennessee was ready for a whole new thing with Ken Whisenhunt. That’s probably got to be one of the more disappointing performances today by any team – especially one that made the playoffs last year.”
Boomer Esiason, studio host, CBS
GH: It wasn’t only the network talking heads who were disgusted with what they saw from Andy Reid’s Chiefs Sunday. Read on.

“(The Titans) came in and punched the Chiefs in the mouth from the very first play and the Chiefs gave in. … It looked very, very bad. It looked like we were in a fight and we backed down. We said, ‘Uncle! Uncle! Uncle!’”
Tim Grunhard, 810 AM
GH: Whoa! Those are harsh words from a Chiefs alum about his organization. If the Chiefs players care at all about the perception we as a city have about their play, Grunhard’s words should sting. “Uncle! Uncle! Uncle!” is not what you want to hear your team screaming in their home opener in what is supposed to be one of the NFL’s toughest venues.

“Who are you going to beat if you didn’t beat the Titans on your home field?”
Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
GH: Are the Chiefs going to go 0-16? Probably not. But there were more than a few Chiefs fans discussing the possibility of KC once again drafting the first overall player in next year’s draft.

“It don’t look good. I’ve got to be honest with you. … I think it’s possible they get to 0-6.” Soren Petro, 810 AM

“Andy’s first half play calling was gross. 7 touches for Charles on 26 total plays. That’s just not enough for your only play maker.”
Bob Fescoe, @bobfescoe, Twitter

“When you take your best player out of your offense, that’s never good. Andy lost sight of that and he admitted it. I always looked at it this way – my star players on offense were going to possess the ball.”
Herm Edwards, on the Chiefs only giving Jamaal Charles 11 touches against Tennessee, 810 AM
GH: Andy Reid again took a verbal beating after the Chiefs loss resembled much of his play calling from the second half of last-season’s devastating playoff loss to Indianapolis. And as he stated, he deserved every bit of the criticism.

“The (Titans) 3-4 defense, which looked so vulnerable during the preseason, was actually stout. The Titans made the Chiefs appear anemic and limited Jamaal Charles to 19 rushing yards. … The Titans hesitated to celebrate too much, however, in part because they got away with committing 12 penalties for 110 yards.”
Jim Wyatt, writer, Tennessean.com
GH: The Chiefs’ game plan made the Titans look like a playoff team. I am going to guess they are not even close.

“You can’t say that anymore after 2012 RT @dpulley @ArrowheadPride This may be the worst season for KC is years!”
@ArrowheadPride, Twitter
GH: How unfortunate that our misery has so many recent layers from which to choose.

“I apologize for my voice today, folks. I don’t know what I’ve got – allergies?”
Kevin Harlan, on his deeper, raspier voice for the first Sunday of the NFL season, CBS GH: It was obvious that Harlan’s voice was far from pristine for the opener but it was not so bad that he needed to back out of his Sunday assignment. What a nightmare it has to be for a guy who makes his living with his voice when he wakes up on an NFL Sunday and sounds like he is gargling frogs.

“We saw a lot of that today where (Alex Smith and his receivers) just were not on the same page. They did not look sharp in the preseason. … I think that’s the third interception thrown in the direction of Donny Avery.”
Rich Gannon, color analyst for Titans/Chiefs game, CBS
GH: Gannon did a good job pointing out the issues that the Chiefs offense faced in this game. Gannon is not a sugarcoated kind of analyst. He pretty much told us what his nose does – that the Chiefs stunk on Sunday.

“Hit and sacked again! The fourth sack for the Titans against this changed Kansas City offensive line.”
Kevin Harlan, network play-by-play voice for the Titans/Chiefs game, CBS
GH: Harlan could not have been kinder in choosing the word “changed” to describe the Chiefs rebuild but failing offensive line. A more accurate term would have been “inept.”

“Those of you that hate Alex Smith have no need to fret. He’ll be dead by week 4.”
Johnny Coltrane, @Chief_Wildcat, Twitter

“They cleared out in a hurry in this stadium.”
Kevin Harlan, on the rapidly disappearing crowd at Arrowhead during the fourth quarter, CBS
GH: CBS was not shy in showing this wide-angle view of an almost empty Arrowhead. Good for the Chiefs fans. There is no reason to support an effort that is so weak one of their former players says it looked like the team was screaming, “Uncle!”

“The Chiefs got beat up from parking to play. I think the Chiefs organization is going to get piled on this week and probably the last thing they want to hear about is the parking situation.”
Tim Grunhard, 810 AM
GH: The parking woes at Arrowhead will be as much a reason as any to keep fans at home in front of their TVs instead of venturing out to the Truman Sports Complex. The Chiefs have struggled with this issue for years and their best solution has been to raise the parking fees each year. Brilliant.

“They are not built to play from behind. They are not an offense that is going to open it up and have Alex Smith throw forty times in a game. They want to rush (Jamaal) Charles, they want to play great defense, get turnovers and field position. They’ve been unable to do that (against Tennessee) through the first two quarters.”
Rich Gannon, CBS
GH: How can you build an NFL team that cannot mount a comeback? The Chiefs paid how much for Alex Smith to win from out front or not at all?

“I still think Derrick Johnson is an underrated linebacker – even though he is an All Pro. He is so instinctive and athletic. He is Bobby Bell-esque.”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
GH: A brutal loss for the Chiefs defense and a maybe even tougher injury for Derrick Johnson’s NFL career. A blown Achilles can be fatal to linebackers as seasoned as Johnson. His rehab will be tough just to get him to where he can comfortably walk next season.

“So Dee Ford non-factor, Philip Gaines non-factor. That’s your first and second round picks this year.”
Aaron Swarts, @a_swarts, Twitter

“First-round pick Dee Ford only played three defensive snaps on Sunday. Third-round pick Phillip Gaines only played one.”
Terez A. Paylor, @TerezPaylor, Chiefs beta writer for The KC Star, Twitter
GH: John Dorsey has some explaining to do. He either decided to punt this season away in hopes his draft picks would be a long-term solution or his draft was a complete joke. Tell me again why the Chiefs did not need to draft a wide receiver?

“’Let’s go Royals’ chant being yelled at Arrowhead as fans exit.”
Mike Lavieri, @mlavieri, Twitter GH: Fescoe reported that the Chiefs failed to give even one score update of the Royals/Yankees game Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead for the entire afternoon. If true, the Chiefs are clueless about much more than drafting players, play calling and parking.

“(Sunday) the Chiefs did a 31 rating and a 59 share. The Royals on TBS did a .3 and a 5 share. The Royals were also on FoxSports Kansas City and that pulled a 5.9 and an 11 share. So the Chiefs first game of the year was watched by five times as many people who watched a very important Royals game. … People ask us all the time why we talk NFL so much. We talk NFL so much because there is a craving for the NFL. As much as you don’t like to say it, this is still an NFL-driven society.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM

“Jack (Harry) has decided to cut down his Sunday schedule. Jack decided to step away. (Chiefs Sundays) are a long day for Jack that can last until midnight. I’ve sure we’ll hear from Jack from time to time.”
Danny Clinkscale, on Harry no longer staring on WHB’s Chiefs postgame radio show, 810 AM
GH: I for one have heard enough from Mad Jack to last me until the Chiefs are good again. In other words, I’m good for now and probably quite some time.

“Always on opening day there seems like are three or four games where you just scratch your head. You just got to let it go and see what happens next week.”
Herm Edwards, 810 AM
GH: What else can we do but wait to see what happens next week and beyond? It’s not like we can all move to Denver.

“The pride is restored”
Headline in Sunday’s Kansas City Star, on a story that credited John Dorsey and Andy Reid with restoring pride back into the Chiefs organization, Kansas City Star
GH: Oops.

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66 Responses to OTC: Is The Chiefs’ Season Already Kaput? / Awful Coaching, Rotten Receiving, Bad O-Line Play & Parking Fiasco Make For Miserable Opener At Arrowhead / Uncle!

  1. Gavin says:

    That game was a nightmare. Before the game, I had a feeling it wasn’t going to go well, but I did not foresee that debacle. So what is this year’s “Suck for Luck” slogan? “Get Heinous for Jameis?” “Shameless for Jameis?”

    • Jim says:

      “Pull the rug for the thug”. “Suffer some grief for the thief” Botch this caper for the raper.”

      No thanks, Gav.

      • Gavin says:

        I’m not pushing to draft him either. I’m just capitulating that it feels like we’re playing for draft position.

        • Jim says:

          Yeah, I gotcha. Like the Chiefs are ever going to draft a QB # 1? Not in our lifetime.

        • Alphonse Tooty says:

          Strange. You guys don’t seem to mind having thugs on your basketball team.

          • Gavin says:

            Uh-huh. http://www.complex.com/sports/2014/08/university-missouri-failed-title-9-investigations-derrick-washington

          • Gavin says:

            Hello, Pot. This kettle. You’re black. http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10323102/university-missouri-officials-did-not-pursue-rape-case-lines-investigation-finds

          • Gavin says:

            But what else can you expect when this is the leadership they’re given from the adult in charge? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FUPegbHxk

          • Gavin says:

            But that’s all football. I wonder if I can find any examples to do with MU basketball? http://5newsonline.com/2013/06/05/michael-anderson-jr-pleads-guilty-to-dwi/

          • Gavin says:

            Oh, yeah. This classic. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3221003

            • Alphonse Tooty says:

              Hmmm. Fail to see where I mentioned anything about Missouri athletes being angels.

              • Gavin says:

                Oh. Then what’s the point, again? You guys are comfortable with having thugs on your teams so you’d be cool with having Jameis Wnston on the Chiefs?

                Good for you, I guess, for being comfortable with having thugs on your team. I admit that I struggle with it because I have a sense of right and wrong but also the desire to support my team so it isn’t cut-and-dried for me to be cool with having rapists and whatnot on my chosen teams. Good for you for unburdening yourself of any such ambivalence.

            • Joe Blow says:

              Gavin, you seem very concerned about Missouri athletics..

              • Gavin says:

                Do I? Huh. That’s weird. Because I never talk about Mizzou until a Mizzou fan takes it upon himself to insult my alma mater.

                • Fred Flintstone says:

                  MU fan: KU SUCKS!

                  KU fan: No, they don’t, for the following reasons; A,B,C,D,E, and F.

                  MU fan: LOL, I just love to rile up Chickenhawk fans.

                  Next MU fan: You seem to be very interested in MU athletics.

                  KU fan: That’s too stupid of a comment for me to even respond to.

                  Fred: I agree.

          • Kyle says:

            Brilliant comment.

  2. Jason says:

    Remember those that didn’t want a downtown baseball stadium because of the parking and traffic issues? Seems odd today.

    • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

      Two big time blunders by the Royals away from the playing field. 1. Not joining the NL. 2. Not building a downtown stadium near P&L.

      • Fred Flintstone says:

        1. Would love to be in the easier National league, witness the Cardinals.
        1A. Would HATE to have to watch pitchers become an automatic out.
        2. A downtown baseball stadium would suck. Games are already a 3 hour commitment, I don’t need the extra 2 hours spent before/after a game to waste at a bar, or in stand still traffic, I’m ready to get home.

  3. Jason says:

    #shameusforjameis – credit to @EMAWsome78

  4. nick says:

    Without Bowe and Thomas, it was EASY to see who needed to get then ball on offense: Charles and Kelce. Yet, Charles had only 11 touches and Billy Butler-slow Fasano played most of the game at TE. Avery got THIRTEEN targets. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

    I don’t know who to blame more, Reid or Smith. INEXCUSABLE either way and cause for MAJOR concern. The 2 can seriously redeem themselves in Denver with a win or gutty, close loss. But either, sadly, seems unlikely.

  5. Ken says:

    is there a good story on the parking lot problems…or what were the issues?

    • chuckart says:

      I took my three boys to the first preseason game a year ago. We didn’t get inside until the 2 minute warning thanks to the parking. I hope the parking situation isn’t still completely screwed up. Is there a report of what happened yesterday?

      • Say What? says:

        I hope your joking about this, or at least you mispoke.

        • chuckart says:

          I wish I was joking. There was a story on Arrowhead Pride about this when it happened. It was the first preseason game against the 49ers on a Friday night. I got outside the stadium about 6, an hour and some change before kickoff, and missed the entire first half.

  6. FJH says:

    They are who we thought they were.

  7. BlackJack says:

    I have long been unable to figure how we got to the point where the NFL is so immensely popular, that a meaningless Chiefs preseason game will out-draw a Royals late August regular season game in which they are in the thick of a playoff chase.

    This is a sport that is basically populated by either thugs, or entitled prima donnas who don’t care about the fans; and the average NFL game has about 256 stoppages of play and a TV timeout/commercial every 2 minutes. And college football is even worse.

    Ah well, I guess I am in the minority on this one.

    • Juan Pablo says:

      I think you have it backwards. Baseball is full of entitled prima donnas with big guaranteed contracts that pay if you play/perform or not. NFL players risk their bodies every game, most do not have long guaranteed contracts and can get cut any time. . Average NFL player career is a few years . MLB can last as long as you can walk.

      • BlackJack says:

        True..

        I guess I am referring to all of the off-the-field shenanigans, and the general bad behavior. I know there are plenty of MLB players who are dicks, but they mostly keep to themselves and stay out of trouble.

  8. P says:

    Geezuz that game was awful.

    Is Incognito still available?

  9. Kyle says:

    Last week I predicted a 4-12 record for the Chiefs this year as well as a 31-16 loss yesterday. I was too kind too the offense thinking they could put up 16 at home against the juggernaut TN defense. Dorsey has had 2 of the worst off seasons any GM could possibly have. This year far worse than last. He had a borderline pro bowl LT and drafted a LT with the first overall pick. He cut a pro bowl CB with nobody to back him up. He cut the most accurate kicker in team history to save less than $2M towards the salary cap. He gave a QB who has 1 year remaining on his contract and could have been franchised the next year a $17M/year contract when he has 2 young QB’s with big upside’s on the roster that could have been inserted once the season went south (which it already has). You can’t do that anymore now that you are married to Smith. Dorsey does not seem to have a plan. If he does I would like to know what it is. I am baffled by anyone who witnessed this disaster of an off season and the performance by the 1st team in pre-season, that thought this team was even CLOSE to being ready to play a regular season game. The only thought running through my mind was the 2011 opener….a 41-7 beatdown by Buffalo. Followed by a 48-3 trouncing at Detroit. 48-3 might be the best case scenario next week.

    • MT says:

      Even if he really wants to keep Alex Smith here, he would have had much better leverage to negotiate after this season when by all indications Smith is going to have an awful year and could have committed a lot less money to keep him.

  10. Maff says:

    This year is going to be a stinker just like Pioli’s/Crennel’s last year. My thoughts?

    Our current GM can’t judge QBs any better than Pioli. It was clear on the two deep interceptions that Smith has a poor arm for throwing deep. I thought that both plays were open but Alex made poor throws that let the defender have the angle to ball over the WR. In my opinion, you don’t pay huge dollars to a QB that can’t throw downfield well. Alex is a game manager plus. He has good feet and is tough to get many 1st downs that way, but needs a complete supporting cast to be successful. He was okay last year because we had a last place schedule folks. We went 9-0 because our D/ST played well early and our offense did just enough and we really didn’t beat JACK SQUAT.

    It just built a lot of false hope. Combine that with our current GMs dud drafts so far, and obvious mistakes that he cut a pretty good kicker for the Hispanic version of Lynn Elliott, paid an average armed QB too much (luckily for just a year, he will get run in March when they have to pay him some 20+ million) to keep him longer. To me, it is just more of the same. This solidifies my belief that Clunt is the miser behind the scenes that makes this organization fail so often. Folks, his decisions are ALWAYS in the best interest of his wallet and not winning.

    It starts with parking. Enough said there. That comes from Clark. He made a pile with the redesign of Arrowhead. He tries to squeeze another $5K in profit from the parking lot every game. He has a hand in bringing in a kicker that pees down his leg rather than pay a top 10 kicker.

    Sorry, it won’t change. Until Clark Hunt gives up his control and hires a top level GM and allows them to run the team, the only thing that will help is another last place schedule and some average QB play, some crowd noise and a decent defense. No championship runs happening anytime soon. Maybe Murray can be decent. That was actually the first time the Chiefs have taken a decent QB somewhat early in the draft in ages. Clark is too cheap to draft a QB early.

    As long as Clark has his hand in things, it will remain like this. If you have your heart set on this team, you will be flat out abused. Sorry, it is obvious.

    • Kyle R says:

      Where to start…the challenges the Chiefs face have zero to do with money. They’re working with the same salary cap as the rest of the NFL and that can’t ever be the excuse, nor do they ever use it as one, unlike their counterparts over at the K, who have reason to.

      Clark Hunt did hire the right guy, as Dorsey had great credentials coming out of a Packers organization that has been a contender almost every year since 1992. However, what the Chiefs are missing that the Packers have had since that day is simple – a superstar QB with Favre, then right to Rodgers. The Colts have had the same good fortune with Manning and Luck, and the Patriots and Saints will both be praying for it soon. That masks so many of the shortcomings on the rest of the roster. Murray might be the answer but he ain’t ready yet – just like almost all QB’s aren’t, even Favre, Rodgers, etc.

      That’s not to excuse the terrible job Dorsey has done in free agency and the draft so far. It’s bad enough that, if Ford, Gaines, etc. aren’t contributing by the end of this season, it’s not out of the question to sack him, IMO.

      As far as the parking debacle, it just baffles me that we built a sports complex outside of town at the intersection of two major highways for the express purpose of being easy to access, and yet parking for a Chiefs game is an utter disaster. Can’t wait to hear how it goes for this year’s Monday night game against the Pats. Better leave for that one by noon folks.

      • Fred Flintstone says:

        By the time the Pats get to KC on Monday night, the Chefs will be 0-3. One of two things can happen:

        1. Chefs fans have given up on the season and simply don’t show up (parking problem solved) or,

        2. Chefs fans still see going to Arrowhead as a chance to party, get drunk and be obnoxious all in the name of a football game, thus filling CameroHead once again.

        No thank you, I don’t want your free (season) tickets to go to the Chefs game this weekend…I have a sock drawer to clean out.

    • Fred Flintstone says:

      I agree with Kyle, the Chefs problems are not money related.
      It’s so sad that whenever a Kansas City team fails, the FIRST place some “fans” go is to blame the owner(s) for lack of spending.

      That being said, you just KNOW that the Chefs departed with Succop and kept Santos because all things being equal, they kept the lower salary. I’d be really OK with that IF they would’ve spent some of that saved money on keeping some of the offensive line they let get away.

  11. The Independent Rage says:

    Fesco with a slew of comments that actually make sense? Maybe he’s undergone the lobotomy that I was recommending for KK last week? Is there a way to perform a lobotomy on an incessantly hapless football organization?

  12. Joe Blow says:

    GH: The Chiefs’ game plan made the Titans look like a playoff team. I am going to guess they are not even close.

    I always like when people try to predict NFL teams in the preseason and first couple of games. There’s always a bunch of “Oh, this schedule is *so tough*” and “How could they lose to *that* team in week 1?” But a lot of NFL teams reverse course within 1 year, Give it a little time.

    “(Sunday) the Chiefs did a 31 rating and a 59 share. The Royals on TBS did a .3 and a 5 share. The Royals were also on FoxSports Kansas City and that pulled a 5.9 and an 11 share. So the Chiefs first game of the year was watched by five times as many people who watched a very important Royals game. … People ask us all the time why we talk NFL so much. We talk NFL so much because there is a craving for the NFL. As much as you don’t like to say it, this is still an NFL-driven society.”Bob Fescoe, 610 AM

    Shouldn’t you have to combine either 6-7 Royals games for the week (or, to match the actual number of games, 10) before you compare the ratings?

    • b12 says:

      I think head to head is a fair comparison on the ratings. A regular season Monday Night Football game will outdraw a MLB playoff game head to head.

      Chiefs are toast. 8-8 is what I was hoping for before Brazil boy doinked two off the uprights. I’d be ecstatic now with 8-8.

  13. Arte says:

    Winless for Winston? Kevin Harlan’s voice not only didn’t sound good, but he didn’t seem on top of his game overall. Wonder if his voice problem was a distraction or he just didn’t feel well.

  14. PV_Pathfinder says:

    The parking thing doesn’t make sense. It been a few years, but when I was a STH during 90’s and they were filling the stadium every other Sunday it was a little slow, but we never missed opening kickoff. Are people just leaving later and causing a last minute bottleneck, or is it really that bad?

  15. You just gotta love some Kansas City sports! says:

    “I’m on top of the world.”
    -Ned Yost yesterday

    Today – Detroit 8, Royals 2
    Yost leaves J-Sucks in the game to rot. In the middle of a pennant chase.
    Hot Dog Hosmer commits two errors on one play, could’ve been charged with a third.
    Infante lazies it up on a double play that paves the way for a huge inning.

    Royals haven’t scored 8 runs since August 5th and have scored 35 runs in two weeks (2.5 runs a game).
    Today is the 8th time the Tigers have scored 8 runs since August 5th.

    Yost on August 25th…
    Asked if he was worried about the lack of offense the last two games, he sarcastically replied, “Oh, yeah.”

    • Joe Blow says:

      Huh, it’s almost like the Tigers’ ancient billionaire owner buys sluggers every year. And Cy Young pitchers. And other All-Stars. And keeps trying to buy a championship.

      But the Royals are still supposed to compete on an even ground..

      • Are you Toby Cook? says:

        You seriously work for the Royals don’t you?

        • Joe Blow says:

          I’m honestly just a regular fan who understands the difference between what the Royals are able to do and what the Tigers are able to do. MLB’s payroll system is stupid. There is a big fuckin difference..

      • You just gotta love some Kansas City sports! says:

        Fair enough. I imagine it does require a sizable financial commitment to score more than three runs a game against the last place Twins, last place Rangers, mediocre Indians, and replacement/ancient Yankees. I can’t even imagine how much it must cost to have players make routine plays and not swing at every pitch thrown within a 10 mile radius of home plate.

        • Joe Blow says:

          God, I feel like I’m back on every Royals message board ever..

          • You just gotta love some Kansas City sports! says:

            I’m just placing the same expectations on the Royals that they have placed on themselves the last 3 years. They have consistently said they are good enough to win the division. Payroll isn’t an obstacle in their minds. If you go 4-10 (1-6 at home) against one team you need to beat to win the division and when you choke at home and get swept during the stretch run by the other team you need to beat (that happens to have a lower payroll by the way), then expect to be held accountable. Well, from most fans at least.

  16. keitzman wants an intern says:

    WE all know the Chiefs SUCK after that non competitive beatdown Sunday. No need to rehash… What the fuc% are they doing out there with parking? I normally have NO traffic on my drive in to Gate 4 until I am a block from the Parking pay gate. This week I have to wait in line 45 – 60 min to get to the pay gate to pay!
    Granted with the shi8ty performance, parking is the least of their worries, but the Chiefs have made their product even less watchable live by making me have trouble getting into the DAMN lot!!!

  17. DR says:

    The parking situation was a complete debacle. In a 75-yard area near the toll booths, drivers are instructed to cross 7 lanes of snail-snarled traffic to get into ‘proper’ lanes, be it ‘cash only,’ ‘Platinum Card,’ or ‘reserved.’ People from far Right are trying to get to the far Left w/ pedestrians crossing in-between, TRAFTEC signs flashing lights w/ unintelligible symbols, arrows, and (presumably) instructions. It took 70 minutes to get from Stadium Drive to my Sahara-esque spot well past the Practice Facility. $30 to drive down a trash-filled gravel road well out of sight of the stadium. For arriving in the parking lot BEFORE 11AM, I burned an hour’s worth of fuel being directed to my parking spot and enduring a Jamming of the entrance into the stadium that was a complete mob.

    • BlackJack says:

      Jeez – I know everyone on this blog site hates soccer, but the gameday experience at Sporting Park is SOOOOOOO much better run, and more enjoyable than the having to navigate the Camarohead gauntlet. (And the product on the field was so much better as well, at least until a few weeks ago, sigh).

      Even having to wing it and find your own parking at the various Legends establishments parking lots, at least parking is free and you are in and out of there in 20 minutes before and after games.

  18. Tim says:

    Can’t wait for this year’s 12 hour pregame show from Denver…………..

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