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Kansas City Chiefs Get No Respect

Russell FikeCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2009

"I tell ya I get no respect from anyone. I bought a cemetery plot. The guy said, 'There goes the neighborhood!'" 

Now deceased, comedian Rodney Dangerfield gives Kansas City Chiefs fans a perspective to identify with. 

Following up on my gamecap coverage of our team’s first win, I found the KC Chief community flooded by articles not about the red and gold…well, a different red and gold, anyway.

The influx of new articles are solely about the Redskins.  Articles that mention the Chiefs in passing steal the headlines of our beloved community.

Those at Arrowhead care little about the future of Jim Zorn.  They wish not to point fingers at the Redskins organization.  Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not to “blame” for a Chiefs victory that other writers seem to deny could ever happen.

A Chiefs victory is not a sign of the apocalypse.

Let’s face facts.  The Chiefs won.  Fair and square, we beat another team just as we’ve been beaten so many times before this week.

However, one loss to Kansas City and it’s the downfall of an entire organization.  It’s not as if Washington is going to be washed into the ocean like the lost city of Atlantis. 

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It’s tiring to see the accomplishment of breaking a nine-game losing streak dismissed as the embarrassing miscue of another struggling franchise. 

The focus of the media and our fellow bleacher creatures seems to be on the negative, the downfall of Washington. It’s time to embrace some positive, a Chiefs victory.  In a season where there may not be much positive to celebrate, the fans owe it to themselves to cherish Week 6.   

Good or bad, there are too many fans that will remain loyal to the Kansas City Chiefs. 

“My father had his own way of showing love. He always carried around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.”

I will continue to wear my Chiefs jersey no matter how pretty or ugly things get.