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Record or Not...Chiefs fans are the Best.



Every team has fans, Chiefs fans are just better.
Record or Not… Chiefs fans are the best

Am I biased? Absolutely! Does me having season tickets jade my perception, probably. Does it make it any less of a fact, NOPE. Chiefs fans are the absolute best fans in the world. Kansas City fans for that matter are the best fans in the world. No other fan base (props to Seattle for being 2nd in my opinion) supports all their teams as well as Kansas City.

Now, we don’t have any kind of consecutive sell out record, or a season ticket waiting list like the Packers, or a ridiculous country wide (albeit fake sometimes) following like the Cowboys, but what we have and are is 100% legit. We’re true, we’re real, and we are always here for our team(s). It’s amazing how many fans come out of the woodwork when one of those “nation” teams becomes successful again. The Cowboys, Steelers, and Packers all have fans all over the place. Why? They have good success right now.


We see a resurgence of 49ers fans right now cause they are winning. Now don’t think I’m bashing true fans of these or any teams in the league, those are there for every city and are great fans in their own right. What I’m saying is Chiefs fans aren’t bandwagon fans. We’re there great, good, bad, and ugly.

When we went through our horrible last few years, you didn’t see fans dropping off cause they gave up. You saw fans gathering together with slogans and movements like, “SaveOurChiefs” and “Terrorhead Returns” more recently. We don’t give up, we demand a better product, a better organization, a better team. In fact, the difference is we don’t need a 13-3 team to have us out there like they are world beaters. We just want an organization, team, and coaching staff that we believe in. We have that now.

This Sunday against the evil Raiders, Arrowhead will be hosting the Guinness World Record group to try to break the decibel record for stadium noise. We used to hold this record until it was stolen this year from us by the Seahawks. We will get it back. Against the Giants the noise peaked at 124.5 decibels. We’ll need to get to 137 to pass the Seahawks. I don’t see this as a problem. But even if we don’t get there, we’re still the loudest. Seattle’s stadium was built to reflect noise back onto the field. The roof, the seating bowl, all of it was designed with noise as apart of the design. Arrowhead is just loud.

I believe Kansas City is unique in this. We don’t want to do anything but support our KC sports teams. Sporting Park and Sporting KC are both now viewed as one of the best venues/fan bases in the country (again, props Seattle, we got a lot in common). The Royals down the stretch were 4th or 5th in the wildcard race and we were almost selling out every game on the weekends and getting 20-25K on weeknights. We were on the outside looking in. I sent a tweet out for the weekend of Sept 20-22 saying the Royals are getting 30K+ this weekend while the Tampa (currently in 1st for wildcard) game I’m watching in extra innings has what looks like 6,000. Those fans don’t deserve that team to be good. KC does.


Naturally, I got quite a bit of pushback from Tampa fans. One guy literally responded defending his fan base with, “People go home. There are more things to do in TB on a Friday than baseball, KC, not so much. Sorry our city is vibrant and young.” Really? That’s your defense. Maybe its true, maybe all we have here is our teams, our passion for them, our love for them, and nothing to do in the city. Whatever ‘others’ think the factors are, we represent.

The Chiefs v Eagles game on NFL Network was the #1 rated Thursday night game on NFL Network since it began showing games in 2006. This past week saw what people are saying was one of the best football games of the year, Broncos over Cowboys. In virtually every game that takes place, the market share is pretty simple to figure out. The two teams playing are the two highest cities with viewers watching the game. Well, Chiefs fans bucked another trend. Denver was one, Dallas was three, and Kansas City was actually 2nd! Why, cause we were studying the Broncos, we were almost as passionate about them losing as we were the Chiefs winning earlier in the day. We knew if the Cowboys could sneak one in, we’d be a game up. First Place. For those who don’t look at tv ratings much, that is a very odd fact to see.

Come Sunday, the Raiders won’t know what hit them. They won’t be prepared for what is going to go down. This city has highs and lows that go right with the Chiefs success. We are on cloud nine right now. The Raiders are going down. The sound record is going down. There will be a flyover that breaks another Guinness World Record when 45 planes fly over during pregame. It’s just going to be another amazing Sunday in Kansas City… which means another 6 days of everyone being a little nicer to each other.

And the home… of the…. CHHHIIIIIEEEEFFFFSSSSS!!!!


Ryan Sesler is a Chiefs Team Journalist for PFS. Follow him @RyanSesler

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Jenny Sesler
Oct 10 2013 12:19 AM
Amazing article! Go chiefs!!! Can't wait for Sunday!!!!
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Chad Jensen
Oct 10 2013 12:23 AM
Sorry to disappoint Ya'll on Sunday. The Sheriff came out on top.

Only Chiefs fans will agree with the premise of this piece, but that's as it should be.

GoBroncos!
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Brandon Stephens
Oct 10 2013 12:52 AM
That's fantastic breaking news that you are super excited about your fan base. Congratulations
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Ryan Sesler
Oct 10 2013 01:02 AM
We can't all have the vocabulary and statistical back up that you got Brandon. But yes, were all pumped about our 5-0 Chiefs. Here's a stat, 9 out of the last 10 years you guys have finished 3rd or 4th in the AFC West. Another one, 10 out of the last 10 years you haven't finished above .500. Shall I keep going?
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Brandon Stephens
Oct 10 2013 02:08 AM

We can't all have the vocabulary and statistical back up that you got Brandon. But yes, were all pumped about our 5-0 Chiefs. Here's a stat, 9 out of the last 10 years you guys have finished 3rd or 4th in the AFC West. Another one, 10 out of the last 10 years you haven't finished above .500. Shall I keep going?


Raiders.... Raiders.... Raiders.... Raiders!!!!

Be excited about being 5-0. I would be! Just saying 5-1 isn't that poor of a start either. We go into our bye week at 3-3. Let's not go into the past unless you really want to go down that road. U will lose that battle!

RaiderNation
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Chad Jensen
Oct 10 2013 02:16 AM
Ryan, Stephens means well. But he will kill you with truth. This I know from personal experience. ;-)
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Ryan Sesler
Oct 10 2013 02:53 AM
Haha. I'd be alright, but I'll take your word for it. God I love this rivalry. Its gonna be a fun game for sure. It always is. I hate the Raiders and Broncos so much. I feel bad for Chargers fans...
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Jake Arthur
Oct 10 2013 02:29 PM

Last Colts game I was at was against the Jaguars.  Some douchebag in a Tom Brady jersey was there (the Patriots had absolutely nothing to do with this game) and he got absolutely heckled up each and every step he took up to his seat.  It was beautiful.

 

Some guy even took it a little far and was following him and in this dude's ear the entire climb.

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Seth Keysor
Oct 10 2013 06:33 PM

I think we can all agree on one thing, and one thing only...

 

Bandwagon fans of any team are the worst.

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Brandon Stephens
Oct 10 2013 11:57 PM

I think we can all agree on one thing, and one thing only...

Bandwagon fans of any team are the worst.


Agreed
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Brandon Stephens
Oct 11 2013 12:01 AM

Haha. I'd be alright, but I'll take your word for it. God I love this rivalry. Its gonna be a fun game for sure. It always is. I hate the Raiders and Broncos so much. I feel bad for Chargers fans...


I hate the Broncos and the Chiefs!!! Than the Steelers. I'm old enough to remember. I agree Chargers have never bothered me, never met a real Charger fan. Someone that can talk to me about Dan Fouts and Winslow and Air Corele! Also Al Davis started his coaching career there where he has said he coached his greatest athlete. Lance Alworth. Funny how things work out but I'm way off track. Go Raiders
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Brandon Stephens
Oct 11 2013 12:02 AM

Ryan, Stephens means well. But he will kill you with truth. This I know from personal experience. ;-)


I hope I was never mean to you. I never mean any harm this is all in good fun.
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Brandon Stephens
Oct 11 2013 12:23 AM
How many of the Chiefs fan base here will be at the game Sunday? We should meet up, it would be fun. Don't worry I don't think it's Halloween. I dress more like a coach since the sections I get seats for call for certain things at times. 1 game I went to I had to change and wear a friends jacket since I was in their club.... I love Arrowhead I can smell it from Florida. See ya Sunday.

RaiderNation
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Seth Keysor
Oct 11 2013 12:33 AM

How many of the Chiefs fan base here will be at the game Sunday? We should meet up, it would be fun. Don't worry I don't think it's Halloween. I dress more like a coach since the sections I get seats for call for certain things at times. 1 game I went to I had to change and wear a friends jacket since I was in their club.... I love Arrowhead I can smell it from Florida. See ya Sunday.

RaiderNation

 

Do you travel or are you from the KC area?

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Brandon Stephens
Oct 11 2013 12:44 AM
Travel sir
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Brandon Stephens
Oct 11 2013 02:00 AM
Just a question??? Would you rather be a Chiefs fan or have a small or large if you like cactus shoved up your ass???

Answer honestly people. This is serious business. Make sure to post it on redditt and on my mothers site as well.
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Ryan Sesler
Oct 11 2013 04:03 AM
Haha, absolutely Brandon, all fun. Its serious cause we care. And are you really gonna be at the game Sunday? I've had season tickets and gone since 1990, and in my own name since '03 when my Uncle got a family. I'd love to hook up man if you'll be there. If yeah I'll send you a message and get you my number. That way well both know who were arguing with on here!!
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William Watts
Oct 11 2013 04:52 AM

Excellent read Ryan, can't wait for the game.

 

The Seahawks sound record... pshhh.

 

The Seahawks are still pissed they aren't in the best division in football.

I must admit, I skimmed the orginal post. Im sure when you were touting how great the Chief's fans are, you mentioned how they have no class right? You mentioned how they booed when one of their own went down with an injury? Oh....you didnt? I wonder why?

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Ryan Sesler
Oct 14 2013 04:15 PM
"Why you bringing up old stuff craig"...ha. and I was at that game. And your statement is off from the beginning. We got heat from supposedly cheering when Cassel got hurt. Also not the case. He threw yet another horrible pass, immediately our backup ran on the field and started warming up. That's what we cheered. Once everyone saw Cassel was down, it got silent. Winston, the right tackle who gave up the hit that hurt him blew it out of proportion, mostly cause it was his fault. Don't always believe the media my friend, it was a sexy story to report. Fans vs players, kansas city melting down, blah blah blah. Wasn't the case at all.

Sorry Ryan, your whole thread is based on opinion. You calling it a fact, doesn't make it so. I did some FACT checking and I found this. In 2011, the Chiefs had the 23rd highest attendance in the league based on stadium capacity. In other words, you can trot out how they had the 8th highest attendance per game, but it isn't the fan base of Tennessee 's fault that they can only fill the stadium to 100%. By the way, the 94% capacity that the Chiefs filled is between Jax and Oakland. You know, that Jax team that is always rumored to be on the move to LA because they don’t have a great fan base.

 

And just so you know I'm not just grabbing stats that make KC look bad, it was even worse last season at just 89% full.

 

Now, don’t get me wrong. I really believe that KC is a nice town and the people love and support their teams there. Just keep this "greatest fans in the world BS to yourself. It's nonsense and impossible to measure.

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Ryan Sesler
Oct 14 2013 06:46 PM

Why would you go off of percent filled rather than raw numbers?  That seems to not make sense to me.  The fact that the Chiefs can have 74,684 people at a game while Oakland can have 59,344 and you would say they have the same following confuses me.  The Chiefs were 2-14 last year and still got over 70,000 on average to each game based on the numbers you are saying.  I would argue there is a reason they didn't build those stadiums that big.  You build a stadium a certain size to still create demand for the ticket.  Seems like the smaller ones want the capacity lower so they can still create the demand to buy tickets early.  But yes, this is somewhat based in opinion, being a fan is completely opinion based anyway is it not?  More than anything it just irritates me watching teams get little following from their fans and have great success and then everyone shows up come playoff time.  Is it jealousy... probably, but I stand by the statement that Kansas City fans as a whole are the best.  Plus, we have a world record to show for it!!  LOUDEST STADIUM IN THE WORLD!!! 

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I agree that it sucks to see good teams get no support. (Here's looking at you Tampa Bay Devil Rays).

On the flip side, I think it sucks when teams have support and the team doesnt do its part (Here's looking at you Mn Twins)

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