WaB Field Trip

Yesterday the writers of the blog you’re reading made the trip up to Kansas City for the titanic clash between the Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.  Since Columbia is exactly halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis there are about 50% Rams fans and 50% Chiefs fans.  It gets to the point where these two fan bases argue about who is better, etc. (though not much of that happens this year).   Because of this, I’ve only been to one Chiefs game in my life and that was only to see Peyton Manning play.  So on Friday when I was offered a chance to see the self-proclaimed “Greatest Fans in the World” in the “Loudest Stadium in Football,” I took them.

n16830756_39466211_1147I realize that they’re 1-10, so the fan base won’t be quite what it was in years past.  Either way, the stands were half empty at halftime.  Not impressive.  We probably wouldn’t have stayed for the entire game except it cost $22 to park.  Between us, we had $17 in cash and luckily Weller found a $5 bill in the side of his car door.  The lady in toll booth seemed to think we were pretty funny while we tried to decide how would were going to pay for parking.  I thought I was going to have to cut off Weller’s fingers and barter with those.  He’s lucky.

Once we reached our $22 parking spot and I decided that it was odd that $22 didn’t get me a parking spot where I could see the stadium, we made our way inside.

I actually watched a whole lot less of the game than I thought I would.  You would think that a game which featured 85 combined points might hold my interest a little bit.  It didn’t.  I spent most of my time pulling for Rian Lindell field goals for my fantasy team.  He got me 18 points, and could have had more if the Bills ran up the score like the Oklahoma Sooners.

All in all, it was a good trip.  Nothing terribly exciting, but it was fun.  The Bills ended up winning 54-31and we were some of the final 27 fans left in the stadium at the end.  Next time you hear a Chiefs fan talk about how great Arrowhead is, pull up this article.  Arrowhead will never, ever be Lambeau Field.  I wish they’d stop saying that.

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  1. […] showed up about 45 minutes before the game, ($22 parking again) and went straight into the stadium.  It was too cold to walk around anywhere else.  The Oklahoma […]

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