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January 05, 2007

Rooting for the Chiefs

I've been following the Kansas City Chiefs because for part of the season their quarterback was Damon Huard, a formed Washington Husky. Going into the last weekend of the season, for Kansas City to make the playoffs they needed to beat Jacksonville, and have Tennessee, Cincinnati, and Denver all lose. Tennessee was 8-7 and had to lose to New England who was 11-4, Cincinnati was 8-7 and had to lose to Pittsburgh who was 7-8, and Denver was 9-6 and had to lose to San Francisco who were 6-9 (but were heavy underdogs).

Amazingly enough it all fell together. Kansas City beat Jacksonville 35-30. Tennessee lost to New England (no great surprise there). Cincinnati missed a 39-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and lost in overtime (after botching an extra point the previous week that would have clinched their spot then). And San Francisco also won in overtime.

There is actually a bit of a "quarterback controversy" between Huard and Trent Green, the official starter. The fans like Huard but the coach is going with Green. It's not making national news but I can follow it online at the Kansas City Star sports section. They have heartwarming stories with titles like Huard Shines Again (after Green got hurt briefly during the Jacksonville game and Huard came in to loud applause and directed a touchdown drive, to then be replaced on the next drive by Green, met with a chorus of boos). This ability to read all the hometown papers is one of the things I enjoy most about the Internet.

Posted by AdamBa at January 5, 2007 09:21 PM

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