December 31, 2011

Thoughts On The Packers vs. Chiefs Game

I've been working/avoiding this post for the better part of two weeks as it SUCKED SO MUCH to see them lose their perfect season to the hapless Chiefs with me in the stands.  But I've finally pushed through and finished the post that I hope you will enjoy.  


I've been looking forward to today since the 2011 Packer schedule was announced and I discovered the Packers played the Chiefs twice, once in the pre-season in Green Bay and then today in Kansas City.  Just call it icing on the cake that the Packers would decide to not loose a game until today.  My wife and I had some good seats for the shocking results of the Chiefs beating the Packers 19-14.


The game should have been something like 35-14 if the Chiefs had been able to finish the strong drives they had throughout the game.  Plus, the Packers made some big mistakes.  They missed two field goal attempts and went for it on a 4th and 8 on the Chiefs 45 when they should have punted and pinned the Chiefs down by their own goal line.  I didn't learn until after the game about Mike McCarthy not challenging a Chiefs touchdown.  That particular play didn't look questionable from where I was sitting but the replays show it could have gong differently.

 But anyway, the game started off great with some tailgating in the Arrowhead parking lot.  We went with my wife's friend who is a Chief's season ticket holder and the maker of the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium!


You haven't really had a Blood Mary until you have it with a Slim Jim stir stick!


On our walk to the stadium we stumbled upon the Lone Hipster Chiefs Fan...football really is America's favorite past time.


And I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes but some guy was wearing a Mark Chmura jersey.  I secretly think he must have been a Chiefs fan wearing it ironically.


As you can see from where I was sitting, the stadium was not quite 50% Packers fans but it was pretty close.


As far as player photos go I got all the important shots...

Clay Matthews drying off his hair...


Mason Crosby getting photo bombed by the Chief's Mr. Irrelevant. I say that but Ryan Succop just signed one of the highest kicker contracts.


I tried to get a good action photo of Randall Cobb returning a kick but he was just too fast.


KUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNN!


This single photo summarizes the Packers game pretty nicely.  Wallace Gilberry blocks Aaron Rodger's pass while John Kuhn is open and unseen.


Although this would be my fourth Chiefs game I had never noticed this sign when the Chiefs were on offense asking the crowd to please be quiet.  Arrowhead is load but it wasn't anything unbearable so that a play couldn't be heard.


So that was the game...if the Packers win it all again I guess I'll have an interesting story to tell of how close they were to perfection.

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