View Full Version : Hello fellow Chiefs fans ...

02-24-2009, 03:06 PM
My name is Mark, I live just south of Topeka, and after 32 years in Information Technology, today I am a stay at home dad to four little girls (read future Chiefs fans) that my wife and I have adopted. Until today I had no idea this site even existed and from what I have seen so far I am certainly glad that it does.

When people ask me how long I have been a Chiefs fan I tell them that I still remember the Marv Levy Wing-T offense days (although I try to forget). I guess I have been a fan for about 38 years. Seems like it was about '71 when I really started getting into the Chiefs.

Although I was born in Wichita I grew up in Southern California and was a big time Rams fan for most of my childhood. My family relocated to Kansas just before I started my sophomore year in high school. It only took one season of following the Chiefs to be hooked for life.

A little story I would like to share ... in the summer of 2003 my wife and I relocated our family to Keller, TX. While we were in the move in process I signed us up for Direct TV (we had always had cable). My wife asked why all of a sudden I was switching us to Direct TV? I explained that I made the switch so that I could order NFL Ticket, that way I wouldn't miss any Chiefs games. She asked what that was going to cost us and I told her it was something like $200 a year. To which she said isn't that a little expensive just to watch Chiefs games? I replied with ... "it's either that or I will be spending every Sunday during football season at one of the local sports bars." She looked at me and said "You know, $200 doesn't sound to bad." True story!

Anyway ... I am happy that I found you and I am glad to be apart of this site.

Thanks for having me.


02-24-2009, 03:25 PM
welcome aboard, lots of great CHIEFS fans here w/o the name calling & personal slurs i have seen on other boards. btw i too remember the wing T, and also Robert Holmes, Wendell Hayes, Super Bowl I and the DALLAS TEXANS, from whence the CHIEFS came.

02-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Welcome to the Crowd!! :bananen_smilies046: My wife lets me get Sunday ticket so I spend all day in the garage away from her. I get pretty loud when I watch the Chiefs (not to mention the boys and I go through several cases of beer on a Sunday):drunkhb:

02-24-2009, 04:11 PM

02-24-2009, 05:13 PM
:welcome: To the Chiefs Crowd.

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02-24-2009, 08:18 PM
Welcome to the Crowd. Hated by some; envied by all.

02-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Howdy Mark! Welcome to the board!!

I grew up south of Topeka in a very small town called Admire. You might of heard of it. It's just a small spot on the highway, but its home!

02-25-2009, 07:34 AM
Hey Guys & Gals Thanks for all the Welcomes and Goodvibes ... ChiefsFreak, yes I know of Admire, I am actually in Carbondale.

Wski Girl
02-25-2009, 08:06 PM

02-25-2009, 09:02 PM
Welcome aboard!

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02-26-2009, 12:22 AM
Welcome Mark!
When I read your Direct TV story it reminded me of when I had moved to Florida.
Of course, it wasn't football season yet; I was just high on the idea of never having to deal with another Kansas winter. My friend Trina, who was also a die-hard chiefs fan but she was telling me how after moving to Florida about 10 years ago she became a Tampa Bay fan after she couldn't see many chiefs games. That gave me nightmares - the possibility of never seeing a chiefs game. So I came back to Kansas, the state with the horrid winters just so I could see the chiefs on tv. Do I regret coming back? I still hate the winters here but no, I do not regret leaving Florida for one second.

02-26-2009, 01:42 PM
i split the cost w/my daughter the steeler fan, i get first dibbs on the CHIEFS w/the steelers are on at the same time. being in NE PA the steelers are usually the regional game anyway. my son in law is a cowboy fan and even though he is a huge enthusiast and bets on all the games, is in 5 fantasy leagues, he is third in line for the remote.

02-28-2009, 05:49 PM
My son in law is a cowboy fan and even though he is a huge enthusiast and bets on all the games, is in 5 fantasy leagues, he is third in line for the remote.

He is lucky that he is your son in-law and that you are such a generous sort ...
in my home a Cowboy's fan would NEVER see the remote!

02-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Great story. I got Direct TV for the same reason.

02-28-2009, 09:24 PM
Welcome to the Crowd!!!

03-01-2009, 10:49 AM