The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot of offensive pyrotechnics.
There simply aren't enough reals.
At the end of the 51-31 Sunday playoff division victory over the Houston Texans, the Chiefs posted a message for their fans on the Arrowhead Stadium video boards.
"Chiefs fans," he said, "we regret to report, but due to your support and the Chiefs who continually find the final zone, we have run out of touchdown fireworks. Direct all your complaints to the first stand of your closest fans. ".
Obviously there is a touch of trolling in that alert, but it is completely conceivable that the team could have used up its supply. Kansas City, which recovered from a 24-0 deficit, set a postseason record in the NFL with touchdowns on seven consecutive drives (followed by a field goal in the eighth). It was the biggest return in club history.
"I didn't know until this morning," coach Andy Reid said shyly about the reduced supply of fireworks. "I guess it's a good thing."
The weather wasn't fair on that freezing afternoon, but there were some Chiefs fans in good weather. One of them, a retired executive from a shipping company, agreed to tell his story of leaving the game to The Times on condition of anonymity. He was too ashamed to use his name and said he didn't want to tell his wife, who owns the tickets.
"They went down 24-0, and I told my friend that I was with us. We had club-level seats, excellent seats. I said," Come on. I'm not going to sit here and see this nightmare, "he said." I said: 'We will go to a sports bar, we will sit there and eat some barbecue and drool in our cocktails. "So we go out and listen to all this roar and cheers and all this. ”The Chiefs had scored.
It was a great moment for the fickle fans, because there is no re-entry in Arrowhead once you have left the stadium. The two returned to their seats … and witnessed the return.
"We're in the club seats and we don't have a suite, but the suite to the right of us was full of Houston Texan executives." Everyone is cheering. I have rabbit ears, so I hear all this. I'm about to walk there. My friend says: "You can't walk there, you'll throw us out of here." So at the end of the game we go out and have about four or five police officers in front of the door of their house. suite room.
“I asked a police officer,‘ Can I get in there? I want to ask them if they enjoy their crow, they will have to eat. "And he says," No, sir. Enjoy the victory. Have a nice day and behave yourself. "
"The lesson for me when it comes to Bosses is that it doesn't end until the fat woman sings. But she was getting hot (on Sunday), she said:" Mi-mi-mi … "