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King Carl bites the big one

Posted on: December 15, 2008 11:24 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If it wasn't so damn cold here, people would be dancing in the streets.

A city's football franchise held hostage, has been set free.

King Carl is done.

That stuff you read about Kansas City Chiefs GM/CEO/President/Dictator-for-Life Carl Peterson's "resignation" on Monday? It probably came from Auburn AD Jay Jacobs because Peterson left voluntarily about has much as Tommy Tuberville did. This was about owner Clark Hunt being much more decisive than his father ever was.

Peterson was unceremoniously booted from the job. These things have to be presented nicely so no one's feelings get hurt but that is exactly what happened. Hunt was sick of it, the fans were fed up, the entire city had had it. They all deserved better. The Chiefs haven't won a playoff game since 1994. Think about that in this age when Miami and Atlanta can turn out in one season. Fourteen years? You almost have to try to be that bad in an NFL where everything is legislated so each team goes 8-8.

In the last 10 years, Carl had become a whipping boy. An arrogant whipping boy. While he fiddled, Arrowhead burned -- or what used to be Arrowhead. Peterson's bad draft decisions and cronyism drove the franchise into the ground.

The Chiefs needed this kind of move, like, yesterday. Hunt saw that Peterson's credibility has been used up. Once raucous Arrowhead was half full. (I still don't understand why games weren't blacked out.) The fans were wearing bags over their heads. A rebuilding project was completely botched. With a stadium renovation set to debut and ticket prices being raised again, faith had been lost.

All of it was on Peterson. The man deserves credit for wearing snazzy leather coats and having Dr. Feelgood and the Interns of Love play at his wedding reception but he never connected with this town even when things were going good.

What in the name of Matt Ryan was ever wrong with drafting and developing a quarterback? That never happened here in two decades under Peterson. The man deserves credit for bringing winning football back to Kansas City. Unfortunately, Peterson lost his fastball long ago. The rest of the league has been teeing off on him for too long. 


Category: NFL

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2008 9:52 pm

King Carl bites the big one

Good job on the article. This really expresses the opinion in the Kansas City area. A big thank you to Mr. Hunt, Chief fans have hope now for the first time in a LONG time. Freedom to improve, at last.

Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2008 9:39 pm

King Carl bites the big one

King Carl is gone. Well said Dennis Dodd. Chiefs fans would be dancing in the streets if it wasn't 15 today in KC. You've certainly captured the mood and thoughts of the fans here. He's finally gone, better late then never but too bad it wasn't sooner. Thank you Clark Hunt.

Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2008 9:59 am

King Carl bites the big one

You said it all man.  Except I think the last straw was the poor playing conditions of the field in the KU-MU game and the Big 12 chamapionship game.  Carl cheeped out on resodding the entrire field and embarrassed the organization.  Bob Stoops and other Big 12 coaches made a point to say how bad the field was.  Now the Big 12 is thinking about not having the game in KC anymore costing the Hunts more money than Peterson saved them.  Just bad descision making all around.  It was time for him to go.

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2008 4:17 am

You Get It

Dennis, you get what has happened to this team more than Judge and Prisco because you are here.  You know how angry and frustrated Chiefs fans actually are.  Good job of explaining what the mood is like in KC and what has happened to this franchise.

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2008 12:38 am

King Carl bites the big one

Santa has come early. 

But is it too late to stop Rome  from burning.......

Count Hermy is next.

No team, players, or fan base should have to endure such ineptitude.........

Hopefully the rift between the loyal fans and the new regime of Clarks can be mended.  And with haste....

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