Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mockery Alert: Kansas City Chiefs

I recently suggested that the Raider Nation turn up the mockery volume on those who would presume to thieve the word "nation" from its rightful owners. Well, allow me to twist the knob by directing you to the Kansas City Chiefs web site, where they declare the existence of a "Chiefs Nation" right at the top of the home page. Worse yet, the site is built around a weird abominable green hue that has nothing to do with the team's colors, and in fact seems designed to specifically clash with the team colors. Somebody needs to check the water supply out there, because something is definitely wrong in "Chiefs Nation."

P.S. Horsecollarjack noted that the Chiefs fans at the top of the team web site are doing strange things with their hands. I suspect it's their version of the tomahawk chop popularized by Atlanta Braves fans? At this rate of ripping off other teams, it's only a matter of time before they put cheese on their heads and pig snouts on their faces.

P.P.S. Check out the latest Raider Nation Podcast, in which Raider Greg makes a great case for declaring Chiefs Week (along with Chargers Week and Broncos Week) leading up to divisional rival games in Oakland. The point is to help our team work itself into an appropriate froth, as our rivals do in their own cities prior to a Raiders game. I'm not sure Norv Turner understood the difference between the Browns and the Broncos, but Coach Shell sure does. We can start with Chargers Week in early September. Stay tuned...

26 Comments:

Blogger The Analyzer said...

Cheifs tipi would be more appropriate.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous horsecollarjack said...

Speaking of working ourselves into a froth, I nearly showered my computer with Cheerios this morning when I saw the "Join Chiefs Nation" banner...What are those guys doing with their arms in the air?!? Hailing a cab? Requesting that they have their arms removed? Pretending to be slot machines? Chiefs "nation": you've a lot to answer for, and you can start with where you left your dignity.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Mad Stork 83 said...

Charger week starts...NOW!!!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Good idea, Mad Stork. We can make it Chargers Summer.

Horsecollarjack, good catch, I've posted my theory on this in the main take.

1:01 PM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

It's time for Burgess to introduce Rivers to NFL.

1:01 PM  
Blogger WookieRaider said...

I agree with a Chief’s Week, Bronco's Week, and Charger's week. I currently live in the Heart of the Chiefs Beast and I can tell you from personal experience, Chief’s fans get up for divisional rivalries. Their Raider Hater week is something to behold. Raider Hater parties, rallies, and other organized events can be found throughout the area. The one true nation should do no less to get our fans and players revved up for the on field destruction of our opponents...

1:27 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Where did they find those clowns? Do they hand out Chiefs tickets to all the local mental asylums? That would explain all the sellouts I guess.

1:40 PM  
Blogger NFL Adam said...

The whole notion of "Nation" is played out.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

This ripping off of the Raiders actually started many years ago, when other teams from all sports began working the color black into their uniform scheme.
Look at NFL teams like Buffalo, Denver, and Baltimore. They claim the primary color of their uniforms are blue, but the blue is so dark, it actually appears to be black on T.V.
How many baseball teams now use black, like the Mets, Reds, Cardinals, Royals, Marlins, Devil Rays, etc.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

We should put a "twist" with our rivalry weeks. Like when the Broncos come into town, it should be labelled "Donkey Week" and have games where fans can participate for prizes. Like "Pin-the-Sack-on-the-Jackass," or have a beat down of a pinata dressed like a Denver Donkey's player (example, retired #7, and current team Mascot, John Elway).
As well, have similar activities for when the Chargers come into town, but call it "Dunder-Dolt Week." Then there's the "Kansas City Dweebs Week" because I don't think anyone (but the fans) would go for the "Kansas City Faggots Week," and promote it. Sorry about the "F-bomb" but I couldn't help myself. It was a line in the old Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles" and that is how I personally refer to the Chiefs. That is my ideal about "Rivalry Week" and setting it apart from the others Raiders' style!
Something bonus but off subject, I wonder how the people in Kansas City felt about Bo Jackson? I mean, he played for the Royals in baseball, and a real team in football. Something to ponder.....

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Raider blog guy, someone lifted my rims and left a 40 by my garage yesterday. Can you post a blog to see if one of your weak, pathetic, lame-ass team loving associates will return them to me. One more thing, just because you're the only Raiders fan that knows how to use spellcheck it doesn't mean you know how to spell.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Dear Anonymous:

You sound kind of bitter. Is something bothering you? Please elaborate. We don't mind a rival perspective here, we just need some clarity.

Best regards,
Raider Take
Home of The 40-Ounce Malt Liquor

3:38 PM  
Blogger Stick'em said...

Hey RT: I remember ya liftin' the plastic rims off that Anon. guy's orange Big Wheel...

Didn't he have it parked in the garage his mom lets him sleep in?

Seems like you had a Phillips head in one hand, a tall one in the other, and this shirt on during the orange Big Wheel shenanigans...

In the immortal words of Winston Churchill:

"I may be drunk, Mr. Anon.
But in the morning I will be sober
and you will still be stoopid.
"

7:33 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Mr. Anon just hit for the cycle of lame comments;

1) bitter 2) stupid 3) childish 4) spineless

Go play with your XBOX and let the grown-ups enjoy their cold beverages.

Cheers,
Calico Jack

7:53 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Uh-oh, Anon, you've now got Stick'Em and Calico Jack on your trail. Wrong guys to start a war of words with...They take no rims nor prisoners, and they definitely won't be leaving any forties on your doorstep. At least not any full ones.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I think anon is the bitter Dunder-Dolt fan, and his lame site, that has all of 2 comments (both from Raiders' fans) about how his little Dunder-Dolt life is ruined by Raider-gangsters, as he puts it, and trying to get back at you for your comments that he can't spell.
Hey old man anon! Why don't you grow up and reveal your name, coward. I'm calling you out. Let's debate intelligently about sports. It can be done, despite what you think Raider fans are, or in this case, are not.
Or are you too scared?

6:30 AM  
Blogger frkyraider said...

oooooooooh, fight....fight.....FIGHT!!!

oh,....what?!!...where'd he go? ello...Anon?....


i doubt very seriously that he has the sack nor the confidence in his intellect to take on the "Take" dwellers in an intelligent conversation.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Nice detective work Raider Nate 75. I think Mr. Anon is in fact "Super DisCharger Tom".

Read Mr. Anon's comments on this page and check Raider Take's post on May 15th.

I think I can speak for most of you when I say that it is fair game to have a difference of opinion including rival team fan's views.

However when you hide behind the shield of being "anonymous" and write baseless, childish remarks, be ready to pay the consequences.

BTW, DisCharger Tom, I get the feeling that your deep rooted Raider-Hating is because we have 3 shiny Lombardi Trophies and your team’s trophy case is completely bare. Just a thought. Instead of a blog devoted to Raider Hating, you might consider a new title and theme called Raider Envy.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Stick'em said...

Guess that Big Wheel was powder blue. Had 'em figured for a Doncos fan - my bad.

In any case, he sounds stuck in the '80s when all the gangstas started wearing Raiders gear during the L.A. days.

Bet he's at home wearing his Michael Jackson coat with the zippers and believing Dan Fouts is still QB.

Check out some Discharger Anonymous meetings in your area, Tom. It'll help you get those powder blue beer goggles off that troubled noggin of yours.

Seriously. Get some help.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

See, I told you, wrong guys to start a war of words with...

If Raider Nate is correct, and it sounds like he is, can you believe this guy had the nerve to bring up the spelling issue again? Now we're all going back to May 14 and rediscovering his spelling-challenged spelling take.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

It doesn't really surprise me at all. Aren't all DunderDolt fans stuck in the past? Here's a typical DunderDolt conversation between to Dolts (complete with misspelled words), "Remember the time they beat Pitsburg in the AFC Chumpeeonshep, that was grate." Newcomer Dolt, "Then what hapenned?" "We were Chumpeeons of the AFC!" Newcomer Dolt reply, "Isn't there anuther gaym after that, called some kind of Bole?" Old-Dolt Faithful Tom, "Yeah, it's called the Pro Bole, but it's a meeningliss gaym."
Yes, yes I did reply childishly. It's okay though, because my grandma could beat up his dad anyday! WHAT SAY YOU DUNDER DOLT TOM? SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTNING BUG!

6:04 AM  
Anonymous LK said...

Chiefs Nation? Please. The guys in the picture look like Wal-Mart greeters. Very intimidating. Wait, can I return some lawn furniture?

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Analyzer said...

The Cheifs fans are sure talking more crap this offseason than usual. I understand they are excited about LJ but the rest of thier team isn't even close to what it was a few seasons ago.

As for the Dolts, getting rid of a pro-bowl QB is nevera good move. You can finally go back to where you belong: The AFC West Cellar.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous SilverEye said...

All I ask is that we DON'T start up Chargers week, Chiefs week, Donkeys week etc. Are we to start imitating them like they do us? These hater weeks arose because we dominated the hell out of them and they were bitter, afraid and needed courage. They do not deserve the same respect.

Are we followers or are we leaders?

2:55 PM  
Blogger Doobie said...

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1:06 PM  
Blogger Doobie said...

RT, thanks for the inspiration. Over at AwfulBlogs.com (where I'm an editor), I just targeted two bad NFL fan blogs run by a Charger and a Chief fan, respectively.

Once you see these sites, you'll be convinced that some people are better off not trying to represent their favorite teams.

1:25 PM  

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