Root for the home team!


I learned to dislike band wagon jumpers during the 90’s thanks to Bret Favre and his cheese heads. You have no idea how many people from the Chicago area automatically became Packers fans. While it did get me more interested in football, it did create a solid dislike for that team. It is great to have a good rivalry in sports… then you move!

Barcelona beating Chelsea is not easy thing to do, but they did it and they are now going to face Manchester United. To the people that don’t follow soccer it means nothing, I could be pulling names out of a hat. It is very significant for these clubs to be playing in the UEFA cup. It will be an exciting match to watch, however, those are two of my favorite soccer teams.

When I lived in Michigan I did not pick up any teams to root for, and it was not because they all sucked, the Pistons did win a championship while I was there. However, since Jordan left the game I have not cared much for basketball. This season is the first time that I even payed attention as the Bulls made a run that almost took the Celtics out… but that fizzled.

I have seen both the Royals and the Chiefs play in their side to side stadiums now a couple of times each. I also saw the Royals crush Detroit last time I was there. I saw Greinke do some amazing pitching and enjoyed every second of that game. I have been toying with the idea of actually picking up the teams, both of them as teams I root for… but until I heard of Barca vs Man U I did not make the decision final.

The Bears are my favorite football team and well, you cannot understand what being a Cubs fan is like unless you are one and have been to Wrigley field. However, they are both in different divisions than both the Chiefs and the Royals. The probability of the teams facing each other in a final is possible and maybe even probable this season, but the decision is not a hard one. I know who I would be rooting for.

As Barca faces Man U I will be wearing my Barcelona shirt. The decision was simple to make, it did not require thinking. So I am officially becoming both a Royals and Chiefs fan… and I hope I don’t catch any heat for jumping in the Royals bandwagon, but come on, how can you blame me… This Saturday it could be SEVEN! Go Royals!

The Chiefs Entourage

Even though I am not the biggest R. Kelly fan, I have to say that he put on an excellent show on Friday night. It was lacking flow, but it was full of his hits and it was a crowd pleaser for sure. Sadly, this post is not about that, but about how sad I was for black people after the show.

I don’t have token black friends, I happen to have several friends that are black. I was happy to be able to take a couple of them to see R. Kelly at our company’s private suite. Everything was going great until we noticed that a couple of suites down, a group of what can only be described as exotic dancers showed up. They were drinking heavily and overall seemed to be having a good time.

Here is the part when I started to get sad about black people. My wife had to go to the restroom, and she was taking a while to come back. To get into the private suites your ticket is required; I figured maybe she forgot to take her ticket, so I went to wait for her outside the suite just in case.

The Chiefs players that were there were not misbehaving, but their guests were being extremely obnoxious. They started to spill food and drinks on the floor. Then I saw my wife coming back to the suite and she told me that she was trapped in the bathroom not wanting to come out while the people that were in there, trashing the place and swearing up a storm, happened to also be part of the Chiefs entourage.

On our way out we saw not only a mess on the floor, but puke on the way to the bathroom from someone that didn’t quite had a chance to make it. While I cannot blame everything on the Chiefs entourage, I know they were the people that have behaved the worse on all the events that I have attended in the Sprint Center.

I was really sad when it was normal for the people I was with that some people would just act that way. While not all of the people at the Sprint Center were black, the show is already being considered the first black show there. I heard the people that work there complaining about how trashed everything was, and how it was the first time such thing happened. It made it seemed like just because some people don’t know how to behave it puts a negative on an entire race. Kind of sad to me, because if white trash act up at a concert, nobody blames he whole white race.