Chiefs Go 4-0 at Rob’s First Game at Arrowhead Stadium
Last Sunday (Sept. 29), I got to go to my first Kansas Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium. I normally don’t ever miss watching my hometown Detroit Lions games, but it was worth skipping out on for all the fun we had at the Chiefs game!
I rode down in the Huntin’ and Fishin’ Mobile with Harry, his wife Julie, our friend Kevin Walker and his friend Robin. We left really in the morning: we were out of Sedalia by 7:00 a.m., so we had plenty of time for some tailgating before the game at noon. And boy, do you Chiefs fan know how to tailgate! As Lee Brice would say, it was a Parking Lot Party. We had tons of snack foods, the grill was fired up, plenty of drinks, threw the football around, played some other yard games, and just chilled out in our chairs with our red on. We even got to see some the Chiefs and Giants players and staff enter the arena, including head coach Andy Reid!
As for the game itself was a blast. First of all, the intros with the fire were amazing, and doing “The Chop” with the whole crowd of almost 80,000 people is pretty cool. The Chiefs dismantled the New York Giants 31-7, highlighted by Alex Smith’s three touchdowns, dominating defense and a highlight reel punt return by Dexter McCluster.
Arrowhead is a beautiful stadium, all the that red in the stands is pretty cool to see, and the crowd was INSANE. The noise level reached 110 decibels at one point. Chiefs fans are some of the best in the country.
Finally, the icing on the cake of a great day: as we were leaving the game, we saw an older gentleman having some trouble walking down the stairs. Kevin went over and helped him out. Well, it turns out the guy was NFL Hall of Famer Dave Hill, who played right tackle for the Chiefs for 12 seasons, and was on the team that won Superbowl IV.
I had an amazing time at my first game at Arrowhead and I’ll definitely be back for more.