Chiefs’ fans need to look east to Cardinals to see how to cheer the home team

10/14/2013 10:15 AM

10/15/2013 6:17 PM

Over the weekend in St. Louis, people everywhere wore St. Louis Cardinals’ jerseys, and billboards and banners put up hastily on businesses cheered on the home baseball team.

The Cardinals responded Saturday with a 1-0 win against the Dodgers to further the team’s World Series hopes. The eastern half of the state is doing its part to boost the Show-Me State’s spirits and economy. Restaurants were packed, and vacant hotel rooms at St. Louis hotels were as rare as Obamacare cheerleaders in this Cardinals red state.

On Sunday in Kansas City, the Chiefs scored a big 24-7 win against the Raiders pushing the team’s record to an unbelievable 6-0. The cautious optimism about the Chiefs this year needs to turn into all-out enthusiasm.

This team doesn’t appear to be the choke-at-the-end Chiefs that fans had been disappointed by in the past. But Kansas City — like St. Louis — needs to put up billboards all around town, and businesses need to drape banners advertising that they are fully committed to supporting the home team as it performs like it hasn’t done in at least a generation.

The time for timidness is over. The tepid fans have to become flaming hot for the team to really feel the love and go all the way.

The city and the state can really use the spiritual and financial boost from having a winning football team on this side of the Show-Me State.

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