It will take time and the start of a new season later this year to wash away the sting of the Kansas City Chiefs’ humiliating, 45-44 playoff loss Saturday to the Indianapolis Colts.
The home team’s surrender of a 28-point lead in the second half will go down in the record books of infamous Chiefs’ chokes. Meanwhile, there is that red-colored, frozen water fountain at North Oak Trafficway and Vivion Road.
It was supposed to symbolize the community’s pride in the home team. Now it stands as a reminder of the area’s collective national embarrassment.
The hard, subzero freeze only means that the red reminder will be around a lot longer than most people want. Time, clear water and warmer temperatures will wash away the worst of the sting and the stain.