For Pete's Sake

Stephen A. Smith threatens to come to Arrowhead Stadium to watch Chiefs

Popular ESPN talk show host, Stephan A Smith.
Popular ESPN talk show host, Stephan A Smith. akormann@charlotteobserver.com

Well, you’ve been warned.

One of the topics on ESPN’s “First Take” on Wednesday was the AFC West, which has three unbeaten teams in the Chiefs, Broncos and Raiders.

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim were having an animated discussion* about the Chiefs. That’s when Smith, who it is safe to say is a polarizing figure on the network, said he wanted to see a Chiefs-Raiders game.

*No surprise there

“Max, you know me, you know me, I’m like allergic to the cold weather, I don’t like it too much,” Smith said. “But I might have to stroll up to the Midwest, I might have to stroll to Kansas City to watch them against Oakland when Oakland comes to town next month. I might have to show up there for that game.”

This actually might not be such a bad thing, because the Chiefs do play the Raiders next month — in Oakland. It’s a Thursday night game on Oct. 19. However, it likely will be cold when the Chiefs play host to Oakland on Dec. 10.*

*But some fans stayed warm last year when there was a brawl in the stands

FILE -- After the Kansas City Chiefs' 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders couple years ago, fans fought in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium. Thursday, furious Raiders fans vent after 49ers rout Oakland on national TV.

Chiefs fans have come to love games against the Raiders in recent years. The Chiefs have won five straight against Oakland and seven of the last eight.

Here is the exchange on ESPN:

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