Monday, January 10, 2011

Chiefs Playoff Weekend


This weekend, Chris and I headed up to Kansas City to watch the KC Chiefs playing in their first playoff game in 7 years!  Ledger stayed home with Oma and Dooda, so we even had a chance to have an adults-only "date night" with the Perkins' on Saturday night.  We went to see "The King's Speech" at the cinema suites in Olathe -- this specialized theater where you sit in individual recliners and they serve you dinner during the movie.  The food was OK, the movie was good, but the experience was a lot of fun.

On the morning of "game day" we woke up early to find a light dusting of snow on the ground.  Temperature at kick-off was predicted to be 20 degrees Fahrenheit, so we packed up as many layers as possible to be prepared for the freezing cold weather.
Suiting up and adding layers.

Fully dressed and headed into the stadium.
Josh accepted a challenge to take a beer bong at a parking lot tailgate.
Sidetracked again -- this time by the "pope".
The "pope" and a ceremonial whiskey communion.
The boys were pretty "warmed up" by the alcohol by the time we finally got into the stadium.  We immediately found our seats on the SECOND ROW of the end zone.  Our seats were amazingly close and we were completely amped up for pre-game.

Our section was part of a "card stunt" that spelled out GO CHIEFS through the stands.

The game started off pretty evenly matched.  In the second quarter, the Chiefs scored a 40+ yard rushing touchdown straight into our end zone.  After scoring, Jamaal Charles ran to the crowd about 10 feet away from our second row seats.  It was awesome to celebrate WITH the players so close to the field.
Just after the touchdown!
The rest of the game was not so great.  We continued to freeze... and so did the Chiefs offense.  The Ravens rolled right over the Chiefs with a final score of 30-7.  

Chris giving the thumbs-down for the Chiefs' poor performance.
Overall, we had an awesome weekend.  We missed Ledger, but it was nice to have a Mommy+Daddy date.


  1. Wow, what a neat weekend! I'm glad that you all dressed warmly as still remember the year Christopher wore shorts to the game in December. We'll never let you forget that one, Son! :)

  2. I don't know how I missed this. Looks like so much fun. Cold weather and all. Wish we lived closer so we could go too. Next year!!!