Sun came up even after KU, MU, Chiefs lost
The Kansas City Star
To hear big sports boosters talk, life is hardly worth living unless you’re in a major league city or your college football team is ranked in the top 25.
Of course, Kansas Citians are used to living in a major league city that has a minor league sports team in the Royals and (too often) in the Chiefs, too.
So when the Chiefs lost Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons, nothing really happened on Monday. Depression did not set in. We’re used to losers by now, on the football and baseball fields.
Meanwhile, the University of Missouri’s introduction to SEC football didn’t go as planned, at least by fans of the Tigers. MU lost to Georgia, but don’t get too down about that fact. Georgia is ranked as one of the best teams in the country, and it showed Saturday night in Columbia.
And KU had the same old story: The pitiful Jayhawks lost to Rice (from Conference USA!) on a last-second field goal. Again, some KU fans were probably bummed immediately after the game, but as reality set in later, they realized that 2012 likely won’t be much different from the last few bad years of football in Lawrence.
(Psst: But you did hear about how Kansas State demolished Miami, right, to move to 2-0 on the year? That crafty Bill Snyder has another solid squad, it appears.)
It was just the first week of action for the Chiefs and second week for MU and KU. They should all go ahead and play the rest of the season just to see what happens. Some marvelous turnarounds can happen in the wonderful world of sports.
At least MU, KU and Chiefs fans must be hoping so.