After Herm Edwards' three-year reign of terror (the team won nine games and made the playoffs in 2006, but managed just six victories the next two seasons) most Chiefs fans had learned to deal with the weekly disappointments. Not all of them, however.
Take Rasheed Wallace. Sheed, the former Tar Heel who signed with the Celtics this summer, traces his Chiefs fandom back to the mid-90s when the organization traded for Joe Montana. And now, more than 15 years later, when Kansas City loses Wallace has trouble coming to terms with it. Via the Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher:
Picture this: NBA player Rasheed Wallace, a Derrick Thomas jersey and a prosthetic leg. That was the scene in the lobby Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. Wallace, wearing a No. 58 Chiefs jersey, tossed a man's prosthetic leg back and forth.In the face of adversity some people get depressed, others eat, and if you're Rasheed Wallace, you toss around a fake leg. Hey, we all cope in our own way.
Odd. But at least it distracted Wallace from the loss, particularly considering the unlikely Chiefs fan has been following the team for 15 years. "That's been my team since 1994," Wallace said, "when we got Joe."
The Chiefs actually traded for quarterback Joe Montana a year earlier than that, and reached the AFC championship game after the 1993 season.