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6 minutes ago, Logic said:

Just wanted to say it was obvious from the broadcast what a loud and imposing atmosphere it was.

Makes Josh's performance all the more legendary.

This whole season was about gaining home field in the playoffs against the Chiefs, and the Bills couldn't get it done. I agree that going forward, the goal every year needs to be to ensure that our playoff matchup against the Chiefs is played in Buffalo.

 

I'm guessing if there are future playoff rematches between these teams over the next 2-3 years, they'll be played in Buffalo rather than KC. I think the AFC West is on the verge of becoming the premier division if a few of the possibilities shake out. The Broncos are desperate to land a marquee QB, and if the Raiders make a splash and hire a coach like Jim Harbaugh, they could be looking to do the same. Denver and Vegas aren't stupid. They see Mahomes and Herbert in this division and know it's an arms race at QB. One of the two is highly likely to add Watson, Rodgers or Wilson. If that happens — if KC/Mahomes must play four of their 17 games vs Herbert or Rodgers/Mahomes/Wilson — the Chiefs are screwed for the foreseeable future. 

 

Look at their 2022 schedule. It's brutal. 

 

at Cardinals

at Colts (potential big-time QB landing spot)

at 49ers

at Bucs

at Bengals

vs Bills

vs Rams

vs Titans

 

All of these games with the exception of Titans as of right now would be no higher than KC -4. And then the Chiefs will still have the aforementioned division games. The only true layups on the schedule will be Texans and Jags, and perhaps the Broncos if they don't land an impact QB. 

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48 minutes ago, Motorin' said:

 

I think the loudest it ever got at the stadium was during the Denver game against Elway when we scored 3 TD's in 77 seconds. It was the only time I ever heard the crowd inside the house. We lived almost 2 miles from the stadium. 

For me, that Denver game was the loudest ever, although games of that era, were generally not too far below that. A sellout crowd back then, was 80,240. We'll never see (hear) that sound pressure level ever again, in Orchard Park.

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47 minutes ago, Motorin' said:

 

I think the loudest it ever got at the stadium was during the Denver game against Elway when we scored 3 TD's in 77 seconds. It was the only time I ever heard the crowd inside the house. We lived almost 2 miles from the stadium. 

GREAT STORY---THANKS FOR THIS.

 

I've never heard something like that before.

 

Ironically, I was just thinking about that game like 5 days ago---I was now somewhat fuzzy on the details (watched it live at the time of course) and re-watched a video of all the excitement on youtube to refresh my memory of events.


So that is very fresh in my mind.

 

That's cool that you heard a roaring crowd 2 miles away in your home.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

For me, that Denver game was the loudest ever, although games of that era, were generally not too far below that. A sellout crowd back then, was 80,240. We'll never see that sound pressure level ever again, in Orchard Park.

 

The noise was so loud inside our house, I had to walk out into the driveway and revel in it. True story, a buddy that lived down the street was walking past had left the game about 30 mins earlier. He's like "what happened? What happened?" And I was like "you ***** left early, that's what happened!" And we both ran back in our house to watch the rest of the game. 

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5 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

For me, that Denver game was the loudest ever, although games of that era, were generally not too far below that. A sellout crowd back then, was 80,240. We'll never see (hear) that sound pressure level ever again, in Orchard Park.

If they build the new stadium in OP and design it in a certain way to maximize crowd noise, we might, despite fewer fans.

 

I'm not an acoustical engineer however.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Nextmanup said:

If they build the new stadium in OP and design it in a certain way to maximize crowd noise, we might, despite fewer fans.

 

I'm not an acoustical engineer however.

 

 

It sounds possible, but would that be one of the objectives?

 

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1 hour ago, Nextmanup said:

GREAT STORY---THANKS FOR THIS.

 

I've never heard something like that before.

 

Ironically, I was just thinking about that game like 5 days ago---I was now somewhat fuzzy on the details (watched it live at the time of course) and re-watched a video of all the excitement on youtube to refresh my memory of events.


So that is very fresh in my mind.

 

That's cool that you heard a roaring crowd 2 miles away in your home.

 

 

 

I guess it feels a little bit like a funeral this week, so you start telling stories about the glory days. 

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On 1/24/2022 at 6:28 AM, beebe said:

For those who attended last night, curious to hear about your experience at Arrowhead? Did Arrowhead meet/exceed expectations? How were you treated by fans? Where did the game rank on your list of those you've been to (outcome aside)? Overall just interested in hearing about everyone's time at the game. 

Overall it was probably the most enjoyable game day experience I have attended away. KC has the nicest loudest fan in the nfl. I have never been in a stadium that was absolutely deafening. I always thought theirs no way anyone tailgates better that Buffalo. I was wrong we need to step up our tailgating. Seemed like everyone had a pop up tent with a Honda generator to service tv’s and sound systems. Clouds of smoke from some sort of meet being smoked. Chiefs fans were just bringing plates of food over to us saying welcome. I was asked several times when we would be jumping thru tables. I would just say as soon as you clear the food off of it. The only problem I had is when we scored and went up with :13 left some tuff guy threw his beer at me. I turned around his buddy said sorry this isn’t what KC is about yoked up his buddy and took him out. I will definitely go back. Just won’t drive again.

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26 minutes ago, Ned Flanders said:

What is it about Arrowhead, opened in 1972, that people aren't crying for a new stadium, ala Rich/Ralph/New Era/Highmark, opened in 1973?

 

Structurally, the stadium is still in fantastic shape. The renovation in ~2010 really classed the place up. No, it is not super modern and swanky looking like SoFi and the new Vegas stadium. It does not have amazing amenities. But it still looks amazing and when you walk in it feels like the ultimate football venue. Every seat in the stadium has been replaced with new seats as well over the last four years. 

 

My biggest peeve with the new stadiums being built is the field and game seems almost an afterthought. There's all these bells and whistles on the concourse, and there's tons of extra (wasted) square feet inside. And you just feel so, so disconnected. I've been to the aforementioned SoFi and Vegas stadiums, as well as some of the more modern stadiums built in the last decade plus. All of them have atmospheres that make me feel like I'm at a baseball game. 

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This is an awesome thread.  I’m glad those of you who came had a great time even though it didn’t end the way you’d hoped.  If you ever come back, shoot me a message and I’ll buy you a beer and a folding table.  My office is literally a block from Taps on Main that @AdrianW mentioned.  I had no idea it was owned by a Bills fan, and I go there quite a bit.

 

This has all the makings of an annual event.  Maybe someday you can host it if you ever get a domed stadium downtown.

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4 hours ago, Success said:

I always hear that Chiefs fans are really great people - kind of like us, in person.

 

It's really inexplicable to me that their board is so toxic.  

 

Chiefsplanet is an interesting animal.  I used to be a frequent poster there but stopped a few years ago due to the level of right-wing extremism that started drowning out pretty much everything there.  Sucks because it used to be a really great forum. That said, much of the “toxic” football related stuff is tongue in cheek, so you have to take it with a grain of salt.

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50 minutes ago, Ned Flanders said:

What is it about Arrowhead, opened in 1972, that people aren't crying for a new stadium, ala Rich/Ralph/New Era/Highmark, opened in 1973?

I'm pretty sure the two stadiums (stadia?) were designed by the same architect and were pretty much identical when first opened.  Not sure that's still true after the remodels...

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2 minutes ago, Billl said:

Chiefsplanet is an interesting animal.  I used to be a frequent poster there but stopped a few years ago due to the level of right-wing extremism that started drowning out pretty much everything there.  Sucks because it used to be a really great forum. That said, much of the “toxic” football related stuff is tongue in cheek, so you have to take it with a grain of salt.

 

I've been told that about the "tongue in cheek" thing. I guess it's just not my sensibility.  I always check out opponents' boards before we have a match-up w/ them, and KC's really stands out.  

 

I don't judge the fanbase by it (no one should w/ anything online), but it is kind of odd.  I vowed I'd never go back, and haven't.  Still, I really like Mahomes & KC (I might get a few downvotes for that).  I like a lot of teams that are left, but it wouldn't bother me at all to see Mahomes & Reid get #2.

 

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Can confirm it's a great place to watch a game.  I've only been once, in 1995 for a pre-season game between the Bills and Chiefs -- I was driving across country and visiting my grandfather in KC, realized the Bills were playing that night, and went.  The place was packed (for a pre-season game!) and it was pretty great all around.  Except for the heavyset lady in the parking lot who saw my Bills t-shirt and gave me the double bird.  I was like yeah, sorry we just kept you out of the Super Bowl twice.  I'd say I hope she's happy now, but I wouldn't bet on her still being around.

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12 minutes ago, BRH said:

Can confirm it's a great place to watch a game.  I've only been once, in 1995 for a pre-season game between the Bills and Chiefs -- I was driving across country and visiting my grandfather in KC, realized the Bills were playing that night, and went.  The place was packed (for a pre-season game!) and it was pretty great all around.  Except for the heavyset lady in the parking lot who saw my Bills t-shirt and gave me the double bird.  I was like yeah, sorry we just kept you out of the Super Bowl twice.  I'd say I hope she's happy now, but I wouldn't bet on her still being around.

Mrs. Lew and I were at that game also.  The fans were nice, except for the 4 teenage girls who gave us half the peace sign.

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I lived in KC for a year and I had more football related talks with Chiefs fans than I could possibly remember.  They love to talk X's and O's that's for sure.  These people take their professional family photos wearing Chiefs gear and they take their tailgating very seriously with preparations starting days prior (especially since the NFL started opening the lots only 4 hours prior to kickoff, which really cuts into meat smoking time!)  I'm happy to hear the experience for our fans was predominantly positive because I gained a lot of respect for Chiefs fans during my time there.  

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1 hour ago, Billl said:

This is an awesome thread.  I’m glad those of you who came had a great time even though it didn’t end the way you’d hoped.  If you ever come back, shoot me a message and I’ll buy you a beer and a folding table.  My office is literally a block from Taps on Main that @AdrianW mentioned.  I had no idea it was owned by a Bills fan, and I go there quite a bit.

 

This has all the makings of an annual event.  Maybe someday you can host it if you ever get a domed stadium downtown.

 

I try to get to the Bills home opener and one road game a year. KC is high on my list of places to attend a game. It “feels” a bit like a Bills home game, said the guy who’s never been there. I don’t know why, but I guess a no frills stadium and super passionate fans in a non-glitzy city who love to tailgate are a big part of that. 

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