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Tuesday O/T: An update to the thrilling Chinese crackers saga.

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Arrowhead Guys discuss anything and everything.

Regular O/T readers will remember that I ordered what I thought was the world’s most expensive crackers from China. It turns out instead of 6 bags in the box there was 18, so it actually wasn’t all that expensive (more like $7 per bag, which isn’t too bad considering they have to shipped from the other side of the planet).

Well they told my teacher in China that it would take a week, but that would have made them arrive last Tuesday and they didn’t arrive, so I got nervous and looked for a way to track them.

My teacher used some company named Dragon Sea, and I couldn’t find a way to track it on their website. It turns out that to get to the tracking you have to use the Chinese site. Dragon Sea uses a Chinese shipping company called EMS, and once it gets in the US it uses USPS.

Once it got the the US it went to Chicago to be checked by customs and said an expected delivery date of today. But as of last night it said it was still being checked by customs in Chicago so I had little hope of it being delivered today.

However it was indeed delivered today. Or it would have been, except they apparently need a signature and since I was at work they left a note and took it back to the post office for me to pick up.

The tracking page says I can’t pick it up until tomorrow, but I’m going to try tonight anyway. I will, of course, update this post to let everybody know. If I can get it tonight you all are invited to come over to my house and eat Chinese crackers with me while I write AG articles in my underwear.

(Update: I went to the post office and I’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning. My disappointment is immeasurable.)

In other news I happen to find this video yesterday, and it’s pretty funny with hindsight. It turns out you shouldn’t put your faith in the Raiders.

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EAFOX

SF, Seattle, NO, Baltimore, and NE – no qualms about them being ranked above Chiefs all though the NE argument is wavering. GB and Houston could be placed above them depending on what one is looking at. Minnesota, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Tennesse etc. should not even be in the conversation. So, at worst, the Chiefs should be ranked # 8 and, at best, should be ranked # 6 – I could justify a # 5 position as well,

EAFOX

Read an article last night about a potential KC Chiefs-Kareem Hunt reunion next year. Would be interesting on a low risk high reward deal.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

I would love the idea of a RB that dont fumble, makes something out of nothing, breaks more tackles than almost any other back, blocks really good, runs decent routes, has great hands, has great vision, has Elite contact balance, has a lot of power, has decent speed, and did I mention dont fumble.

If that describes any certain back and he is affordable then yea sure try to get him.

EAFOX

Contract would certainly have to cover staying out of trouble. I think most fans would love having him back.

Tyrone

I’d give a less than 5% chance of Kareem ever playing for the Chiefs again. Even less than that next year.

BleedingRedAndGold

Cowturd’s video is more telling than he likely realizes. F’rex he ‘way overvalues the running game, but he also puts the cart before the horse repeatedly. Both display either massive ignorance or a blatant effort to fake it, and neither paint a pretty picture, but neither are as bad as the way he keeps moving fast in hopes that nobody picks up on how heavily he cherry-picks his stats to support his predetermined opinion on each team. An example of that is how he poo-poohs the Chiefs D – which has featured a good secondary of late – but gushes over the Patsies’ secondary. So he went with the common narrative “The Chiefs can’t stop the run” to justify ranking them at the bottom of his list.

And while I don’t think my view on this is terribly popular (though not something that pisses people off, either), citing the stats for the Chiefs’ entire season is completely misleading, especially on the defense. In that case they’re a tale of two half-seasons, and the stats from the first half will actually tell you very little about how they’ll perform in the second, as demonstrated by Mathieu and Thornhill against the Raiders.

When it comes right down to it IMO Colon Cowturd is mentally lazy and his list was built entirely out of off-the-shelf elements and designed to simply stir up some shit. No wonder his show stinks – not that he’s alone on any of this. It is, after all, the corporate formula that most of the big names follow.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

Pretty much what you said

BleedingRedAndGold

And yesterday Berserker and I agreed on a couple things. What’s this world coming to? lol

wildcats137
wildcats137

My VOTW is that today my boss told me it’s BS the company I’m leaving for a new job won’t pay me for my unused PTO and so even though my last day is Dec. 13th I don’t have to come to work next week, if I don’t want to, and she’ll just tell everyone I worked it so that I get to “use” the unused week of PTO.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

That’s a good boss right there

MasterChief
MasterChief

We called that “terminal leave” in the military. I had 45 days saved up so had a nice month and a half of pay after I got out.

Congrats on the new job!

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

You might have the best boss in the world.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

*will have had what may be the best boss?

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

If I can get it tonight you all are invited to come over to my house and eat Chinese crackers with me while I write AG articles in my underwear.

Is it OK if I show up anyway? I can bring my own crackers since you don’t have any.

MasterChief
MasterChief

Random question for anyone that was at the game on Sunday:
I thought I heard some native American music/chanting at halftime. Were there native Americans performing?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Pregame they had a Native American chant to bless the field and a seperate chant to bless the drum. No chanting at halftime though.

MasterChief
MasterChief

Yes, pregame! Thank you SC! I couldn’t tell if I was hearing things.

It also makes me happy they blessed the field!

Tyrone

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

…why?

Tyrone

Can’t go into a game with only 2 RBs

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

All we need is Darwin.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

They have the Sherman tank!

CHIEFSandSABRES

Mahomes buddy cut again!

kcfreak725
kcfreak725

Is Spencer Ware the new CJ Spiller?

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Dieter is the new CJ Spiller

MasterChief
MasterChief

If he’s healthy, I’m all for it! I’m sure we’ll see Dieter on the PS soon enough.

tsv0728
tsv0728

Yep..assuming health (which I think is pretty safe given that he had to pass a physical) it’s a perfect signing. Need a body for next week for sure, and he can probably run 85% of the playbook right away. You also MIGHT need him for the next month+, so getting a RB that can quickly ramp up to 100%, and doesn’t suck, is a surprising option this time of year.

MasterChief
MasterChief

Agreed. One thing I really like about Ware is he is amazing at getting through small holes in the line and also at breaking tackles, which is necessary when playing behind our O-line. He runs with a shimmy that makes him hard to tackle. He’s also very good at catching and has deceptive speed. The ability to stay healthy is my main concern with Ware.

CHIEFSandSABRES

I’m about 16 hours away, should I start driving now?

Nasrani
Nasrani

Semester is almost over. Then I will enter my last semester of graduate school.

That’s a crazy thought.

Just need to remember… when I am stone blue, rock and roll will help me through, just as it did Foghat in 1978.

This may be the greatest slide guitar performance ever recorded.

wvchiefsfan
wvchiefsfan

One of my dad’s favorite stories is when I was in grade school in the late 80’s Foghat was playing at some small club in town. My dad and I were driving around town during the day near the club and see four dudes hanging out in a parking lot. My dad thinks one guy has to be lonesome Dave so we take a slow ride on into the parking lot. We walk over and hit them with “hey are you guys Foghat?”. It was, they talked to us for awhile, and it was pretty cool.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

its good, i love good slide, but Lonesome Dave wasnt even in the vicinity of Duane