A Reminder Why We Are Here

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Lets all take a minute to reflect on what makes AG a place people should want to be.

Dear AG community, as we head into the holiday season I think its time we all take a minute to remember why this community was created. Arrowhead Guys is here as a community for we as fans, or rather as an extended family, to have a place to come together and share our fandom, our lives, and our stories. We are NOT here to tear each other down. I am well aware that it has been a trying year for many of us, myself just as much if not more than most. With the current landscape of pandemics and politics, cancel culture has run rampant. AG will not be a part of it. We are all welcome to discuss any topic we want here, we are all also welcome to choose NOT to partake in any discussion that occurs here. Whichever way you choose to approach it, please remember we are all subject to the Arrowhead Guys Standards. If you haven’t reviewed them recently, please take a minute to click on the link.

I don’t want to ever be in a position where members are discouraged from participating in the community, and especially with politics lately, and that is some of the feedback I am getting, from both the left and the right, so to speak.

I implore you, do not make AG a community that needs to be policed, moderated, and babysat. This is a labor of love for myself as well as the rest of the staff and contributors, and the last thing I want to do is be put in a position where I have to step in and intervene with suspensions or bans, because it absolutely is not what AG is here for. Be kind to one another, you never know the struggles the stranger on the other side of your screen is suffering through. If you see comments that are offensive, I encourage you to politely inform the poster of such, as AG was meant to be a self-policing community that took care of its own. You are also welcome flag the content for our review if you don’t want to get involved, but in my opinion direct, honest, and polite feedback is always more effective.

If we all spent as much time looking for the things we have in common as we do looking for the things that divide us, the world would be a much better place. I don’t have any aspirations of being capable of making the world a better place, but keeping AG will suffice.

I love each and every one of you regardless, of who you voted for, where you go to church, or what you think of wearing masks. Now lets all shut the hell up and GO CHIEFS!!!

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Tyrone
11/27/2020 3:02 pm

Lamar Covid Jackson

ReverendKingdom
ReverendKingdom
11/27/2020 5:43 am

Brother, awesome article and very much on point. I would like to add, Chiefs fans should be and are the finest in the world. Conduct yourselves in the Chiefs Way. Sincerely, ReverendKingdom

Yoshii
Yoshii
11/26/2020 11:27 am

my son is a Raiders fan and my brother is a Broncos fan, my daughter is a niners fan so Thanksgiving dinner should be interesting this year….

upamtn
Reply to  Yoshii
11/26/2020 12:00 pm

diversity!

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  upamtn
11/26/2020 3:35 pm

An old old wooden ship

Yoshii
Yoshii
11/26/2020 11:21 am

happy Thanksgiving

Mahomesisgreat
Mahomesisgreat
11/26/2020 9:24 am

Happy Thanksgiving to all! This is a great place even though it is sometimes filled with flawed leftist commentary. Go Chiefs!

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
11/26/2020 9:06 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Team Player
Team Player
11/26/2020 5:46 am

I’m just here for the hot chicks and the beer.

Wait – what?

tadream0
tadream0
11/25/2020 10:08 pm

I post every now and then, but read most every post and all the comments. I do not mind discussions that drift into other areas, be it politics, religion, or whatever. What I do find disturbing is that some people in here have decided that if you post your point of view on a subject, they decide it is fair game to attack what you think or how you feel. The name calling has gotten bad. If you don’t favor a particular stance, then just state that. You don’t have to go in to calling everyone a leftard, a dumbocrat, a trumpublican or any other name. That stuff should have left us shortly after middle school. It is ok to disagree without attacking someone. In fact, it is also ok to just not leave a comment if you know you are going to get angry or start something. BRaG, I have found you to be a person of strong beliefs and that is awesome. Don’t back down from that. I don’t want anyone to feel like their personal views are not valid. But when others start hurting people to try and prove a point it is juvenile and that does drive people away. Thankfully, BRaG, I cannot state that I have ever seen you start an attack. I have watched others try to goad you into a fight and that makes me sad. Speaks volumes about who they are. If you want to bring up a political point, as long as we discuss the ramifications of the point and not attack the person, then I think that is ok. I do agree with the article and believe that if someone feels like they have to resort to calling names or attacking someone’s beliefs, then their comment should be flagged and they should be warned that they need to be more considerate of others. Sad, though, we still have to worry about telling others what is and is not appropriate comments to make. And for the record, if I or someone else makes a statement about what we see or believe,… Read more »

pompano
Reply to  tadream0
11/25/2020 10:16 pm

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pompano
Reply to  tadream0
11/25/2020 10:19 pm

This should be embedded in the AG Standard as clarification.

pompano
Reply to  tadream0
11/25/2020 10:22 pm

But do you consider a hot dog a sandwich?

tadream0
tadream0
Reply to  pompano
11/25/2020 10:23 pm

LOL!! A hot dog is in its own class of a meal….if you really want to call it a meal.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  tadream0
11/25/2020 11:38 pm

A hot dog is in the class as a gyro. It’s a single piece of bread folded over meat but not completely enclosed.

tadream0
tadream0
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
11/25/2020 11:43 pm

That is an argument I can understand. I have never really thought of where a hot dog ranks. I just think that some are better than others. National Hebrew makes some of the best regular hot dogs, I think. Anything that has more meat falls into the category of a sausage. Gyros, the few that I have had, were made with lamb and perfectly seasoned. I was spoiled with those growing up. Greek gentleman that was a fantastic cook lived around the block from us. He would make big batches every now and then.

Damn, now I am hungry!

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  tadream0
11/26/2020 12:11 am

I 100% agree. Hebrew National makes just about the best hot dogs out there. As for gyros, I have also been spoiled on them, and their cousins the kofta, kebabs, and souvlaki. My first gyro was made by a Greek-American from Chicago originally, who owned a gyro/chicago dog shop in Jacksonville, NC. Had some other awesome gyros in Oklahoma City at Akropolis in Midwest City, and some great gyros, kofta and kebabs at Hummus Cafe in Moore OK when I lived there. It’s been tough finding someplace as good as those here in the Seattle area despite the abundance of Mediterranean restaurants.

tadream0
tadream0
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
11/26/2020 12:14 am

Never really had anything other than the gyros. Fella moved away shortly after we found out he made them. National Hebrew made some of the best mustard. Made me really sad when I saw they quit making it. If they still make it, I definitely cannot find it in the midwest.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  tadream0
11/26/2020 12:59 am

Huh. I don’t think I’ve ever had it. Now that I think about it, I’ve never had a favorite mustard. Favorite types, yeah. Never a favorite brand. It’s pretty hard to screw up mustard seeds and vinegar as an ingredient list.

tadream0
tadream0
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
11/26/2020 1:04 am

It was more of a brown mustard. A little bite to it. Some mustards can be a little bitter. Now that I think about it, it is kinda scary that I actually have taken the time to dissect the different tastes of mustard. Must be from all those hot dog sandwiches. LOL!!

Jrodf22
Jrodf22
11/25/2020 9:37 pm

New guy here. Kinda sorda. I came over after Sweeney ruined that other site just like everyone else here. I didn’t participate in discussions much over there and obviously not over here but I plan on changing that because of the simple fact that this community gives you more freedom in what you are allowed to post. Posts on politics, religion, football or anything else doesn’t bother me at all. I know that’s not the case with everyone and that’s why I enjoy reading the comment sections after a well written article. I hope this site keeps things the way they are.

pompano
Reply to  Jrodf22
11/25/2020 9:39 pm

Howdy!

Jrodf22
Jrodf22
Reply to  pompano
11/25/2020 9:58 pm

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Ya man I was just getting sick of them posting a thread with all the post practice pressers and then Sweeney(are we allowed to say his name here?) Would make a brand new thread about what they just said but typed it out. And with no opinion. It was just a bunch or regurgitated crap. No substance. Jus turrible. I am going to be 100% committed to this site for now on.

pompano
Reply to  Jrodf22
11/25/2020 10:07 pm

I stopped checking in over there 6 months ago. All the news is here and asshattery is tolerated.

fyi I’m not an X,\s Os guy but you know who is if you’ve been lurking 🙂

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Jrodf22
11/26/2020 12:42 am

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pompano
Reply to  Jrodf22
11/25/2020 9:43 pm

I also admire the timing, no time like the present
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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Jrodf22
11/25/2020 10:08 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
11/25/2020 9:31 pm

This place is the only social media site I frequent now. I’ve deleted everything else. I think the politics is going to die down more over the next month, but it feels like the damage has been done. I didn’t realize people were driven away by it until BRaG pointed it out. That makes me pretty sad to be honest because I remember the camaraderie I felt when the site first started up on 2017. The Chiefs are a global fanbase, and we need a mostly unmoderated place for fans to talk about the games with some good analysis. We need thicker skin, but we also need to take responsibility for the things we say and acknowledge when it’s done harm for the sake of being right.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:46 pm

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kabrink
kabrink
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/29/2020 7:27 am

c’mon Miami, make it one more step up the ladder!!

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:40 pm

from pff

1. PATRICK MAHOMESKANSAS CITY CHIEFSDraft class: 2017
Do you really need an explanation here? Since Mahomes entered the NFL, his 93.1 passing grade trails only that of Drew Brees (93.4). The next closest player on this list is Deshaun Watson at 83.5. Mahomes ranks third in deep completions over that span with 101, despite playing only one game his rookie year, and second in deep adjusted completion percentage at 48.0%.
What really separates him from the rest of the quarterbacks on this list, however, is his consistency. In 46 career starts, including the playoffs, Mahomes has only six career games with below-average passing grades. You can count on Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense to show up every single week.
2. TREVOR LAWRENCECLEMSON TIGERSDraft class: 2021
Lawrence’s freshman season was arguably more impressive from a draft perspective than anyone on this list’s best college season overall. The cannon arm and quick decision-making we saw during that 2018 season were special traits, regardless of age.

there is no one in the NFL?

well since the 2017 NFL draft

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:23 pm

But if you’re the Steelers and you end up dropping your first game against Baltimore, or — more likely — you find yourself unusually winded by the time the postseason rolls around, it’s going to be hard to forget the way the NFL repeatedly changed your schedule. And the only way that kind of thing evens out down the stretch is if other teams are equally as disadvantaged by unfortunate disruptions in the schedule.

Tears for the Steelers 🙁
Deal with it Cheatsburg

workingmansdead
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:25 pm

PIT has already beaten the Ravens once.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  workingmansdead
11/25/2020 7:26 pm

agree

Pitt had plenty of time to rest early

they should quit crying with their Piece of crap schedule

workingmansdead
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:29 pm

“if you’re the Steelers and you end up dropping your first game against Baltimore”

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  workingmansdead
11/25/2020 7:30 pm

it would be their 1st loss

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:32 pm

The Chiefs have had their games moved around also

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 7:00 pm

YOU MISSED OUR ANNIVERSARY? Four hundred years ago this month, the Mayflower, carrying more than 100 passengers plus crew, dropped anchor near Cape Cod after a perilous, two-month voyage. Bound originally for Virginia, where they had been invited by local authorities to form their community, the “Pilgrims” experienced trouble navigating the rough currents of the Atlantic and instead made their way to nearby Plymouth, where they first set foot on Dec. 11. The rest is history.

Tyrone
11/25/2020 6:39 pm

Thank you to everyone who puts in the time and effort to make this community possible.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Tyrone
11/25/2020 6:40 pm

You’re welcome for my service.

Tyrone
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
11/25/2020 8:05 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Tyrone
11/25/2020 8:49 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
11/25/2020 6:39 pm

2020 sucks.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 6:31 pm

This is not political but just American leadership in transition, Like who would be the best Defensive Coordinator

While Donilon is said to be the front-runner at the moment, Michael Morell, who has previously led the CIA on an acting basis, remains a top competitor. Both men offer experience under intense pressure and familiarity with the national security bureaucracy at the highest levels. But each man has some baggage: Morell has been accused of defending the CIA’s past use of torture, which has earned him the opposition of influential Democatic senators. Donilon has some detractors as well, including former staff members who say he can be an unusually tough boss who demands an excessive amount of work for little clear purpose.

Another name being floated for CIA is Jeh Johnson, the former Obama-era Homeland Security secretary. Johnson, a former federal prosecutor, served as the Pentagon’s general counsel during Obama’s first term — trying, but failing, to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It’s not clear how serious his standing is in the CIA hunt, however, and he’s also being mentioned for other posts, including defense secretary and attorney general. Johnson is on Lockheed Martin’s board of directors, a fact that does not endear him to progressives, who want Biden to cut defense spending.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 6:32 pm

whomever is the CIA director is a huge thing

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 6:07 pm

Remember our troops on Thanksgiving 🙂

The Pentagon has sent nearly 51,000 pounds of roasted turkey to U.S. troops stationed overseas, albeit with a twist on how they will be served in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Thanksgiving meals will be switched to “grab-and-go style takeout instead of large group gatherings in dining facilities” to cut down on the spread of COVID-19, the Defense Department (DOD) said in a statement.

“The holidays will look quite different this year for everyone,” Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support head Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said in the statement. “I’m proud that our workforce is doing everything possible to make sure our warfighters get a proper holiday meal, especially since many of us will not be able to be with our family and friends. We want to make sure they get that taste of home no matter where they are in the world.”

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/527601-pentagon-nixes-dining-halls-for-troops-annual-thanksgiving-meal

workingmansdead
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 6:08 pm

I, for one, hope we continue not deploying troops to pointless Middle East wars. No more nation building.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  workingmansdead
11/25/2020 6:10 pm

It is not nation building

it is freedom building

it is safety building

it is what the good do to combat the evil

Read the Hobbit 🙂

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 6:19 pm

The breakdown includes 9,000 whole turkeys, 51,000 pounds of roasted turkeys, 74,000 pounds of beef, 21,000 pounds of ham, 67,000 pounds of shrimp, 16,000 pounds of sweet potatoes, 19,000 pounds of pies and cakes and 7,000 gallons of eggnog.

larch
11/25/2020 5:58 pm

Thanks for the reminder.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

pompano
Reply to  larch
11/25/2020 7:09 pm

“How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away” 
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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  pompano
11/25/2020 7:20 pm

Beautiful! Larch trees are cool. I would like to bonsai one.

larch
Reply to  MasterChief
11/25/2020 7:41 pm

I’ve planted a few larch seedlings, twenty five years hence and they’re quite a good size. They are very hardy but I’ve never tried growing a bonsai tree.

larch
Reply to  MasterChief
11/25/2020 8:25 pm

Have you raised other trees as bonsai? Larch have a simple, straight-up cone shape, I wouldn’t have thought they’d do well as sculpted miniatures. Not being critical, just curious, having planted thousands of tree seedlings I never once brought one inside and applied bonsai practise/ritual nurturing.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  larch
11/25/2020 8:32 pm

I am just starting to bonsai an oak tree. I know that larch trees are big in the bonsai world. They are really cool.comment image

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larch
Reply to  MasterChief
11/25/2020 9:06 pm

Yeah, that is beautiful. I’d heard of pine or spruce, just didn’t think larch would work as well, likely my ignorance if the bonsai way.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  larch
11/25/2020 8:40 pm

With proper techniques used over a decade or more, they can make them look natural, even pines and other trees with straight trunks. I actually like those more than the overly curvy bonsai trees you see.

larch
Reply to  MasterChief
11/25/2020 9:05 pm

As I understand it the idea is to create balance and I’d have thought the curvy ones would be more of a challenge. Anyway, have fun with that oak. I’m inspired to do a little research now.

larch
Reply to  pompano
11/25/2020 7:34 pm

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larch
Reply to  pompano
11/25/2020 7:37 pm

That sounds almost Monty Python, as in “it’s not quite dead”.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  larch
11/25/2020 7:44 pm

more than just almost monty python

larch
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/25/2020 7:54 pm

Good one, didn’t remember that.

larch
Reply to  WaywerdSon
11/25/2020 9:11 pm

Ode to the Yangtze River

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pompano
Reply to  larch
11/25/2020 9:30 pm
larch
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Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 5:25 pm

I am on vacation

and pissed

5 days off and it has rained every fricken day

Daisy is more pissed off than me

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
11/25/2020 5:33 pm

Rained pretty good here this morning.

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