A few weekends ago, we rang in the official start of fall with the first Chiefs game (ok, it wasn't technically the first game, but it was the home opener.)
That day was also the 10th anniversary of a day most of us will never forget.
It's one of those days where everyone remembers where they were, what they were doing, who they were talking to...every detail about when they heard of the terrorist attacks. I know I remember it like it was yesterday.
You see a lot of different ways to memorialize and pay tribute to all those who lost their lives that day - of course the NFL and the Chiefs were no different, so we got to see some pretty neat things at this game.
But lets start at the beginining. As always, the day starts with some good old fashioned tailgating.
Look! That's me! I have been told that my face doesn't show up enough around here...
Well you know it's a little tricky when I am the one behind the camera most of the time, but I'm working on making an effort to hand the camera over every now and then.
(Just ignore the fact that I look like I just rolled out of bed and am still half asleep. That's because I did, and I was. It was a Sunday afterall.)
See, I did it again. :)
Once we had consumed enough
free beer good tailgaiting food, we made our way inside.
The first cool thing we saw was the unveiling of this larger-than-life American Flag. I'm not kidding when I say larger than life. The thing covered the entire football field! And if I remember correctly, everyone holding the flag were first responders on the day of the attacks.
Since it's hard to capture this type of thing in photos, I attempted to animate it to give you a better idea of what it was like to see it unfold. Pretty cool. (if the image below isn't moving, click on it to see the animation)
After the unveiling of the awesome flag, a moment of silence, and the national anthem (sung by our hometown American Idol David Cook...) we were also treated to a flyover.
And who doesn't love a flyover. I get goosebumps every time.
Then the game finally started...
...and, I promptly stopped taking pictures. The Touchtown photo above, was pretty much the one and only good moment by the Chiefs the entire game. It was quite sad really how badly the Bills stomped on us.
And the 2 games after that were no better.
But this past weekend we finally brought home a win!
I guess we're just getting off to a slow start this season...or something.