Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Things are bad in Kansas City. So bad, in fact, that even the poetry of a disgruntled fan doesn't overstate just how miserable life must be as a Chiefs fan. The Kansas City Star routinely publishes letters from readers on its website, and, while most take aim at political and social issues facing the community, one fan's creativity and displeasure with the Chiefs made the cut on Sunday. Kansas City resident John Kinney wrote a poem called "Pretending as Winners": "Roses are red; violets are blue; the Royals are cheap; the Chiefs are, too. "Kansas City fans are great; they arrive early at the gate; they cheer for their teams; but the playoffs must wait. "Our owners are rich; but they don’t seem to care; we invest so much time, money and energy; it just doesn't seem fair. "The players try hard; they aren’t responsible for this scam; but they look overmatched; because team payroll is a sham. "David and Clark, we only have so much patience; and you are wearing it very thin; would you do us a favor; and at least pretend like you want to win." The Hunt brothers and Scott Pioli will need to take some steps to improve this team in the near future. Otherwise, the haikus and acrostic poems will start flooding the Star's mailbox. Photo via Flickr/fonticulus
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