Keep the faith.
Those were the words uttered by David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox when asked how his team had managed to come back from a three game deficit to beat the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.
The Red Sox didn’t care that the so called “experts”, and millions of baseball fans around the world had written them off when they fell behind three games to none. They knew they had the talent and the trust and belief in each other to make history. And they did.
Teams in every sport can learn a lot from the Red Sox, but maybe none more than our own Kansas City Chiefs.
The Red Sox were favored by many at the beginning of the season to win not only the American League, but the World Series as well. After falling behind three games to none, their backs were against the wall. No team in Major League Baseball history had ever come back from a three game deficit to even force a game seven, let alone with the series. But they didn’t listen to all that. They just went out and played their game.
Just like the Red Sox, big things were expected from the Chiefs this season. Many “experts” were predicting a second straight AFC West title and some were even talking about a Super Bowl run in the preseason. But, as we all know, the Chiefs have started the season with a 1-4 record and have already fallen four games behind Denver in the AFC West.
The national media has already given them up for dead, and more and more “fans” are jumping off the bandwagon every day.
It’s gut-check time for the Chiefs, just like it was a week ago for Boston. Rebounding from their 1-4 start won’t be easy, but the talent to do so is there. There isn’t a team in the National Football League that Kansas City cannot beat. Last season proved that, and the Chiefs need to believe that.
Amazing comebacks do happen, the Red Sox proved that last night. They showed the heart of a champion. It’s time for the Chiefs to do the same.
Keep the faith!