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Dump Chiefs Tickets? Not a Chance

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.—For our family, there was a Dickensian quality to the Christmas Day game of 1971. My father, holder of two Kansas City Chiefs season tickets, could have brought one of his sons to that playoff game. Instead he took his nephew, 13-year-old Timmy, who was so disabled he could have played Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol."

 

Although unable to play sports, Timmy followed them obsessively. On that Christmas, he understood that the Chiefs were two games away from their third Super Bowl appearance in six years, and that a second Lombardi trophy (they'd defeated Minnesota in Super Bowl IV) would make them a dynasty.

 

Yet when the Dolphins devastated Kansas City that day, winning 27-24 in double overtime in what remains the...

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