The star of Thursday’s OJ Simpson parole hearing turned out to be Adam Endel, the Nevada Board of Parole commissioner.
Endel decided to sport a Kansas City Chiefs tie during Thursday’s hearing, which garnered national attention and why not?
Who wears a sports team tie to a serious event that will be broadcasted on TV?
Endel’s explanation was pretty simple. He was showcasing his fandom to friends and family:
And Endel, as you’ve surely gathered by now, wore the tie less for Simpson than for the cameras and any buddies back home who would see it.
“Yeah, that’s safe to say,” Endel said. “It was one of those little things I figured someone might spot from Kansas City, but I didn’t realize it was going to blow up that much. It’s crazy now.”
Endel has been a fan of Kansas City sports since moving there in 1976. But this is clearly a logic foul by the commish.
Endel’s Chiefs have been routinely waxed by the Bills in huge moments during the 90s. After Buffalo lost the 1967 AFL title game 31-7 as Kansas City advanced to Super Bowl I, the two teams didn’t meet until the 1991 AFC playoffs.
Buffalo rolled Kansas City 37-14 at home in the divisional round. The defending AFC champions defended their title successful a week later against the Broncos before falling to the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI.
Two years later, Joe Montana led the Chiefs into Buffalo for the AFC Championship and an eventual chance at a fifth ring. Once again, Jim Kelly and the Bills slammed the door on Kansas City’s Super Bowl hopes in a 30-13 drubbing.
Montana and the Chiefs returned once more to Buffalo on October 30, 1994. This time, the result was worse – a 44-10 annihilation.
Of course, in a bizarre manner, the Bills bested the Chiefs on Thursday but this time in the courtroom.
If you’re Endel, why wear that tie knowing you’ll be in front of one of the great Bills ever? When it mattered most roughly 25 years ago, Buffalo owned Kansas City repeatedly.
Sir, only wear that tie when dealing with fans of other teams lower on the totem pole. Thus, he should wear that tie when faced with people associated with the following teams:
- Arizona Cardinals
- Carolina Panthers
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Cleveland Browns
- Detroit Lions
- Houston Texans
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Minnesota Vikings
- New York Jets
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Tennessee Titans
Otherwise, find a tie from Macy’s or Dillard’s.