Enrique’s Chiefs Video Vault

Over the years our man Enrique has rolled video tape on just about anything and everything Chiefs related that was available to him in Mexico. Despite his distance from middle America, he has developed quite a collection of memories from the last 20 years. In this quiet time for Chiefs football, we are going to bring some of these videos to you with commentary from Enrique. Enjoy!


If thrills are your thing, then Halloween is for you.

It will never disappoint you.

October 31, 1999 was a good day to be a Kansas City football fan — an outstanding one I should say. Said date featured a Week No. 8 matchup between the Chiefs and the Chargers that to this very moment still resonates in the memories of those who cheer for the team from Missouri.

All, because of a gimmick.

The 34-0 Chiefs victory was in itself a reason to be joyous. But the rare occurrences that took place in this ballgame are what made the contest something of a cult reference amongst the Red and Gold faithful. Between the Chargers’ inexcusable gaffe at the beginning of the game, Reggie Tongue’s quadruple play, Greg Manusky’s run of his football life, Derrick Thomas’ first (and only) INT of his career, and the overall beating of the always-detested (in a gridiron sense) Jim Harbaugh in his return to KC, it would be accurate to say that enough relevant material was accumulated to label this happening as a remarkable event.

But BrandsMart turned it into a memorable one.

The failed bluff called by the appliance store remains one of the craziest episodes involving the Kansas City Chiefs. In trying to lure their customers into a frantic shopping-spree, BrandsMart offered that any purchase over $399 would be free if the Chiefs were to pitch a shutout against the Chargers. We all know what happened. The Arrowhead Ones delivered, and more than $400,000 remained in the pockets of some very lucky (and ecstatic) people.

And yet, contrary to popular belief, the ploy didn’t backfire like you might think. It was quite the opposite. Thanks to a providential measure taken by the company, the move actually generated dividends when a Dallas-based insurance company absorbed the cost of the publicity stunt. In the end, a maneuver that could have had more serious repercussions ultimately left us a happy remembrance across the board, constituting an unusual sight that is worthy of everlasting recognition.

or that reason, it’s appropriate to hop in into our time machine and in almost three minutes of glorious ESPN footage, the then NFL Primetime duo of Chris Berman and Tom Jackson will present you the recollections of a day where everybody got a treat of their own.

Well…except the Chargers. They’re the ones who really got tricked.

11 Responses to “Enrique’s Chiefs Video Vault”

  • July 3, 2010  - Kenny says:

    That’s Hilarious.

    I’m too young to remember this happened however I think these types of events make sports better in general.


  • July 4, 2010  - Brandon says:

    That’s great stuff. I only remember the brandsmart thing a little bit, but that shutout I remember well.

  • July 4, 2010  - Tracy says:

    BrandsMart was a great local company but succumbed to national outsiders like Circuit City and ultimately Nebraska Furniture Mart.

    Like the occasional $10K prize for a hole-in-one in a local golf tournament, this promotion would not have transpired except for the availability of insurance. The premiums are nominal relative to the payout; this, of course, is the nature of insurance, dating all the way back to the early days of Lloyd’s of London in the seventeenth century.

  • July 4, 2010  - Fansince93 says:

    This was great, thanks Enrique!

  • July 4, 2010  - Enrique says:


    You’re welcome man. I’m glad you liked it.

  • July 4, 2010  - lorenzo says:

    I don’t know what’s more amazing… to recall one of my favorite chiefs games or to find that there’s another chief fan in Mexico. a well known cowboy or raider nation. to be cheering for the chiefs since 1990 doesn`t seem that lonely now.

  • July 4, 2010  - Enrique says:


    I’m glad that you like it.

    By the way…from where in Mexico are you from Lorenzo?

  • July 5, 2010  - lorenzo says:

    ciudad de México, coyoacán. but I’ve been living in a very small town in the spaniard pyrenees for the last 5 years (5 chiefslees years). the only way to get football news here is the internet. for the games I ussually watch them on webpages like rojadirecta. and what about you? where do you live in Mexico? and I’m sure we can speak in spanish…

    por cierto, disfruto muchísimo de los videos que cuelgas,

    gracias Enrique, gracias Bob.

  • July 5, 2010  - lorenzo says:

    by the way, on one thing I can be certain… Along with my wife we are the ONLY chief fans in northern Spain. (she was gently but firmly convinced to root for the chiefs… poor woman)

  • July 5, 2010  - Enrique says:


    Soy de Puebla lorenzo, y por supuesto que podemos hablar en español…me da un gusto increíble que seas parte de esta comunidad y no te preocupes…los mexicanos que les vamos a los Chiefs somos contados pero ruidosos.

    Un saludos hasta España y sigue visitándonos.

  • July 5, 2010  - lorenzo says:

    lo hago a diario, esta es mi página favorita seguida por arrowheadpride.

    un saludo fuerte y me encanta recordar esos partidos en tvazteca.

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