KANSAS CITY (CAP) - A shocked and bewildered Andy Reid took to the podium this morning to apologize to the legions of Kansas City Chiefs fans who heralded his arrival as their team's new coach, telling them he had reconsidered and decided not to take the job.
"I am so sorry for all the trouble I caused, but I really thought I was taking a position with Kansas State, not Kansas City," Reid told the throng of local reporters. "You guys had like two wins this year - I can't turn that around. Not even Marty Schottenheimer can turn that around."
Reid said he thought it was strange when his plane touched down in Missouri but figured that maybe it had to refuel or was having engine trouble.
"And as I pull up to the stadium, I'm thinking, Wow, K-State's logo looks a lot like the Chiefs logo," Reid said to the stunned audience. "Then I'm like, OhmyGod, ohmyGod, ohmyGod.
"I really need to read my contracts more closely before I sign them," he added.
Reid fielded but one question from the gathered media, which was Are you an idiot? by KCTV5's Michael Coleman. He then abruptly left the podium, but not before asking team CEO Clark Hunt if he could keep the hat.
- CAP News Staff