Beer o’clock kickoff

Perhaps the only consistent thing about Chiefs games these days: Tailgating still starts a whopping three and a half hours before kickoff. And fans might need some liquid courage when the Chiefs take on the Tennessee Titans, today at noon, at Arrowhead Stadium (1 Arrowhead Drive). Let’s recap: The team, snapping a franchise-record 12-game losing streak, remains 1-4. Larry Johnson had a breakout 198-yard game, and Tony Gonzalez broke the career yardage mark for tight ends, but Herm Edwards’ musical quarterbacking has made the idea of comebacks and long bombs a joke. So blur your vision in the parking lot, then head for the nosebleeds — tickets there start at $41. See or call 816-920-9400. Yes, seats obviously are still available. So get rowdy; at this point, everyone is encouraged to do some backseat coaching.

Sun., Oct. 19, noon, 2008