Return of the King
Drew Brees returned to the Chickens to bring them to the promised land
Whether you look at wins, points, playoff appearances or Pro Bowlers, the Chunky Chickens have long been the
class of the YFFL. However, one thing has eluded them: championships.
Despite posting new standards of excellence seemingly every season, it had been over 15 years since the
Chickens last raised a banner. To break the curse, a plan had to be forged in the past.
Although they didn't know it, that day was July 12, 2007. With a glut of talent at quarterback, the Chickens
traded Drew Brees to the Llamas in exchange for three draft picks. Via the draft and other trades, two of those
picks would become Anquan Boldin and Marshawn Lynch. Meanwhile, Brees would go on to post career highs and lead the
Llamas to a conference championship. However, a championship continued to elude the Chickens (and Brees).
So when the Chickens re-acquired Brees in addition to Andre Johnson and Jimmy Graham from the Llamas early this
season, it created a unique roster comprised of the past, present and future. Some might even call it a team of
That notion was put to the test early on in Super Bowl XX as Bear Poop clawed out to an early lead behind
touchdowns from many of their skill players. However, it was Brees and Lynch, two players more or less traded
for each other five years ago, that brought the Chickens charging back. Brees tossed three touchdowns
to pull the Chickens to within 10 points and Lynch's second touchdown of the night sealed the victory: the Chickens
were once again Super Bowl Champions.
Sometimes all it takes is to look where you've been in order to get to where you want to be.
Congratulations to owner Mike Kinsman, general manager Nick Wood, and the Chunky Chickens, your Super Bowl