The K.C. Chiefs and the Freak Aesthetic

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Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet   The K.C. Chiefs and The Freak Aesthetic A hundred years ago, you could go down to the traveling carnival side show and be entertained by The Tall Man, The Fire Eater or The Bearded Lady. Not that I’m old enough to remember those days but my father’s father could. Our culture was not attracted to those we would term, “freaks” because they were beautiful, but because they were uncommon or grotesque. Today, we like to call players “freaks” when we think they are uncommonly gifted. The…

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