Once again another season of irrational exuberance ends in typical disappointment for the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here's the argument . . .
Basically this season was "one and done" in the playoffs because the team played a single great game against the Colts and then they were finished with their competitive play for the season. Reality: In the final overtime drive the Kansas City Chiefs were clearly out of their league and incapable of competing against a world-class quarterback like Tom Brady.
Fanboys might argue that this time it was different because the game was closer. The malcontents might even blame the refs despite so many sketchy calls in favor of the home team as well. Fact is, the defeat was decisive.
Worst of all . . .
TKC WARNING: HYPE ABOUT NEXT SEASON IS NOTHING MORE THAN CORPORATE PROPAGANDA TARGETING RUBES!!!
We don't want to play the spoiler or the bad guy . . . Football is fun and a great pastime. However, there is never a moment of respite from the quest to separate fools from their money. Noobs might mistake our blog community skepticism for negativity but HERE AT TKC WE ARE INITIATED and simply want to share a tiny flicker of sagacity to light the way for gentle readers in the darkness of the cold winter night whilst the forces of corruption and greed beset the denizens of our smallish river city.
Also, once gain, it turned out that so many fanboys, talkers and so-called experts extolling the virtues of a newbie quarterback as some kind of savior were simply practicing demagoguery on a desperate public. The only thing this hype really accomplished was to earn a big ketchup contract for an eager rookie.
And so we conclude with a quick collection of sports news links on tonight's game. We'll be looking for great quotes to highlight for the morning update given that football chatter continually hijacks the local discourse.
Losing Isn't So Thrilling
The New England Patriots outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs in an exciting overtime thriller that featured four fourth-quarter lead changes, several controversial calls, and tremendous plays by two of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League.
Road To Glory Through Kansas City
The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead's 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night.
We'll Get'em Next Season?!?! Ugh.
7:48 PM GMT Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs ended their season with a 37-31 loss in overtime to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
Topping From The Bottom And The Underdog Advantage
2:19 PM ET Mike ReissESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Make it nine Super Bowls in 19 years for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots after their 37-31 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday at frigid Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs Crumble In The Clutch
You wouldn't think Tom Brady could add much to a resume that was already the greatest in NFL history. But on Sunday, he did. In an amazing game that will go down as one of the best ever, the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots traded late scores and drama, sending the AFC championship game to overtime.
Real Life Dynasty
Patriots beat Chiefs in overtime to reach Super Bowl for third straight year - The Boston Globe
Fanboys Shed Bitter Tears Tonight
The Kansas City Chiefs played their worst football in the season in the first half, trailing 14-0 at halftime. But in the second half, they came back strong and tied the game 31-31 with just 11 seconds remaining to force overtime, and ultimately fell to the New England Patriots 37-31, ending their season and sending the Patriots to Super Bowl LIII to face the Los Angeles Rams .
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