The very best & brightest readers among our blog community bring our attention to a bit of overlooked social media sharing that serves to highlight how the Super Bowl stands at the crossroads of pop culture and politics.
Accordingly . . .
MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS & KANSAS REP. SHARICE DAVIDS HIGHLIGHT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PRIDE DESPITE CULTURE WAR CONCERNS AND CRITICISM!!!
The official social media caption from the Kansas politico: "Repping KC and Mahomes in Washington today with Mayor Quinton Lucas! Thanks for stopping by . . ."
However . . .
PROGRESSIVE BRANDING WITH HOMETOWN FAVORITES TRUMPS PROBLEMATIC MASCOT REPRESENTATIONS & THE TOMAHAWK CHOP!!!
For further edification, we've collected this overview of the discussion from "many sides" of the debate as impeachment threatens to overshadow Kansas City's long-awaited moment in the spotlight . . .
CHOP CLAP BACK!!!
Things were apparently going entirely too well and entirely too non-political, for some of members of the sports media on Sunday. Mike Wise of WUSA9 in Washington, DC, took it upon himself to shatter the woke silence with an incandescently awful take on the Kansas City Chiefs and the origin of their name.
KCTV5 EXAMINES KANSAS CITY FEELINGS ON THE CHOP!!!
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The "Tomahawk Chop" has been a part of Chiefs games for decades. But the days leading up to the Super Bowl are pushing the chop onto a national stage and people are talking about it. From the Washington Post to the New York Times, the headlines are creating conversation.
Native Americans Speak Out
'They just don't get it:' Kansas City Chiefs football team called out as racist ahead of 'Appropriationbowl' - APTN News
Jamie Pashagumskum APTN News Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs call it the "arrowhead chop" but Indigenous people are calling it cultural appropriation and they're angry that'll be on television for hundreds of millions to see. The chop is a hand gesture fans do to celebrate their team that mimics the swinging of a tomahawk.
Right-Wing Plays Defense
On Sunday night, the Kansas City Chiefs crushed the Tennessee Titans, securing a spot in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1970. The win thrilled Chiefs fans in Kansas City and beyond, but not everyone was so excited for the team from the plains.
Prez Trump Plans Surprise
President Donald Trump has released one of his two 30-second Super Bowl ads, hours after presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg released his own Super Bowl ad about gun control. The spot is called "Stronger, Safer, More Prosperous." Trump's campaign said the other 30-second ad will not be released prior to the game.
Gun Grabber Bets On Big Game
His 60-second spot will be dueling on the airwaves Sunday with Trump's own ad. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's highly anticipated, very expensive Super Bowl ad had its opening kickoff Thursday morning, a 60-second spot that confronts the issue of gun violence head on, and what marks a very serious contrast to the current administration - and, likely, to a lot of the other ads voters will see come Sunday: nothing frivolous here.
TKC FACT CHECK: IT'S ALL JUST A BIG COMMERCIAL!!!
The Super Bowl is more than snack stadiums and rating points. On the first Sunday in February, America's largest television audience does something truly remarkable: Viewers look forward to watching ads. And yet, this year's ad slate threatens to spoil the party.
And so we throw it back to our blog community . .
TKC CAPTION CONTEST: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT POLITICOS ENGAGING IN SUPER BOWL HYPE?!?
You decide . . .