Kansas City fans are taking heat for booing the joint protest . . . And yes, we did see some enthusiastic chopping . . . Here's a run down of the game and if there are any decent comments, we'll highlight them for the morning update . . .
Champ Starts Strong
11:30 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Patrick Mahomes became the first player in NFL history to throw three touchdown passes with no interceptions in a third-straight season opener on Thursday night against the Houston Texans.
Kansas City Pushes Back
NFL fans who were able to attend the opening game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans to start the 2020 season on Thursday appeared to boo the teams' moment of unity at midfield prior to the coin toss.
Protest In Play
Play video content Breaking News Courtesy Of NFL The Kansas City Chiefs have painted social justice messages in both end zones at Arrowhead Stadium ... as the team gets ready to kick off the 2020 season. The phrases -- "End Racism" and "It Takes All Of Us" -- will be displayed throughout end zones across the league this season ...
New Normal Considered
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Arrowhead is going to look a lot different than we're used to tonight and it's not just because of coronavirus precautions. Some changes have been made to Chiefs traditions based on Native American culture, too. The Chiefs announced many of the changes back in August.
Kansas City Winning Cont’d
KANSAS CITY -After an unconventional offseason and preseason, the NFL finally returned Thursday night. And although nothing about the stage of the 2020 season opener bore resemblance of normalcy - not the sparsely filled Arrowhead Stadium (limited to 15,895 fans because of coronavirus restrictions), not the NFL-sponsored pre-game messages (in both video form, stadium signage and song) of support for racial equality - from the opening whistle to the last, it was business as usual.
Can Progressives Sustain NFL???
The season opener for the hometown Super Bowl champs Thursday night against a contender from Texas marked one of the biggest public gatherings in Kansas City since the onset of a pandemic. It also came after months of national conflict over the resulting COVID-19 quarantines, race, policing and the the Chiefs' use of American Indian imagery.
Woke Wake Up Call?!?!
I'm not sure if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expected the scattered fans at Arrowhead Stadium to boo the pre-game moment of unity on opening night. Somewhere along the line in their thousand actuarial meetings pertaining to whether or not they should support the players in their quest for - gasp - equality, it must have come up.
You decide . . .