The Chiefs start their season tonight. The Royals have one two in a row in Cleveland. Everything is great right now. While we understand that the Royals’ season won’t finish the way we would like it to, the Chiefs have a chance to repeat the magical season we witnessed last year. Enjoy the day Chiefs fans. The challenge to repeat starts tonight.
Here is today’s Dr. Feelgood…
The Chiefs won their last nine games last season. Their last loss was November 10, 2019 at Tennessee. Do you remember that game? The Chiefs did everything they could to lose that game including allowing a field goal attempt to be blocked at the end of the game. That game in Tennessee was the third loss in the previous five games and with a quarterback struggling through the season because of an injury, there were big concerns for the Chiefs.
Even with all of the struggles during the regular season, the Chiefs grabbed the second seed in the AFC playoffs with some help from the Miami Dolphins on the last week of the season. That would lead to the Chiefs playing the Houston Texans in their first playoff game. Do you remember that game?
The Texans dominated what appeared to be a nervous Chiefs team and after the first quarter the good guys trailed 21-0. A lot of people felt like the season was over. Not only were the Chiefs down three touchdowns but nothing was going their way. And then Houston added a field goal. It was 24-0 Houston in the second quarter.
The Chiefs would then begin to do what they did throughout the playoffs. They started a great comeback. They dominated their opponent on both sides of the ball. And the best quarterback in the history of the NFL led them to a halftime lead of 28-24. The Chiefs rolled to a 51-31 win.
The Chiefs next had to host Tennessee who had just upset the Ravens in Baltimore. And the Titans were the last team that had beat the Chiefs. Do you remember that game?
The Chiefs spotted the Titans a 10-0 lead and Chiefs fans started to worry again. But once again, the Chiefs offense got it together and held a halftime lead on their way to a 35-24 win.
That win sent the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. Do you remember that game? Of course you do. The Chiefs were down 20-10 entering the fourth quarter. In fact, the Chiefs were down 20-10 with 8:33 left in the game! And in the last 8:33 the Chiefs outscored the San Francisco 49ers 21-0 to win the Super Bowl. Do you remember that?
What a season! It was a season Chiefs fans had been waiting so long to enjoy.
Now, forget last season. That’s over. The Chiefs are trying to do something that hasn’t been done since 2004. That’s the last time a team repeated as champs. It was done by the cheating New England Patriots. And the Chiefs have a good opportunity to be the next back-to-back Super Bowl champions.
Chiefs fans are dreaming about a dynasty. And with Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid it’s a real possibility. But the Chiefs can’t build a dynasty without winning more Super Bowls. The fight for the next championship starts tonight. At Arrowhead. On national television. With the world watching. This could be another great season like the last one. Do you remember those games?
Royals 3, Indians 0
5:10pm – MLB – FSKC – Royals (Brady Singer, 1-4, 5.58) at Indians (Aaron Civale, 3-4, 3.63)
7:20pm – NFL – NBC – Texans at Chiefs
I have been on Danny Duffy all season because of his on-field performance not just this season but for most of his career. It’s not his fault. I had expectations that were just wrong about how good he would be. But Duffy was really good Wednesday night. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and led the team to a 3-0 win at Cleveland.
The offense put up ten hits. Six of those hits came from the bottom third of the order. The only extra base hit came from recently acquired outfielder Edward Olivares.
The bullpen was terrific once again. Jesse Hahn went 1 1/3 innings. Josh Staumont went one inning. And Greg Holland finished the game with one inning. In their 3 1/3 innings, the bullpen allowed just two hits and walked two.
Now we will see if Brady Singer can help the Royals win the four-game series on Thursday.
ROUND AND ROUND
– Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are still trying to purchase the New York Mets even though another person, Steve Cohen, was already selected to purchase the team. The Rodriguez and Lopez offer includes a World Series win guarantee within a decade or they would give $100 million to New York charities. They also intend to maintain a payroll around $225 million. Lopez would be the controlling owner since A-Rod might be a turnoff for some owners to give approval to the sale. They will likely have to wait for the deal with Cohen to fall apart to be able to step in and purchase the team.
– The Los Angeles Rams signed CB Jalen Ramsey to a five-year, $105 million contract extension, $71.2 million is guaranteed. This is the largest contract ever signed by a cornerback. The Rams acquired Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.
– ACC basketball coaches voted unanimously to propose a 2021 NCAA tournament in which all DI teams would participate. The idea has almost no chance of actually happening so don’t get excited.
– The current agreement between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball exports at the end of September. The two are currently working on a new agreement that dramatically changes how they work together.
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