Posts tagged "Kansas City Chiefs"
Bob Costas and “Perspective”

Bob Costas and “Perspective”

Early on Saturday morning, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, then drove to the Chiefs facility, thanked his coach, Romeo Crennel, and general manager, Scott Pioli, before shooting himself. Belcher and Perkins leave behind an infant girl.

As many have said more eloquently than I ever could, this is an unspeakable tragedy. Belcher’s teammates have spent the weekend with microphones in their faces, trying to come up with something to say about a teammate that they, all of a sudden, fear they never knew.

There is no easy transition from the facts of the story to a…

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I Would Never Do That: Denial and Cheering a Downed Quarterback

I Would Never Do That: Denial and Cheering a Downed Quarterback

On Sunday, the crowd at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium was getting tired of quarterback Matt Cassel’s poor play, so they began to chant backup quarterback Brady Quinn’s name. As the saying goes, the most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback. For this to be true of a player like Brady Quinn can only stand either as a testament to the putridity of Cassel’s performance or a case of collective amnesia afflicting the stadium. Chanting the name of the backup quarterback isn’t rare (see: Tebow, Tim), but what is rare is what happened next.

In the fourth quarter, Cassel…

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