First off, I’ve to inform everybody that my bosses are completely not holding a taser to my neck to verify we point out Taylor Swift the required variety of occasions a day (come on, you understand who we work for.) my neck is our Christmas bonus ). I write this of my very own volition.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, now thought of one of many main PR corporations on the earth, let a win over the NFC’s greatest group slip by means of their fingers. Very actually, really. Ten yards shy of what possible would have been a go-ahead landing, Travis Kelce – clearly drained and distracted from a week-long journey to South America – fumbled about his profession prospects after enjoying internet hosting Good Morning America in help of his girlfriend Tay Tay – to advertise. and saved the Eagles within the sport.
(I am positively not getting stabbed within the ribs with a crowbar proper now).
Clearly, if Kelce had his thoughts fully on soccer, we’d have seen the traditional damaged tackles on the way in which to the top zone. However because of the affect of Ms. Swift (in the future Ms. Kelce, if issues go effectively at focus teams), Kelce takes himself means too severely and spends 60 minutes defending himself as a substitute of risking the whole lot. Clearly he feels he’s too precious to America as I’m on no account obligated to write down.
But it surely wasn’t for the Chiefs, who nonetheless had the ball in Mahomes’ fingers with an opportunity to win. That is all they usually want. As a result of Mahomes does issues like…
Wait, this does not finish like this. That is not how this works, that is not how any of this works.
However we won’t simply sit right here and name Valdes-Scantling a loser, as a result of it is clear that the entire Chiefs are strolling on eggshells and pins and needles due to the additional highlight being shone on them because of Kelce’s pursuit of worldwide stardom. Their fingers are just a bit sweaty, the knees are shaking much more, as a result of a fast judgment awaits at each flip. The duty of fulfilling a lifelong dream whereas nurturing the hopes of a whole metropolis whereas maximizing the small window an expert soccer participant has within the NFL? Kid’s play. However abandoning Taylor Swift? They may as effectively all be carrying a guillotine.
(That is positively not a shotgun being cocked within the kitchen, which is the place my gun occurs to be).
It actually has nothing to do with yet one more Matt Nagy-led offense going right into a vapor lock within the second half, which there is not an extended historical past of this occurring earlier than or something. And it is not just like the Chiefs are going to resolve all these issues with a gentle schedule the remainder of the way in which and a brand new, resilient and ferocious protection that is higher than earlier variations simply in time for the playoffs, once they’re just about will certainly manage one other one. AFC Championship Recreation. The load of the Swifties is not one thing each group can carry.
It is now clear that the one factor standing between the Chiefs and their standing as an official NFL dynasty is a 5-10 pop star. It’d as effectively be six Goros guarding the door. Taylor additionally has 4 arms.
(I’m now sure that I can stay one other day).
Not a great search for USMNT
The USMNT ended the yr with primarily a useless rubber towards Trinidad and Tobago. It was the second leg of their CONCACAF Nations League quarter-final/qualifier for the Copa America subsequent summer season and the US had a 3-0 lead from the primary leg. They scored first by means of this lovely cross and header from Sergino Dest to Antonee Robinson:
And after that the whole lot was a fait accompli. However that did not cease Dest from gathering essentially the most brain-dead pink card in USMNT historical past, not counting something Jeff Agoos may need carried out:
Yep, that is two yellow playing cards in a single go, whereas additionally attempting to choose a battle with half his personal group over an uncalled foul that nobody can establish in a match and a tie that had already been determined the place he had the ought to have spent any remaining time simply attempting to not get harm. Draymond Inexperienced cries as a result of he by no means realized he may obtain this and the time it takes him to take action is dwindling.
Here is how they need to honor Modano
The Dallas Stars introduced that Mike Modano could have a statue outdoors the American Airways Middle. We’ve got a suggestion as to what it must be:
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