The Cincinnati Bengals are searching for a second consecutive journey to the Tremendous Bowl this weekend, and of their manner lies a well-known foe. For the final 5 years, the street to the Tremendous Bowl has run by the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. Fortuitously for the Bengals, they’ve bought expertise beating the Chiefs. They even beat the Chiefs in final yr’s AFC Championship Recreation. In reality, quarterback Joe Burrow has by no means misplaced to the Chiefs — he’s 3-Zero in opposition to Patrick Mahomes and co. — and he doesn’t plan on beginning this weekend.
The town of Cincinnati is buzzing with confidence, and that extends to its highest workplace. On Thursday, Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval launched this video urging Joe Burrow to take a paternity check to determine whether or not or not he’s in reality Patrick Mahomes’ father.
Cringey, I do know, however the thought was there. Branching off from “Who Dey” to “Who’s Your Daddy?” is smart. That’s simply evolving the mantra. Nonetheless, it was nothing greater than a innocent joke that shouldn’t carry any huge penalties, proper?
Nobody wants to hear from Jackson or Brittany Mahomes
Brittany Mahomes, Patrick’s beloved, and the bane of every Chiefs fan’s existence, returned from a year-long slumber just to poke her head out right before the team’s biggest game of the season. This can only mean despair for the people of Kansas City. Any time Brittany Mahomes makes headlines, bad things happen. She and brother-in-law Jackson Mahomes have been each distinguished figures on social media throughout the Chiefs’ postseason run final season, and what occurred, hm? They misplaced! This yr, with each Brittany and Jackson taking a again seat, Mahomes re-asserted himself as the very best quarterback within the league — he’s in all probability going to win the MVP award — and, after falling to the dreaded 2-seed within the AFC in 2021, the crew earned their convention’s prime seed in 2022. Coincidence? I feel NOT!
Whether or not it’s pouring champagne throughout chilly followers following a giant win, or complaining that referees by no means “favor” the Chiefs, any Brittany Mahomes sighting means dangerous information for the Chiefs each in status and on the sphere.
Maybe this was Mayor Pureval’s plan all alongside, to make a lighthearted and cringey jab at Patrick Mahomes simply to make his spouse flip up and destroy any hope the Chiefs had of profitable. I do know his identify is Pureval, however that plan is PURE-genius…see what I did there? I’m so intelligent. I’m certain nobody has ever made the same joke of their lifetime.
That mentioned, I don’t disagree with all of Mrs. Mahomes’ sentiments. Was it embarrassing? Sure. I imply, the Mayor even issued an apology to the town of Cincinnati, tweeting “Bengals nation, Lol. I hear you. My aggressive juices and love for cincy [sic] bought the very best of me. My dangerous. Staying hungry and humble. See you Sunday. Who Dey child!”
Was it weak although? In no way. It’s regular for individuals to acknowledge a dominance hierarchy when one is offered, and the Bengals have offered such a posh to the Chiefs ever since Burrow took over because the crew’s beginning quarterback. It’s not weak to handle a pattern. Fairly, it will be weak to bend to a crew that you simply’ve had no drawback taking down. So, on that finish, Mayor Pureval has the higher hand.
With regard to soccer although, I’ve to present the sting to Cincinnati as nicely. As I mentioned, the return of Brittany Mahomes can solely imply one factor: Misfortune for the whole lot of Kansas Metropolis. I wouldn’t be shocked anymore if the clock strikes zero at Arrowhead and the town of Cincinnati might be heard within the stands.