Chiefs Defeat 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

 

At the start of the fourth quarter, the San Francisco 49ers lead the Kansas City Chiefs 20-10. Then they decided to relax. The Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs roared back with 21 unanswered points, winning the game 31-20.

Congratulations to coach Andy Reid, and all the loyal Kansas City fans who have waited 50 years to get back to the Super Bowl.

I’m a Packers fan, so I didn’t have a dog in the hunt. I was pulling for the Chiefs but predicted a three-point victory for the Niners. What were your thoughts on the game?

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  1. Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne Inactive
    Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne
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    #NeverSanFrancisco

    Three touchdowns in less than seven minutes is pretty much all you need to know about the game itself. Well done KC, and congratulations, Coach Reid.

    The commercials (I’m not gonna virtue signal about not watching them) were surprisingly not as woke as my brother and I feared. We only counted three – four if you count the Bloomberg ad – that were eye roll worthy.

    As for the halftime show: The music wasn’t to my taste, but I enjoy a good butt shaking as much as the next guy, and Shakira’s got one of the best rumps out there. 

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  2. Manny Coolidge
    Manny
    @Manny

    I didn’t have a dog in the fight either, but that was a good game.  Especially since I won the box pool on the final score!  Only $80 but fun to win.  ;)

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  3. Manny Coolidge
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    @Manny

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    The game was good, but I spent the entire second half wondering how female empowerment is advanced by scantily-clad superstar singers bumping and grinding with a cast of a hundred dancing men.

    That was one of the worst half time shows since putting them in.  They really should do away with them and focus on football.

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  4. Stad Coolidge
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    The Super Bowl isn’t for football fans anymore. It’s now a vehicle to run an obnoxious volume of commercials.

    Yeah, I know.  It seemed like only a nanosecond between the action stopping and the commercials.  Not even the usual transition music.  It was like this:

    Announcer:  “And the Chiefs call their first timeo—”

    “Hello, Mr. Peanut!”

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  5. She Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    The game was good, but I spent the entire second half wondering how female empowerment is advanced by scantily-clad, middle-aged, superstar singers bumping and grinding with a cast of a hundred dancing men(?).

    FIFY.  Personally, I think a lot of today’s ills could be fixed by the simple expedient of everyone, men and women both, deciding to act their age.  Doesn’t mean we couldn’t have any fun, but it does mean that so many wouldn’t be making, ummm, very substantial rear-ends of themselves on an almost daily basis.

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  6. Umbra Fractus, cum Insigne Inactive
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    She (View Comment):
    very substantial rear-ends

    I see what you did there.

    (Because Jennifer Lopez is famous for her rear end. #DontExplainTheJoke)

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  7. MichaelKennedy Inactive
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    It was a good game, especially that last quarter. I don’t watch much NFL. The commercials I saw were the worst but I avoid therm so may have missed a few good ones. The half time show looked like a soft porn production.  Having no kids around, I didn’t care but my son had a party and has teens.

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  8. Bryan McAllister Inactive
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    @bmcallis

    It was great to see Reid lead a team that won the trophy – as phrustrated Philadelphia phan that was a long-time coming.

    Me and my family are probably not far off the mark from many of the comments – cheesy commercials, and ridiculous half-time show [crotch shots, pole dancing, grinding, odd effort at political activism, etc]. 

    However, for us it was nice to see a decently-balanced game, with good suspense to the end, while spending time with friends and eating good food – the emphasis being on the latter-half of that.  The football is fodder for the commercials, and the event is fodder for hanging out with friends. 

    Back to the half-time show, and the comment from @Hoyacon above [sorry, I’m still learning how to leverage the technology to quote posts, correctly]:

    “Hoyacon

    The game was good, but I spent the entire second half wondering how female empowerment is advanced by scantily-clad superstar singers bumping and grinding with a cast of a hundred dancing men.”

    My two teenage daughters and their friend were really looking forward to seeing J-Lo.  So much for a ‘family-friendly’, entertainment event, [not surprised, but still disappointed … yes, insane – expecting a different outcome].

    Kudos to the Chiefs – the Hunts, Reid, and some tenacious players!

     

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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Bryan McAllister (View Comment):
    However, for us it was nice to see a decently-balanced game, with good suspense to the end, while spending time with friends and eating good food

    You ate good food?? Huh, we ate bad food that tasted good. Sort of thought that was a Super Bowl tradition.

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  10. Buckpasser Member
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    Frank Clark of the Chiefs wore a Trump/Kanye sweatshirt to one of the pre-game press conferences, Richard Sherman of the Forty Niners said he wouldn’t go to the White House if they won.

     

    The outcome of the game was obvious!

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  11. Bob Thompson Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    The game was good, but I spent the entire second half wondering how female empowerment is advanced by scantily-clad superstar singers bumping and grinding with a cast of a hundred dancing men.

    You got lots of likes and reply comments on this. I watched Mark Levin interviewing Walter Williams during halftime. I caught just enough while checking back for the start of the second half to see what you are talking about.

    We were living in Kansas City for 2 years about 40 years ago so my son became a big KC fan back then and I really like Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. It’s an impressive team and I mean team.

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  12. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    You got lots of likes and reply comments on this. I watched Mark Levin interviewing Walter Williams during halftime. I caught just enough while checking back for the start of the second half to see what you are talking about.

    The porn show included children.

    It was hilarious, though, when J-Lo wrapped herself in the flag, shouted “Okay, Latinos!” and started singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A!” Someone might inform her that (so far) Latinos who were born here aren’t considered a problem. She was stickin’ it to the Man, though!! What a dummy.

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  13. Hoyacon Member
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    Just read that half-way through the fourth quarter, and just before the long pass to Hill on third and fifteen (which wasn’t a great throw), statistical analysis gave the 49ers a 95% chance to win.  But then the worm turned.

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  14. Bob Thompson Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Just read that half-way through the fourth quarter, and just before the long pass to Hill on third and fifteen (which wasn’t a great throw), statistical analysis gave the 49ers a 95% chance to win. But then the worm turned.

    Didn’t Mahomes get hit just at the end of that throw? Yes, if that throw had enough zip Hill scores on it.

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  15. Jon1979 Inactive
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    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    Frank Clark of the Chiefs wore a Trump/Kanye sweatshirt to one of the pre-game press conferences, Richard Sherman of the Forty Niners said he wouldn’t go to the White House if they won.

     

    The outcome of the game was obvious!

    There’s a psychological/political dissertation waiting to be written by someone on how the wokest parts of the country tend to produce the wokest professional athletes, even though the draft should randomize political beliefs across the country in the same way it’s supposed to randomize talent. Sherman’s on the 49ers after his time in Seattle, where Michael Bennett was the second-wokest NFL player a couple of years ago, behind San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick (and before he hit the spotlight, Chris Kluwe was your most activist NFL player, while he was in Minneapolis with the Vikings).

    Your most activist athletes in the NFL have in general come from teams based in places like San Francisco or Seattle — whether or not that’s because the players feel freer to say what they think, or if they want to say what they think the area believes and/or are more influenced by being in a hyper-progressive market is where the questions come in, as far as the cause of their decision to be outspokenly woke.

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  16. Hoyacon Member
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Just read that half-way through the fourth quarter, and just before the long pass to Hill on third and fifteen (which wasn’t a great throw), statistical analysis gave the 49ers a 95% chance to win. But then the worm turned.

    Didn’t Mahomes get hit just at the end of that throw? Yes, if that throw had enough zip Hill scores on it.

    Not sure.  I’m waiting to see some “expert” analysis because it really was the turning point.  I’m assuming someone on the Niners messed up.  The pass to Watkins in the first half that was a pretty big play also didn’t have much on it.

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  17. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    Your most activist athletes in the NFL have in general come from teams based in places like San Francisco or Seattle — whether or not that’s because the players feel freer to say what they think, or if they want to say what they think the area believes and/or are more influenced by being in a hyper-progressive market is where the questions come in, as far as the cause of their decision to be outspokenly woke.

    San Francisco hired the “first female coach.” Because women are only empowered if they’re doing what men do. . . er, somethin’. The whole organization competes in the Woke Bowl.

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  18. Bob Thompson Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    The pass to Watknis in the first half that was a pretty big play also didn’t have much on it.

    That might be the one I’m thinking of. The 49er’s pass rush was good.

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  19. Cato Rand Inactive
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    I too am a Packer fan (and shareholder, and season ticket holder, Go Pack Go!) and I tend to kind of check out on the NFL when the Packers are done.  But I was sort of rooting for the Chiefs on the combined theories that it’s just been a long time for the Chiefs, and that the Niners were the ones who whacked us twice this year, including the NFC Championship.  So I’m glad the Chiefs won and the comeback in the 4th quarter was fun to watch.  Turns out I come from a family full of people with soft spots for Andy Reid of all people though.  My parents and siblings couldn’t stop talking about how nice it was to see him win one.  I kind of like Mahomes.  He seems like a very level headed young man (in addition to, obviously, being an incandescent quarterback), though Aaron Rodgers did at one time too.  Let’s hope Mahomes handles fame a little better.

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  20. Brian Watt Inactive
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    @BrianWatt

    From the few post-game interviews I saw amidst all the confetti (and before my son insisted on watching something else), it was comforting to hear Mahomes and the other Chiefs players say how happy they were for their coach Andy Reid and not dwell on their own specific individual accomplishments. That showed some class.

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  21. Manny Coolidge
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    @Manny

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    Your most activist athletes in the NFL have in general come from teams based in places like San Francisco or Seattle — whether or not that’s because the players feel freer to say what they think, or if they want to say what they think the area believes and/or are more influenced by being in a hyper-progressive market is where the questions come in, as far as the cause of their decision to be outspokenly woke.

    San Francisco hired the “first female coach.” Because women are only empowered if they’re doing what men do. . . er, somethin’. The whole organization competes in the Woke Bowl.

    Baseball is also turning to female coaches.  I can understand some of the training coaches, but hitting coach?  I don’t know.

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  22. Jon1979 Inactive
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    Your most activist athletes in the NFL have in general come from teams based in places like San Francisco or Seattle — whether or not that’s because the players feel freer to say what they think, or if they want to say what they think the area believes and/or are more influenced by being in a hyper-progressive market is where the questions come in, as far as the cause of their decision to be outspokenly woke.

    San Francisco hired the “first female coach.” Because women are only empowered if they’re doing what men do. . . er, somethin’. The whole organization competes in the Woke Bowl.

    It even carries over to the NBA, where while their talent level and record have taken a tumble this season, there’s no question Golden State is still league champion of woke (other woke outlets like Los Angeles and Houston have toned down the politics in the wake of the China embarrassment three months ago, but the Warriors keep SJW-ing on, safe in their Bay Area bubble).

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  23. Hoyacon Member
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    @Hoyacon

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    Your most activist athletes in the NFL have in general come from teams based in places like San Francisco or Seattle — whether or not that’s because the players feel freer to say what they think, or if they want to say what they think the area believes and/or are more influenced by being in a hyper-progressive market is where the questions come in, as far as the cause of their decision to be outspokenly woke.

    San Francisco hired the “first female coach.” Because women are only empowered if they’re doing what men do. . . er, somethin’. The whole organization competes in the Woke Bowl.

    I’m assuming that the NFL is pushing this big time to insulate themselves, at least partly. from attack for toxic masculinity.  The vignette just before kickoff when a mini-Odell Beckham led a whole bunch of kids onto the field was another example and likely aimed at parents who are thinking “I don’t want my kid getting a bunch of concussions.”

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  24. Valiuth Inactive
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    “I don’t want my kid getting a bunch of concussions.”

    Then they should just ban helmets from professional and kids football. Just don’t use your head to to tackle and you will be fine. Or you can just play a more fun team sport that involves less equipment and a more balanced athletic exertions like soccer or basketball, or alternatively if you are a more lazy athlete baseball.  I would say hockey is also a good sport but it involves a lot of special equipment. From a friendly easy to run perspective soccer and basket ball have to be the best sports. In soccer all you need is some shoes and shin guards and a flat open space for nets. Basketball you need even less equipment and you can play indoors so it can be year round. Plus both sports involve constant activity and play (more or less) which seems more engaging to partake in. I certainly enjoyed little league soccer. You get to run around with your friends a kick a ball and maybe tackle a few guys. 

     

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  25. cdor Member
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    @cdor

    Kansas City is my home town. Need I say more? It almost feels like a different world this morning as I awake. Is that really the sky, the ground–is this my bed? Did last night really happen? Well, after a splash of cold water, here’s my analysis: Patrick Mahomes was both tight and nervous while, at the same time, facing a very good defense that had game planned to prevent his downfield passing attack. I’ve been seeing this sort of thing throughout the playoffs with the Chiefs. They have been getting very slow starts and finding themselves behind after the first quarter. The 49ers were a bit different probably because they are the best team the Chiefs have faced. Last night it wasn’t until the 7 1/2 minute mark of the fourth quarter, down 20 to 10, that Mahomes and his teammates finally woke up. This is a team that can strike fast and often. They have been doing it all year long. But I have to say, last night I thought they were finished. It was quite a thrill. All games have issues with certain calls either on the field or in the booth. The Chiefs got some breaks and so did the 49ers. The complaint about the offensive pass interference against the 49ers had no merit. The receiver unquestionably pushed off against the Chiefs defender. It was not ticky-tack but it was a major call. The go-ahead touchdown by the Chiefs was questionable. They reviewed it every way possible. I still think it might have been short of the goal. But that would only have made it 4th and inches. So, the 49er fans will feel betrayed by the refs. I don’t think they should. They played a great game. See ya next year…we both hope.

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  26. Norm McDonald Inactive
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    The headline I dream about:

    “Cowboys defeat Chiefs. Outrage on the View.”

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  27. Norm McDonald Inactive
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    @Pseudodionysius

    Full contact curling.

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  28. Norm McDonald Inactive
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    Then they should just ban helmets from professional and kids football.

    And shoes. Or, at least, shoe laces.

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  29. Duane Oyen Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DudleyDoright49 (View Comment):

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    Valiuth (View Comment):
    For a game I didn’t see or follow it was amazing. I was particularly impressed by that one kick and then when the guy ran with the ball and the other guy ran after him and then it stopped and we got commercials that was like wow amazeballs!

    If your bladder wasn’t completely emptied by that, I have another bowl of corn flakes you might wish to use. ;)

    I really like the ReadyKilowatt icon. It seems like just yesterday when the KC Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings. No wait, that was 50 years ago!

    There was a great picture of 96 year old Bob Dole at the game! He had been there 50 years ago when the Chiefs last won the Super Bowl IV.

    As they always do, the Vikings choked on the day of the Super Bowl, and then won the next time they played.  After the Chiefs won the 1970 Super Bowl, the same two teams played on opening day of the 1970 season, and Minnesota won 27-10.

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  30. Zed11 Inactive
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    Niners fan from Candlestick days (have known some who go back to Kezar), so yes, tough loss.

    Mahomes showed ridiculous poise when it mattered most, coming back from the two INTs and some moments where he looked legitimately flustered. Now I get how the Cincinnati Bengals felt.

    Big respect to KC, happy for Andy Reid (Bill Walsh’s OL coach from ’80s).

    Still, Niners are young and hungry. Didn’t really expect this quick of a rise (SB this year, I mean), but could feel it brewing.

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