Sweet Dreams And Super Bowl Victory For KC

by Kevin Burton    My wife Jeannette got the news late: the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions!    She got the news late because she left the game in the second quarter and headed to bed. Her work starts very early and so bedtime comes early too, Super Bowl or not.    She …

Note To Bengals And Self: Don’t Lose Stupid

by Kevin Burton    Two takeaways from Sunday’s Chiefs-Bengals AFC Championship game, one a smirking aside, the other more lasting.    To set up the first one, I remember when the late great John Madden had just left his brilliant career as Oakland Raiders coach and just begun what would prove to be a brilliant …

Bengals Roar, Bills Snore, Cowboys Lose

   My father used to say that NFL games were fixed.  Then and now I scoff at that, but sometimes I wonder.    Like Sunday, when Buffalo was so passive and so awful in a blowout 27-10 loss to Cincinnati.  Maybe this is just me needing to adjust my expectations for teams as they coalesce …

Are My Teams Facing SEC Beatdowns?

by Kevin Burton    My two favorite college football teams, Ohio State and Kansas State, have had very good seasons and are set up for prominent bowl games.    That’s the good news.    The bad news is they are both cruising for a bruising perhaps, facing SEC powers Georgia and Alabama respectively.    Best …

Bengals Shock Chiefs, Make Super Bowl

by Kevin Burton     This was all set. I had this story written in my head by the second quarter. Maybe Kansas City did too?     By now you know my Bengals shocked Kansas City 27-24 in overtime to win the AFC Championship game and go to the Super Bowl.  That means my team is …