Super Bowl LIV: The Rise of Mahomes

Even though my Seattle Seahawks did not make it to this year’s Super Bowl, I will nevertheless have a team to root for. That will be the Kansas City Chiefs. And the primary reason? They are quarterbacked by the great Patrick Lavon Mahomes II, fellow alumnus of Texas Tech University!

Since taking over starting quarterback duties for the Chiefs, Mahomes has posted amazing statistics. In the 2018 regular season he had a completion rate of 66% with 50 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions, earning him a quarterback rating of 113.8. In 2019, Mahomes posted a completion rate of 65.9% with 26 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 105.3. Simply phenomenal.

But not surprising to me. Why? Because when Mahomes was at Texas Tech, I already knew he was something special. I had the privilege of seeing Mahomes play in person during the 2014 season. I remember one game in particular – against Oklahoma – where he scored a last-second touchdown. Sadly, Tech still lost.

He did even better against Oklahoma two years later.

Here’s hoping Patrick Mahomes wins a Super Bowl ring in a couple of weeks, and a Super Bowl MVP to go with it.

As for the San Francisco 49ers, the less said by me, the better. Aside from the Texas A&M Aggies, there is no football team I dislike more. And that dislike goes back more than thirty years.

Go Chiefs!

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34 thoughts on “Super Bowl LIV: The Rise of Mahomes”

  1. My favorite NCAA mascots are:

    Duke Blue Devils

    Michigan Wolverines

    Chief Illiniwek (outlawed now)

    USC Trojans

    Puddles !

    SMU Mustang

    UCLA Bruin/Berkeley Golden Bear

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  2. EThompson:
    My favorite NCAA mascots are:

    Duke Blue Devils

    Michigan Wolverines

    Chief Illiniwek (outlawed now)

    USC Trojans

    Puddles !

    SMU Mustang

    UCLA Bruin/Berkeley Golden Bear

    My HS mascot was the Trojans. Why?  They LOST the fricken war!!!

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  3. I will be watching Emmanuel Moseley and Dustin Colquitt.

    https://www.si.com/college/tennessee/football/tenn-ties-miami-got-most-players-to-ever-play-in-super-bowl?fbclid=IwAR3IPbGVZAJUf-jNlJqV3lCI8QrRI1g35C32ZuGev3rtcXEIM-jx6cVo2d0

    Moseley won’t be the only Tennessee player to start in this year’s Super Bowl, either, as Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt will represent the Vols in the AFC.

    Moseley and Colquitt will be doing more than representing Tennessee in the Super Bowl, however. They will become the 64th and 65th Vols to play in the Super Bowl since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, which ties Tennessee with Miami for the most alumni to ever play in the Super Bowl.

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