#RetireTheNickame

by Tom Swift

As someone seldom subjected to the spectacle of a professional football game played in Kansas City, and as someone with no natural rooting interest in the AFC championship game played in that city this afternoon, just completed, I found myself rooting for Kansas City’s opponent, and ever more so every time the Kansas City fans engaged in that anachronistic, mock warwhoop hearkened by the team’s anachronistic and offensive nickname. In 2020, we should be better than this. As of this writing, it’s not known who newly crowned conference champion Kansas City will face in the Super Bowl. But I know who I will pull for: the other guys.

(Yep, even if those other guys are from Green Bay, says this lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan.)