America's real team is the Kansas City Chiefs
What is the hold up with Belichick?
Good morning, all. I hope your week is off to a terrific start.
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On to “America’s Team.” For decades we have been reminded how the Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Team.” It was the topic of last week’s newsletter. Yet, the Cowboy have not won a Super Bowl nor advanced to the NFC title game since 1995. In other words, the Detroit Lions have been to more NFC title games in the last three decades than our vaunted “America’s Team.”
With Sunday’s win at Buffalo, the Chiefs are going to their sixth straight AFC championship game. They are the defending Super Bowl champs and under coach Andy Reid have won two Super Bowls and made three Super Bowl appearances.
I think you can make a strong case the Kansas City Chiefs are “America’s Team.” They have a huge following, they are made up of players (Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce) who relate to the nation, and they have a certain mid-America appeal. Throw in the Taylor Swift dynamic and it is fair to say the Chiefs, not the Cowboys are truly “America’s Team.” Will the story continue? We will find out on Sunday.
What’s taking so long with Bill Belichick?
The winner of the 2033 World Series is?
MLB.com had some fun last week - in an effort to generate heat for a waning Hot Stove League - with computer projections for the World Series over the next 10 seasons. As you see, the big-spending LA Dodgers are not predicted to even make the World Series this season, while a Subway Series is forecast for 2026. As for the World Champion in 2033, the Colorado Rockies are the projected winner. For the loyal Rockies fans, I hope it is sooner than that.
Here comes the snow
In the northeast, where I live, we have had a so-so winter, with one big snowstorm. Now temperatures are expected to moderate, which could melt the snow cover. As I eluded in my previous podcast, I co-host a podcast with meteorologist Brad Field. In our last episode, Brad mentioned how our weather in the northeast could get interesting between Feb. 7-Feb. 17. As a public service, I am leaving his prediction here; and as long as I am plugging podcasts, please subscribe to this podcast too.
That is it for this week’s newsletter. As always, thank you for subscribing and have a terrific week.