KC Chiefs get shoutout from Congressman Mark Alford
By Greg Morse
After the Kansas City Chiefs won their third AFC Championship in the last five years, they got a special shout from their Representative in Congress.
When the Kansas City Chiefs humbly defeated the braggadocios Cincinnati Bengals to claim their third AFC Championship in five years, the whole country noticed. It especially drew the attention of certain politicians.
Last week before the game even happened, Cincinnati’s mayor Aftab Pureval made one of the most cringe-worthy announcements you’ll ever see. Among other things he declared Joe Burrow to be Patrick Mahomes’ “father.”
This led to a weird spat between him and the Kansas City mayor. It turns out that politicians aren’t great at these rivalry things.
After the Chiefs’ victory, one politician made a less cringe-worthy announcement, this time from the hallowed halls of Congress. Missouri Representative Mark Alford was given just a single minute to give a “General Speech” and he took every second of it to congratulate his Kansas City Chiefs.
Okay, so Representative Alford also took some very pointed shots at the Bungles, er, Bengals. He also reminded the “Jabroni” mayor of Cincy to “Shut yo’ mouth, and know yo’ place!”
But perhaps the most savage shoutout was to Bengals defensive players Eli Apple and Joseph Ossai. Apple of course had it coming. He always talks trash, and very rarely actually backs it up. So when his team finally lost, it made sense that the entire world was going to give him a nice sendoff to Cancun.
As for Joseph Ossai? That might be the only cheap shot of this whole speech. Ossai will long be remembered for hitting Mahomes late out of bounds to put the Chiefs into field goal range on the last play of the game. The young player actually had a solid game, and seeing him cry on the sidelines for his mistake truly was heart-wrenching. Even his own teammates let him have it, which was totally uncalled for.
Nonetheless, Rep. Alford held no punches, and unlike Cincy’s mayor, waited until after his team won to brag. And there are not many greater bragging rights than getting a callout from the United States Congress.