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FCFL Fans Accurately Predict Super Bowl LIV Outcome

Posted on February 3, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Super Bowl LIV did NOT disappoint! Last night we were given a close game, multiple turnovers, and some decent officiating – the latter being the most surprising 😏 We’re just glad that this game didn’t rely entirely on kicking! Ultimately, the Kansas City Chiefs that came out on top – much to the disappointment of San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who blew yet another Super Bowl lead. While many thought the game was over when the 49ers gained a 20-10 lead going into the fourth quarter, they were dead wrong. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs fired back with 21 unanswered points, giving Andy Reid the Super Bowl he worked so hard for. When asked how he planned to celebrate, Reid quickly answered: “With the biggest cheeseburger you’ve ever seen.” Honestly, if we were the ones who just won the Super Bowl after 21 seasons as an NFL head coach, we’d probably say the same thing.

The best part about last night’s game? Our fans just knew the Chiefs would come out on top. We polled across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and the results were clear. All combined, 57% of fans chose the Chiefs over the 49ers.

And if you need another reason to know why our fans are THE BEST – they called the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl back in September. Yes, they may not have picked the San Francisco 49ers to represent the NFC, but they did pick the Chiefs to take it all.

If there is anything we learned from this football season, it’s that our fans know what they’re talking about! We’re more confident now than ever before that putting them in control of their team’s fate is the right call. Now let’s gear up fot the inaugural season of the Fan Controlled Football League!

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Why Would You Run That?

Posted on October 8, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Well Kansas City, there goes your undefeated season. On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts put a stop to the Chiefs winning streak. QB Patrick Mahomes saw his stats falling, with only 1 TD, 4 sacks, and 33 lost yards. The reigning NFL MVP was without his two best wide receivers, had the second highest rushing yards for the Chiefs, and spent most of the game playing hero ball when he dropped back to pass. Even without his wide receivers, he still had Byron Pringle, Mecole Hardman and of course, Travis Kelce. It would stand to reason that whenever the Chiefs had possession, it would be in their best interest to pass. But alas, coach Andy Reid had different plans. With the team down by 6 points late in the fourth quarter, Reid instead called for a run, which the Colts easily stuffed to force a turnover. The Chiefs were *so close* yet so far. Better luck next time.

Normally, we would agree with a solid running play when the game is on the line, but in this particular scenario, we would trust Mahomes’ skills to execute a beautiful pass. Normally this is where we’d ask if the fans would make the same call as Reid, but frankly, we’re confident they would go with a passing play as well. And if it were their FCFL team in this situation, we know the fans would play to their team’s strengths, especially in the final moments of a game!