The New York Times tried really hard not to write the word "Chiefs" in its Super Bowl writeup 🤡
· Feb 13, 2023 ·


Two plays after a 65-yard punt return by Kadarius Toney that put Kansas City's offense on the Eagles' 5-yard-line, Patrick Mahomes found receiver Skyy Moore wide open on third down for a touchdown to give Kansas City a 35-27 lead. Just minutes before, Kansas City had scored with Toney in a similar fashion on an Eagles breakdown in coverage. Kansas City has scored 14 unanswered points, turning this game around completely.

You may think this is just a selective portion.

Here's some more from various writers on the NYT's Super Bowl coverage (found here):

After the Eagles' longest drive of the game, Kansas City moved down the field quickly, beating the Eagles with a balanced attack. There was an 11-yard run from Isiah Pacheco and a 13-yard pass to JuJu Smith Schuster, generating a variance of pass and run that is atypical of Kansas City's usual offense, which often focuses on passing.

The Eagles defense has dominated teams with pressure from the defensive line this season, leading the league in sacks. But on thus drive their imposing front four didn't create any pressure on an injured Patrick Mahomes.

Kansas City finished the drive with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who was left wide open because of a breakdown in the Eagles' coverage. Harrison Butker's extra point gave Kansas City a 28-27 lead.

And more:

While Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense got off to a strong start, scoring an opening-drive touchdown on an 18-yard pass to tight end Travis Kelce, the Philadelphia pass rush began heating up as the half progressed. On several plays, the pocket collapsed around Mahomes before he could get the ball to Kelce, who had looked unstoppable on the first drive.

On his final play of the first half, Mahomes appeared to re-injure the right ankle that he sprained three weeks ago, while being tackled by Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards on a failed third-down conversion. He hobbled to the bench, where he slammed his helmet to the ground and looked to be in significant pain. He was back on his feet and walking around before the team headed into the locker room for halftime.

The only area in which Kansas City outperformed Philadelphia in the first half was in securing the only takeaway: Hurts fumbled as he tried to move the football from one arm to the other on a designed run play. Kansas City linebacker Nick Bolton scooped up the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown.

Kansas City will have to find a way to seize the momentum back from Philadelphia in the second half. Their ability to do that depends in large part on how effectively Mahomes can play on his injured ankle.

This is repeated throughout the entire live and post-game coverage on the Times' site.

There are only 13 references to the "Chiefs" in this massive wall of text.

Most of these uses came from direct quotes, in context with "Kansas City Chiefs," or from a few sports writers who dared to mention the name.

Now compare this to the 52 times "Eagles" was used.

Not even close!

Yo, New York Times!

You guys have a problem with mentioning brave Native American warriors?

(We all know the answer to that.)

I guess you want to erase them like all the other woke people. Racism solved!

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