For the first time in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs will play in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs will square off against the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs were almost knocked out of the playoffs in the first round when they trailed the Houston Texans 24-0 in the first half. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes settled down and scored 51 points in the final three quarters to advance 51-31. Mahomes was a three-star recruit out of high school and played his college ball at Texas Tech. He put up big numbers at Texas Tech, but was never considered a top NFL prospect until he set an all-time record for the fastest pass (60mph) at the NFL combines. Mahomes was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round. During his rookie season he sat behind veteran quarterback Alex Smith, but in his second season, the Chiefs traded Smith and named Mahomes the starting QB. In his first season as a starter, Mahomes threw for over 5,000 yards and was named NFL MVP.
Patrick Mahomes is one of the most prolific athletes to ever play quarterback in the NFL. He has recorded some of the best passes and runs in NFL history. The man is a human highlight film. But what puts him in the discussion for the greatest ever is the fact that he is a winner. Taking the Chiefs to the Superbowl in only his second season puts him in a different class – especially if they win it. It’s been a long time since I was interested in the outcome of the Superbowl, but this year I can’t wait. Go Chiefs!
We hear frequently how Latinos are not a monolithic community. In other words, we are not all the same. We come from different countries, have a variety of political views, and even eat different foods. I get all of that, but I also think focusing constantly on our differences versus our similarities undermines our political and economic power as a community...
This might be my most provocative blog in a while. Let me first state that I am happily married to a beautiful gringa. My kids are half- White and some of my best friends throughout my life have been White, so don’t let the title of this blog throw you.
A few weeks ago, Twitter was blowing up when John Leguizamo spoke out against the recent casting of James Franco as Fidel Castro in the independent film ‘Alina of Cuba’. Leguizamo took plenty of heat for his stance and was ridiculed by some including Bill Maher.