Choking in sports means you’re in position to win, which Shanahan and his San Francisco 49ers were before allowing it to slip away in a 31-20 loss to Kansas City.
The next four Super Bowl sites are Tampa, Los Angeles, Glendale and New Orleans. Las Vegas is sure to follow soon after, more intimate and fresh and walkable than any of those four.
The Las Vegas Raiders know that getting to the top of the AFC West means overcoming Kansas City and its electric quarterback.
Raheem Mostert was told more often than not that he wasn’t good enough, his road to Super Bowl LIV filled with more challenges than avoiding bull sharks.
While the 49ers and Chiefs meet in what many believe could challenge the game’s history for excitement and drama, the Super Bowl long ago became so much more than Xs and Os.
You won’t hear much about Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy this week in Miami, even though his name often comes up when discussing the Rooney Rule.
Something as simple and yet condemning as a yellow flag last season led to Ford being traded from Kansas City to the 49ers, with the teams meeting Sunday in Super Bowl LIV.
Tom Brady, Mr. Tuck Rule himself, ending his Hall of Fame career with the Raiders? Why the heck not?
The future becomes a primary source of interest, specifically how close the team that fell to Denver 16-15 will be to the NFL’s better teams upon arriving in Las Vegas.
Whether the season ends for Oakland in Denver on Sunday depends on several factors beyond the Raiders’ control, but none of it matters if they don’t walk off the field a winner.