It’s just not a Cincinnati Bengals playoff game without an excessive amount of chatter beforehand, but Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval decided to take it a step further ahead of the AFC Championship Game. Sunday.
Two days before the Bengals took the field against the Kansas City Chiefs, Pureval posted a video in which he issued an official proclamation asking Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to take a paternity test to confirm if he is the father of Patrick Mahomes.
Yes, for real.
The context here is that the Bengals are 3-0 against Mahomes and the Chiefs since drafting Burrow, which has made the Bengals and their fans, already very confident since their 27-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. last weekend. about this game.
The Bengals themselves have made it clear they are ready for this action, calling Arrowhead Stadium «Burrowhead». Because Burrow is 1-0 there, you see.
Of course, it’s not like the Bengals outplayed Mahomes in all three games involving Burrow (not including the time Mahomes beat them 45-10 before drafting Burrow, of course), and that It’s certainly not like Burrow is leading in the one metric that will undoubtedly be the most used to measure their careers down the line: the Super Bowl rings.
But you can’t let that stop goobers like Pureval from getting shot now, especially when it’s driving Kansas City fans crazy. This included both Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Mahomes’ wife Brittany Mahomes responding on Twitter.
You have to really appreciate Lucas saying he won’t respond, and then be mad enough to bring up both the Bengals’ lack of rings and their former mayor.
There was also «Modern Family» actor Eric Stonestreet, a well-known Chiefs fan, taking the high road while knocking out Pureval.
It goes without saying that the Bengals are signing up for an online beating if they lose on Sunday, but they’re probably well aware of that. With an AFC North title and wins over the Baltimore Ravens (sans Lamar Jackson) and Bills, it’s been a fun ride, at least.
But it should be fun if they win. Which, well, is usually true if a team reaches the Super Bowl two years in a row.