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Reid/Reed And Semis On

January 29, 2022

Tomorrow Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid will coach his team in a 4th straight AFC Title game. The franchise first known as the Dallas Texans did not host either an AFL or AFC Title game in its first 58 seasons (1960-2017) before this run of 4 straight home semis/AFC Title tilts.

Reid also guided the Philadelphia Eagles to 4 straight semis/NFC Title game appearances after the team had made the conference title tilt, just once, that under Dick Vermeil in 1980, (They won that tilt vs Dallas, Wilbert Montgomery bursting for a long td run on the game’s third? play, certainly on the Eagles’ first possession, before losing to Tom Flores’ Raiders in the subsequent Supe), in the first 31 years (Montgomery’s #), of the AFC/NFC configuration (1970-2000). The last three Reid/Eagles title tilts were home games.

Thus far, Reid is (3-4) in title tilts (3-3) at home. His team won 1 Supe, and lost 2 (both to a Brady led team, the ’04 Patriots and 2020 Buccaneers).

Another Reed, the Knicks’ Willis was part of Knicks’ teams that made 6 straight NBA “semis,” 3 final rounds, winning 2 titles from (1969-1974). Reed did not play in the 1972 playoffs.

There has never been a post-season clash between major North American Sports league teams from Kansas City and Cincinnati. Tomorrow’s Chiefs/Bengals will be the first.

A link goes to basketball again. The Cincinnati Royals, originally in Rochester where they won the franchise’s lone crown 70 years ago (The NFC title game hosts, the L.A. Rams won their lone L.A. crown also 70 years ago in 1951) and now in Sacramento, moved to Kansas City/Omaha and became the K.C. Omaha Kings in 1972-1973.

Also K.C. as is the case with Cincinnati, has 2 major North American sports league teams, one each in baseball and football. The K.C. baseball team, the Royals won titles in “5” years, 30 years apart in 1985 and 2015. The Cincinnati Reds have won 5 crowns, 3 in “5” or “0” years, including titles 15 years apart in 1975 and 1990.


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